Complementary software

More free Windows software to increase your productivity.

BOM formatting tool
This utility will make a compact BOM from the list of components that PCB Elegance generates. It will pack all identical components onto the same line instead of one line per component. This feature will eventually be included into the main program, but is presented here if you need it now and prefer not to wire your own tool. Pure Basic source code included.

Gerber viewer. Useful for checking files before sending them away for production.

Zofz PCB
Gerber viewer with 3D support.

Visual Place
Software to assist manual board assembly. Useful when building prototypes.

A9 Converter (GUI) and A9 Convert (command line)
Autocad DWG/DXF file format version converter. PCB Elegance can read and write Autocad DXF files as R10 version only. You can use this tool to convert DWG and DXF files between R2.5, R2.6, R9, R10, R13, R14, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2005 and 2006 versions. A9 Converter has a user interface, while A9 Convert is run on the command line (it also supports the newer 2010 version files), otherwise they are the same. The A9 Convert is hosted locally as the A9 Tech website is defunct.

PCB Library Expert
Useful to generate IPC standard compliant geometries.

Libre Office
Office software suite.

Visual Studio 2017 Community Edition
Excellent IDE for Windows C programming.