|Author:||spud (registered user: 3262 posts )|
|Date:||Sat, Dec 03rd, 2011 @ 09:49 ( . )|
Most CAD SW would work too but the learning curve is higher. Among other reasons, I like Visio because it has electronics components for drawing schematics in it's shapes library, even tubes, yes tubes. These schematics were drawn with Visio and all the components were from their shape files, (which are pretty extensive):
If you're really a masochist (or very, very cheap), MSPAINT will work in a pinch ;-) - seriously, Beavis uses it for his stuff:
Yes, those schematics and layouts were done with MSPAINT - at least that what I recall from his site. BTW, he is one great DIYer, not an electronics expert (he does SW for a living) but his site and projects are just so inspirational - very cool stuff. Love that FUZZ lab - only he would have the balls to do that!
Really, any decent drawing program will work but I like Visio because I use it at work and know how it works and its quirks. Whatever you choose, try to find something that you can create a scale drawing, also with grids and number scales, esp when doing a layout to be able to accurately de-conflict stuff in the drawing as a 1:1 representation. I even do my drill templates using Visio and print them 1:1 and tape them on for drilling the chassis.
--* newb with LOTS of questions
12/03/2011 @ 14:06--sambo69
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