Re: Orcad vs. Open Source



rickman wrote:
I only hope I can find an open source schematic capture program
that is as good as FreePCB.

JeffM wrote:
You might already be using one:
http://groups.google.com/group/alt.comp.freeware/browse_frm/thread/f3a8a031f68a96dc/3f067c6b61ff56a2?q=with-Pads2000-Format+its-compatibility-to-FreePCB+zz-zz+export.from.LTSpice
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Guy Macon wrote:
If I export a parts list from LTSpice in Pads2000 Format
into FreePCB as suggested above,
is it possible to back annotate the schematic?

When I read "FreePCB" in this thread, *Back-Annotation*
was the first thing that came to my mind with this piecemeal approach.

In a similar vein to FreePCB's author, Allan Wright,
describing making DIY netlists from e.g. a hand-drawn schematic,
http://www.google.com/search?q=cache:0n-ObBVppKUJ:www.freepcb.com/freepcb_user_guide.pdf+open.source+*.*.*.under.Linux.*.using.Wine+Importing.Netlist.Files.into.FreePCB+1A+A1A+Microsoft.Windows+netlist.file+*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.will.have.*.make.the.netlist-*-*-*.*+schematic.editor+*.*.*.tedious+Allan.Wright+*.Macintosh-*-*-*-*-*-*+*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*.*.recognized.by.FreePCB
this can quickly lose its appeal.
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  • Re: Orcad vs. Open Source
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