[ILUG] linux PCB software
martin at tuatha.org
Mon Jan 14 17:20:01 GMT 2002
On Fri, 11 Jan 2002 14:44:45 Padraig Brady wrote:
> Are there any programs for designing PCBs
> on Linux (I've had a look @
> http://bach.ece.jhu.edu/~haceaton/pcb/ and
> it wouldn't work at all)
Ones I've messed about with (a few months ago):
PCB (which you know about):
They all work to an extent, it all depends on what you want
to do with them.
If it's just layout, then PCB is probably your best bet,
but it's got a limited library.
For very low-level simulation, electric is good.
Oregano looks nice, but I've yet to play with it fully. It's
a gnome app if that's your cup of tea.
Xcircuit I found unusable - I couldn't find any way to load netlists,
so I eventually gave up on it.
In the end none of them suited me very well, so I gave up and did the
layout of my pcb on graph-paper. One of these day, I'll actually
You could try having a look at the following list for even more apps:
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