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Old 18th May 2009, 04:39 PM   #1
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Default MAC free schematic drawing software?

I've tried to download CadSoft Eagle but their site seems to be failing. There's only one mirror site but it delivers a Windoze .exe file.

So, are there any other freeware products out there for the MAC that are simple and useful for drawing schematics? I don't need simulation or PCB layout functions, though if they are included it isn't a problem. What I want is for my schematics to look nice and be easily printed out.

If there are no MAC products, which Win products are simple and easy? I have an old failing laptop that could be used if I'm forced to.
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Old 18th May 2009, 05:09 PM   #2
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hello,
you migth have a look here
http://www.mccad.com/FREEMACSTUFF.html

mac schematics lite is free but limited to 22 components.
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Old 18th May 2009, 05:58 PM   #3
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Old 18th May 2009, 06:14 PM   #4
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There is a freeware version of Eagle for OS X too ( I only learnt this last week ). It works OK.
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Not free but Shareware.

http://www.lemkesoft.com/xd/public/c...lkPTE3MA_.html

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Old 18th May 2009, 06:55 PM   #6
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Actually, if anybody knows of a version of SPICE for Mac OS X (intel-based) that allows for schematic editing and simulation, I would be very interested.

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Old 18th May 2009, 11:58 PM   #7
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Old 19th May 2009, 12:52 AM   #8
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http://www.gimp.org/macintosh/

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Old 19th May 2009, 04:12 AM   #9
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Default MAC free schematic drawing software

Try Joel Tunnah's site - www.joeltunnah.com. He has two sets of downloadable schematic symbols that can be dragged into Painting or Drawing in Appleworks. I've found it works well for just doing the drawings.
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I work on the Mac platform as well. I've been trying different software for schematic and PCB layout (Eagle, MacCad, DesignWorksLite). The problem, as I'm sure you're all aware, the free versions offer a very limited area in which to work. I've been contemplating the purchase of a "not for profit license" with one of these companies.

Recently I came across electric vlsi at http://www.staticfreesoft.com/ it is completely free (open source) and has no limitations. It's a powerful program with it's emphasis on integrated circuit design and layout, but it can do simple schematics as well. This program does take some work to get the hang of. Free to look. Free to download. How can you lose.

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