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Eagle Premium no longer included with Fusion for hobbyists?

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james_s:

--- Quote from: langwadt on May 21, 2022, 09:36:51 pm ---I'd think the Kicad maturing and becoming a more common format for opensource projects also did it's bit

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I think KiCad did a fair mount of maturing in response to Eagle becoming non-viable for a lot of people.

TomS_:
I thought it might be worth giving a little update. Ive been playing with KiCad (6.0.5) on and off over the past month or so, and long story short, it hasnt been a painless experience, but not as painful as I might have thought it would be to switch to another PCB CAD package. There have been some frustrating times, and a bug that Ive had to work with in the symbol editor (hopefully that is fixed in 6.0.6), but generally I would say the experience is positive.

I think Ive pretty much mastered making my own footprints and symbols, and have managed to put together one simple board and sent it off for manufacturing - it came back exactly as I would have expected, so thats a good sign that I might have figured things out.

I have a more complex project in the works, but theres still a lot of work to do on that one before I go ordering PCBs including building a prototype first. And I have a second project that I am currently prototyping/breadboarding that I'll get to some time in the next couple of months.

In summary, while I think EAGLE does some things better (or in a way that I prefer), there are also aspects of KiCad that I like, and I think it would be fair to say that I wont be looking back. If youre stuck on what to do post EAGLE, my advice is jump into KiCad sooner rather than later. :-+

jpanhalt:
@TomS_

Since you have experience with Eagle, you may have found that plated through slots are not easily supported in the Gerbers  made by the Eagle CAM.  Maybe that was fixed in versions 8.0 and higher.

Have you tried plated through slots in KiCad?  Are they a regular function?

TomS_:

--- Quote from: jpanhalt on July 01, 2022, 10:34:36 am ---@TomS_

Since you have experience with Eagle, you may have found that plated through slots are not easily supported in the Gerbers  made by the Eagle CAM.  Maybe that was fixed in versions 8.0 and higher.

Have you tried plated through slots in KiCad?  Are they a regular function?

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This is not something Ive had to work with to date so I dont think I can be much help with it.

But I just had a quick look in KiCad and it seems you can make oval shaped pads, so this should make it quite trivial to do plated slots I would imagine.

ebastler:

--- Quote from: jpanhalt on July 01, 2022, 10:34:36 am ---you may have found that plated through slots are not easily supported in the Gerbers  made by the Eagle CAM.  Maybe that was fixed in versions 8.0 and higher.

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I have certainy used plated slots with Eagle (version 7.x and earlier). The PCB houses I have used will interpret slots which are surrounded by copper, e.g. are located within pads, as plated slots. How else would slots be designated as "plated" in the Gerbers?

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