PCB Design Software – Which One is Best?
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There are numerous software packages available for designing printed circuit boards (PCBs), too many in fact.
That being said, there are three PCB design packages that are the most popular: Altium, Eagle, and OrCad.
For a struggling hardware entrepreneur developing a new electronic product or even for a freelance engineer just getting started, all three of these packages are probably prohibitively expensive. Launching a new product is already rather expensive without also spending thousands of dollars on just design design software.