Schematics and PCB Softwares

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Jahndz

Joined Apr 22, 2020
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Hello everyone,

I'm new to AAC and I would like to start working on my own projects. I recently joined two MOOCs in IoT and Embedded Software and I would like to practice the contents of the lectures with my own gadgets.

That being said, which open source/ low cost softwares would you recommend me to start with schematic and PCB design and simulation?

Thanks!
 

dl324

Joined Mar 30, 2015
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There's a freeware version of Eagle. Board is limited to 2 layers and 3"x4".

It doesn't do simulation. Most schematic/board editors don't.
 

djsfantasi

Joined Apr 11, 2010
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I use DipTrace to design and layout my PCB boards.

if you’re looking for an introduction and will only require small quantities of PCBs, ExpressSCH and ExpressPCB is a free pair, easy to learn. But you’re limited to their PCB boards which can be pricey.
 
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