[time-nuts] Schematic capture, anyone?
jean-louis.oneto at obs-azur.fr
Fri Feb 24 02:16:30 UTC 2012
I mostly use Target3001:
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 ! :-)
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.
> 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
>> 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?
>> It's been so long since I did
>>> this, I
>>> still own a T-square and a pile of contemporary relics like rules and
>>> I'll get out my pencil sharpener if I have to. But really, this must be
>>> 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
>>> worse, I prefer ANSI logic symbology over shovels-and-spades (or, really,
>>> plain rectangles where you're expected to know what the part number
>>> 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
>>> all sank without a trace? If it's still controversial, I apologize in
>>> for trolling.
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>> Blue Feather Technologies -- http://www.bluefeathertech.com
>> 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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