Schematic Design Software
The ExpressSCH schematic design program is just as easy to use as our PCB layout software, both having the same user interface. After spending a few minutes to learn one, mastering the other takes no time at all. Here’s how simple it is to draw a schematic with ExpressSCH:
Select the Components – Begin your schematic by placing the components. Select the parts from the Component Manager dialog box.ExpressSCH includes a large library with hundreds of component symbols (ICs, resistors, capacitors…) that you can use to draw your electronic circuits.
Position the Components – Drag each component to the desired location on the page. The Snap to grid feature makes it easy to neatly align the symbols.
If all of the components do not fit on a single page, add additional sheets. All the sheets of a schematic are linked together and saved in one file.
Add the Wires – Now draw the wires to connect the parts together. Add each wire by clicking on a component’s pin, then dragging the wire to the pin it connects to.
Edit the Schematic – Making changes to a schematic is simple using standard commands such as Copy, Cut and Paste. Rearranging the components is easy by dragging them with the mouse. Wires always stay connected to their pins, even when you move things around.
Link the Schematic and PCB – After you complete your schematic, it can be linked to your circuit board layout file.
This image of the ExpressPCB layout program shows how it guides you in designing your board by highlighting in blue the pins that should be wired together.
Download ExpressPCB for XP, 2000 , NT, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10.
1. Download the setup program.
The ExpressPCBSetup program includes both ExpressSCH for drawing schematics and ExpressPCB for circuit board layout. Download the setup program below.
2. Easy to install.
After downloading, run the ExpressPCBSetup program. Our installation program is very straightforward, but if for any reason you have trouble, please send us a note.
3. Quick start guides get you going fast.
Our software is very simple to use! Even so, we suggest that you quickly read our two short Quick Start Guides. Look in the Help menu of the ExpressSCH program for the Quick Start Guide on drawing schematics. For circuit board design, read the Quick Start Guide found with the ExpressPCB program.
4. Tips for the first time designer.
If you are a beginner to PC board layout, we also suggest that you look over our Tips for Making PC Boards web page.