DesignSpark PCB

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DesignSpark PCB is the world's most accessible electronics design software, specially designed for Rapid Prototyping and turning your circuit ideas into testable boards faster. Easy to learn and easy to use, DesignSpark PCB is here to help your company explore more design options - leading to increased innovation. At the core of this unique software is a powerful EDA engine that enables you to capture Schematics and design PCB boards and layouts. Access to on-line libraries of 80,000+ parts, instant Bill of Materials quoting and links to fast turnaround PCB vendors through unrestricted Gerber and ODB++ outputs, along with ample of prototype design functionality make this software indispensable for the impressive user base of over quarter of a million engineers.

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Engineers are at the heart of evolution of DesignSpark PCB. Being Customer Focused is one of the key values here at RS Components and as such we listen closely to your needs.

DesignSpark PCB Software overview:

World's first truly FREE and unrestricted electronics design software. Developed by RS Components/Allied Electronics to enable engineers rapidly design great products, DesignSpark PCB had won multiple awards since 2010 while attracting over 250,000 activations. This breakthrough in accessibility, backed by powerful features enabled engineers to share designs within teams and externally - bringing collaborative hardware design to a whole new level.

DesignSpark PCB is offered completely Free of Charge and fully featured. This is not a cut down version of an expensive product or one with a time limitation on license. (There are no intentional restrictions on designs). There are unlimited schematic sheets per project, up to 1m squared of board size and no limits on layers, which allow you to get your creativity flowing without restraints. DesignSpark PCB circuit design software can be used for schematic capture, PCB board design & layout, generating impressive 3D View to visualize your design in real time, and generating manufacturing files.

DesignSpark PCB supports importing of CadSoft EAGLE PCB CAD design files, circuit diagrams and libraries (See the Eagle import tutorial). In addition to extensive libraries, sophisticated part creation wizards make it easy to design new parts from scratch or by amending downloaded symbols and footprints. Bill of Materials (BOM) report can also be generated at any time; these give RS Components order numbers where appropriate.

DesignSpark PCB allows you to generate all the files required to take your project from circuit diagram to layout schematic to a circuit board built project. Gerbers (Extended RS-274-X), Excellons, component positions report are available to make your design compatible with pick and place machines ready for automated PCB assembly (reflow oven process). Other output formats include DXF (import and export) and IDF for interfacing to mechanical CAD software tools.

Whether you are a professional designer making money from your designs, an electronics education professional, a student or a hobbyist seeking an easy to use, professional standard, unrestricted schematic capture and PCB layout tool, then DesignSpark PCB is right for you!

DesignSpark PCB is based on community feedback and all software development, enhancements and new features derive from your comments, design work and experiences you share with other members.