Autodesk and launches 123D Circuits – virtual breadboard electronics simulator

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Autodesk and have launched 123D Circuits (, a browser based breadboard design tool. Check out the video below

More from the announcement :


“It has always been our mission to make designing and experimenting with electronics accessible to as many people as possible. With we already made a big leap in this direction. But for people getting started with electronics, schematics and layout are often still daunting. Over the summer we partnered up with Autodesk to fix this.

We are proud to announce the new version of making it even easier and more intuitive to design electronics: 123D Here are some of the most important new features:

  • virtual breadboard based design, allowing to build and experiment with circuits just as you would in real life
  • you can add an Arduino to your design, and edit the code right in your browser
  • real-time and interactive simulation of both your Arduino code and the circuit attached to it
  • full collaborative editing (think of Google Docs for electronics)
  • powerful yet easy component editor, making it super easy to add new components to the shared library
  • easily create beautiful circuit boards with: free text, b-splice silkscreen art, arbitrary board shapes, …
  • ability to embed your design, including simulation on your blog or in an instructable

123D enables beginners to easily get started with electronics. Instead of blowing up a component, you can now experiment freely in the live simulated virtual breadboard environment together with friends without being afraid of breaking something. 123D even allows you to simulate Arduino code along with your electronics to control it all or to learn about programming and Arduino. Let’s admit it, even pros could make good use of such a tool.”