Recommendations for easy circuit drawing software

Discussion in 'Electronics Resources' started by nosparksplse, Jun 12, 2011.

  1. nosparksplse

    Thread Starter New Member

    Jun 12, 2011
    1
    0
    I'm new to this forum. Does anyone have a recommendation for any FREE/shareware software that would run on a MacBook, "Snow Leopard" operating system that could be used to draw simple circuit diagrams ?

    Once upon a time, McDraw would have sufficed !

    Thank you.
     
  2. TBayBoy

    Member

    May 25, 2011
    148
    19
  3. victorhugo289

    Member

    Aug 24, 2010
    49
    3
    There's this software called "Qucs" which is for Linux, I don't know if it works on Macs. Drawing circuits is very easy and intuitive.
     
  4. Wendy

    Moderator

    Mar 24, 2008
    20,765
    2,536
  5. CD-RW

    Member

    Feb 26, 2011
    33
    1
    As already mentioned, QUCS:

    http://qucs.sourceforge.net/download.html

    Also please check out the FEL - Fedora Electronics Lab here:

    http://spins.fedoraproject.org/fel/#about

    This is a bootable Fedora Linux distro that is aimed at EDA. Qucs is part of this distribution. You can download the FEL 14 or 15 iso, and burn it to a DVD. Then run FEL from the DVD and check out the EDA packages, without having to install to your hard drive. I think Mac OS is a linux derivative anyway.

    You can get the DVD iso for FEL 32 bit from here:

    http://ftp.df.lth.se/pub/fedora-alt/spins/linux/releases/14/Spins/i686/

    Fedora-14-i686-Live-FEL.iso

    and here:

    http://ftp.df.lth.se/pub/fedora-alt/spins/linux/releases/15/Spins/i686/

    Fedora-15-i686-Live-Electronic-Lab.iso

    If your machine is 64 bit, then just go up the directory tree and back down the x86_64 branch :)

    There are some nice QUCS tutorials on youtube as well. The learning curve for QUCS is very qiuck, as it is a very intuitive program to use.

    HTH
     
Loading...