wiki:LearningPCBLayout

PCB layout is the task of translating a schematic diagram into the copper interconnections required to fabricate a printed circuit board.

We currently use two tools for PCB design in the EDF:

in Ubuntu Linux

  • 'Pros: FREE schematic editor and layout program. Very easy to learn/use.
  • 'Cons: Only ExpressPCB can manufacture boards. Very little design checking.

Maximum 4 layers (2 routing, 2 power layers)

30-day free trial available. We plan to switch to this as our primary layout tool for jobs too big for ExpressPCB in 2011.

Preview tools for looking at Gerber format files

Legacy tools:

Training, Tutorials, & Background Information

Standards Organizations

Design Check Lists

PCB Calculators