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About this product


  • Large database of components
  • Schematic design and capture
  • Manual PCB design

Product overview

• Large database of components
• Schematic design and capture
• Manual PCB design
• Single and double sided auto-routing
• User-defined components
• Copper pour
• Bill of materials report generator
• Gerber and N.C. drilling export
• Integrated publishing with text, graphics and spell-checking support
• Import circuits from Livewire, order code N29AJ
• Free demo and tutorials downloadable from http://www.new-wave-concepts.com

PCB Wizard 3 is a highly innovative package for designing printed circuit boards. Offering unrivalled productivity through powerful design tools and an ultra-friendly user interface, PCB Wizard 3 is the ideal choice for all your project work. Add to that, a wealth of clever features that do away with the steep learning curve normally associated with PCB packages, and PCB Wizard 3 is hard to beat
The software is supplied on a CD-ROM and requires Microsoft Windows 95, 98, ME, NT 4.0 (with SP6), 2000, XP, Vista or 7. User guide and instructions are included within the software. More information including list of supported components and the differences between Standard and Pro editions can be found at www.new-wave-concepts.com

Rated 3 out of 5 by from Livewire & PCB Wizard Critique Very frustrating. The interface is great (PCB Wizard & Livewire) - it's so simple and intuitive that you don't need to read the instructions at all. The problem lies in making changes to what you're given (also, it's a fairly basic system, but so what). The library can have things added, but they don't show up, or work as well. Unfortunately, you'll soon see the limitations of this potentially fantastic set of apps, once you start trying to do stuff. A shame and an opportunity missed.
Date published: 2011-03-14
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Very disappointing.This is extremely basic and although states that SMD is not supported neither are the older 8 and 10 can styles.
Date published: 2012-11-07
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Sadly what should be a good package is really only barely usable. I have been trying to use it for several months and keep coming up against problems. The most recent was trying to add in a 14 way header with 7 of the pins linked to ground. The software simply won't have it and merely gives you various linkings that it chooses, none of which were right. The only way round it is to add all the shorting bridges by hand at the end which sort of makes a mockery of the supposed auto routing part of the package. As for technical support, New Wave Concepts are atrocious. If they reply at all they simply send a cut and paste section from the atrocious user guide. More often they simply don't bother to reply especially if you're pointing out apparent bugs. They haven't replied over the latest problem I just mentioned with the header plug. They're plainly not interested in dealing with the problems so I suggest you avoid the package like the plague and go for one of the freebee ones downloadable off of the net.
Date published: 2013-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I have used the professional edition 1.5 for a few years now. It works well, apart from the autorouter which is a good start but you need to work on the PCB afterwards to get rid of the large number of wire links it likes to throw in if the board has a lot of components. Double sided autorouting does work better. Some of the components won't mirror. The quality checker works well. A very capable little package for not a lot of money.
Date published: 2012-05-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from pcb wizard If you want somthing simple to use for occasional pcb designing then this is the software for you. Tried using more sophisticated products, but they take too long to learn.
Date published: 2014-07-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I have used this software with windows 7. So long as the manufacturers software update is loaded I found no problems.
Date published: 2010-10-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very simple-to-use software with a large library of circuit components. Double-sided routing feature is really handy for when trying to pack it all in on a small sized board
Date published: 2013-06-13
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Does this software require any additional licence? I would like to purchase it (possible with a licence for 5 people to use), but I am not sure what additional costs I am facing.

Asked by: Amia
You would need to check this direct with the software provided http://www.new-wave-concepts.com/pr/wizard.html
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-04-21

Will it be able to load my old saved .cwz files from 10 years ago

Asked by: stewart
Unfortunately we are unable to guarantee full compatibility for this item.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-01-03

does this software have usb and hdmi connections Thanks

Asked by: Steve
More information including list of supported components and the differences between Standard and Pro editions can be found at www.new-wave-concepts.com
Answered by: Darren
Date published: 2016-12-30

Does PCB Wizard Pro support SMD components?

Asked by: Geoff
This is not listed as a feature of the program http://www.new-wave-concepts.com/pr/wizard.html
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2016-10-04

Can the s/w ran with windows 8 or 10?

Asked by: London
We are assured that if an item can run on windows 7 , then it can run on Windows 8-10. Unfortunately we are unable to guarantee full compatibility for this item in your intended application I am sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you.
Answered by: Darren
Date published: 2016-08-13
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