[sdiy] RS Designspark PCB tool

Mike Beauchamp list at mikebeauchamp.com
Fri Jun 22 00:58:50 CEST 2012


Hi Harry,
I'm pretty sure just pressing "v" while you are routing tracks will
place a via and switch to the next layer. Granted, I don't have KiCad
right infront of me, but I'm pretty sure that's the shortcut if that's
what you're looking for.

Mike

I On Wed, 2012-06-20 at 07:43 -0400, Harry Bissell wrote:
> I played with it a little bit but decided to learn KiKad instead. I was worried that as a corporate supported software
> it might suddenly disappear or become non~free.Just paranoid I guess. KiKad has a bit of learning curve to it... right now I'm trying to figure out how to place vias at will (not just at the end of a trace)
> 
> H^) harry
> 
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Tom Wiltshire <tom at electricdruid.net>
> To: synthdiy diy <synth-diy at dropmix.xs4all.nl>
> Sent: Wed, 20 Jun 2012 07:26:03 -0400 (EDT)
> Subject: [sdiy] RS Designspark PCB tool
> 
> Hi All,
> 
> Does anyone use the free RS DesignSpark PCB software? Is it any good?
> 
> I remember reading that it was originally called something else, but then RS bought out the company in order to keep up with Farnell, who've cut some deal with Eagle or some such thing.
> 
> Anyway, the important bit is "Is it worth the effort of learning it?"
> 
> Thanks,
> Tom
> 
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