[time-nuts] Schematic capture, anyone?

Jean-Louis Oneto jean-louis.oneto at obs-azur.fr
Fri Feb 24 02:16:30 UTC 2012


I mostly use Target3001:
http://server.ibfriedrich.com/wiki/ibfwikien/index.php?title=Main_Page
It's commercial, but there are six different editions starting as low as 
59€, with digital+analog, schematics, PCB, autorouting, simulation, it's 
multilingual (German/English/French), and there is even a free 
evaluation version somewhat limited in PCB size and pins numbers, but 
nevertheless worth trying. They are also very responsive.
I also tried DesignSparks, which is free, but a lot less powerfull.
Just a satisfied user, standard disclaimers apply ! :-)
Jean-Louis

On 24/02/2012 01:52, paul swed wrote:
> I favor ExpressPCs free schematic generation and board layout....
> But Now I have a whole new list to go looking for.
> More time-nuts trouble ahead.
> Regards
> Paul
>
> On Thu, Feb 23, 2012 at 8:36 PM, Bruce Lane<kyrrin at bluefeathertech.com>wrote:
>
>> Good eve,
>>
>>         I must be the exception... I've tried Eagle, most recently about
>> three months back. I can't stand it. I find it, for my purposes, to be
>> about as intuitive as a Salvador Dali painting.
>>
>>         I've not yet tried DesignSpark, but it looks very promising.
>>
>>         Personally, I use an old version of OrCAD (9-dot-something, I
>> think).
>>
>>         Happy tweaking.
>>
>> *********** REPLY SEPARATOR  ***********
>>
>> On 23-Feb-12 at 18:38 Jim Hickstein wrote:
>>
>>> What do people use these days for schematic capture (and just possibly
>>> PCB layout), for low-budget homebrew stuff?
>>          <snippage>
>>
>>   It's been so long since I did
>>> this, I
>>> still own a T-square and a pile of contemporary relics like rules and
>>> triangles.
>>>   I'll get out my pencil sharpener if I have to.  But really, this must be
>>> a
>>> solved problem by now.  For less than $300?  I only need TTL, not
>>> striplines or
>>> any black magic like that.
>>>
>>> I'm a Mac shop, but can of course run Windows if need be.  And to make
>>> matters
>>> worse, I prefer ANSI logic symbology over shovels-and-spades (or, really,
>>> over
>>> plain rectangles where you're expected to know what the part number
>>> means).
>>> This comes from exposure to Control Data, who were big on it back in the
>>> day.  I
>>> even used to be on the mailing list of the standards committee.  I suppose
>>> that
>>> all sank without a trace?  If it's still controversial, I apologize in
>>> advance
>>> for trolling.
>>>
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>> kyrrin (at) bluefeathertech do/t c=o=m
>> "If Salvador Dali had owned a computer, would it have been equipped with
>> surreal ports?"
>>
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