radiance

Cheap & Simple PCB design software
« on: June 18, 2020, 02:50:37 PM »
Hi,

I used to work with RIMU pcb software but the developer;s website  (Hutson Systems ) is no longer.

Can anyone recommend any simple PCB software like Rimu?
It's just for a small project so I'm not going to spend a lot of money on it.
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Then again, being awake doesn't ensure good thinking, either." -  Lynne Levitan


pucho812

Re: Cheap & Simple PCB design software
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2020, 02:53:21 PM »
check out kicad.


https://kicad-pcb.org
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peterc

Re: Cheap & Simple PCB design software
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2020, 02:59:15 PM »
Mac, PC or Linux
If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door.

radiance

Re: Cheap & Simple PCB design software
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2020, 03:15:39 PM »
Thanks Peter! Will try...

It's for PC
"Knowing that you are dreaming, however, does not automatically guarantee full rationality.
Then again, being awake doesn't ensure good thinking, either." -  Lynne Levitan

Re: Cheap & Simple PCB design software
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2020, 03:22:29 PM »
EasyEDA, its free and easy to learn.

https://easyeda.com

peterc

Re: Cheap & Simple PCB design software
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2020, 04:18:27 PM »
Radiance
I use Circuitmaker and Traxmaker for PC.
The maker has gone out of business. I use Circuitmaker for simulation which seems OK. You can also export the circuit into Traxmaker for auto routing, but I dont use that function so I cant comment on how good it is.

All my boardsI route manually in Traxmaker and it does the job for me.

Hope this helps
Peter
If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door.

jensenmann

Re: Cheap & Simple PCB design software
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2020, 04:40:33 PM »
I started using Sprint Layout. It´s 50 bucks and very easy to learn. I´ve done my first PCB after 2 hrs.
Jens
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radiance

Re: Cheap & Simple PCB design software
« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2020, 03:26:20 PM »
Thanks for all suggestions....this still is a great community!
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Then again, being awake doesn't ensure good thinking, either." -  Lynne Levitan


 

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