Best Schematic Maker

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Joined Jan 22, 2010
Hi to all. Can someone tell me what is the best software (and free to download) for making a circuit schematic?


Joined Feb 12, 2009
I agree with the other thread. You really need a vector drawing package with connector lines that stay connected as you move things around. Also a library of component symbols is useful. On Windows I tend to use Visio. Also AutoCAD.

For free applications go to the Linear Tech website and download LTspice or SwCAD. These not only have a drawing tool with a library of symbols but have very good simulators. The drawings can be saved and printed.

For Linux there is QCad. Also look at Inkscape or even OpenOffice Draw.