Copper is an application to visualize, analyze and finalize a PCB layout created with EAGLE or exported from another EDA (Electronic Design Automation) that is able to export in Eagle CAD format.
Our software helps finding problems in your design, it tries to prohibit mistakes by providing a clear interface that let’s you double and triple check your footprints and signals. Copper also allows you to find the right (real) parts for your design and helps finding the best combination of distributors.
Using our extensive 3D parts library Copper will create awesome 3D rendered images of your PCB. If we don't have your part in our library you can upload it yourself by importing STEP models and adjusting color, materials and meta data. You can adjust camera settings like depth of blur and field of view or the floor texture, light and various other settings. Visit our website for a lot of screenshots of popular electronic boards rendered using Copper. If you ever wanted to know how your board will look in that more expensive black solder mask: Copper is here to help, too.
Besides its strength in visualizing and analyzing your PCBs (or PCBs you downloaded from the web) Copper also comes with an amazing and time efficient workflow for part sourcing and BOM management. We have Octopart.com built in! The more you use Copper, the more helpful will Copper become as it automatically remembers part numbers for footprints you have used in the past. If you keep your footprint libraries organized Copper will do the hard work for you.
Please see our website under http://www.copper-app.com for more info on every aspect of our great software. If you ever wanted to do Electronics in Mac style, Copper is for you!
Copper has been exclusively built for the Mac using the latest technology from Apple.
If you have any issues with Copper or a specific board, please let us know. We take support seriously and really want to help you. Please send an eMail to firstname.lastname@example.org or search for solutions in our FAQ (http://www.copper-app.com/support).
Copper itself is not a PCB layout software. You cannot create PCB layouts with Copper! Copper comes into place after you have created your design with EAGLE and before you consider ordering parts and PCBs.
Copper only imports Eagle layouts exported with Eagle CAD 6 or later (XML-Format). There is currently no support for Eagle CAD 5 or earlier!
This is a bugfix release. It fixes various bugs that made it in 1.3:
- Fixed crashes on Yosemite (10.10.x) when launching Copper
- Fixed crashes with various boards and layouts
Ratings and Reviews
Great Tool…. If It Would Stop Crashing!!
As a long time Eagle user, I was very excited to see this app. I breifly used the last version (1.2) before the adition of custom STEP models.
As soon as 1.3 came out I bought it immediately. Unfortunately, it crashes every single time I try to open a file. I have tried files from several Eagle versions, including the example from the website.
I have completely unistalled the app and tried fresh installs many times. I keep checking to see if there is an update, but so far nothing.
Please, please, please, fix this tool!
MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Early 2013)
MacOS Sierra 10.12.2
2.4 GHz Intel Core i7
8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3
NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M 1024 MB / Intel HD Graphics 4000 1536 MB
It’s ridiculous that we can purchase an application for less than $50 that functions so well and looks so beautiful right out of the gate! I absolutely love the combination of design and functionality within this app, so many developers choose one direction or the other…not here. I’m hoping this app is supported for many, many years.
I Like It
This is Very Helpful. Only thing I have noticed is that when you quit the application the Icon still shows software as being on still.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.