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Old 3rd April 2011, 12:21 PM   #1
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Default I would like to introduce you a simple software to diy electronics

They are PBC Wizzard and Livewire.

You can export as gerbers
It has autoroute..you click and it route for you
It is not complicated, not demanding and fast to learn and use
Can produce simulations, schematics and pcboards.

Videos will show you what i mean:

YouTube - Livewire & PCB Wizzard presentation 1

YouTube - Livewire & PCB Wizzard presentation 2


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Old 3rd April 2011, 01:27 PM   #2
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I should not go for that.
Not even one IRF P channel mosfet.
Not one common OPamp like OPA134. And so on. And so on.

A spice/pcb software is no better than the components library.
LTspice and MultiSim have good big LIBRARIES.
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Old 3rd April 2011, 02:36 PM   #3
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Hi Carlos, I can't believe I watched the whole video in your sigline, Yes it is frustrating that the programs don't have all the different types of devices but that is why they come with their own component editors! I made my own outines for expressPCB without too much hassle. If I had an account on youtube I'd tell the guy to just use the editor!

The ironic thing is, I just bought a cad program for stripboard!

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Old 3rd April 2011, 03:52 PM   #4
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Default Ahahahah... interesting Wintermute.... to strip boards is funny.

I do use Multisim Power Pro version 11 too...but for Semi Professional work...more serious power amplifiers.... this one is an old version of Troyan, called Troyan Brasil.

Ultiboard from Multisim is fine too..... well.... this program came from the Electronics Workbench, that was always one of the best we have.

To my home use, daily use, to my toys, i use hand work without simulators, tracing things using nail polish...but sometimes i have fun with these ones too...i do think they are very nice ones too.

The one, in the attached image could pump out 1.2 Kilowatts over 2 ohms...was buid and tested using 20 output pairs... crazy thing that i have tested with 4 ohms only, because i had not enougth supply for it.

The guy that appear in the signature line video is clever, i fully agreed with him.

By the way, your pictures are very nice...your artificial intelligence works.


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Old 3rd April 2011, 03:59 PM   #5
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There is also the free designspark PCB software.

DesignSpark PCB | DesignSpark

I can understand that a spice simulator is only as good as it's parts library. But as far as a PCB designing software goes, it's only the footprint of the part that is important, so what if it doesn't have OPA134, any 8 pin DIL or SOIC part will do.
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Old 3rd April 2011, 04:19 PM   #6
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I have PBC Wizzard and Livewire, but my PBC Wizzard don't do the Gerber files correctly, as you can see on my image, the trace line are not ok and there is no pads.


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