Design tools Was: Mystery IC: Allen Bradley 314B102
jnc at mercury.lcs.mit.edu
Fri Dec 18 16:38:32 CST 2015
> From: Brent Hilpert
> I need to move to something newer but I haven't evaluated current
> schematic-drawing programs
Dave Bridgham got me started with KiCAD, and that seems like a pretty good
system to me. It has separate sub-systems for schematic capture; circuitry
checking; netlist generation; PCB layout; etc, etc. I've only worked with the
first three, but it seemed pretty good for them.
> I'm a little concerned they won't provide the degree of control or
> finesse I like
Well, you'll have to try it and see, but it's pretty customizable: they
provide libraries of common components, but it has a nice component editor
for drawing up new ones (or customizing the ones it comes with).
Component location and line routing (in the schematic capture) are manual,
but it's grid-based, so things line up.
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