Minimalist schematic package (must be freeware).

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ian field

Joined Oct 27, 2012
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Please can anyone recommend a minimalist schematic package?

Basically just for posting simple circuits here.

Thanks.
 

wayneh

Joined Sep 9, 2010
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I use Intaglio for drawing. It's quite good but Mac-only I think. It's not dedicated to electronics, so maybe not as slick as something specifically for schematics. Oh, and I see it's not free.
 

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ian field

Joined Oct 27, 2012
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Couldn't be bothered with the register and log in bit.

Much prefer something on my local HDD to something I don't actually know where it is.

AFAIK: there's a very small simple one that's also portable, so it can be carried around and run from a flash drive - unfortunately I can't remember what its called.
 

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ian field

Joined Oct 27, 2012
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There is always my PaintCAD templates, what I use to draw schematics here...

Introduction and PaintCAD

http://forum.allaboutcircuits.com/threads/wendys-index.112710/
Well the photographed schematic now opens in Paint!

Not quite what I had in mind, but those are the breaks.

Found Expresssch, it requires installing - I'm fairly sure the one I can't remember the name of was portable.

The one I found seems a bit kludgy, I'll try to get used to it - but I'm probably still looking.
 

spinnaker

Joined Oct 29, 2009
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I like Diptrace. Not exactly "minimalist" but for the number of features it has,really easy to use. ExpressPCB is pretty easy to use too IMHO.
 

Wendy

Joined Mar 24, 2008
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That is settable, Windows is funny like that. I like the fact you can list commonly used programs on the icon at the bottom of the task bar. Make the set up much more user friendly.
 

bertus

Joined Apr 5, 2008
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Hello,

Sorry spinnaker, I was talking to Ian.
He talked about a portable application for making drawings.

Bertus
 

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ian field

Joined Oct 27, 2012
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I like Diptrace. Not exactly "minimalist" but for the number of features it has,really easy to use. ExpressPCB is pretty easy to use too IMHO.
ExpressPCB is on the same web page as ExpressSCH.

The installed ExpressSCH seems to not respond to mouse clicks quite a lot of the time!
 
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