I keep seeing nice, clean, clear arduino schematics, like this one: http://images.bit-tech.net/content_images/2010/09/arduino-projects-getting-started/arduino-morse-flasher-board-layout-large.jpgNow I need to make a schematic for a recent project. Somebody please tell me that making these things is easy, free, and fun.
I've heard Eagle's learning curve is harsh,
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.
In no way should this product be considered a 'schematic drawing' application program, it is just a visual pictorial of the physical wiring layout. Learning to read and create true schematic drawings should not be confused with what this PC application creates. While there is room in the world for both forms for sharing circuit information, if I could only have one I would always pick a true schematic drawing over a pictorial layout drawing.Lefty
Fritzing also has schematic and breadboard views. Although, they are also lacking in the "total number of parts" department. I had to switch to it from Eagle because I sell circuitboards that I designed, and didn't want to have to pay for a license.
Wizdum,What did you use for the PCB views on your website? Looks good.