System Requirements

Recommended System Requirements

  • Windows 7 or Windows 8 (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Intel® Core™ i5 processor or equivalent
  • 8 GByte RAM
  • 3 GByte hard disk space (Install + User Files)
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 640 series or AMD® Radeon® HD 7770, 1024MB (or more) graphics card or better, supporting DirectX 9.0c and Shader model 3 (or later)
  • Dual monitors with at least 1680x1050 (widescreen) or 1600x1200 (4:3) screen resolution
  • USB2.0 port if connecting to 3D Mouse
  • 3D mouse for 3D PCB design, such as the Space Navigator
  • DVD-Drive
  • Adobe® Reader® (8 or later)
  • Internet Connection
  • Up to date Web browser
  • Microsoft Excel (required for Bill of Materials templates)

Minimum System Requirements

  • Windows 7 32-bit
  • Intel® Core™ i3 processor or equivalent
  • 4 GByte RAM
  • 1.2 GByte hard disk space (Install + User Files)
  • Intel integrated graphics HD4000 or equivalent, supporting DirectX 9.0c and Shader model 3 (or later)
  • Main monitor 1280x1024 screen resolution at no greater than 100% DPI scaling Strongly recommended: second monitor with minimum 1280x1024 resolution at 100% DPI scaling
  • USB2.0 port if connecting to 3D Mouse
  • DVD-Drive
  • Adobe® Reader® (8 or later)
  • Internet Connection
  • Up to date Web browser
  • Microsoft Excel (required for Bill of Materials templates)

For more information about CircuitStudio’s system requirements, please read our documentation.

CircuitStudio Release Note: 1.4

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  • EAGLE Importer - Improved text alignment.
  • EAGLE Importer - Improved display of net labels on schematic wires.
  • EAGLE Importer - Improved NetClasses support.
  • EAGLE Importer - Improved the import of pad objects.
  • EAGLE Importer - Improved mounting hole support in footprints.
  • EAGLE Importer - Improved tRestrict and bRestrict layer support.
  • EAGLE Importer - DRC track width is now supported correctly.
  • EAGLE Importer - Improved support for solder mask rules.
  • EAGLE Importer - Improved support for paste mask rules.
  • EAGLE Importer - Improved support for polygon clearance.
  • EAGLE Importer - Added support for opening EAGLE files instead of importing.
  • EAGLE Importer - Added support to import Eagle libraries directly to library panel.
  • EAGLE Importer - PCB silkscreen layers now import correctly.
  • EAGLE Importer - Added support for hierarchical schematics to Eagle Importer.
  • EAGLE Importer - Added support for an unconnected wire to Eagle Importer.
  • EAGLE Importer - Via tenting settings are imported correctly.
  • EAGLE Importer - Test pads now import onto the correct layer.
  • EAGLE Importer - SPIN property on text now imports correctly.
  • EAGLE Platform - Added parameters for symbol, gate, device and deviceset names for Eagle imported designs.
  • EAGLE Importer - Added support for multi-line text outputs for PCB.
  • EAGLE Importer - Improved Hole to Hole clearance rule support.
  • EAGLE Importer - Improved Minimum Annual Ring support.
  • EAGLE Importer - Improved text positioning issues on overlay layers.
  • EAGLE Importer - Polygons are now included in polygon classes.
  • EAGLE Importer - Fixed rule for solder mask cream/paste import.
  • Added process to cancel subscription and notify customer if their subscription renewal cannot be completed after 3 processing attempts.
  • Added Single Layer Mode toggle options.
  • Fixed a bug that would not allow changing the default primitives using the TAB key.
  • Fixed a login issue with using an existing account created for a trial version with a new account.
  • Added "Bring to Front" and "Send to Back" commands for polygons.
  • Fixed a crash in PCB while interactively routing and using recursive via placement.
  • Fixed a bug where pad Top-Middle-Bottom padstack X-Size and Y-Size are not saved for Middle and Bottom.
  • Fixed import from schematic (ECO), so that PCB footprints are created in the correct place.
  • Fixed a bug that caused a footprint to not be found in IntLib libraries that have been created with footprints that weren't linked with the "Library Path".
  • Fixed a bug where the component name was missing from the Browse Libraries Footprint View.
  • Added Page Setup options to Generate outputs files.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the annotation menu to be empty if a document was deleted from a project.
  • Added ability to download personal ALF files from a browser.
  • Fixed some issues and made improvements to the Account Sign In window.
  • Added login/logout items to the My Account drop down menu.
  • When the Mouser supplier is not setup with credentials it now correctly displays the supplier message - Please configure for MyMouser login credentials.
  • Added history back and forth buttons to the Home page.
  • Fixed file extension filter list in File » Open Library, so *.lntlib files will appear in the list.
  • Updated the online payment system.
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  • “The schematic capture in CircuitStudio is easier and more efficient than Eagle. I have found it is quite intuitive to use and access to the Altium Vault is also quite handy here. I am working on a new, more complex project so being able to use multiple schematic sheets with a logical organisation has been a boon.”

    Jeremy Curtis
    Harkwood Services Ltd, UK
  • “In my opinion, especially in a startup environment, shortening the time between the design-manufacturing-testing phase is crucial. It is fairly easy to save time during design using the advanced features offered by CircuitStudio. Altogether, the intuitive wizards, DRC, autorouter, excellent Schematic Capture and the huge library of components significantly shorten the design phase.”

    Chris Hockuba
    Trackener, UK
  • "CircuitStudio is a very powerful and easy-to-learn design tool that is definitely worth the money. The reduced feature set seems very carefully chosen and being below 1000€ makes it pretty easy to get the purchase approved."

    Simon Canins
    Germany
  • ”My decision to purchase was driven by the state-of-the-art interactive routing and ease in which you can see how the board looks as a physical item in realistic 3D.”

    Jari Väisänen
    Freelancer, Finland

“The schematic capture in CircuitStudio is easier and more efficient than..."

Jeremy Curtis
Harkwood Services Ltd, UK

“The schematic capture in CircuitStudio is easier and more efficient than Eagle. I have found it is quite intuitive to use and access to the Altium Vault is also quite handy here. I am working on a new, more complex project so being able to use multiple schematic sheets with a logical organisation has been a boon.”

Jeremy Curtis
Harkwood Services Ltd, UK