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Old 7th November 2006, 09:05 PM   #1
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just joking,off course

you look for something simple-for drawing schmtcs,or CAD ?

if simple-just find symbols for paint
if CAD-then Broskie's Tube CAD
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by designer do you mean a simulator? for "designing," i just put pen to paper and scan and then clean up in PS..
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I have been using the free LT Spice/switcherCAD III software for over a year and found its schematic drawing tool very handy, especially since it can also simulate whatever scematic is entered. This software is intended for SS but there are Spice models that represent vacuum tubes at several sites on the Internet and most of them work with LT Spice.

It doesn't have the functionality to include controls like potentiometers and switches, though, because those devices have no meaning to a simulator. Its worst feature is its HELP file, which is poorly constructed and leaves many questions unanswered.
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I use "Eagle" to draw circuits, very easy and adaptable with good valve files. Makes a very neat circuit drawing. I haven't even tried to use the circuit board designing features because I build point to point.
There is a version of Eagle for Linux (probably Mac as well).

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I downloaded Eagle. It looks like a fine program - lots of tubes in the available libraries - but I don't see any power transformers in the libraries that have 3 secondary windings (HT,filament,filament). Are there any available that you know of? Thanks!
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Somebody knows what EDA SW tool use the Japanese MJ magazine to make their wonderful schematics?
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I downloaded Eagle. It looks like a fine program - lots of tubes in the available libraries - but I don't see any power transformers in the libraries that have 3 secondary windings (HT,filament,filament). Are there any available that you know of? Thanks!
Haven't had a need for this so don't know really.

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I don't see any power transformers in the libraries that have 3 secondary windings (HT,filament,filament). Are there any available that you know of?
The cute thing about Eagle is that it's dead easy to create your own library parts. There are numerous tutorials available, and once you get used to it you can create any part pretty much (except something really horrid like a large FPGA etc.) in 10 minutes or less. I have wriiten a tube footprint generator for Eagle here

There are excellent peer-to-peer support newsgroups on Cadsoft's own servers at news://news.cadsoft.de - yo will want the eagle.userchat.eng & eagle.support.eng groups (there are *.ger groups in German too, if you want).
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