PCB Artist

All releases of the 3.x series. Specify exact version when submitting test reports.

Application Details:

Version: 3.x
License: Free to use
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.8-rc3

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Test Results

Old test results
The test results for this version are very old, and as such they may not represent the current state of Wine. Please consider submitting a new test report.
Selected Test Results

What works

Installation, schematic and PCB file creation/editing/printout (CUPS-PDF), PCB updates from schematic, PCB configuration wizard, autorouter, cross-probe, text with various fonts (slow to load properties dialog probably due to large number of system fonts), Cu polygons, copying to clipboard (pasted to Gimp), DXF output (verified with DraftSight).

What does not

Order submission to Advanced Circuits fails.  According to the PDF guide it is supposed to generate a *.fab file and open a web browser to the upload page at with automatic login.  The fab file is created (actually just a copy of the *.pcb named *.pcb.fab) but an unhandled page fault occurs and the app aborts without opening the web browser.  There are several URLs it bounces through before reaching the file upload page but it only accepts ZIP archives if opened directly.  They may be able to accept the fab file via email but not in an automated fashion.

Schematic and PCB objects leave a trail of pixels when moved.  A screen refresh removes them.

The viewer for the built-in help does not accept keyboard input.  The main app seems to retain keyboard control.  This does not affect any other app on the host desktop.


What was not tested

Probably a few minor functions missed.

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

Xubuntu 14.04 x86_64, AMD Phenom 9550, GeForce GTX 750 Ti PCB Artist 3.1 Developed by WestDev Ltd. Includes vcrun2003 and vcrun2010. No winetricks needed.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 12 20151.8-rc3Yes Yes NoSilverJeff D. Hanson 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
39903 Keyboard input conflict between GC-Prevue, etc. and help viewer (hh) UNCONFIRMED View

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HowTo / Notes

Order submission
While the built-in order submission fails, you can upload the *.fab file to Advanced Circuits manually and they will quote based on it.