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

From: Bo Herrmannsen <>
Date: Tue, 14 Feb 2017 19:35:52 +0100
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eagles build in libs are far from perfect, you always need to double check
again your PCB fabhouse DRC file

2017-02-14 17:02 GMT+01:00 Francesco Messineo <>

> 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?
> Frank
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