Electric CAD program on Linux
Feb 18, 2011, 15:03 (0 Talkback[s])
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"If you are an electrical engineer, or someone who likes to
dabble in designing electrical circuit boards (or anything with
regards to electricity) and you're looking for a FOSS (Free, Open
Source Software) CAD program to aid you in the process, then
Electric might be the solution. Although it doesn't have the most
modern looking GUI – what electrical engineer really cares
about how "modern looking" a GUI is? – Electric offers a lot
of features and will serve you well in your designs.
"Let's take a look at the features Electric offers as well as
the installation and basic usage of the tool.
* Design rule checking
* Electrical rule checking
* Simulation and simulation interface (many options)
* Generation (ROMs, PLAs, Pad Frames, etc.)
* VHDL compilation
* Silicon compilation
* Network consistency checking (LVS)
* Logical Effort analysis
* Project Management
"Not a bad feature-set for a piece of free CAD software."