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Re: PCB Tools
docdivakar   10/28/2013 7:41:25 PM
@Adam: you certainly have more than one reader! I think I commented on an earlier article of yours while proudly claiming my mechanical engineering background.

You may have seen another thread last week in EE Times on public domain EDA tools where KiCAD was also mentioned:


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tom-ii   10/28/2013 3:38:36 PM
I have, generally, had good luck with FreePCB.


One thing that all of them need is better integration with a spice program.  It would be nice to pull a schematic capture from, say, LTSpice, and use that as the netlist for the PCB CAD software.  Or visa versa...

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Aeroengineer   10/28/2013 3:26:27 PM
David, I am glad that I have at least one reader ;)  I do really hope that this is useful to others.  It is always hard to decided where to start with jumping to this world so hopefilly this gives people an idea of what is out there.

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Aeroengineer   10/28/2013 3:25:02 PM
Max, I am glad that this was able to point them to a useful starting point.  All have their own opitions, but this was a good starting point for me as I was trying to narrow down the choices that are out there.

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Max The Magnificent   10/28/2013 3:21:23 PM
@Adam: Someone just emailed me asking if I could recommend free PCB tools -- it was great being able to point him at your article rather than enumerate all of these myself.

I think this is going to prove to be a very useful series of articles for a lot of people.

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David Ashton   10/28/2013 3:16:22 PM
Hi Adam...I really look forward to your blogs on this subject.  As I said in my DIY PCB article, I've been using a program which is essentially a PC version of Bishop Graphics - totally manual.  But it works well for what I do, and is very easy to use.  Your comments about footprints is what has put me off getting into something else, as I use a lot of non-standard bits.  So you will have at least one avid reader....

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