Explore our Software Features

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 checkerauto-router, and a stocked-components library.

Design the perfect PCB’s for your project or business

FREE but Powerful

Often, free PCB design software lacks important functions. Pad2Pad gives you powerful tools like auto-routing, a component library, mechanical data export and much more.

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.

Built-in Ordering

Our goal is to get boards into your hands in as few steps as possible. After generating a price, you can 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 – eliminating the need to use multiple vendors to design, fabricate, and assemble your PCB’s.

Step 1: Design your board base

After drawing your board shape, place pads and footprints for the components.

Step 2: Make Connections

Simply draw traces or import nets from your own circuit design software. Or apply our easy-to-use logical connection tool to graphically connect pads. (see the blue lines above)

Step 3: Route your board

Optionally, use the auto-router to create traces automatically. When you need to change a layout, the logical connections tool will effortlessly guide you.

Step 4: Select the ‘Check-Board’ command

Use the Pad2Pad DFM (Design for Manufacturability) command to identify any short-circuits, missing connections, etc.

Step 5: 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.