OT: kicad (was Re: C2N ideas/thoughts?)

OT: kicad (was Re: C2N ideas/thoughts?)

From: Rainer Buchty <rainer_at_buchty.net>
Date: Wed, 1 Jul 2009 16:06:06 +0200 (CEST)
Message-ID: <alpine.DEB.1.10.0907011558560.6718@i82pc05>
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 

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...)


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