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From: Robert Baer
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Subject: Re: pcb software
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Date: Tue, 21 Jan 2003 08:59:31 GMT
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Tilmann Reh wrote:
> Robert Baer schrieb:
> > I downloaded their "limited" version.
> > And yes, there seem to be thousands of parts covered in the libraries.
> > But *none* of it is useful; one cannot ADD anything to make a
> > schematic or a PCB layout.
> What did you do at all?
> Did you ever have at least a short look into their manual and
> tutorial about how things are organised and how to get started?
> > I tried to cheat by *stealing* a resistor from a sample, and then
> > attempted to duplicate it.
> > No go.
> > It complained that it was a *gate* (!!).
> What did you do??
> > I would never buy any software where the demo has serious problems;
> > that tells me the programmers have not paid attention to detail, and i
> > am not willing to risk big bux for "buggy" software.
> I know that the free EAGLE version is fully functional, it's not
> just a demo (it's only limited in the board size, the schematic page
> count, and the number of layers).
> If you are not willing to have a look at the concept of a CAD
> software, you will never find one that you can accept. Professional
> PCB layout is different from drawing small pictures with M$ Paint.
> Dipl.-Ing. Tilmann Reh
> Autometer GmbH Siegen - Elektronik nach Maß.
> In a world without walls and fences, who needs Windows and Gates ?
> (Sun Microsystems)
You are incorrect; i found the IVEX software to be totally functional
I was even able to make my own component layout/footprint library to
fill some gaps in the provided libraries.
On the other hand, i found the free Eagle version was completely
There were 2 other brands of PCB layout software i tried and they
worked (with limitations that were stated up front).
If you also want to count the PCB Express software, that is a total of
4 different versions that i found useable in some fashion; only the IVEX
was complete (except for viewing Gerbers).
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