PCB designing software

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by mrudul, Feb 1, 2011.

  1. mrudul

    Thread Starter New Member

    Jul 25, 2010
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    hai,

    whioch of the following is better to design PCB at an easy manner??
    tiny cad
    eagle
    freepcb
    expresspcb
     
  2. tracecom

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    Apr 16, 2010
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    I don't know tiny cad or freepcb. Eagle and my brain don't get along; I find Eagle to be completely counterintuitive. ExpressPCB is easy and quick to learn, but it doesn't generate Gerber files. My current choice is DipTrace, which is fairly easy to learn and does generate industry standard Gerbers. There's a free version and some low cost options at diptrace.com.
     
  3. mcgyvr

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    Oct 15, 2009
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    I second Diptrace ( I love it)
     
  4. nigelwright7557

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    May 10, 2008
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    I think its worth spending some money and getting a CAD package with plenty of error checking.
    One mistake on your pcb could end up with it being thrown out.
    Design rule checks and integrity checks are vital.
     
  5. bassplayer142

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    I use the free software Kicad. Works so far.
     
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