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#315355 - 07/18/10 04:21 PM Re: PCB Fabrication [Re: CV]
ClubNeon Offline
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I was trying some PCB layouts yesterday and today. Was using the PCB123 software which the one manufacturer provides free of charge. The biggest problem with it is that has such a small library of parts, and doesn't import any normal formats. So I spend most of my time drawing footprints, rather than laying out the board. I didn't even get to any complicated components yet.

Going to try something else now. DipTrace gets good reviews.

Shame the software which the chip makers provide library files for is all in the $4000 range. Maybe when I'm selling hundreds of devices a week...
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#315360 - 07/18/10 05:14 PM Re: PCB Fabrication [Re: ClubNeon]
CV Offline
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Ouch.

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