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General Category => General Discussion => Topic started by: methos on March 28, 2008, 12:51:19 PM

Title: Do we need them?
Post by: methos on March 28, 2008, 12:51:19 PM
I search around and found some expensive programs. And now i ask. Do we really need them? They say that they can make from schematic a pcb. Is tis true?
Are they so helpful?
Title: Re: Do we need them?
Post by: Supernova on March 29, 2008, 00:30:50 AM
depends on what you do. If a simple PCB is required, then they worth not the money. But if you start with 2 or more layers and more complicated PCBs wit lots of pins and ICs, then this is a one way road...
Title: Re: Do we need them?
Post by: kam on March 29, 2008, 08:11:20 AM
Yes we do. I would say it is just like women... somehow  ;)
Title: Re: Do we need them?
Post by: jbrs128 on March 29, 2008, 08:18:12 AM
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Do we need them?
Post by: methos on April 01, 2008, 08:56:58 AM
Ok. Any cheap?
Title: Re: Do we need them?
Post by: Mosquito on April 02, 2008, 22:59:31 PM
Try the Egle. Not cheap but has a limited version.
I am new to designing with a software but i can assure you, it worths it.
Title: Re: Do we need them?
Post by: tpone on April 03, 2008, 18:42:41 PM
Try PCB123
Title: Re: Do we need them?
Post by: methos on April 03, 2008, 19:22:31 PM
Is this cheap?
Title: Re: Do we need them?
Post by: SiEger on April 03, 2008, 23:39:37 PM
actually i think it is free ;)
Title: Re: Do we need them?
Post by: FelIX on April 04, 2008, 21:10:45 PM
ExpressPCB  ->> Free  (http://expresspcb.com)

Proteus lite, limited version (http://www.proteuslite.com)

KiCad -->> Free (http://www.lis.inpg.fr/realise_au_lis/kicad/index.html)

FreePCB -->> Limitation in printing (but can use external program) (http://www.freepcb.com/)


Title: Re: Do we need them?
Post by: manley_V on April 04, 2008, 22:15:08 PM
Nice list cat
Title: Re: Do we need them?
Post by: kam on April 04, 2008, 22:42:55 PM
As an Admin, thanks also
Title: Re: Do we need them?
Post by: Seawolf on April 05, 2008, 18:10:48 PM
Nice list cat

Lol! Cat!
Title: Re: Do we need them?
Post by: Ivey on March 10, 2011, 17:38:34 PM
You guys really need to check out Target 3000 v.15.

It can do a lot of things, and its free!!!

The Target 3000, PCB_Pool program, has unlimited pins, size, sim, 3D, and it prints and save. Only the format can only be used by PCB-Pool. But you can use it for film and transfer DIY.

When the new Target 3000 v.15, PCB-Pool program comes out, it will have a full featured Electra Auto Router. A $2,500.00 program, for free!
Title: Re: Do we need them?
Post by: kam on March 10, 2011, 18:35:34 PM
Hi ivey
does it export PCB boards in EPS?