PCB Wizard 3
  Educational edition
Q. Does PCB Wizard 3 link to Bright Spark and Livewire?
A. Yes. PCB Wizard 3 can open Bright Spark and Livewire circuit files and convert them into PCB layouts.
Q. I already use Crocodile Clips and PCB Wizard 2. Why should I upgrade to Livewire and PCB Wizard 3?
A. Thereís more components to design with, better simulation accuracy, wires that donít break when you move components, enhanced translation from circuit design to circuit board and much improved component placement and automatic routing.
Q. Can PCB Wizard 3 simulate?
A. No. For circuit simulation you will require either Bright Spark, Livewire or our flagship product Circuit Wizard.
Q. Can I use PCB Wizard 3 with my CAD/CAM machine?
A. PCB Wizard is compatible with most CAD/CAM machines available in education. You will need to contact your machine supplier for more information.
Q. Why does PCB Wizard 3 not support the latest version of Crocodile Technology?
A. In 2003 we decided to stop working with Crocodile Clips Limited because it was felt their lack of progress in the area of electronics was holding us back.
Q. Can I add my own components or packages?
A. Yes. PCB Wizard 3.1 and later includes the ability to create your own components and packages. An update to the latest version is available here for existing PCB Wizard 3 users.
Q. What is the maximum permitted board size?
A. The maximum size of board that can be automatically generated is 10"x10", however there are no limitations (other than those imposed by your printer) for manually-placed boards. Also, there are no component or pin limitations in the software.
Q. Do you plan to release a Mac or Linux version?
A. We currently have no plans to port PCB Wizard to either the Apple OS X or Linux operating systems.
Technical Support
  For all technical support questions, or if you need assistance with your software, please visit our technical support page.
Sales and Licensing
Q. How much does PCB Wizard 3 cost?
A. Click here for our direct prices. Alternatively, you can contact your local reseller for price information.
Q. Can I upgrade from an earlier version?
A. Yes. Upgrades are available for users of earlier versions of PCB Wizard. Contact us for details.
Q. Will PCB Wizard 3 operate on my Windows® network?
A. Yes. PCB Wizard 3 has been designed to work with Windows® compatible networks. A multi-user (5 users or above) version is required. Click here for more detailed information.
Q. How does your licensing work?
A. Single-user licenses allow the software to be installed and used on one computer. Multi-user licenses allow the software to be installed and used on the number of computers specified by the license. Multi-user licenses also allow the software to be used on a network provided that the maximum number of concurrent users does not exceed the number of computers specified by the license.
Q. We have a multi-user license of PCB Wizard 3. How do I control the number of concurrent users on my network?
A. PCB Wizard 3 has built-in concurrency control to stop users accessing the software when the maximum number of licenses has been exceeded. When installing the software on a network, you should visit Updates to ensure you have the last version.
Q. How do I extend my multi-user (5 users or above) version of PCB Wizard 3?
A. Contact us for details and pricing. You can also purchase 5-user extension licenses from your local reseller.
Q. I have had to reformat my hard disk and my unlock code no longer works. What should I do?
A. Please click here for all questions relating to registering and activating your software.
Q. Can PCB Wizard 3 be used at home by teachers?
A. Yes. A teacher may use PCB Wizard 3 at home for educational purposes so long as the teacher is employed by a licensed institution.
Q. Can PCB Wizard 3 be used at home by students?
A. Yes, we offer a low cost Student / 1-User license of the software (see here) that students can purchase for use at home.
Q. Does the license permit use of PCB Wizard 3 on a portable computer?
A. Only if the portable computer is owned by the licensee and is normally used at the postal address of the licensee.
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