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Fritzing

0.9.9 Commercialware

Easily create a pcb layout or electronic-based prototypes for manufacturing.

Fritzing is a free and open source electronic automation designer and utility developed by University of applied Sciences Potsdam for Windows. It's efficient, user friendly, advanced, comprehensive and reliable.

The download has been tested by an editor here on a PC and a list of features has been compiled; see below.


A tool for streamlining projects and prototyping for designers

Fritzing is an open-source initiative to support designers, artists, researchers and hobbyists to take the step from physical prototyping to actual product. We are creating this software in the spirit of Processing and Arduino, developing a tool that allows users to document their Arduino and other electronic-based prototypes, and to create a PCB layout for manufacturing. The complementing website helps users to share and discuss drafts and experiences as well as to reduce manufacturing costs.

Fritzing is essentially an Electronic Design Automation software with a low entry barrier, suited for the needs of designers and artists. It uses the metaphor of the breadboard, so that it is easy to transfer your hardware sketch to the software. From there it is possible to create PCB layouts for turning it into a robust PCB yourself or by help of a manufacturer.

Fritzing is an open-source initiative to support designers, artists, researchers and hobbyists to take the step from physical prototyping to actual product. We are creating this software in the spirit of Processing and Arduino, developing a tool that allows users to document their Arduino and other electronic-based prototypes, and to create a PCB layout for manufacturing. The complementing website helps users to share and discuss drafts and experiences as well as to reduce manufacturing costs.

Physical prototyping tools have come a long way and already allow non-engineers to quickly turn their ideas into functional interactive prototypes.

Features of Fritzing

  • Breadboard View: Easily build your virtual circuit exactly the way your real circuit looks like, avoiding mistakes that might occur transitioning from physical breadboard to circuit schematic.
  • PCB View: Lets you design and export the necessary documents for producing a Printed Circuit Board. The PCB view features an Autoroute function, which is a great time saver.
  • Palette Windows: provide parts, tools and information.
  • Schematic View: Shows the circuit you built in breadboard view as a circuit diagram and is handy for those of you who are used to or wish to learn about standard circuit symbols.
  • The Part Creator: a tool to modify parts or create new parts for Fritzing.
  • User-friendly interface for a quick and easy workflow.

Compatibility and License

Is Fritzing free to download?

Fritzing has been released under the open source GPL license on Windows from miscellaneous software. The license provides the options to freely download, install, run and share this program without any restrictions. The source code for Fritzing should be freely available and modifications are certainly permitted as well as the option to inspect the software.

What version of Windows can Fritzing run on?

Fritzing can be used on a computer running Windows 11 or Windows 10. Previous versions of the operating system shouldn't be a problem with Windows 8, Windows 7 and Windows Vista having been tested. Windows XP is supported. It comes in both 32-bit and 64-bit downloads.


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  1. Fritzing Download
  2. Free Miscellaneous Software
  3. Open source and GPL software
  4. Electronic Automation Designing Software
Fritzing has been picked by our editors as very good.
Fritzing has been tested for viruses and malware.
We have tested Fritzing 0.9.9 Commercialware against malware with several different programs. We certify that this program is clean of viruses, malware and trojans.