designspark PCB software free downloads - diyAudio
Go Back   Home > Forums > Design & Build > Software Tools

Software Tools SPICE, PCB CAD, speaker design and measurement software, calculators

Please consider donating to help us continue to serve you.

Ads on/off / Custom Title / More PMs / More album space / Advanced printing & mass image saving
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 28th October 2011, 04:21 PM   #1
diyAudio Member
 
Bksabath's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
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....

Last edited by Bksabath; 28th October 2011 at 04:24 PM.
  Reply With Quote
Old 30th October 2011, 08:38 PM   #2
diyAudio Member
 
nigelwright7557's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Carlisle, England
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.
__________________
PCBCAD50 software. http://www.murtonpikesystems.co.uk
  Reply With Quote
Old 30th October 2011, 11:50 PM   #3
diyAudio Member
 
Bksabath's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
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.
  Reply With Quote
Old 31st October 2011, 03:29 AM   #4
BrianL is offline BrianL  United States
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: USA
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.
__________________
bel
  Reply With Quote

Reply


Hide this!Advertise here!
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Best free schematic/pcb software? dgta Software Tools 34 12th October 2012 10:48 AM
New free unrestricted PCB design software from RS Components wakibaki Equipment & Tools 12 6th October 2011 04:10 AM
Free Downloads from FIM Bas Horneman PC Based 1 29th September 2009 03:27 PM
Cheap or Free PCB Layout software? paulb Parts 46 1st September 2003 08:22 AM
Free PCB developing software Bas Parts 20 20th January 2003 05:22 PM


New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 01:20 AM.


vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright ©1999-2014 diyAudio

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2