PCB123 v4 Makes Design Process
Sunstone Circuits, a
version of their design software, PCB123 v4. This
advanced software is the most up-to-date, enhanced
version of their free-to-use, no license required design-tool.
It has an intuitive CAD interface that lets you create new
PCB designs quickly, offering freedom and flexibility in your
schematic and layout editing.
In their quest to remain the easiest PCB solutions
provider to do business with, Sunstone Circuits has
responded to feedback from the engineering community
by not only improving the feature set of PCB123, but also
configuring the software into a more user friendly and
intuitive resource. As a result, design engineers now have
access to a free industrial-grade CAD tool that is setting a
new standard in the industry. Some of the key features in
the release of PCB123 v4 include:
• 500,000 New Parts: Improved search functionality with
complete access to parts libraries (powered by
• Datasheet Availability: Research in ‘real time;’ parts
availability from Digi-Key.
• Automated BOM (Bill of Materials): For ease in
purchasing and assembly.
• New Data Importer: Gain efficiency by importing DXF
files from mechanical CAD tools, removing tedious pain-points that slow down the design process.
• Buildable Designs: Sunstone’s DRC/DFM rules are
integrated into the software to deliver more effective
feedback and fewer design spins.
PCB CAD tools have traditionally concentrated on the
hard engineering issues, like impedance calculations and
trace routing tools. What has been overlooked is the ability
to provide design engineers with information regarding the
economic or supply-chain constraints that affect design
times. With PCB123 v4, Sunstone brings the first fully-realized set of tools that allows its users to design with full
knowledge of the budgetary and scheduling impacts of
their design decisions, as well as the hard engineering
information. Sunstone realizes that their users are held
accountable for financial and budgetary constraints and
that the tool they use should provide them that
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