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|Related projects=Alliance,Electric_VLSI_Design_System,gEDA-gaf,LibStroke,PythonCAD,QCad_-_Community_Edition,TkGate,ViPEC
|Related projects=Alliance,Electric_VLSI_Design_System,gEDA-gaf,LibStroke,PythonCAD,QCad_-_Community_Edition,TkGate,ViPEC
|Keywords=CAD,design,circuit boards,layout,PCB
|Keywords=CAD,design,circuit boards,layout,PCB
|Version identifier=1.6.3.
|Version identifier=20110918
|Version date=1998-05-20
|Version date=2011/09/18
|Version status=stable
|Version download=
|Version download=
|Version comment=1.6.3. stable released 1998-05-20
|Version comment=1.6.3. stable released 1998-05-20
|Last review by=Janet Casey
|Last review by=Donald Robertson
|Last review date=2010-09-13
|Last review date=2013/01/18
|Submitted by=Database conversion
|Submitted by=Database conversion
|Submitted date=2011-04-01
|Submitted date=2011-04-01

Latest revision as of 17:43, 18 January 2013


PCB is a simple tool, without memory and time consuming fuctions like autorouter and auto placement, for designing printed circuit boards. Most settings can be specified by resources, passed in the command line or changed at runtime. Layout related settings are saved together with the data. Each layout has a unique name and color (if supported by your display); 8 layers are supported in addition to a silkscreen layer. You can control the visibility of pins and SMD pads. All files are 7 bit ASCII and can be preprocessed with any UNIX command that writes its results to stdout (GNU m4 is required). The layout grid ranges from 1/1000 inch up to 250/1000 inch; the maximum is defined at compilation time. Zooming is supported. PCB temporarily saves a copy the critical data in /tmp so nothing is lost during critical sections of the program, and supports an unlimited (depending on memory) number of undo operations; redo is also available in case you change your mode. PCD is now a part of gEDA (


User manual included

Heckert gnu.small.png This is a GNU package:pcb


Download version 20110918
released on 18 September 2011


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LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv2Janet Casey31 January 2001

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Harry Eaton Maintainer

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Required to use GNU m4

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 18 January 2013.


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