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Chuck E.
03-19-2007, 11:39 PM
I'm working on a project where I plan to produce multiple circuit boards. I plan on having the circuit boards made and already have built and tested some prototypes. I need to modify the current design with some added circuitry and this is beyond the capabilities of the current download I am using. What I need is a good, simple, easy-to-use program that will convert a schematic to PCB layout for production and possibly set up the silkscreen art as well, and I don't want to spend a month learning to use it. Is there anything out there that fits my requirements? I definitely need to keep the cost under the neighborhood of $500 for any program that I purchase. Thanks!

Chuck

Steve Joblin
03-20-2007, 12:05 AM
Eaglecad is free

LSB
03-20-2007, 03:34 AM
I use DipTrace--works much like ExpressPCB. Free evaluation, $79 home version, upgrade to pro for ? Good libraries, support, ...

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