Start by downloading our NEW free CAD software ExpressPCB Plus! It includes ExpressSCH Classic for drawing schematics and ExpressPCB Plus for circuit board layout.
Both programs are completely free, fully functional and easily installed with a single InstallShield setup program.
Learning to use our software is fast because of its standardized Windows user interface.
We recommend that you begin your project by drawing a schematic. While not required, it will save you time when designing your PCB.
Drawing a schematic with the ExpressSCH program is as easy as placing the components on the page and wiring the pins together.
Layout your PCB with NEW ExpressPCB Plus
Designing 2 or 4 layer boards using the ExpressPCB Plus program is very simple. Start by inserting the component footprints, then drag them into position. Next, connect the pins by drawing the traces.
After completing your layout, you can determine how much it will cost.
The ExpressPCB Plus program displays the exact manufacturing cost by selecting the Order Boards Via the File menu.
Order your PCBs
Now the fun part. You order your PC boards directly from the ExpressPCB layout program. Here is how:
1. Run ExpressPCB Plus and select Order Boards Via the File menu.
2. In the order form fill in your name, address, email address and the quantity of boards you need.
3. To pay for the boards, we bill your credit card the exact amount shown by the Compute Boards Costs command. But don’t worry, we encrypt your credit card number, along with the entire order before it is sent over the Internet.
4. Press the Place Order button to submit your order. It is sent directly to the ExpressPCB server.