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Discussion in 'Electronic Design' started by Len, Jul 22, 2007.

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  1. Len

    Len Guest

    What suggestions or what application is the best for creating Diagrams
    and layouts in linux ?

    Many thanks for any advice.
     
  2. MooseFET

    MooseFET Guest


    QCad is a good cad program to have because it seems to work on several
    versions of Linux and under Windows. It also uses a documented format
    for its files.

    OpenOffice's Draw program is most useful for making block diagrams and
    the like. It isn't much good for anything with dimemsions.

    The gEDA program collection seems to be a good way to go for PCB
    development. Since its file formats are also well known, it is
    posible to create mechanical portions of the PCB manually or with a
    simple program if you have to.
     
  3. Meat Plow

    Meat Plow Guest

    sudo apt-get install qcad

    :)
     
  4. JeffM

    JeffM Guest

    Hint: Giving SOME idea of *what you're trying to do* gets better
    results.

    Assuming "CAB" was supposed to be "CAD",
    and assuming that posting to a group with "electronics" in its name,
    means you want an **electronics** package (ECAD):
    gEDA
    KiCAD
    Cadsoft EAGLE
    Vutrax
    Bartels AutoEngineer
    Cohesion Tools, Inc. Engineering Capture System

    all support Linux.
    The first 2 are open source.

    http://ask.slashdot.org/article.pl?...hold=3&simpledesign=1&lowbandwidth=1#14797456
    http://groups.google.com/group/sci....ct:Linux+-insubject:windows+-Please&scoring=d
    ..
    ..
    Maybe someone has an (unsupported) copy of this to sell you:
    http://web.archive.org/web/19981205065324/http://pw2.netcom.com/~rwuest/linuxcadreview.html
    (The site of the bait & switch developer is kaput.)

    This package also appears to be extinct:
    http://web.archive.org/web/19991002010037/http://www.uni-paderborn.de/StaffWeb/jogger/xelen/
    http://www.google.com/search?q=site:uni-paderborn.de+xelen
    http://www.google.com/search?q=site:sourceforge.net+xelen

    This one seems to be extinct as well:
    http://web.archive.org/web/19990209005858/http://www.dde.dk/uk/products/eda/

    Same here:
    http://web.archive.org/web/19981202232939/http://home.t-online.de/home/martin.maschmann/
    ..
    ..
    An incomplete list of stuff here: (gEDA isn't mentioned.)
    DJ? Stuart? Ales? What's up with that? (Al's work is listed.)
    http://www.google.com/search?q=cach...r.electronic-circuit.design+2007+Last.updated
    ..
    ..
    There's *Virtualization* as well.
     
  5. DJ Delorie

    DJ Delorie Guest

    Hey, we can't keep up with everything. We expect our rabid fans to
    help out sometimes ;-)
     
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