Sorry to hear it, I came from an older version of Orcad ($3,500), and I found KiCad compared well, with not as not so many options available in Orcad version.Max-
, I'm finding some glaring issues with KiCAD that bother me as it doesn't come anywhere near the standard I consider 'distribution grade'.
Ouch....what is WIT? In my area, that in Wentworth Institute of Technology.Well, Hoping KiCAD doesn't die-- bad news:
This is something that most packages do. What LOOKS connected to me and you can look UNCONNECTED to the program. The fix for most of them is to STAY ON THE GRID! For instance, in Eagle, device pins are kept on a 0.1" grid. When inserted onto a schematic, they retain that spacing, so that the schematic MUST ALSO maintain that 0.1" grid. If you STAY ON THE GRID, these problems don't occur. Eagle has a SHOW command that will highlight all portions of a net, both PINS and WIRES. Since it can be catastrophic to miss a connection, judicious use of this command is recommended.Only complaint at the moment, but I'm completely new so am probably missing something obvious, is that making connections in the schematic between components and lines is a little iffy. The ERC finds a bunch not connected, and I have to fiddle with them to get it to finally connect and put an indicator that the line is connected to the other line.
When your making connections, make sure the little square at the connection point changes color, that means you have a connection at that point. But like I said earlier, I'm using an older version, so it may have changed.Only complaint at the moment, but I'm completely new so am probably missing something obvious, is that making connections in the schematic between components and lines is a little iffy
It used to be free if you can live with the limit of 300(I think) pins. The full paid version has more. Again unless it's changed in a newer version.I'm testing a 30-day trial of DIPTrace.
Just an idea for a potential work around; instead of a drive letter, try mounting that location to a directory (I'm assuming you're using NTFS). It seems to be choking on something network share related so this might not work, but it's worth a quick shot.I installed it but every time I create or open a new project, I get this (app on C:\ Internal, but project on NAS over e/net):
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I've looked online and tried all the registry adjustments without success... anybody else have/solve this? The 'IV-22' is a project I'm going to convert to KiCAD.
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