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Old 4th March 2012, 01:02 PM   #1
mfaughn is offline mfaughn  United States
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Default Drawing software for P2P layout?

I'm wondering if there is anything (free) out there that is a good drawing tool for doing point to point layout mock-ups. Something that already had tube socket models would be preferable. I could draw my own but I'd rather use something with all the parts already done.

I've used Eagle before. I haven't tried it for p2p but it occurs to me that it would have some shortcomings / constraints that aren't really geared for p2p layouts.
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Old 4th March 2012, 01:42 PM   #2
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Have you tried using Eagle and just place the resistors the way u would on a terminal strip? Maybe include lots of testpoints to act as the solder lugs along the strip?
Or use some CAD and draw it that way?
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Old 4th March 2012, 01:52 PM   #3
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Google Sketchup
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Old 4th March 2012, 04:50 PM   #4
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The size restrictions on Eagle make it unusable. Been meaning to checkout Skynet (aka Google) Sketchup. Does it have a Smustard or Spickles plug-in?

I sure wish they would release a Linux build...

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You can run an older version of Sketchup with Wine. You won't be missing anything much.

Lot's of plugins and 3D warehouse if you need it. I prefer to draw my own components, although I have used the warehouse from time to time. lol
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I think the whole fun of P2P is making it up as you go along, apart from the initial rough guess about how much room to leave and how many spare tags to scatter around.
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Old 4th March 2012, 08:05 PM   #7
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Theoretically agreed, DF96. But unfortunately this method is not very reproducible - and at least both channels of a stereo amp should look roughly the same

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Old 4th March 2012, 09:11 PM   #8
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You can run an older version of Sketchup with Wine. You won't be missing anything much.

Lot's of plugins and 3D warehouse if you need it. I prefer to draw my own components, although I have used the warehouse from time to time. lol

Any reputable source for older versions of SketchUp? v8 is a definite bust.

I downloaded blender to give that a shot.

I like Google less and less. I am a developer and I continually find myself saddened / annoyed by the things they do (and fail to do).
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Old 4th March 2012, 09:18 PM   #9
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Search for DIY layout creator. See if that has any of the functionality you are looking for.
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Old 4th March 2012, 09:26 PM   #10
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... after putting some long evening's effort into creating a library of the most common parts, almost any vector-based drawing software with a snap-grid should suffice, if your layouts aren't too complex. What about open office draw?

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