ExpressPCB Schematic Capture


If you are searching for freeware, try ExpressSCH from ExpressPCB . This is very easy to use and comes with a decent library. Durfee uses this for many of the schematics you see in lecture. The same company also makes a nice printed circuit board layout package.

Available as a free download.

Start the application then look at the Quick Start Guide under the Help menu. Mark the components used frequently as Favorites, then they are easy to find. Take advantage of the keyboard shortcuts, which will save lots of time when creating a schematic.

Custom components are easy to make in ExpressPCB. The files are stored under My Documents / ExpressPCB.

For a library of custom shematic components, copy this zip file onto your computer, unzip and move the files into you My Documents / ExpressPCB folder.

For a library of custom shematic symbols, copy this zip file onto your computer, unzip and move the files into you My Documents / ExpressPCB folder.

For a library of custom PCB footprints, copy this zip file onto your computer, unzip and move the files into you My Documents / ExpressPCB folder.