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Free visECAD Viewer

visECAD Collaboration Solutions

The visECAD Viewer gives read-only access to complete PCB schematic and layout design data in an easy-to-use Windows application.

Free. No charge for this 12-month license, which can be renewed.

Viewer Details

Software Details

The free visECAD Viewer is a fully functional application for viewing schematic and layout designs in a neutral CCZ format. These files are available natively from the following design and manufacturing solutions:

  • Xpedition Enterprise 2007.X and later
  • DxDesigner 2007.5 and later
  • PADS Layout 9.0 and later
  • CAMCAD Assembly Flow
  • Updated to support encrypted CCZ/CCE for the EE7.9.3 flow release

visECAD Viewer Features

  • Load schematic or layout CCZ files
  • Print with Preview
  • Query, Find, Zoom navigation
  • Design Layer List Coloring
  • Measure
  • External cross probing of layout data to Xpedition and PADS design tools
  • Geometry View

Compare visECAD Features


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Load and View Single File
Layout Data
Schematic Data
View either Board or Panel data
Highlight and Query any design element
Control Layer visibility, color, and display order
View Geometries used in design
Create re-usable, user defined PCB Views
Automatic Zoom and Pan
Interactively Measure any design features
Print and Print Preview
External Cross probe to Xpedition Layout
External Cross probe to PADS Layout
Load and View multiple Schematic Layout files
Cross link Schematic and Layout files
Load and cross link Bill Of Materials Files
Rule driven Component and Net coloring
Image capture to Clipboard


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Graphical Layout Compare
Layout Data Compare
Schematic and Layout Net list Compare


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Author User-tracked mark-ups and redlines
Create specific review topics and issues
Define unique Collaboration Views for review
Import/Append/Export Collaboration Notes


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Review DRC violations
Disposition DRC's
Add User-tracked Comments to DRC's


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Create Custom Reports and Templates
Design Summary Report
Placement Report
Netlist Report
Line Length Report
DRC Report

Download VisECAD Viewer


The Free visECAD Viewer software requires the following:

Hardware Platform

  • PC

Operating Systems

  • Windows 7, 2000, XP, Vista
  • .NET Framework V3.5

System Requirements

  • 2 GB RAM or higher recommended
  • 20 MB free disk space

License Configuration

  • Time based; Nodelocked: Windows 2000, XP, Vista
  • Windows 7
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