# Schematic drawing program

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#### Terry Vacha

Jan 1, 1970
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I'm a little confused with the results I'm getting when I do a search on
Google for this. Perhaps someone here can help.

I want a program that will allow me to draw solid state or mechanical
relays, diodes, 555 chips, 7404 chips, light bulbs, etc. I'd like the
program to have a library of the common symbols. I'd like the symbols for a
555 or 7404 to look like those on the back of a Radio Shack package. In
other words -- little rectangle showing the pinouts with the schematic
structure showing within the rectangle that is appropriate for that device.
I'd like also simple devices available in the "library" such as mechanical
relays with a simple schematic showing the switch and magnetic coil and
voltage inputs.

I downloaded Eagle Layout Editor and can't seem to make a simple magnetic
relay.

Any suggestions for some programs to draw circuits?

Terry
tvacha*remove*@yahoo.com

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#### John Popelish

Jan 1, 1970
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Terry said:
I'm a little confused with the results I'm getting when I do a search on
Google for this. Perhaps someone here can help.

I want a program that will allow me to draw solid state or mechanical
relays, diodes, 555 chips, 7404 chips, light bulbs, etc. I'd like the
program to have a library of the common symbols. I'd like the symbols for a
555 or 7404 to look like those on the back of a Radio Shack package. In
other words -- little rectangle showing the pinouts with the schematic
structure showing within the rectangle that is appropriate for that device.
I'd like also simple devices available in the "library" such as mechanical
relays with a simple schematic showing the switch and magnetic coil and
voltage inputs.

I downloaded Eagle Layout Editor and can't seem to make a simple magnetic
relay.

Any suggestions for some programs to draw circuits?

Terry
tvacha*remove*@yahoo.com

I happen to like an old shareware program called DraftChoice for
Windows. It is a general purpose drawing program that allows you to
build any sort of symbol library you like and then make drawings with
it. I'll post a clip of one symbol set I have made to
alt.binaries.schematics.electronic.

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#### Terry Pinnell

Jan 1, 1970
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Terry Vacha said:
I'm a little confused with the results I'm getting when I do a search on
Google for this. Perhaps someone here can help.

I want a program that will allow me to draw solid state or mechanical
relays, diodes, 555 chips, 7404 chips, light bulbs, etc. I'd like the
program to have a library of the common symbols. I'd like the symbols for a
555 or 7404 to look like those on the back of a Radio Shack package. In
other words -- little rectangle showing the pinouts with the schematic
structure showing within the rectangle that is appropriate for that device.
I'd like also simple devices available in the "library" such as mechanical
relays with a simple schematic showing the switch and magnetic coil and
voltage inputs.

I downloaded Eagle Layout Editor and can't seem to make a simple magnetic
relay.

Any suggestions for some programs to draw circuits?

Terry
tvacha*remove*@yahoo.com

Terry Pinnell
Hobbyist, West Sussex, UK

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#### Thomas A. Horsley

Jan 1, 1970
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I've been most recently using the free software from expresspcb.com,
before that I was using the xcircuit program on linux.
--email: [email protected] icbm: Delray Beach, FL |
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#### dB

Jan 1, 1970
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Terry Vacha said:
I'm a little confused with the results I'm getting when I do a search on
Google for this. Perhaps someone here can help.

I want a program that will allow me to draw solid state or mechanical
relays, diodes, 555 chips, 7404 chips, light bulbs, etc.

Any suggestions for some programs to draw circuits?

Terry
tvacha*remove*@yahoo.com

If you only want to draw, and nothing else, use MS Paint. You can make
up a library of shapes then copy and paste them to another instance of
Paint opened at the same time.

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#### Terry Vacha

Jan 1, 1970
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Thanks all for the quick and complete response - - I'll play around with
each of the packages mentioned and see what fits my application.

Terry

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