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Old 28th October 2011, 04:21 PM   #1
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Default designspark PCB software free downloads

I have been using EasyPC since it was a Doss program and flopy disk.
Recentley I got the Window version at £quite a lot.

This was purchased from RS components.

Now RS have its own out. Engine and icons look is wery much similar to Easy PC.

You can download for free from DesignSpark | The gateway to online resources and design support for engineers

Go for it.

See Elecktor November 11 page 9 for adwert.

So nothing new here but hey maybe you missed it....

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Old 30th October 2011, 08:38 PM   #2
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I was very disappointed with design spark, I found it very un-intuitive to use. I am pretty certain it is an old version of EasyPC cobbled together for RS.

I also remember EasyPC in the 1990's, I was so impressed with its bugs I went away and wrote my own CAD package !

A good CAD package should have lots of error checking, you can lose the cost of a CAD package on a bad batch of PCB's.
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Old 30th October 2011, 11:50 PM   #3
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Hi agree with you They look very much the same

Thing is I paid £300 + for easy PC so realy no worth making that mistake as you can get the free version.

About un-intuitive use I got used to it and it serve me well.

About mistakes I don't know I make simple single layer PCB for myself and again it works for me.

All I wanted to say is that it is out there and free so maybe it could help someones.
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Old 31st October 2011, 03:29 AM   #4
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I find it excellent and quite intuitive. There are a few klunky features, but more so because of lack of fancy documentation than poor user interface.
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