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Dec192010

Eagle CAD and FreeRouting.net

Eagle Cad is a necessary evil to me. It’s the only usable PCB design software  I know of for OS X. Plus, there’s an abundance of parts libraries out there. Beside its sometimes horrible user interface, my biggest complaint is its autorouter. Luckily there’s a website, FreeRouting.net, that has an excellent online autorouter. It takes a little trial and error to learn how to use it, but it does a much better job than Eagle. Here’s a video I made showing you the basics to routing your Eagle design at FreeRouting.net.

Eagle CAD from Jay Kickliter on Vimeo.

 

 

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Check out Osmond PCB. I too have been viewing Eagle as a necessary evil for those uninclined to leave OSX, but have recently become interested in Osmond for board layout. It's not as full featured as Eagle yet, but the scripting interface is in Lua (much nicer than Eagle) and the user interface is quite friendly. I was thinking of writing a script to interface it to freerouting.net (no autorouter is built in), but wasn't able to to access that site today and got nervous about its longevity. Too bad the freerouting.net creators won't create an offline version.

March 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTim

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