Reply-To: "Geraldo Sazias"
From: "Geraldo Sazias"
Subject: Re: EDA Software
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Date: Wed, 25 Sep 2002 06:49:56 GMT
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"Trampas" wrote in message
> I am new to this group and was getting ready to start a project where I
> be designing a PCB as such I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions
> PCB and schematic capture programs?
> Basically I will be doing surface mount boards with around 4-6 layers. I
> will be doing about 3-5 projects per year as such I was figuring I would
> with a good system that is easy to learn, even if I have to pay a little
> I figure that the price range I will be looking for is the $1k to $10k
> Some of the things I will be doing include:
> BGA parts
> Multilayer boards
> FPGAs and CLPDs
> Some of the questions I have are:
> Schematic caputre, how easy to use, add parts, etc.
> Library editing, how easy is it to understand and add parts and package
> PCB design, how good is the auto router, is their such a thing as a good
Try Eagle (http://www.cadsoft.de/).
There are good autorouters, but the placing of the components is critical
and you have to do that by hand. In general, you should group the components
as in the schematic, then optimize the placement (keep pressing the