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Osmond PCB

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Osmond PCB is a flexible tool for designing printed circuit boards, for Macintosh OS's, English and French.

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  • Virtually unlimited board sizes
  • Virtually unlimited number of board layers
  • Virtually unlimited number of parts
  • Spatial resolution down to 10 nanometer
  • Concurrent support for both Imperial and Metric units
  • All angle routing
  • Rubber-band traces
  • Rats Nest Layer
  • Variable size grid
  • Support for both through-hole and surface mount parts
  • Circular, rectangular, and oval pads
  • Easy part editing
  • Variable trace widths
  • Variable trace spacing
  • Curved traces
  • Silkscreen, solder-mask, and auxiliary layers
  • Signal and ground planes
  • Copper fill areas
  • Automatic clearance checks
  • Easy manual and semi-automatic routing
  • Built-in script language
  • Gerber (RS-274X) and drill file (Excellon) output
  • DXF file output
  • DXF file input
  • Encapsulated PostScript file output
  • Net check output (IPC-356)

This software is free for small circuit board designs. The program is fully functional and allows you to design boards up to 700 pins without restriction.

If your design has over 700 pins, you will need to purchase a license to print, or to output Gerber files, or to output Postscript files and must be purchased from the Osmond PCB website. Purchases can be made online via PayPal.

For all versions, including the latest Universal binaries (OS X 10.5 and newer), Libraries, Tools, Documentation, Legacy versions, etc; go to the Osmand PCB Downloads page.

The Osmond PCB - old webpage with earlier downloads, is also still available.

The last version still supporting Mac OS X 10.4 was v1.1.16 (April 7, 2012) (see also this link).
Prior versions no longer available, can be obtained by request from the author's site.

Architecture: PPC PPC (Carbonized) x86 (Intel:Mac)

- PPC:
PowerPC processor
Mac OS 8.1 or higher
- Carbon:
PowerPC processor
Mac OS 8.1 or higher or Mac OS X
- Quartz:
PowerPC processor
Mac OS X
- Quartz Universal:
PowerPC or Intel processor
Mac OS X 10.4 or higher

- Cocoa Universal:
PowerPC or Intel processor
Mac OS X 10.5 or higher

- Cocoa Universal:
PowerPC or Intel processor
Mac OS X 10.5 or higher