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Offline BMac

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Re: PCB/EDA software list
« Reply #50 on: January 28, 2013, 11:18:50 pm »
Check out this SW "DEX 2020" at www.kov.com.  I think it shows some promise as a good schematic and PCB layout tool.

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Re: PCB/EDA software list
« Reply #51 on: June 16, 2013, 07:33:15 pm »
I really like Cadsofts EGALE so far, especially teir training tutorials section on their homepage: http://www.cadsoftusa.com/training/
 

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Re: PCB/EDA software list
« Reply #52 on: August 12, 2013, 09:25:43 pm »
Add 'nl5' to the simulators list.
http://nl5.sidelinesoft.com/

Edit:Also PLECS
http://www.plexim.com/
« Last Edit: August 13, 2013, 10:17:12 am by xygor »
 

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Re: PCB/EDA software list
« Reply #53 on: August 20, 2013, 02:18:22 am »
List updated.
 

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PCB/EDA software list
« Reply #54 on: August 20, 2013, 04:07:52 am »
There's also ViaDesigner available at ViaDesigner.com
 

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Re: PCB/EDA software list
« Reply #55 on: September 15, 2013, 05:19:15 am »
Hello...
Really Great List...
You could also check out this    http://actpcb.com/pcb-calculator

Thankss
« Last Edit: September 15, 2013, 05:33:32 pm by Frank3point14 »
 

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Re: PCB/EDA software list
« Reply #56 on: September 15, 2013, 07:17:42 am »
Hello...
Really Great List...
You could also check out thispcb calculator]www.actpcb.com/pcb-calculator.com]pcb calculator

Thankss

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Re: PCB/EDA software list
« Reply #57 on: September 16, 2013, 02:53:04 pm »
Worked for me.
 

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Re: PCB/EDA software list
« Reply #58 on: December 23, 2013, 03:56:12 am »
Could anyone suggest a simple software to import eagle files and export it into gerbers correctly?
 

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Re: PCB/EDA software list
« Reply #59 on: March 24, 2014, 06:41:20 am »
There is lots of software in the market for PCB. But I am giving you a list of top used PCB Software’s and PCB industry sites list.
1.   http://www.zenitpcb.com/
2.   http://www.freepcb.com/
3.   http://www.osmondpcb.com/
4.   http://www.electroschematics.com/832/expresspcb-download/
5.   http://www.a-flex.com/printed-circuit-board-manufacturing.html
6.   http://www.kicad-pcb.org/display/KICAD/KiCad+EDA+Software+Suite
7.   http://www.gpleda.org/
8.   http://fritzing.org/home/
9.   http://www.rs-online.com/designspark/electronics/eng/page/designspark-pcb-home-page

I think they will help you in building a good list of PCB softwares.

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Re: PCB/EDA software list
« Reply #60 on: March 30, 2014, 07:18:54 pm »
I opened a thread here https://www.eevblog.com/forum/eda/wich-pcb-software-to-choose/msg413975/ , I hope you make some considerations when choosing wich software to buy, and the reasons you are based to make the decision of buying it. Hope this leads us somewhere.

Cheers!
« Last Edit: March 30, 2014, 07:57:39 pm by Marmes »
 

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Re: PCB/EDA software list
« Reply #61 on: April 24, 2014, 07:08:19 am »
My Web based EDA http://easyeda.com/ It is easy but good enough for 3000 Pads PCB.

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Re: PCB/EDA software list
« Reply #62 on: April 24, 2014, 11:27:09 am »
My Web based EDA http://easyeda.com/editor. It is easy but good enough for 3000 Pads PCB.

Dillon

Remove the period from the end of the URL you gave or people will get "access denied":

i.e. http://easyeda.com/editor
 

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Re: PCB/EDA software list
« Reply #63 on: May 09, 2014, 03:25:20 pm »
Nice software list, i was happy to see some of the software i use on there, and some other ones i have not herd of that i could use. Thanks guys.
 

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Re: PCB/EDA software list
« Reply #64 on: August 16, 2014, 12:21:47 am »
Another free Gerber tool:

ViewMate

http://www.pentalogix.com/viewmate.php

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Re: PCB/EDA software list
« Reply #65 on: September 06, 2014, 02:37:52 am »
I've knocked out a few designs so far with Upverter:

https://upverter.com/

It's schematic capture and PCB design that runs in your web browser. Import/export between their system and desktop EDA software is very much a work in progress, but you can export gerbers to get boards made and schematics in PNG format. (I think there are some other supported file formats for assembly, but I've done my own assembly so far.)

