From: John Devereux
Subject: Re: what is best & simple PCB maker?
Date: Fri, 27 Dec 2002 08:34:20 +0000
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>John Devereux wrote:
>> Russell wrote:
>>>>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?
>> Yes, I use it.
>> I does take a while to learn. As they suggest, work through
>> the tutorials.
>I've done all the tutorials, but there's a few nagging things.
>Can you zoom in and out with one button press?
If you have a wheel mouse, you can use it for all navigation
(panning and zooming). The mouse wheel scrolls up-down.
Shift-mouseweel goes left-right. Control-mousewheel in-out.
Very fast and easy.
Alternatively you can bind function keys to the zoom
>When making a schematic footprint, i 'joined' everything with
>the join button. There's a mistake, so now i need to un-join
>it. However, there doesn't seem to be an unjoin command.
It's "break". Also there is an unlimited general "undo" via
control-z or typing "undo".
>Is there a vutrax users forum?
There used to be; I can't find it now so perhaps it is
defunct. The principal author/programmer hangs out in some
of these groups, perhaps he will be along in a minute.