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Rayman wrote: »
Now that I think about it more, the Autodesk subscription thing might be a great thing. I have a feeling that KiCAD is getting more users and probably becoming better.
I think I'll get a 2 year Eagle license and then check in on KiCAD in a couple years...
A big plus for KiCad is that it runs on many platforms - not just Windows. (Sorry if someone already noted that.)
Phil Pilgrim (PhiPi) wrote: »
I can't imagine that the most "cunning" autorouter could possibly grok the feng shui of PCB layout. I've never used an autorouter, and I never will. There's more to layout than just making connections. It's all about current paths and where to branch the power traces and and put "fences" in the ground plane to route those currents where you want them to go, e.g. past sensitive circuits instead of through them.
PCB layout is an art, and a good layout is more than just functional: it's a thing of beauty.