Hello friends, today’s the last post of this Proteus tutorial. I have tried my best to explain everything but knowledge is limitless so explore this software, play with it and you will know many new things. Today’s topic is about the PCB designing in Proteus. When you install Proteus, you have seen that along with ISIS there’s also another package named as Proteus ARES. This Proteus ARES is used for PCB designing. You should also check the Arduino UNO PCB Design for Proteus ARES.

In order to design the PCB in Proteus ARES, first you need to make the circuit of that PCB in Proteus ISIS. You can also make PCB directly but I recommend that use Proteus ISIS first, its quite the easy approach as you don’t need to do anything in it and the software intelligence helps you throughout the designing. Here’s the list of Top 10 PCB Design Software. So let’s get started with PCB Designing in Proteus ARES:

PCB Designing in Proteus ARES

  • As in this tutorial, I just want to give you an idea of How to design PCB that’s why I haven’t taken difficult circuit, just a simple PIC basic circuit.
  • First design your circuit in Proteus ISIS as shown in below figure:
Components Used:

These components are used while designing this simulation:

Working Principle:
  •  After you got sure that your circuit is perfect and ready for designing, then click on the Tools and then Netlist to ARES as shown below:
  •  After clicking, Proteus ARES will be opened.
  • Now in Proteus ARES, select the block option from left toolbar and also make sure that you selected Board Edge in the below drop down menu as shown in below figure:
  •  Now make a rectangular block in the workspace, this block is actually the boundary of your PCB.
  • You can set its proper dimensions and can also re-size it manually using the mouse.
  •  Now select the component option from the left toolbar, it will show all the components used in your circuit.
  •  Place all these components in the workspace one by one as shown below. These green lines shown in the below image is actually the software intelligence.
  • Using the circuit, it gives us the routes automatically and we don’t need to panic any more just need to follow these route, if we are doing manually routing.
  •  Now there are two ways of adding routing, first method is auto routing.
  • To do auto routing, click on Tools and then Auto Router and a property box will open where you can set many different option for routing like the width of route and the PCB layers etc.
  • After selecting your properties just click on Begin Routing.
  •  And then a magic will start and you PCB will become ready as shown in below figure:
  •  Second method is manual routing, you can do manual routing by clicking the edges just like we connect wires in Proteus ISIS. For manual routing select the option shown in below figure and start routing.

That’s it. I don’t think its much difficult. I am gonna stop this tutorial here. I have tried my best to share my knowledge about Proteus. IF you guys having any problem in part of this tutorial, feel free to contact me. Take care.


  1. the teaching was very good, could u be having the programming codes used for programming smart electricity meter and u kindly send me on my email. i will be very greatifull. thanks

  2. got detailed explanation,but it will be more usful if u share how to animate the circuits with simple example and 3D format…

  3. please explain to download proteus8 with ares.like ckick here to download proteus8 with ares.regards/ krishnamoorthy.

  4. in proteus software how to design of op amp.how give negative voltage.and osc output wave shape if you knowing to me it is very helpfull to me

  5. Hi
    After selecting the Netlist to ARES option in ISIS, the opened ARES sheet does not show the components in the component list.
    What could be the possible reason?

  6. I want to write the circuit name on pcb.There is one problem how to delete the particular part of ground area for write the name on it

  7. Dear Shah Sb,AOA, kindly arrange some advance tutorials on pcb making like foot printing,pads and measurements etc.thanks

  8. I so much appreciate ur effort on these tutorials, thank you very much for sharing your knowledge free. Which ebook can I read to help me learn C for PIC microcontrollers? Pls

  9. Hi sir,
    In response to you tutorial on PCB layout using ARES software,I have a doubt in that topic.
    After completion of layout,in the print out (hard copy) of the design the packages are not with actual dimensions.All the component foot prints are being shrinked (reduced dimensions).Please help me in this issue like should I change any printer settings or how?
    Thanks in advance..!

  10. I do wish Labcenter would provide liccenses for older versions such as V7 or similar – I absolutely hate V8.upwards I would upgrade from Ares Lite, therefore I refuse to pay for such.

  11. thankyou for the topic but i have a Q…
    if the component is exist in isis &has package also but its not exist in ares like motor
    whats the problem??

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