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

From: Bo Herrmannsen <>
Date: Tue, 14 Feb 2017 19:34:32 +0100
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and btw... again if i can by a license for a month that gives me unlimited
board space i can live with that

2017-02-14 16:51 GMT+01:00 Jim Brain <>:

> On 2/14/2017 4:58 AM, Didier Derny wrote:
>> with eagle 8 you  have to take a subscription...  and pay each month or
>> year...
>> I think it is time to move to Kicad...
>> Given the number of users upset at the licensing model change, I believe
> v7.X will be used for a long time.  Like Ruud, I used v5.X for a long time,
> and it worked fine.  As far as I can tell, v7 added no UI improvements.
> Versions >5 migrated the file format to XML, which many online services and
> utilities now expect. (3D visualization, panelization, etc.)
> Still, this ownership and licensing change will no doubt focus more
> attention on KiCAD improvements, which is a good thing.
> Not too long ago, open source projects chose EAGLE because it had a free
> version and it was far more functional than gEDA and KiCAD. The fact that
> EAGLE was itself not open source was a minor irritant.  Now, it seems KiCAD
> almost matches EAGLE capabilities and is truly FLOSS.
> 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.
> Jim
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