PCB FPW Introduction
What is PCB FPW ?
PCB FPW is a FootPrintWizard for PCB
, see the facts file
izard) is a CLI based program for the creation of
footprint files used by the pcb layout editor.
pcb-gfpw (gtkfootprintwizard) is a GTK based version (eye-candy).
There is a User Manual for pcb-gfpw.
What is PCB ?
PCB is an interactive P
oard layout editor for the
X11 window system.
PCB includes a rats nest feature, design rule checking, and can provide
industry standard RS-274-X (Gerber), NC drill, and centroid data (X-Y data)
output for use in the board fabrication and assembly process.
PCB offers high end features such as an autorouter, a topological router and various trace optimizers which
can tremendously reduce layout time.
There is a plug-in functionality for user extensions written in C.
For more information see http://pcb.gpleda.org