Layo1 PCB a must for the creative designer!

Main advantages over Layo1 PCB for DOS

User environment


If you have decided to move or remove a track or component, the Undo function lets you cancel this decision and return to the previous situation. Redo is used to cancel an Undo. Using these options you can experiment with your design to your heartís content while still being able to return to previous situations.


Layo1 PCB for Windows offers an arsenal of layers. You can use up to 16 layers for copper. In addition, documentation layers for silkscreen, soldering mask, soldering paste, assembly etc. are available.

Improved Zoom options

Layo1 PCB for Windows does not limit you to 9 zoom options. As well as Zoom-In and Zoom-Out you can use Zoom-All and Zoom-Window.

New database

Layo1 PCB for Windows has a new database format for PCB designs. This database contains the entire PCB design including:

Design resolution

Layo1 PCB has an internal resolution of 0.0001mm. This enables you to design PCBs with very high resolution.


Database items are displayed and can be modified in tables. This enables a clear overview of, for example, the Netlist, layers and padstacks.


Layo1 PCB for Windows enables you to define the shape and dimensions of a Pad/Via per layer. A padstack gives the full picture of a Pad/Via including the drilling diameter.


These templates are comparable to those used in Microsoft Word. A template is therefore a basic PCB design with settings for the number of layers, grids, colours, post-processing, pads, etc. The dimensions of the PCB design are also in the template. You can even make templates with components (i.e. connectors) and fixing holes. Templates can save you a lot of time and hard work. Of course, you can design your own templates. If you wish, you can convert a PCB design into a template.

Copper-Pour (copper field generation)

Greatly improved copper field generation compared to Layo1 PCB for DOS. Polygons are now used. You can also enter the insulation for each network individually.
Dead copper is not generated.


You can also enter a cartridge under every corner!


The Auto-Backup option allows you to automatically backup your PCB design. You can set the time interval between backups and the maximum number of backups. You can also designate where to save backups.

Design Rule Check

In contrast to Layo1 PCB for DOS, the Online Design Rule Checker in Layo1 PCB for Windows will alert you of any error immediately (i.e. not once the error has already been made). Of course, you can also execute a DRC-All at any time. The DRC does not only test for copper but also for drilling holes. This prevents you from placing a track where there is a drilling hole, for example.


Generating Post-Process data (Gerber/Excellon) is a lot easier. A couple of key hits are sufficient to generate the Gerber and Excellon files. The settings you create are stored in the PCB design. For instance, if you wish to generate Post-Process data for a Re-Design, you do not need to go through all the settings all over again. Post-Process settings can also be set in templates.

Extended Gerber

Most PCB Factories prefer Extended Gerber (274-X). The definitions for all the Apertures required are already in the Gerber files.

Pick and Place

Information for component setting machines (Pick and Place) can be stored in a text file.

Compatibility with Layo1 PCB for DOS

You can of course effortlessly change over from your Layo1 PCB for DOS version to Layo1 PCB for Windows. You can import all your designs and the component library and use or modify them. Your investment is safeguarded with Layo1 PCB for Windows. The conversion is transparent and does not require any excessive effort from you.