On Wed, 1 Jul 2009, Jim Brain wrote: > Well, let me know how it goes. I had it loaded here, played with it a > few hours, and then went on, so I eventually deleted it. Your note > piqued my interest again, but time is always in short supply. Triggered by this discussion, I installed it yesterday. Drawing schematics is a bit unsual to the experienced Eagle user (how to use buses certainly needs some doc reading, I guess), where I then utterly failed was when moving from schematics to PCB. Intuitively, I thought clicking the PCB icon would be enough (like it is with Eagle), but it seems that I somehow need to explicitly generate a netlist. Also the GUI IMO requires some streamlining (I always hate it when I have buttons all over the screen, above, left, right, ...); but judging from its Wiki, kicad seems to have gone a long way and indeed be a good alternative to low-end commercial tools -- which often enough have quirks of their own (e.g. Eagle...) Rainer Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing listReceived on 2009-07-01 16:16:21
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