[Lab] Suggestions for EDA Suite?

Tom Burns tom.i.burns at gmail.com
Fri Nov 19 10:44:27 EST 2010

Have you used EAGLE PCB at all?

Not sure the PCB sizes you need but for hobbiest sizes/number of layers it's
cheap, works cross-platform, and has a large part library.  Also a lot of
hobbiest vendors like SparkFun or communities like Adafruit have their own
component libraries released as EAGLE libraries.



On Fri, Nov 19, 2010 at 10:41 AM, Paul & Andrea Mumby
<themumbys at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hey everyone! I've been using Proteus for my EDA suite for the past few
> years now, and I'm comfortable with it and it works ok for me... But it's
> beginning to get a bit dated. The component libraries are lacking, and it's
> lacking gerber output capability for PCB designs (making it difficult to
> have things professionaly done).
> So can anyone recommend a solid EDA suite that fits (at least most of) the
> following requirements:
> - Reasonably Affordable
> - Schematic Capture & PCB Design, with netlist exporting from schematic
> app. (or both features integrated in one, don't really care)
> - Large component library for both schematic capture and PCB app, (or at
> least industry standard expandable library so that it doesn't get outdated
> too quickly)
> - Basic schematic simulation capability (SPICE or equivalent)
> - Would be nice if PCB design app supports 3D renderings of boards (for
> visualizing layout before prototyping)
> - Gerber output capabilities
> - Fairly accepted standard, so that I won't have much trouble sharing files
> back and forth with the community.
> Any suggestions would be appreciated. If nothing suitable is out there
> within my price range, I might just stick with Proteus. But I figured it's
> worth exploring at this point. Have some new projects on the go that could
> benefit from a new EDA suite.
> Thanks!
> - Paul
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