Free Circuit Board Software

Free Circuit Board Software

Return to our Electronics Circuits - Master Menu
BBG FM (NBFM ) VHF
1/2 WattTransmitter Circuit - Free Circuit Board Software
(C) 2017 Bugplan.Com
Click Into The Links to discover More Secrets behind the Original Engineering of the BBG
The Circuitboard Software that I orginally designed the BB2 board with,was a small DOS drawing program called Edraw, pictured below. The program had nothing to do, or remotely connected to any circuit board drawing program. It was a simple drawing program ( Shareware ) that did not expire.
























I Simply drew a bunch of squares, blocks and circles, labled them
and then saved them to the memory program. From there, I would lay the board out from left to right, pulling up the blocks that I had created for SMD transistors, chips, resistors and then running track lines in the correct sequence from one component to the next. When the board was completed  I would save the full board as a single component, print it out and then used the press and peel method of making the board.
Original Circuit Board Software Use In The Design Of The BB2
The Software Used To Design The BBG Board was a freeware program that I found later called Protel Easytrax. This software is shown below.
free circuitboard software
This software was also a DOS program and can still be found everywhere on the Internet. It is one of the best board programs I have ever ran across and although DOS, it will still run on computers upto and Including Windows XP. To run it in XP, just set the compatibility mode on it's icon to Windows 95. It also features Easyplot, and will printout on most all Laser printers.

To This Day, I still use this program to design all of my circuit boards. There are a lot of great circuit board software programs out there, however it was one of the first, and a program I am totally familiar with, not to mention I also created my own library of components - so a program I customized to my own style.