I am bringing this topic back up because I have had the same issues that @bullockbob had but unlike @CrossRoads, I do need a diagram showing the physical components and I need it to be easy to follow. I do need a traditional schematic as well.
I am working on a programming project for school, and I need a top down illustration of the wiring and connections, as well as a traditional schematic.
I installed Fritzing because it was free, I like the way they look in "breadboard" view for my presentation, and I needed something easy to use.
Firstly, for some reason windows does not consider it a program. I can click the file to run the application, but when I search for it, there is no "Fritzing" program, just folders. Not a huge deal, but irritating.
In the beginning, it worked really well, and is simple to use. I made a lot of progress on the illustration. Then, when I opened it parts of the screen would not load at all, no matter how long I waited. It is difficult to label a diagram you cannot see. It also just runs really slowly overall.
The last issue is that there are components in my circuit that are not in the Fritzing Library. Unfortunately, my rubric says that I need "an accurate and professional illustration of the specific components used. This includes pin assignments for the exact part, part names, and approximate size" which cannot be achieved easily.
Does expressPCB have an easy to use interface similar to fritzing? Can it construct colored, professional diagram of a top down view?