Dirk_Hendrik wrote:pls don't "dude" me OK? No flame was intended.
Let's say that the concept of sharing schematics in a predefined schematic editor format is rather new to me. After that a schematic is a schematic and if one wants it in a certain editor one can enter it in that format. I mean, when one enters a circuit in a schematic editor one also adds stuff like the shape of the component isn't it? That means that if one takes a schematic from a source like this, finds out all is planned for SMT while desiring through hole, one has to alter all components to his needs.... essentially consuming as almost as much time as entering a fresh schematic.
Other than that most designers have their specific wants, requirements, demands or quirks. That forms a certain "handwriting". When using someone elses schematic as a source this handwriting will definitely be different.
I experience on a daily basis (in Altium) entering a schematic is the least work. Defining new components, PCB footprints, component data and revision tracking eat far more time than the circuit itself.
Dirk_Hendrik wrote:Which makes me wonder what exactly is your pain in entering schematics. I mean, about every CAD scham and PCB drawing system has a learning curve. However I never had the feeling that the PCB editor was way easier than the schematic editor. Usually it's the side tasks like creating components where the horror is. (Try creating a schematic symbol in Designspark for a change).
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