Many customers have asked about which PCB design software to use in order to be able to order their printed circuit boards from BasicPCB.  You can use any layout software of your choice as long as you can export your project in Gerber format to order from BasicPCB.

KiCAD is an open source PCB design package that is available to download for free from and allows users to export their printed circuit board project in Gerber format.  The layout software features Schematic Capture and a 3D viewer and it is compatible with Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.

  • PCB design limited to 16 Layers
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Have you used KiCAD to create your PCB design?  Feel free to comment below to let us know what you think.

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