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Old 10th March 2004, 07:41 AM   #1
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Exclamation Eagle PCB VS Express PCB

Which one is better as a free software?

In user friendly level...
And in technical functions etc...
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Old 11th March 2004, 03:14 AM   #2
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Old 11th March 2004, 04:35 AM   #3
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Eagle is a lot better, since it creates standard gerber files, allowing you to use multiple vendors. ExpressPCB is easier to use, but you are stuck to getting boards from them, or their parent subsidiary, PCBpro.

Eagle has many advanced features that ExpressPCB does not. Just think of ExpressPCB as being Notepad, and Eagle being a fully featured text editor.

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Old 11th March 2004, 08:29 AM   #4
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Haven't got any other comments.
What BrianGT says.
I've tested both and staid with Eagle.
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Old 11th March 2004, 09:23 AM   #6
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One other thing is that you can send Eagle .brd files directly to www.olimex.com and they are cheap (not the quality, the price )
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I'd suggest Diptrace, it's affordable, easy-to-follow (an important thing for beginners, eh?) and contains a lot of features other recognized packages do. Check their site for free version.
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Eagle has a Mac OS X version so that's why I use it plus it has a good interface. I like it better than OrCAD layout which I use at work.
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Wow... took 2 years and 3 months to get more opinions to my question hehe

But unfortunately I lost my interest in solid state, so I no longer deal with PCB as often as what I used to...

So, does Diptraceoffer international shipping for prototype...?
Who offers prototype boards with international shipping at most affordable price...?
I might have to order some PCBs for DHT filament regulator...
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Eagle has a Mac OS X version so that's why I use it plus it has a good interface. I like it better than OrCAD layout which I use at work.
I want to install Eagle Light on Mac OS X (10.7). I downloaded it, but I'm having trouble with the install. Are there any tricks to this?
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