pcb 4.1.1
An interactive printed circuit board layout editor.

pcb - Printed Circuit Board editor.


PCB Introduction

What is PCB ?

PCB is an interactive printed circuit board editor for the X11 window system with either a GTK interface (default) or a lesstif interface.
PCB includes a rats nest feature and Design Rule Checking.
PCB offers high end features such as an autorouter, a topological router and a trace optimizer which can tremendously reduce layout time.
Plug-ins: compile separately and load at startup of pcb.
PCB includes exporters for:

  • Batch: text line "batch" HID, which exists for scripting and non-GUI needs.
  • Gerber: Industry standard RS-274-X and NC drill output.
  • BOM: Bill of material and centroid data X-Y data output for use in the board fabrication and assembly process.
  • PS: PS output.
  • PNG: GIF, JPG and PNG graphic formats output.
  • Nelma: Output files for trace capacitance calculations.
  • IPC-D-356: Netlister with output conforming to the IPC-D-356 standard rev. 0.

PCB Releases howto

PCB Launchpad PPA howto