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danielNC

Any suggestions I hopefully freeeware or low cost circuit board layout software?

I have a project and need to make a layout.

Dan

Paulware

I use eagle http://www.cadsoft.de/download-eagle/

CrossRoads

Designing & building electrical circuits for over 25 years.  Screw Shield for Mega/Due/Uno,  Bobuino with ATMega1284P, & other '328P & '1284P creations & offerings at  my website.

Graynomad

Most people use Eagle, it ain't the best but it's good and it's free for smallish boards.

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Rob
Rob Gray aka the GRAYnomad www.robgray.com

CrossRoads

Smallish being 80mm x 100mm, and you can get a lot of parts on a board that size!
Designing & building electrical circuits for over 25 years.  Screw Shield for Mega/Due/Uno,  Bobuino with ATMega1284P, & other '328P & '1284P creations & offerings at  my website.

TonyD

Have a look at Design Spark PCB. It's free and has no size limitations.

florinc


If you run Windows, I prefer Target3001!.

-Enjoy
fh  : )_~

Yankee

I started with Kicad because it's open source but I soon became aware that Eagle seems to be the "defacto" standard for most DIY projects found on the web. Being a newbie at electronics I often try to find a circuit design I can adapt to my needs. Doing this also has the advantage of being able to get a feel for layout design.
There are also a large number of tutorials for Eagle that I've found very useful. And I haven't yet exceeded the size limit.

Couldn't get used to Eagle, using DipTrace nowadays and trying to get into KiCad (according to Laen from OSHPark--formerly called the DorkbotPDX PCB service--KiCad has overtaken Eagle in popularity with hobbyists submitting boards to his service)

Thorsten

i would also say that Cadsoft Eagle is the best PCB Design Software available. Its the most complex schematic editor and the new version v6 is easy to use for beginners.

drjiohnsmith

Dont think Eagle is free for any size board in Europe

designspark

http://www.designspark.com/

HugoPT

I also prefer using Eagle CAD. Some times ago I had used Ares and ISIS  :D but then change to Eagle
It's easy to start.You can find good tuturials on youtube and start developing your own circuits
Debian,Mint,Ubuntu
Arduino Mega 2560
Arduino Nano
Arduino Duemilanove
MAC OS Montain Lion
Raspberry PI Model B

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