[time-nuts] Schematic capture, anyone?

John Ackermann N8UR jra at febo.com
Fri Feb 24 01:04:18 UTC 2012

There are a bunch of choices, some free and some limited to working with 
a certain PCB shop, but I like Eagle (http://www.cadsoftusa.com) 
because, among other things, it's cross-platform running on Windows, 
Mac, and Linux (I use the Linux version).  There's a free version and a 
couple of steps of paid versions which allow larger board sizes and more 

Jim Hickstein said the following on 02/23/2012 07:38 PM:
> What do people use these days for schematic capture (and just possibly
> PCB layout), for low-budget homebrew stuff? 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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