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Circuit Design Software Suggestions? Drawing schematics for a game w/o paperwork


By ForceFlow

4 years ago



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#17 4 years ago
Quoted from Coyote:

I use DipTrace. But, honestly, if you have a chance to use something else, go for it, honestly.

There are certainly tools more capable than DipTrace but it really is more intuitive than Eagle and fairly well suited for quick jobs like the OP's. DipTrace has decent libraries for common parts.

Eagle's interface is just total crap. it's a shame they never improved it. Lyonsden's observations are spot on.

KiCad is free but that is it's only redeeming quality and even that isn't enough to save it. Using it requires a level of self-hatred that is beyond me. I don't know about library quality.

Altium Designer is probably cost prohibitive if you don't already have the license but there are so many third party libraries available. Altium is overkill for this job unless you are already trained up on it.

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