Advanced Circuits Offers PCB Artist Layout Software for Free

Advanced Circuits, the country’s leading source for quickturn printed circuit boards, announced the availability of its PCB Artist software. The free package is an easy-to-use and intuitive printed circuit board layout software and is the most comprehensive, free layout software available for manufacturers, designers and engineers in the PCB industry.

PCB Artist includes schematic symbol, footprint and part creation wizards to streamline the PCB design process and reduce component creation time to as little as five minutes. In addition, customers can draw from an extensive library of components. PCB Artist goes beyond what’s currently available by offering:

  • Gerber-formatted files available upon request.
  • Automated component placement and trace routing.
  • Back-and-forward integration that allows users to make changes to the schematic that automatically translate to the PCB design.

“As a software developer, I found the product stable, functional, rich in features, well integrated and ultimately, intuitive,” said James Woods, owner and president, Woodsys LLC. “The PCB Artist application is well thought out and nicely implemented. Advanced Circuits has recognized a key need in the industry and fulfilled this need with a well-written software.”

In addition to Woodsys LLC, organizations such as Boeing Co., Liteye Systems, and BG Tech have adopted Advanced Circuits’ software to design PCB layouts. Additionally, universities across the country, including the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), will incorporate PCB Artist into engineering classes beginning fall 2007 as part of their curriculum.

“Designers need software that’s easy to learn and understand,” said John Yacoub, president and CEO of Advanced Circuits. “PCB Artist includes integrated schematics, backwards/forwards design annotation, and a full library of components, which all simplify the design process. We created PCB Artist to serve as an effective tool suitable for all types and levels of PCB designers. And to top it off, we’re making it available at no cost to organizations throughout North America.”

For Technical Support, please contact Advanced Circuits at, or 1-800-979-4722 ext. 691.

About Advanced Circuits
Since 1989, Advanced Circuits has been the country’s leading printed circuit board manufacturer specializing in engineering prototypes and quick-turn production boards with the industry’s best on-time or early shipping record. Unlike other printed circuit board companies, Advanced Circuits combines real-time online service with personalized customer care. Customers can talk to a “live” representative, or go online to get quotes, place orders and check status 24 hours a day. With no minimum quantity requirement, Advanced Circuits offers same-day delivery with standard delivery of three days. For more information, call 800-979-4PCB.