Linux PCB Design Software that is Ready for You to Use
Cloud-based PCB design software that will run on Linux or MacOS to give you the design tools that you need.
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You need to create a design for a printed circuit board, but you are having difficulty in finding schematic capture and PCB layout software that will give you the results you need on your Linux system. There’s great news for you though, here at Altium we’ve got what you need. It’s a cloud based free PCB design system called Upverter that you can run from your Linux workstation, or any computer system, that will give you the results that you need. Before you start though, let’s take a quick look at what you can expect from your PCB design software, what you will need in order to get your manufacturer to build and assemble your circuit board, and then how Upverter can help you.
You should expect several things from your printed circuit board design tools. They should allow you to access your library parts whether you build them yourself or pull them in from another source. They should have a schematic capture editor that is both simple to use, and at the same time allows you to work on your most challenging designs. Your computer-aided design system should also provide you with powerful tools for layout; from creating the PCB stackup, to placing the parts, to routing complex trace topologies. Your PCB design tools should be able to handle all of these tasks with precision and ease of use so that your work is a natural extension of your electronic design creativity and not a roadblock to it. Fortunately Altium understands what you need, and has the best electronic design automation tools that you need to get your job done.
Upverter Has the Computer-Aided Design CAD Tools You Need to Get the Job Done Right.
With over 30 years of experience with CAD software and one of the world’s largest base of users, we know what you need in your PCB design tools.
- A good design starts with good library parts.
- Put that pencil down and start working with a schematic capture system for all of your circuit creations.
- To create a quality PCB design you need a quality PCB editor.
Upverter gives you both schematic capture and PCB layout tools
Having the right schematic capture and PCB layout tools to get your design finished is important. It is also equally important though to be able to create the precise PCB files that your manufacturer will need to build the board. Once again, Altium understands what you need in order to get your printed circuit board design into manufacturing. Whether for PCB prototypes or for full production runs, you need to be able to create the best quality output files as possible. These will include PCB fabrication and PCB assembly drawings as well as bill of materials files, pick and place files, and many others.
The Best PCB Design Tools Take You All the Way Through Design and Into Manufacturing
To get your circuit board built correctly, you need to understand the different pieces of the manufacturing puzzle.
- To create a printed circuit board your manufacturer needs specific instructions. The fabrication drawing is what they will turn to for information.
- Your manufacturer will use your Gerber files to create the PCB. Here is some more data on exactly what is inside of those Gerber files.
- In addition to the drawings and Gerber files, there are a lot more output files needed for the fabrication and assembly of a printed circuit board. Here is some more information on what is needed.
Upverter will allow you to create fully designed PCBs
With most PCB CAD computer-aided design systems targeted at Windows-based platforms, you probably have had difficulty in finding design tools that you can use on your Linux system. Here is where Altium can help you with Upverter, the world’s first fully-cloud, fully collaborative electronics design system. With one of the largest online communities of hardware designers, Upverter will provide you and other team members an interconnected and synchronized design environment allowing you to collaborate or remain completely independent as you work. Whether you are using Linux or MacOS, you have full control of Upverter’s powerful features. Upverter gives you the tools you need for library part creation, schematic and PCB layout including 3D and MCAD integration, and for creating manufacturing files. As a PCB artist, you no longer have to worry about what kind of design system is available for the OS that you are running. Altium has the answer you’ve been looking for in Upverter.
Powerful Design Tools in a Cross-Platform Environment
Take a look at how Upverter gives you the tools you need for PCB design from schematic to manufacturing.
- See how Altium’s commitment to provide a design solution for all users continues with its acquisition of the Upverter design team.
- Listen how Altium’s vision for the future, and how Upverter’s free PCB design tools are part of that future, are discussed in this podcast.
Do you need to design a printed circuit board, but are having difficulty in finding Linux PCB design software? Well, look no further, because Altium has a solution for you.