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|Full description=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).
 
|Full description=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).
 
|User level=intermediate
 
|User level=intermediate
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|Status=Live
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|Component programs=
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|Homepage URL=http://pcb.gpleda.org/
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|VCS checkout command=
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|Computer languages=C
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|Documentation note=User manual included
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|Paid support=
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|IRC help=
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|IRC general=
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|IRC development=
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|Related projects=Alliance,Electric_VLSI_Design_System,gEDA-gaf,LibStroke,PythonCAD,QCad_-_Community_Edition,TkGate,ViPEC
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|Keywords=CAD,design,circuit boards,layout,PCB
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|Is GNU=y
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|Last review by=Janet Casey
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|Last review date=2010-09-13
 
|Submitted by=Database conversion
 
|Submitted by=Database conversion
 
|Submitted date=2011-04-01
 
|Submitted date=2011-04-01
|Version identifier=1.7.2alpha alpha
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|Version identifier=1.6.3.
 
|Version date=1998-05-20
 
|Version date=1998-05-20
 
|Version status=stable
 
|Version status=stable
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|Version download=http://bach.ece.jhu.edu/~haceaton/pcb/pcb-1.6.3p.tgz
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|License verified date=2001-01-31
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|Version comment=1.6.3. stable released 1998-05-20
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{{Person
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|Role=Maintainer
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|Real name=Harry Eaton
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|Email=haceaton@aplcomm.jhuapl.edu
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|Resource URL=
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{{Software category
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|Business=cad,productivity
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|Interface=command-line,x-window-system
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|Works-with=cad
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{{Project license
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|License=GPLv2
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|License verified by=Janet Casey
 
|License verified date=2001-01-31
 
|License verified date=2001-01-31
|Version comment=1.7.2alpha alpha released 1999-06-14
 
 
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Revision as of 08:39, 12 April 2011

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GNU PCB

http://pcb.geda-project.org/
Printed Circuit Board layout tool

PCB is an interactive tool for editing printed circuit board layouts. It features a rats-nest implementation, schematic/netlist import, and design rule checking. It also includes an autorouter and a trace optimizer; and it can produce photorealistic and design review images.

Documentation

Manuals available at http://pcb.geda-project.org/manual.html

"IRC [irc:irc.freenode.net/##pcb irc:irc.freenode.net/##pcb] " IRC development channel
[irc:irc.freenode.net/##pcb irc:irc.freenode.net/##pcb]

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

Download

Download version 20140316 (stable)
released on 16 March 2014

VCS Checkout

Categories

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Licensing

LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
License:GPLv2orlaterDebian: أحمد المحمودي (Ahmed El-Mahmoudy) <aelmahmoudy@sabily.org>27 August 2014
License: gpl-2+



Leaders and contributors

Contact(s)Role
harry eaton contact


Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
DebianDownloadhttp://ftp.debian.org/debian/pool/main/p/pcb/
Bug Trackinghttp://pcb.geda-project.org
DeveloperVCS Repository Webviewhttp://git.geda-project.org/pcb/
DeveloperDownloadhttp://ftp.geda-project.org/pcb/
WikiHomepagehttp://wiki.geda-project.org


Software prerequisites

KindDescription
GNU m4

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 25 July 2016.



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