Schematics program for mac?

Discussion in 'Electronics Resources' started by ale2121, Feb 26, 2010.

  1. ale2121

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    Mar 20, 2009
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    Hi,

    does anyone know a free program I can use, on my Mac, to draw schematics with? I could use something like photoshop, but it's really annoying to have to redraw the symbols each time I want to draw a new schematic.
     
  2. bertus

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    Hello,

    You can use photoshop to draw the schematics.
    Here is a spanish site with all kinds of symbols:
    http://www.simbologia-electronica.com/index.htm?url=/_electronica/simbolos_electronicos.htm

    Place the symbols in a directory and use insert picture from file to put them in your schematic.
    I use this method on my linux PC using KolourPaint, a KDE drawing program.
    I save the drawings in .png format to have them less fuzzy as the .jpg format ones.

    Greetings,
    Bertus
     
  3. sbombs

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    gEDA runs on the MAC, allegedly. I suggest joining gEDA-users if you decide to give it a try.
    http://www.gpleda.org/
     
  4. ale2121

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    Hey! thanks for the gEDA info. I'm sort of running it right now. I've got the schematics drawing program running. Now I'm just trying to get ngSpice to work. The PCB program works as well, but I'd like it to work with the schematics program and automatically convert my file. ...Still working on it, but thanks!
     
  5. sbombs

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  6. Wendy

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    PaintCAD would work fine with Mac, since it is a graphic approach and not software. I use M/S Paint to make the shapes, and you cut and past them using whatever your comfortable with.

    Bill's Index

    Introduction and PaintCAD

    Having said that, most schematic programs will also allow you use the file to generate a PCB. This is an advantage not lightly discarded.
     
  7. sbombs

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    I forgot about Cenon. I used it once strictly for its ability to convert filetypes. Here's an image from their gallery:[​IMG]
     
  8. superkrm

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