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 (http://gpleda.org).
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This is a GNU package:pcb
released on 18 September 2011
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This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 18 January 2013.