PCB CAD Programs
mcguire at neurotica.com
Sat Jun 16 12:47:16 CDT 2007
On Jun 15, 2007, at 9:31 PM, Richard A. Cini wrote:
> I’m working on a 6502 project and I have a PC board CAD
> question. I tried out the software that comes with ExpressPCB and
> it’s kind
> of bogus. There’s no autorouter, which is exactly what I need (even
> if it’s
> a basic router).
Actually it's quite good. I've done three commercial products
with that software, running it under a Windows emulator on an adult
computer. No autorouter though, that's very true. But many
autorouters are more trouble than they're worth, IMO.
> Does anyone have any recommendations for a reasonably priced
> capture and layout program for either Windows or Mac OSX that can
> do boards up to say 6” x 8”? When I say reasonable, I’m thinking
> $250 or
I now use PCB (for X11) which is fantastic, even for very large
multilayer boards. Its autorouter is better than it was, but it's
still...an autorouter. I do my layouts by hand. It's time
consuming, but then there's that whole "pride in workmanship" thing.
Port Charlotte, FL
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