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Spider PCB


Hierarchical Schematic and PCB

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This project is in a pre-alpha stage and is intended to give a rough idea about the final program. It does not do much more than draw pretty pictures.

Hierarchical circuit layout is commonplace amongst IC designers, but Spider PCB brings hierarchical layout to the PCB industry. Not only is the schematic hierarchical, but also the layout.

Ever wanted to lay out a 16-band equaliser, with 5 sound channels? Lots of copying and pasting on the PCB-side. Just imagine if you could lay out one channel of the equaliser, then go up one hierarchical level and lay out 1 sound channel, using your single-band equaliser 16 times, with the only difference being the component values. You can then go up one hierarchical level more to lay out the 5 sound channels, add some headers and a power supply circuit, and another to panellise the PCB's for production. No copying and pasting. No trouble editing a mistake later. This is the idea behind Spider PCB.

For more information, read the Wiki.

Spider PCB Web Site


  • Up to 256 copper layers
  • Layout can be edited in top-view or bottom-view
  • Board size up to 4x4 m (13x13 feet), with nm resolution
  • Paper size up to 4x2 m (13x6 feet), with nm resolution
  • Unicode text
  • LaTeX-like text parser
  • Bezier curves
  • Outline font support (using FreeType)
  • Easy-to-edit stroked font file format
  • Custom pad and via shapes
  • Online design rule checker
  • Hierarchical Schematic and Layout
  • Ergonomic single-key keyboard shortcuts
  • Snapping to grid, handle, port, endpoint, midpoint, intersection, etc.
  • Transparent layers
  • Dockable windows
  • Exports Schematic and/or Layout to PDF
  • Imports and Exports Gerber RS-274X
  • Imports and Exports TinyCAD projects / libraries
  • Imports and Exports FreePCB projects / libraries
  • Imports and Exports PADS-PCB netlists
  • Imports and Exports GDSII, so can also be used for VLSI layout


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