[sdiy] KiKad users ?

Magnus Danielson magnus at rubidium.dyndns.org
Thu Jun 21 22:35:13 CEST 2012


Hi Harry and Jim,

Then CERN decided to pick KiKad as the tool they will invest development 
time to make it better. They want a FOSS tool which they can use. They 
want to replace Altium which is what they use today. They also talk with 
the gEDA/PCB folks, so it was almost either of those tools.

Cheers,
Magnus

On 18/06/12 06:33, James Patchell wrote:
> Hi Harry...
>
> That is really funny. We are still Evil Twins.
>
> I also chose KiKad after evaluating the various PCB and Schematic
> Capture options for Windoze.
>
> I really haven't had much of a chance to do much with it. The current
> project I am doing I am still using my old copies of ORCAD 9.2 and
> Protel 2.7. The protel program is the big problem since it is Win16,
> which is one step above DOS, and it will not run on anything past Vista
> (:-o).
>
> I like KiKad because it was more or less based off of the old DOS
> version of ORCAD.
>
> Guess I will have to try and start working wiht it again.
>
> -Jim
>
> On 6/13/2012 7:52 AM, Harry Bissell wrote:
>> After much evaluation I've decided on using KiKad to replace my now
>> archaic Hiwire II CAD program.
>>
>> (Sadly, Hiwire (DOS) just does not run effectively on anything beyond
>> Win98 and needs a true parallel port. The author
>> told me that the Windows version had been "about three months away
>> from release for the last fifteen years" :^)
>>
>> Anyone here using KiKad like to share any tips for using KiKad
>> effectively.
>>
>> For example... can I print all sheets in a hierarchical schematic at
>> once or do I need to (painfully) select
>> each page one at a time ?
>>
>> H^) harry
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