Autodesk EAGLE – free and powerful circuit design software

Autodesk EAGLE is a powerful PCB layout tool that can assist you to create highly accurate designs ready for manufacture.

The list of features is comprehensive. Tracks can be laid out very quickly, there is comprehensive library of real world components and there is an in-built schematic layout editor which can check for errors in the design.

The built in PCB layout editor can be used to quickly lay out tracks and then check for issues. It also allows for multiple options for the design layout.

When you’re ready to go, you can create CAM files in seconds and if you get stuck, need ideas or have a question, there is a thriving online forum to go to.

The free version understandably has some limitations placed on it and there are also Standard and Premium paid versions which are commercially competitive solutions for anyone who is involved in the design and manufacture of electronic components.