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We launched Pad2Pad’s circuit design software over a decade ago, and as one user puts it, “The application is just brilliant, very intuitive and easy to learn, and the final product is exactly what you see on the screen.”

Pad2Pad offers powerful tools such as a design-rules checker, auto-router, and a stocked-components library.

Design the perfect PCB’s for your project or business

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FREE but Powerful!

That’s right! Often, free PCB design software lacks important functions. Pad2Pad gives you powerful tools like auto-routing, a component library, and mechanical data export.

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Instant Quote for Fabrication and Assembly

Our software can quote your PCB design in seconds! You can also upload your Gerber files directly for instant pricing.

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Built-in Ordering

Our goal is to get your boards into your hands in as few steps as possible. After receiving a price quote, place your order directly in the software!

Other features include:

  • Custom and predefined footprints
  • Layout rules verification
  • Full control of PCB views and layers
  • Automated ground-plane wizard
  • Logical connections 
  • Component assembly
  • Auto-generate nets from traces
  • And so much more!

How to design and order your PCB’s with Pad2Pad

Pad2Pad is the free PCB layout software connected to a circuit board manufacturer – you never need to use multiple vendors to design, fabricate, and assemble your PCB’s. From design to assembly to ordering your boards, you do everything directly in the software!

Step 1: Design your board base

Draw the desired board shape. Place pads and footprints for the components.

Step 2: (Optional) Set up electrical nets

Import nets from your circuit design software or use our Logical Connection tool to graphically connect the pads. Alternatively, edit electrical nets in a separate dialog. We recommend nets, but you can also draw traces.

Step 3: Route your board

Manually place connecting traces or use the auto-router. Logical connection lines disappear as you create real connections to prevent possible errors. When you need to change a layout, the logical connections tool will effortlessly guide you.

Step 4: Select the 'Check-Board' command

The built-in design-rules checker will alert you of most layout errors (short-circuits, missing connections, etc.) to minimize mistakes.

Step 5: See pricing and place your order

Simply fill in your information, review the pricing options, and place your order. We will manufacture your custom PCB’s and ship them to you.

Visit our help menu or video guide for assistance with specific software functions.

Want us to design your PCB for you? Try our professional design service.

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