From: email@example.com (Bob Wilson)
Subject: Re: Searching for schematic software
Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2002 04:25:50 -0000
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In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com says...
>Jason Tang wrote:
>>> Greetings, Folks - I teach electronics at a Vo-Tech center and am
>>> updating all my tests and handouts. I am searching for a simple
>>> schematic drawing software package that will allow me to draw simple
>>> circuits, and label the components in a format that can easily be
>>> imported into a MS WORD document. The software does not need to be
>>> able to simulate or test the circuit. Can anyone offer suggestions?
>>EAGLE from CadSoft.com
>>It's free, Windows or Linux, has a huge library, and you can create
>>your own parts symbols.
>>To get your schematic into a word document, just export the image from
>>the schematic capture, then import into word.
>Importing images into Word as a bitmap is a bad idea. For reasonable
>printing quality, you'll need at least 100dpi which is already HUGE
>(which means Word gets extremely slow). Editing an image afterwards is
>a total disaster...
>The OP should really look into Microsoft Visio to embed vector bassed
>images into Word.
There is another way. Exporting into wmf format works much better. The
Windows MetaFile format is vector based, and many apps output in this
format, which is directly imported by WORD. If direct exporting into wmf is
not possible, then it may be possible to do it indirectly, For example, if
your schematic caprure program exports in dxf (as many do), then inport the
dxf into AutoCad and from tere, export into wmf format. This, incedentally,
is how I do it whan I (occasionally) use my good old DOS-based ORCAD tool
(used in a DOS window on my Win2000 box).