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

From: Francesco Messineo <>
Date: Tue, 14 Feb 2017 19:08:50 +0100
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On Tue, Feb 14, 2017 at 6:54 PM,  <> wrote:

> Probably not. It's about making simple changes (like pin assignments for example) in the schematic window and seeing the changes propagate to the board design window in real time.

not real time, there's a third party tool (afair) that propagates back
some changes to the schematic (but you have to reload the schematic).
However I find more logical to update the schematic, generate the
netlist and then reload the netlist on the PCB, that's quick.

>> 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?
> Not all of them. There are occasional bugs every here and there.
> Other than EAGLE and KiCAD, there is the third contender recently - the web based tool, which I find getting some traction. As I mentioned a few times before, even before the ownership and licensing model change, I promised myself not to pay ever again for EAGLE after how they wanted me to pay full price again and again. Now there is even less chance that I'll ever pay.

I've seen the web tool too (and used it a bit), but I'm not the kind
of person that's always connected (travels for example) and I tend to
use the spare time to make some projects ;-)


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