What is the best software (despite the price) for designing the circuits and PCB boards for robots?

I mean having lots of components, different designing methods, best accuracy, ...

I myself use the Altium Designer which I think answers my needs, but maybe there are better ones in the market i don't know about!


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We evaluated a variety of options and settled on Altium Designer at our shop. We build nothing but robots with a team of 9 engineers. I am not sure there is a ton of stuff that is robotic specific in a PCB design, but Altium allows us to interface directly with our Pick and Place machine, easily generate 3D models, and the integration of the library with Subversion makes teamwork easy.

  • $\begingroup$ I can echo this... Altium seems a good all-round package. $\endgroup$
    – Andrew
    Nov 7, 2012 at 7:21

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