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General Category => General Discussion => Topic started by: Colt on August 30, 2008, 18:15:41 PM

Title: Free PCB Cad program
Post by: Colt on August 30, 2008, 18:15:41 PM
Until today, i draw my pcb on paper and use a several methods to make them. Now i use photographic method (as described very good here Photographic method creating PCB (http://pcbheaven.com/workbench/pcbmaking/).

I want to try my luck on a PCB creating program but i want to pay as less as possible. Better to be free. Is there any like this?

Thank
Title: Re: Free PCB Cad program
Post by: kam on August 30, 2008, 20:16:14 PM
There is a free and good one here:
Circad (http://holophase.com/)

And also you may try the eagle lite version. It has a few limiatations, perhaps not to bother you.
Title: Re: Free PCB Cad program
Post by: MrDEB on May 21, 2010, 14:38:25 PM
I found expresspcb to be very easy to use and its free
Title: Re: Free PCB Cad program
Post by: Ivey on March 10, 2011, 17:26:25 PM
If you are new to PCB Cad, I recommend Express PCB.

It is easy, easy, easy to use. But it does has its draw backs.

If you want a full feature PCB Cad program, and will want to move up and on to using prime auto routers. Then get Target 3000 v.15. It is free, has no board size limits, but is limited to 250 pins. But also, it will introduce you to the Electra Auto Router, with a pin limit of 250.