On my course I have to do a hell of a lot of drawings, which I guess would be easier and quicker to do on a CAD package, we have AutoCAD at uni but I don't find it very usefull for creating electrical drawings. For a start I have to draw all the symbols first, was wondering if anyone knew of a free package that could do this, and save me a lot of time messing with AutoCAD, or even worse with my pencil and ruler! Any help would be greatfully received.
Was hoping to find something with symbols already stored on it, rather than having to draw my own and save them as a block? Anyone used a package with symbols already drawn, going to need quite a few and possibly more than a couple of sheets, it's going to be part of my final year project.
Somthing like Visio would be good, I had a legal copy of crocodile clips once which came with a magazine, I am not sure what happened to it though.
You need to look for flow diagram software which has the electronic circuit symbols, some of them are likely to contain the american version of the symbols though which can differ slightly.
search for 'eagle'. good program for schematics and PCB layouts. only problem is the PCBs have a limited size
Does Visio actually test the circuit for you?