[time-nuts] Schematic capture, anyone?

Chris Albertson albertson.chris at gmail.com
Fri Feb 24 00:56:54 UTC 2012

On Thu, Feb 23, 2012 at 4:46 PM,  <SAIDJACK at aol.com> wrote:
> Nowadays you can simply download the design software for free from the fab
> houses.

Yes, but in many cases these have problems like (1) They save the
design in a format that forces to to use ONLY that fab house to make
the PCB.   You really, really want to be able to save in a standard
file format and (2) many of these programs only run on Windows so you
can notshare your designs except to Windows users.

Basically just watch out that many of these "free" programs only run
in a closed environment.   The better software lets you save the
schematic to several different industry standard formats formats

Chris Albertson
Redondo Beach, California

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