CADSTAR PCB Design Software

Powerful and effective EDA and PCB design software

CADSTAR PCB Design Software - the Expert Desktop Design Solution

Whether you are an individual, a member of a design team in a small organisation, or part of a global enterprise CADSTAR is the right choice for you. Many of the leading PCB Design service bureaus choose CADSTAR because it is fast, flexible and enables higher throughput.

CADSTAR provides you with a complete design environment for Electronic PCB Design from initial concept through to product realisation, check the products section for more details.



Why choose CADSTAR?

  • CADSTAR is well established in the market with thousands of satisfied users around the world
  • Backed by Zuken, with the technical depth, strength and expertise that explains why it is used by many of the world’s top brand names
  • Professional, powerful, accessible, affordable tools that meet your design requirements and budget
  • Supported by an experienced reseller who can provide local training, support, integration and consultancy to help build and maintain your skills base
  • Save time and effort by using the Zuken design library with more than 250,000 parts
  • Simply the best tool for the job

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Who is it for?

The Design Engineer

The Design Engineer

CADSTAR offers the flexibility to design at the Symbol, Part, Block or Sheet level for maximum speed and productivity.

The ability to create mixed hierarchical and multi-sheet Schematics helps you organise even the most complex design, while the connective database automatically maintains net intelligence throughout the tool flow.

The Layout Professional

The Layout Professional

The layout professional demands a toolset that supports their creativity and preferred working methods, but also maintains design integrity and conformance to design rules to ensure a manufacturable output. CADSTAR’s customisable user interface, ability to support any layer and element (pads, tracks, etc.) definitions and powerful interactive tools let you design the way that suits you.

High-Speed Design Specialists

High-Speed Design Specialists

High-Speed Design Specialists need a fully integrated routing and SI analysis solution that not only lets them specify measure and analyse complex parameters ‘on the fly’ but does it in a logical and usable way. The CADSTAR Constraint Manager adopts the familiar spreadsheet paradigm that dramatically simplifies the complex process of managing hierarchical rules that are required when implementing today's high performance devices.

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Latest News

3D PCB Design Included Free with CADSTAR 30th Anniversary Edition Bundles

Nov 30, 2017

Zuken is celebrating it's 30 year anniversary by including 3D design capabilities for free with the purchase of a 30th Anniversary Edition CADSTAR 3D bundle, for a limited time only.

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