Good schematic software for building test circuits?

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Joined Mar 25, 2012
I use Linux (Ubuntu) at home, and Windows XP/7 (sigh) at work. I'd like to be able to "build circuits" that I can play with in both locations. This means I'd need some cross-platform schematics software.

I've downloaded gEDA on my Linux box, which also has a Windows version, and it may do what I desire. It looks like it's capable of simulation with SPICE, which I've never used, and which I noted that you guys use in your tutorials here.

Is gEDA a good program to use, or is there something you'd recommend more?


Joined Oct 18, 2011
National Instrument has a student version of Multisim which is around $40.00 and works good. It as a limitation in the library and you are limited to 50 components. can explain the limitations better.


Joined Dec 15, 2009
I don't think Multisim work in an Ubuntu environment. You could try it with WINE, but I have my doubts.

I've read somewhere that there is an ULP for Eagle that can simulate circuits/schematic, but I've lost the link. And google wasn't much of a friend.