Top five of the best PCB Software of 2017

There are many PCB software available for every form of layout requirement.  There is software for PCB design, free online software for PCB design, industrial PCB software, etc...  All you can do is to compare the different design software and select the one that can work better for your design needs. This list is of the top five of this year.


1. PROTEL (Altium Designer)


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This design software came up in the industry around the 80s, 20th century from the PORTEL Company.  It ranked very high among other EDA Software, and many circuit designers prefer to use PROTEL. In many universities, there are specific courses to teach the use of the software, and many companies that deal in circuits have used the software.


PROTEL works better for circuit boards that have one or two layers, but when it exceeds this number, it will be difficult.


2. PADS (Power PCB)


This software is the king when it comes to low-side CAD. It is like the best amongst other EDA. PADS is an easy-to-learn and easy-to-use software, and it has a wide range of users and also the choice for many small companies.


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This software is an old product from the ORCAD Company in the 80s. It has an easy user face, a strong simulation function, and a friendly operation function.


4. W G


WG 2005 is software based on Windows, and the layout is also very strong which makes it one of the best when it comes to layout. The 2005 version of WG contains DC, LIB, DX, EXP, etc.


5. EAGLE (Easily Applicable Graphical Layout Editor)


This software has a user face that is simple and a schematic diagram function that is strong. Although EAGLE is not a free software, it is very affordable. There are other functions like " Online positive and negative annotation function" interactive follower," "Batch command execution script file" and Copper cladding."