The latest version of CADSTAR contains across-the-board performance enhancements and design efficiency features. These include industry-leading routing enhancements through new Perfect Springback technology whilst moving tracks in Activ-45, Trunk end router differential pair improvements, and Etch Factor support.

Ease-of-use enhancements include the option to specify an origin used as a reference for operations such as movement and rotation, and the ability to add dimensions directly into PCB component footprints.

CADSTAR 17 challenges the view that PCB Desktop software has to be complicated. This philosophy helps maintain CADSTAR's position as the industry’s most-used desktop PCB software.

CADSTAR 17 is now available.

Here you will find more information or downloads regarding CADSTAR 17.


  • CADSTAR Express - Updated to CADSTAR 17, CADSTAR Express is a free fully-functional version of CADSTAR available for immediate download and installation. Limited to 300 pins and 50 components CADSTAR Express comes with a self-teach tutorial containing more than 30 movies.

CADSTAR 16 will be available as a free upgrade to all CADSTAR customers with a valid maintenance contract.

For more information or a demonstration of CADSTAR 17, please contact your local distributor.