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As some of you know, .Pcb is application dependent.

I have an .PCB file which is prepared on Protel. I want open this pcb file in Ubuntu 12.04 via using Geda or other applications. However, I could not manage it . How can I see or convert this file in Ubuntu 12.04 ?

NOTE : I have used :

  • Eagle
  • Fritzing
  • gEDA
  • kiCAD

However, they could not manage to open it.

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maybe type in terminal: xdg-open nameoffile.pcb – geoh Jul 26 '12 at 8:19
@GevorgHindoyan it is not work. Thanks – user8324 Jul 26 '12 at 8:24

There's a lot of .pcb tools in Ubuntu that you can use to see that file:


Leon Heller


Kicad - looks pretty good, info here

sudo apt-get install kicad




Instalation for Altium (Wine is required)

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install wine1.5

wine1.5 is beta version, if you want stable choose wine1.4

After Wine is installed, download Altium and install it normally, like you woould on windows.

Altium Designer 10 is reported working in WineHq.

Circad demo

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Altium is working. Please, improve your answer in order to show how to download & install the Altium. – user8324 Jul 26 '12 at 11:57

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