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Subject: Re: what is best & simple PCB maker?
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Date: Fri, 27 Dec 2002 14:17:26 +1100
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> Russell wrote in message news:<firstname.lastname@example.org>...
>>>what is best & simple PCB maker?
>>I'm trying out a not-so-simple vutrax ( http://www.vutrax.co.uk )
>>It predates windows and seems a bit quirky, but runs on linux.
>>There's a free download with only a 256pin limit.
>>I haven't got the hang of it yet. Is anyone using it?
> Hi, I have had it for about 15 years, there are a lot of pitfalls.
> Like all the proffesional systems it has a steep learning curve. If
> your just doing small boards at home then its probably too complex for
> you, as well as too expensive, although nothing like what I had to
Hi, complexity doesn't worry me, as long as it's there for a reason,
and isn't too much of a kludged add-on. I do boards for work and would
be classed as low-to-medium density with mostly thru-hole, and other
smaller boards with smd. I used to use HP PCDS on unix which was a