Ordinarily they'd charge for access, but you can get a free account for open-hardware projects (they're publicly viewable).
 

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Re: PCB/EDA software list
« Reply #66 on: September 26, 2014, 12:03:10 am »
Found this one in a add on the first page.

PCBWeb Designer - http://www.pcbweb.com/

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PCBWeb is a free CAD application for designing and manufacturing electronics hardware.

Integrated Digi-Key Parts Catalog with Bill of Materials Manager.

Windows version only.

 

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Re: PCB/EDA software list
« Reply #67 on: September 26, 2014, 03:59:54 am »
Found this one in a add on the first page.

PCBWeb Designer - http://www.pcbweb.com/

I just spotted that one today as well! It's added to the list and so is Upverter.
 

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Re: PCB/EDA software list
« Reply #68 on: October 20, 2014, 04:33:29 am »
Mindi Microchip simulator no longer available...
 

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Re: PCB/EDA software list
« Reply #69 on: November 05, 2014, 09:47:17 pm »
I have to buy an EDA package soon for work, and this forum has been invaluable... so I thought I'd better contribute.

I found Quadcept last week: https://www.quadcept.com/en/

It is a Japanese program and I didn't have high expectations, but I am really impressed.

It seems like a really good deal - Am I missing something here?

It doesn't really have libraries but that's OK, everybody builds their own anyway.
And there seems to be no (English speaking) community around it - but using the program is no problem.
 

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Re: PCB/EDA software list
« Reply #70 on: November 05, 2014, 10:34:47 pm »

I found Quadcept last week: https://www.quadcept.com/en/

It seems like a really good deal - Am I missing something here?

The pricing is actually not cheap. You need both the Schematic & PCB package which will set you back $440 + $1100 = US$1540. This is an annual price (ie you need to pay it every 12 months).

I think you would be better off looking at DipTrace (www.diptrace.com) or Proteus (www.labcenter.com). Both of these are excellent programs for the money.
I also sat between Elvis & Bigfoot on the UFO.
 

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Re: PCB/EDA software list
« Reply #71 on: November 08, 2014, 05:03:18 am »
I really like Robot Room's Copper Connection.

http://www.robotroom.com/CopperConnection/

It supports Gerber export, it will read ExpressPCB files to ween you off the proprietary fab habit, it's cheap, and the interface is easy to use.  Practically non-existent parts library, but I always make my own footprints anyway.  It's Windows only (.NET), obviously a work-in-progress, and the feature set doesn't compete with any of the big CAD packages, but for hobby projects it's absolutely wonderful.  You won't run into board size or pad limits at least.

No relation here, nothing to sell.  I like it and want to see it succeed, that's all.  :-+
 

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Re: PCB/EDA software list
« Reply #72 on: December 30, 2014, 08:59:04 am »
Hello everyone.

I would like to do a question about some of the software listed.

I'm a Linux user so I'm looking for software that can perform, roughly, the same tasks as Proteus in Windows. Is KiCAD capable of it or what software can replace Proteus???
 

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Re: PCB/EDA software list
« Reply #73 on: January 26, 2015, 10:01:34 am »
There is a change to your list. There now is the free version of AutoTRAX DEX. This is the non-commercial (not for profit) version. It is the identical version as the commercial version. There is only one binary program. The only restriction is that it must be used for non-commercial projects. There is no demo program; there’s no need!
  • You do not need to register for the free software.
  • It does not have a time limit.
  • There is no limit to the number or size of sheets.
  • There are no layer limits or PCB size limits.
  • There are no adverts for PCB board manufacturers.
  • The BOM does not ‘guide’ you to a major component distributor.
You can get it from http://kov.com/
 

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Re: PCB/EDA software list
« Reply #74 on: January 26, 2015, 10:56:37 am »
I'm a Linux user so I'm looking for software that can perform, roughly, the same tasks as Proteus in Windows. Is KiCAD capable of it or what software can replace Proteus???

KiCAD does not even come close to Proteus.

I prefer Proteus to DipTrace, but DipTrace is less expensive so why not give their demo a try.
I also sat between Elvis & Bigfoot on the UFO.
 


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