Jump to content
Electronics-Lab.com Community

A free online electronic circuit design tool


HadleyWhite
 Share

Recommended Posts

    I have been using EasyEDAhttps://easyeda.com/editor for over a year now with great results. There’s no subscription cost to use it and in Anonymous mode you don’t even have to register.It has some rough edges but is developing very quickly with a Sandbox version for users to try out new features.(There’s a major update due from the Sandbox in a week or so that will introduce live DRC in PCB layout, the ability to add extensions and scripting and add a raft of new parts.)The most startling things about EasyEDA are not just that it is free up to the point where you want to physically buy a (low cost) PCB directly from EasyEDA but that, unlike ExpressPCB and some others, you are not tied into buying the PCBs from EasyEDA: you can download Gerbers and send them off to any PCB fab house at no charge from EasyEDA.It has some pretty impressive import (and export) options. For instance it can import schematic and PCB designs from Altium and Eagle. Library import from KiCad is also provided.It can even import schematics from LTspice which gives LTspice users a really easy route into doing PCBs straight from LTspice schematics.Although maybe not important to this discussion, EasyEDA also has good simulation support using ngspice. Many LTspice simulations can be run in ngspice with little editing effort.Symbol and footprint library searching is simple (although searching for spice models is still a bit clunky but all devices in the default library have models already associated with them).I’ve found the ability to share projects privately or publically a useful feature for collaboration. If people are interested to try it, I’d recommend looking through the Tutorial and the Simulation eBook before diving in.

       What's EasyEDA?Please see EasyEDA Tutorial at https://easyeda.com/Doc/Tutorial/introduction.htm#What'sEasyEDA

       EasyEDA is a great web based EDA tool for electronics engineers, educators, students, makers and enthusiasts.

  There’s no need to install any software. Just open EasyEDA in any HTML5 capable, standards compliant web browser.

  Whether you are using Linux, Mac or Windows; Chrome, Firefox, IE, Opera, or Safari. EasyEDA has all the features you expect and need to rapidly and easily take your design from conception through to production.

  EasyEDA provides:

  Schematic capture

  ngpice-based simulation

  PCB layout

  PCB Design Rules and Checking

  Export

  PCB netlist in

  Altium Designer

  Kicad

  PADS

  Spice netlist

  WaveForm simulation plot data (in CSV format)

  Schematic in

  pdf

  image

  SVG

  Creation of BoM reports

  Import

  Altium/ProtelDXP Ascii Schematic/PCB

  Eagle Schematic/PCB/libs

  LTspice Schematic/symbols (may require editing for Ngspice compatibility)

  Kicadlibs/modules (footprint libraries)

  Spice models and subcircuits

  Symbol creation and editing

  Multi-sheet and Hierarchical schematics (passive drawings and active simulation schematics)

  Spice subcircuit creation

  WaveForm viewer

  Post simulation measurements

  PCB footprint creation and editing

  Simple but powerful general drawing capabilities

  Schematic symbol, spice model and PCB footprint library management

  Online sharing of - and collaborative working on - schematics, simulations, PCB layouts, designs and projects

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 1 month later...

Thank you for sharing your experiences with your PCB Design program. I like so share my impressions as well. I have been using EAGLE PCB Design http://www.cadsoftusa.com/  for quite some time and I am very satisfied. It's not online, but I like to keep my data safe on MY computer!! 

About Eagle, I like the way they support you, when you´ve got questions. There is a good community to ask, and also the on-site trainings, webinars and tutorials are great help. Furthermore the program is logic, so you can use it intuitively.For further reading there are also some pretty good book to this topic. There is a free trial to test this program. Go to http://www.cadsoftusa.com/download-eagle/ and check it out yourself. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
 Share

×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.