Help needed for pcb software...

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by saad.zafar01, Apr 3, 2013.

  1. saad.zafar01

    Thread Starter New Member

    Dec 15, 2012
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    hello i want to make an electronic dice on PCB. i tried to use ORCAD to make the layout of the PCB but i could not find PCB footprints of many of my components.. so i could not use it..

    Please suggest a PCB layout software that i can use for the following components..

    3 - 330R resistors
    1 - 1k
    9 - 10k
    1 - 1M
    1 - 3M3
    1 - 4M7
    1 - 10M
    1 - 100n capacitor
    1 - 1u 16v electrolytic
    3 - BC 547 transistors
    2 - BC 557
    1 - 555 IC
    1 - CD4017 IC
    7 - 5mm Red LEDs
    1 - PCB mount push button
    1 - 8 pin IC socket
    1 - 16 pin IC socket

    http://talkingelectronics.com/projects/LED-Dice/LED-Dice.html


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    http://talkingelectronics.com/projects/LED-Dice/images/LED-DicePremade.jpg
     
  2. John P

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    Oct 14, 2008
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    FreePCB is very good. You can do a simple job "on the fly" but the chance of making mistakes is high. It would be best if you use a schematic capture program with a netlist output.

    By the way, that project could be done with a lot fewer components if you use a microcontroller.
     
  3. mcgyvr

    AAC Fanatic!

    Oct 15, 2009
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    Just because a PCB layout program doesn't have the correct parts doesn't mean you can't use it. You "learn" to "make" them yourself in the programs component/layout (pattern) editor.
     
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