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PCB software

Take your ideas from concept to creation

DesignSpark PCB is here to help your company explore more design options - leading to increased innovation. At the core of this unique software is a powerful software engine that enables you to capture schematics and design PCB boards and layouts.



Frequently asked questions

Not sure if our free DesignSpark PCB is what you need? Wondering what file types are compatible? Here, we answer yours and many more commonly asked questions from our community of engineers, hobbyists and makers.

Video Tutorials

Sometimes you just need a guiding hand, our video tutorials will help you find your way. Covering many design software related topics and full of great hints and tips to help you get the best out of DesignSpark PCB.


Our model library is growing bigger by the day, with tens of thousands of schematics and reference designs to choose from, and download into your project, to help you realise your design aspirations faster than before.

Software Requirements

Operating systems

  • Windows 10
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 7

Video card

  • 1024x768 resolution
  • Hardware acceleration for Open-GL may enhance performance


  • 1GHz
  • 32-bit (x86) or
  • 64-bit (x64) processor


  • Minimum:
  • 2GB RAM or higher


  • 1Gb disk space free

Case Studies

Electronics designs that are out of this world

Have you ever wondered how all of those projects end up on the International Space Station? We heard from James Nadir, who works as a student mentor, perfecting electronic design experiments and getting them sent into space.

NTElectronics UK uses DesignSpark CAD Tools

Senior engineer, Allen Brooks from NTElectronics UK, uses both DesignSpark PCB and DesignSpark Mechanical to produce some great commercial designs for his clients.

Software Reviews

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