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Graynomad

Except for the simplest of circuits I find Fritzing diagrams do be totally unreadable, mostly I think because there's no pin information but also because the physical layout of a circuit is seldom the best way to document what it's supposed to do.

@cat6
It may be fun to use Fritzing, but if you ever need help from experienced members you may find that they take one look and move on to the next post :)

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TeslaIaint

So what is a fairly easy and free program for proper schematics editing? Is there one? I have looked at a few programs like PCB Express, TINA TI, Eagle CAD, PCB 123, MultiSim,  etc. It seems that either it's very difficult to find different components, or it's overly time consuming to learn, or it has very few components. I liked National Instruments MultiSim, but it isn't free.

retrolefty


So what is a fairly easy and free program for proper schematics editing? Is there one? I have looked at a few programs like PCB Express, TINA TI, Eagle CAD, PCB 123, MultiSim,  etc. It seems that either it's very difficult to find different components, or it's overly time consuming to learn, or it has very few components. I liked National Instruments MultiSim, but it isn't free.


I don't know, but when you find the perfect, easy, free or low cost, and quick to learn and use let me know. I've resulted to hand drawing and taking a picture for posting purposes on occasions, as I have little patience and time to spend on such efforts.  :D

Lefty

liudr

I've done some drawings in PSPICE student. It's free but the download link is hard to find. I also did some with MS Visio but it's not free.

codlink

When I first started with making schematics/custom PCBs, I tried Eagle first.  After a few minutes I deleted it.  I then went to Fritzing and was a lot easier and faster to learn the basics.  After a while when I was getting into more complicated designs, Fritzing did not hold up to the task.  Then I went to Eagle as there are lots of tutorials and parts libraries.  I now only use Eagle for every schematic and PCB layouts.

Basicly, learn with Fritzing, them move to Eagle when you are ready to get serious.
//LiNK

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