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Good schematic drawing software

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schematic drawing

Can any body suggest a good schematic drawing software for microcontroller based projects

free schematics software orcad

there are some topics about this, generally people suggest the software that use in work or university.

I use Protel 99 and like it, for free the better development suite is kicad.


drawing schematic software

I use Orcad. Good schematic and PCB drawing program. I send an link.
Good luck.


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Why dont you try PCB Wizard Pro Its very simple to use

very clear and user-friendly.

i m not able to upload the file.

contact me on my mail, i have the software. . .


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schematic drawing software

I use Eagle
It's free for pcb's up to 80x100 mm.
Try it.

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I use Eagle
It's free for pcb's up to 80x100 mm.
Try it.

free pcb drawing software

you can use DipTrace, there is a free demo you will find.

schematic drawing -electrical -circuit

Better tool for schematic design is cadence capture.Easy to draw new symbols or free symbols also avilable in net which support this tool.Micro controller symbols can be downloaded from MICROCHIP websites and also this is one of the industry standard tool.


schematic pcb software

Use regualy :
OrCAD/Capture CIS, Protel 99 and right now Altium DXP.

Use rarely :
KiCAD, Eagle, ultrasch (EWB).

OrCAD/Capture CIS are ok, but leads much to be dreamed of, Altium looks mores into what we need, EWB is ok, KiCAD is good as for free, but in a job situasion, it need a lot of updates.


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schematic drawing products

The most common and easy to use schematic software you can use is OrCAD capture because you can generate netlist that is compatible to almost all PCB software available.

You can also use Altium Designer which is also good and reasonable in terms of price compared to Mentor and Cadence products. Altium can import directly many kind of files not like in others which you still needed to use a converter.

schematic software

For schematic capture I suggest Orcad/Cadence. For PCB go for Protel

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orcad capture is good

I would say the most complete tool I have used to date is the Mentor Graphics Expediton suite.

Front end: DxDesigner or Design Capture
Additional front end: IODesigner
Layout: Expedition
Simulation: Hyperlynx
Fabrication and drawings: Fablink and Drawing Editor

The above are all part of the same tool suite. While this is not the easiest to learn, and definitely not the cheapest, it pretty much covers everyting.

I have found over the years that other tools while cheaper will have one or more limitations. such as; cross referencing between schematic and layout, rule checking, control over padstacks, Rf rules and shapes, control of planes shapes and data, limitations for high speed design, fabrication limitations, etc..


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