Hello, I'm hoping some one here can point me in the right direction to some software so I can either draw or import a schematic then convert it to circuit board traces that I can print with my laser printer. I have been looking around but can not get a description with enough info for home etching purposes. I already know and do the etching, but need better way to go from schematic to pcb traces other than a sharpie and a steady hand.
Well I was looking at Circuit maker and it looked good till I discovered it is cloud based so can't be used offline. No good for me as I only have internet four months a year. Still searching..........................
There is no software which can do this FULLY automatic. For hobby use, the best is "Sprint Layout" , but it's intended for manual draw. Or either you can start learning some of "industry standard" programs like Altium Designer or Proteus. They have powerful autorouting features and even 3-d visualization of circuit boards
Yes I know there is no fully automatic software and isn't Proteus, Altium and Circuit maker all the same company now and are cloud based, not good if I only have internet 4 months a year. I will have a look at the Sprint layout, haven't heard of this one till now thanks.
Gary you answered my next question, thanks. As long as you don't have to have an Internet connection to use it, reading the info on it and so far so good. I also came across one called Fritzing, anyone have experience with it ?