Re: PCB CAD Options (was: Re: Is it at all possible?)

From: Francesco Messineo <>
Date: Tue, 14 Feb 2017 17:02:03 +0100
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On Tue, Feb 14, 2017 at 4:51 PM, Jim Brain <> wrote:

> I envy folks like Steve.  I didn't know either of the apps in 2004 but
> learned EAGLE as it seemed the best choice at the time.  Now, I've gotten
> very adept at the tool, but the tool has fallen somewhat out of favor.  I've
> attempted to migrate, but I am simply too efficient in EAGLE, and it's hard
> to justify using limited hobby time to learn a new tool when I can
> immediately deliver something with EAGLE.  Thus, if you are just learning
> PCB CAD apps, I think learning KiCAD is a better choice.  When KiCAD
> supports back annotations, I'll try once again to migrate.

what do you mean? It does support back annotations if we are speaking
of the same thing.
I migrated from gEDA to KiCAD in a week btw, and all eagle libraries
can be converted to KiCAD (I have a huge collection of such libraries,
downloaded from somewhere) but I often prefer to make my own as I need
them, since anyway it is often the best practice to check all
dimensions, pinouts and so on before sending files to PCB farm.
I think eagle libraries are tested and perfect, but why would I risk?


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