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DesignSpark PCB Pro - Now available and for a limited time at 30% discount

DesignSpark has launched DesignSpark PCB Pro, a paid-for upgrade to our printed circuit board software design tool.

Latest news: Take advantage of a time-limited discount of 30% when you download PCB Pro. This offer is available until March 9th.

After you click download, simply enter the code from the banner below when prompted.

Within this enhanced feature set, we have incorporated a host of user-requested features such as;

  • Blind & buried vias.
  • Extensive copper pour rules.
  • Hierarchical blocks.
  • Net class level spacing rules & manufacturing checks.
  • An upgraded auto-router to optimise the board layout efficiency.

What's more, our integrated library support provides import of the latest symbols, footprints and 3D models, all adding to a dramatically accelerated design time. 

With our free trial version you can try before you buy, so why not familiarise yourself with the many new and useful features.

Upgrading is simple and cost-effective, at $449 USD your perpetual licence means no yearly top-up fees, it's just a one-off purchase and you are good to go. 

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Here are five top reasons for upgrading to DesignSpark PCB Pro.

For more information on how to buy, simply follow this video below.

To get you started in the new tool we have prepared this easy to follow guide. 

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DesignSpark PCB Pro provides continuity with your current designs, existing libraries remain and access to the support and help pages are only a click away. Transiting to DesignSpark Pro is smooth and effortless, the following links provide lots of useful information.

DesignSpark PCB Pro Software - home page

DesignSpark PCB Pro download & installation 

DesignSpark PCB Pro support 

DesignSpark PCB Pro part library

DesignSpark PCB Pro support forum 

New feature request 

DesignSpark PCB Pro takes you to the next level of performance, but that doesn't mean we are moving away from the free version of DesignSpark PCB, rest assured our commitment is to fully maintain, support and develop this fantastic tool also.  

DesignSpark PCB Pro is available in the UK, US, Japan and Europe, other markets are being rolled out at later dates so check back here for regular updates. 

Don't forget your discount code - valid until 9th March. After you click the download button, ensure you enter the discount code when prompted. 


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28 Feb 2020, 9:52


March 5, 2020 15:45

Hi castortiu and RadSolution, this is a very good idea and we are planning to organise our software to work in this so called freemium model in the future. This needs totally rebuilding our software and of course quite a bit of funds…, so unfortunately will not happen very soon.
From other hand before launching Pro we made studies comparing price of PCB tools with similar set of features and we set Pro price at very competitive level. We believe that other paid PCB design tool with similar features costs around two times more than price of Pro.

March 5, 2020 08:15

Bonjour , heureusement il y a KICAD....

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March 3, 2020 14:10

I can't agree more with RadSolution comment, I'm a hobbiest and I definitely would pay up to $100 bucks for a few things, since 99.99% of my development would never be more than 2 layers.

However if the free version is not enough and the paid version is too expensive many users are forced to look for an alternative solution, would be nice if users would be paying more as more they need, in that case the user base can be growing incrementally and not all or nothing.

October 8, 2019 07:40

What would be good for 'intermediate' users would be the ability to 'cherry-pick' which features from Pro they choose to buy. I could never spend the full cost of Pro for my installation, as it is basically for hobby usage, but I might pay a small amount for one or two features which would be used often...

February 28, 2020 15:06

@RadSolution there's now 30% off the price