Re: CAD software for PCB engineering and routing
Michelle Konzack <email@example.com> writes:
> I am using "electic" and "geda" but those programs are crap and you can
> not design real PCBs for it. Even my 18 years old MS-DOS software works
> So, my requirements are:
> 1) PCB-Layouts up to Extended ATX and 18x11"
> 2) Only ARM and MIPS CPU's (yeah, no i386, sparc powerpc)
I think this requirement will rule out every low cost solution.
> 3) double sided
> 4) double layer
> 5) autorouter
> 6) design template per chip including
> auto placing of capacitors and such
> 997) Export/Import all common formats
> 998) Must definitivly work with Debian GNU/Linux
> 999) Not expensive!
> I have already VariCAD runing on a Dual "Opteron 280" with 16 GByte of
> memory plus some 300 GByte SCA-Drives on a ICP Raid-5 and I do not need
> a second program of this caliber.
> Any recomandtions?
Eagle is the usual recommendation for Linux PCB, I have not seen it
mentioned here yet (but perhaps I missed it). But I doubt there is a
Another reasonably priced one is Vutrax, which is what I use on
I think you have one too many "unreasonable" constraints to get a
low cost --> OK
&& linux --> only ~4
&& non-x86 --> none.
Wine seems to be getting pretty good now, so perhaps you can find
something meant for windows.