PCB Workbench

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Introduction

Printed Circuit Board Workbench for FreeCAD (PCB)

Flexible Printed Circuit Board Workbench for FreeCAD (FPCB)

Mod allow you to import/create PCB boards in FreeCAD. Scope of mod:

  • support for many different layers,
  • possible to choose colours, transparency and names for each layer,
  • mod allows you to import IGES/STP models with colours,
  • possible to show holes/vias independent.

References

Tools

Detailed description: pdf in the source code

Toolbar

PCB-menu-orizz.png

Drop down menu

PCB-export-BOM.png PCB-export-hole.png PCB-create-new.png PCB-explode.png PCB-bounding-box.png

Other

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Installation

Automatic installation

See Installing

From GitHub

Prerequisites

FreeCAD-PCB require FreeCAD in version 14.0 or never.

Linux Installation Instructions (From GitHub)

Unpack downloaded zip file and copy extracted folder to direction where FreeCAD is installed (subfolder Mod).

Example:

  • FreeCAD path:
~/Programs/FreeCAD
  • So copy mod to folder
~/Programs/FreeCAD/Mod
  • You can also copy files to folder
~/.FreeCAD/Mod .
  • Next change read/write permission to 777. Please don't forget about parameter -R!

Example:

chmod 777 -R PCB

Windows Installation Instructions (From GitHub)

Unpack downloaded zip file and copy extracted folder to direction where FreeCAD is installed (subfolder Mod).

Example:

  • FreeCAD path:
C:/Program Files/FreeCAD-0.14
  • So copy mod to folder
C:/Program Files/FreeCAD-0.14/Mod
  • Next change read/write permission for all users. Click right button on folder PCB and choose Properties →

Security → Edit → Users and mark all checkboxes under 'Allow' option.

Mac Installation Instructions (From GitHub)

Links to FreeCAD-PCB WB

Other useful links