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Old 27th June 2003, 09:34 AM   #1
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I'm looking for a program to draw schematics in. Any ideas?

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Old 27th June 2003, 10:00 AM   #2
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Do you want only to draw nice schematics? Or are you thinking about designing PCBs for your circuits? If that is the case, you should take a schematic program with the capability to generate netlists, which can then be read by the PCB program. That way, you are sure that the PCB is exactly like the schematic.

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Old 27th June 2003, 10:05 AM   #3
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You could use Eagle, it is good and easy and the light version is free! www.cadsoft.de I use it in combination of a HP7550 plotter.
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Old 27th June 2003, 11:20 AM   #4
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Hi, and thanks for your reply.

Well, I'm looking for both, but the first priority is a program that I can draw schematics in. I want to get rid of all thus papers laying around everywhere.

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Old 27th June 2003, 12:30 PM   #5
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The schematic program with the smallest learning curve is Tubepad . This is a library of images for use in MS Paint - so it's childs play to learn... and almost as quick as a pencil and paper once you have used it a few times.

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I just use MS Paint, very easy

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Old 27th June 2003, 10:02 PM   #7
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Hi I use SwitcherCad... a free program for spice simulations..but you can easily create your own symbols if..like I did.

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I use VectorWorks. Not a low cost option thou...

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Old 30th June 2003, 09:21 AM   #10
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Hi,

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The schematic program with the smallest learning curve is Tubepad . This is a library of images for use in MS Paint - so it's childs play to learn... and almost as quick as a pencil and paper once you have used it a few times.
So do I.

I've converted all the *.bmp files to *.gif though.
This gives me much better results ( no pixelation black spots) and the endresult takes up a fraction of the HD/WEB real estate.

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