Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by CRX-YEM, Feb 22, 2007.
Anyone here do any PCB or schematic design layouts, if so what software are you using ??
DipTrace - Professional Schematic & PCB Design Software
Not sure of cost, I have a stolen copy. I use it like once a year.
yeah I have a copy of Diptrace as well, but it's not really that great, dxf import isn't adequate, it's also difficult to layout pcb, it tdoesn't thave 0402 sized smt components, I use multisim for my circuit simulations, So I was thinking about utiliboard, I see national instruments has purchased multisim now and the costs have increased accordingly, so I was curious what everyone else is using.
Have you looked at Eagle PCB or expresspcb, i know they're most likely very simple programs. I just figure if you really needed some heavy-duty shit you'd have it.
Pencil and paper v1.0. That's what I use
We use Autocad, prolly not the fastest way but it allows us to lay multiple layers over each other. This way we can test fit the board in the housing and blah blah blah.
yeah I'm using autocad as well, but the dxf import function on diptrace sucks, I need to be able to generate gerber data for the pcb manufacturer
I think we plot them, then have them photo'd and use the negative for the manufacturer.
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Hey, never said I do quad layer boards and surface mount work, just told ya what I use.
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