General Questions

How much does PCB Designer Cost?

PCBWeb Designer is a free full-featured design tool without restrictions. There’s no limit to the size of your board or the number of components in your design. Your data is never held "captive" as we offer full gerber export.

Our business derives revenue from value-added manufacturing services and throws away traditional software-based license fees.

What Operating System is Supported?

We support all major version of Windows (XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 8.1).

Our codebase is architected with other platforms in mind and we plan to support both Mac and Linux as resources permit.

Where are my project files stored?

All projects are stored locally for both privacy and performance concerns. We recommend you use a service such as Dropbox or Google Drive to enable backing up of your data and moving your data between systems.

Where are my libraries stored?

All libraries are stored on our cloud servers.

What file format is used for projects?

All schematic, pcb, and component data is stored in standard XML format so you can easily open and view changes in your design.

Can I import designs from my other CAD tool?

No. Currently we don’t allow import from other CAD tools. We’re looking into supporting compatibility with other CAD libraries so you can reuse your existing components.

How do I get updates?

An automatic updater is launched at startup whenever we publish a new version of the software. You’ll have the option to install the update or keep the existing version - though we highly recommend installing the latest version.