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By MJllc
#1326
Hi all,

Can anyone recommend some PCB design software? (Of course, the ideal pie-in-the-sky thing would be free and 100% functional).. I'm using AutoCad to do line-by-line drawing and it's a pian.. Just curious if anyone has had good luck with a free one.

Thanks,
Jeff
By SeanW
#1330
Eagle (cadsoft.de) is great, it has a lot of PIC parts, an autorouter, and is supported in the community. It's a commercial product, the free version lets you work on boards under a certain size (3"x5" comes to mind).

Sean
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By sparky
#1377
Altium Protel DXP all the way baby. It's $8k :shock: but there is nothing more powerful.

Also, Tsvetan at Olimex has put together a tremendous list of PCB software here: http://www.olimex.com/pcb/dtools.html

-Nathan
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