circuit diagram to stripboard software

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  1. Guest

    hi,
    is there any (preferably free) software to convert relatively simple
    circuits to a stripboard layout? it would save a lot of drawing on
    graph paper. or is there a better alternative ? i occasionally have to
    knock up the odd small cicuits for whatever project needs it. hope this
    is not too basic a question.......thanks
    , Jul 4, 2006
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  2. Guest

    wrote:
    > hi,
    > is there any (preferably free) software to convert relatively simple
    > circuits to a stripboard layout? it would save a lot of drawing on
    > graph paper. or is there a better alternative ? i occasionally have to
    > knock up the odd small cicuits for whatever project needs it. hope this
    > is not too basic a question.......thanks


    Do you mean schematic to circuit board layout? If so, try Kicad or
    perhaps the free edition of Eagle.

    (Google is your friend)

    Cheers

    PeteS
    , Jul 4, 2006
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  3. Guest

    not quite what i had in mind, ...direct conversion of a circuit layout
    to veroboard (stripboard) is what i meant, but thanks for the quick
    reply
    wrote:

    > wrote:
    > > hi,
    > > is there any (preferably free) software to convert relatively simple
    > > circuits to a stripboard layout? it would save a lot of drawing on
    > > graph paper. or is there a better alternative ? i occasionally have to
    > > knock up the odd small cicuits for whatever project needs it. hope this
    > > is not too basic a question.......thanks

    >
    > Do you mean schematic to circuit board layout? If so, try Kicad or
    > perhaps the free edition of Eagle.
    >
    > (Google is your friend)
    >
    > Cheers
    >
    > PeteS
    , Jul 4, 2006
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  4. Joerg Guest

    Hello Pete,


    > not quite what i had in mind, ...direct conversion of a circuit layout
    > to veroboard (stripboard) is what i meant, but thanks for the quick
    > reply



    That would mean auto-placement onto a very limited layout pattern (vero
    strips). I really doubt that there is anything. Even auto-placement
    without any restrictions is rather iffy from what I have seen. You can
    obtain autoplacement routines for many CAD packages but most layouters
    do that completely by hand.

    --
    Regards, Joerg

    http://www.analogconsultants.com
    Joerg, Jul 4, 2006
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  5. JeffM Guest

    JeffM, Jul 5, 2006
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  6. Ken Moffett Guest

    "" <> wrote in
    news::

    > hi,
    > is there any (preferably free) software to convert relatively simple
    > circuits to a stripboard layout? it would save a lot of drawing on
    > graph paper. or is there a better alternative ? i occasionally have to
    > knock up the odd small cicuits for whatever project needs it. hope this
    > is not too basic a question.......thanks
    >


    Google for "StripBoard Magic" software.
    Ken Moffett, Jul 5, 2006
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  7. JeffM Guest

    JeffM, Jul 5, 2006
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  8. Ken Moffett Guest

    Ken Moffett, Jul 5, 2006
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  9. Roy Battell Guest

    In article <Xns97F7AD6282982qwerty@24.94.170.94>, Ken Moffett
    <> writes
    >"JeffM" <> wrote in
    >news::
    >
    >> http://groups.google.com/group/sci.electronics.design/browse_frm/thread
    >> /eb7c82e781161551/73996fbf6f04f50c?q=zzz+Agreed.entirely+I-found-Stripb
    >> oard-Magic-so-useless+zz-zz+I-wrote-my-own+freeware
    >>

    >
    >Jeff,
    >I didn't find it that useful either. Just pointing to possible options.
    >I'll have to give yours a try. Thanks.
    >Ken


    Vutrax is free up to 256 pins (surely enough for Stripboard)
    and is available for both Windows and Linux.

    For Stripboard (Veroboard) there is a supplementary Software
    Advice Note (SAN 206) obtainable from the support section of
    the web sites, that outlines methods available for handling
    these prototyping boards with or without schematic entry.

    You can download the whole thing from

    http://www.vutrax.co.uk (Main UK site)
    http://www.bnellis.com/vutrax (Central Europe Mirror)

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    Roy Battell.
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    Mail:
    Roy Battell, Jul 6, 2006
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  10. Ross Herbert Guest

    On 4 Jul 2006 13:04:24 -0700, ""
    <> wrote:

    >hi,
    >is there any (preferably free) software to convert relatively simple
    >circuits to a stripboard layout? it would save a lot of drawing on
    >graph paper. or is there a better alternative ? i occasionally have to
    >knock up the odd small cicuits for whatever project needs it. hope this
    >is not too basic a question.......thanks



    Yep, it's called Lochmaster...
    http://www.virtualworkbench.com/lochmaster.html

    You can download a demo version here
    http://www.coolcircuit.com/software/lochmaster_3_0.html
    Ross Herbert, Jul 9, 2006
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