ExpressPCB schematic custom files

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I ran across this thread some time ago all about free pcb design etc tools ,
https://www.avrfreaks.net/index.p...

:roll: But now I was hopeing the community has a set of custom component schematics files, expresspcb did not have atmega8, 168 components in the installation (mock surprise), and I cannot seem to find a community who keep the files. Anyone got some of their own, or do I have to chew my own arm off as usual? I could try using another tool, but right now my box-cutter is getting bloody.
:twisted: (queue nightmare on elm-street music)

Conrad Braam - www.softcircuitry.blogspot.com - www.plcsimulator.org
Always start off poorly, that way when you finally figure it out, you can get a few surprise hits in.

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There's an expresspcb yahoo group.

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n1ist wrote:
There's an expresspcb yahoo group.

virtually no activity though, in the ones I found.

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CadSoft's Eagle schematic capture and layout program, which is free for small boards, has an AVR library that is relatively extensive. Most PCB vendors will let you submit Eagle brd files. I believe ExpressPCB will as well.

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Thanks, I have logged into the Yahoo group, and even found n1ist files which helped. Expresspcb is not awesome as CAd goes, but it's free; at least I can capture my design and upload my circuit diagrams now :-)
Will have to try out Eagle if I get too frustrated. Thanks guys.

Conrad Braam - www.softcircuitry.blogspot.com - www.plcsimulator.org
Always start off poorly, that way when you finally figure it out, you can get a few surprise hits in.

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I have been using ExpressSch a long time. And I love it !
I don't mind sharing what I created so far. It's not perfect and was never intended for public distribution.

I will put it on-line on my website, and post the link here.

Nard

Edit: and here it is ! http://www.aplomb.nl/TechStuff/Tools/Tools_page.html

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Some clever puzzle solver could reverse engineer the file format for those expresspcb symbol files if you showed them the symbol and the hex dump of the .s file. Maybe expresspcb would publish the file spec if they thought a giant user contributed part library would help them sell more boards? Anybody ever ask?

Imagecraft compiler user

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Zaphodikus wrote:
Thanks, I have logged into the Yahoo group, and even found n1ist files which helped. Expresspcb is not awesome as CAd goes, but it's free; at least I can capture my design and upload my circuit diagrams now :-)
Will have to try out Eagle if I get too frustrated. Thanks guys.

I invested quite a few hours trying to learn Eagle. I gave up in frustration. Lousy user interface, lousy documentation. But many others have used it effectively.

PCB Artist is another worth considering. It will output Gerber files even though it's free, however your first order has to be in their proprietary format.

http://www.4pcb.com/index.php?lo...

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stevech wrote:
Zaphodikus wrote:
Thanks, I have logged into the Yahoo group, and even found n1ist files which helped. Expresspcb is not awesome as CAd goes, but it's free; at least I can capture my design and upload my circuit diagrams now :-)
Will have to try out Eagle if I get too frustrated. Thanks guys.

I invested quite a few hours trying to learn Eagle. I gave up in frustration. Lousy user interface, lousy documentation. But many others have used it effectively.

Try the open source gEDA/PCB software. I switched from Eagle a few years ago and have found it gEDA/PCB to be more productive. You don't want to get locked into proprietary software that does not produce Gerber files.

My footprint library (>1300 parts) and EDA automation scripts are at http://www.luciani.org

Some of the boards I have done with the software are at http://www.wiblocks.com and http://tinyurl.com/6jm8tu

(* jcl *)

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ExprressPCB will provide the Gerbers for a small exra fee. I use this service a *lot*.

Tom Pappano
Tulsa, Oklahoma

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tpappano wrote:
ExprressPCB will provide the Gerbers for a small exra fee. I use this service a *lot*.

how much?

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60 Clams ($60 US)

Tom Pappano
Tulsa, Oklahoma

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I love sprint-layout, but it isn't free. I use ExpressPCB now.

-Angel Angelov
"Humans are stupid."
I'm probably working on a scratch-build rocket or on a PCB

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Zaphodikus wrote:
expresspcb did not have atmega8

Here's my ATmega8 (Unpack at EXPRESSPCB_CUSTOMSTUFF_FOLDER/SchComponents_Custom )
PASS: i_am_a_nerd
:wink:

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-Angel Angelov
"Humans are stupid."
I'm probably working on a scratch-build rocket or on a PCB