EasyEDA

https://easyeda.com/

has anyone used this before for circuit/pcb design? I just would like to have something to diagram some rpi wirings and maybe some other small things.

I haven’t used it but have seen it floating around. I think it’s worthwhile to learn a more widely used program like Eagle or KiCad though.

KiCad seems like a better option! Thanks!

Also grab LT spice. That will cover you for schematic capture and simulation. You can export the schematics from lt spice to eagle or kicad when you make a PCB. Simulation is a helpful thing sometimes, and LT is free and very good.

Be warned the UI on all of these sucks. New easier programs pop up that have better UI’s, but lack the power… Just buckle down and prepare for a steep learning curve to get the UI first (usually takes a weekend or so with any of these).

I haven’t worked on anything vital enough to simulate yet, but working with Multisim (which uses spice) made me so angry sometimes. The UI on a lot of the simulation suites is somehow even worse than the PCB CAD ones.

It is what it is. Spice, in any form, is from the 1960’s. Much like emacs or any old software, any form retains quirks, as well as a following of die hard folks who learned how to use the bass-ackward ui and refuse to relearn any new paradigm. I am that way. I spent maybe 15 minutes with kicad before just saying ‘oh hell, I already know eagle, do I need more pain in my life?’.



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I haven’t worked on anything vital enough to simulate yet, but working with Multisim (which uses spice) made me so angry sometimes. The UI on a lot of the simulation suites is somehow even worse than the PCB CAD ones.