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Advanced Circuits has released version 3.2 of its free professional-grade PCB design software, PCB Artist, the most active PCB software on Downloads.com with over 265,000 downloads.
Since its first release in June of 2007, Advanced Circuits’ PCB Artist has become well known in the printed circuit board industry as the best free PCB design software for its ease-of-use, comprehensive tools, and advanced layout capabilities. The software has evolved to offer users more complex features while maintaining its popular user-friendly interface. Many customers say they prefer using PCB Artist over their high-cost CAD platforms.
The new 3.2 version includes upgrades to the software’s “Library Manager,” improving the way users search and identify components from a library of over 500,000 parts. Another new option called “Fetch Component” on the Schematics and PCB Context Menu allows for quicker component placement to the user’s current cursor position with just a few clicks. The 3.2 version expands its “Color by Net” feature to include “Color by Net Class” on both the Schematics and PCB Drawing modes for easier sorting and visualization of the different nets and net classes in the users’ PCB design. Finally, a more accessible “Working Grid” that is now easily editable from the Status Bar.
About Advanced Circuits
Since 1989, Advanced Circuits has been the leading printed circuit board manufacturer specializing in both Prototype and Production quantities and is ranked in sales volume among the top 3 PCB fabricators in North America. Offering true one-stop convenience and assured quality with its in-house small quantity/quick-turn Assembly Services and PCB solutions that range from the simplest of designs to the most rigorous requirements for mission-critical medical, commercial, military, and aerospace applications. Advanced Circuits is MIL-PRF-31032, MIL-PRF-55110, AS9100, ISO 9001 Certified, IPC 6012 3/3A, IPC 6018 Class 3 Qualified, and ITAR Registered as well as being DOD Contracts Ready. The company is well known for its expedited turn time capabilities including Same Day and Weekend Turns and its industry best on-time shipping record. An innovator in PCB services, Advanced Circuits offers Free Design for Manufacturability checks at www.FreeDFM.com and Free downloads for its popular PCB layout software “PCB Artist”, click here. For more information, visit www.4pcb.com or call 800-979-4PCB (4722).