Does anyone know how to use Kicad? and would any of you be prepared to show me?
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Will be happy to show you easy pc and give you a copy
Assuming you absolutely have your heart set on kicad and no one else comes forward, I can get you through the very basics but I'm no expert on kicad by any stretch of the imagination. In fact Joe and I have had a lengthy chat about EDA tools recently and he nearly tempted me over to the dark side.
For some reason slms loves clunky cad .
PCB design coming to Fusion 360 in the near future, I believe
reading this made my skin crawl.
I think that they have bought eagle.
It's going to take a lot of work to fix that....
That explains it then? So they won't need to start from scratch.
Interesting though: at the moment the 'permanent free trial: the offer to hobbyists and smaller startups has all features unlocked.
they also have a very generous academic licence as well.
3 years IIRC?
yeah, but 3 years, whenever you feel like it, and you can renew. They also give you pretty much every Autodesk product (which is less exciting if you're a Mac user - very windows centric, but still)
Giving it away has always been the only way to persuaded people to use it .
My 15 year old version of easy pc still makes eagle look clunky
I've done KiCad! In fact I was offereing to run a workshop in SLMS at some point this year. I need to get up to speed with the latest version, but I can do the basics....