Open Source OrCAD and PCB prgrams?
I am an Electrical Design Engineer and currently use Cadence OrCAD schematic layout and Mentor Graphics PADS on Windows for all of my design needs. I have been using Ubuntu and other Linux OS'es at home now for over a year, but I am still stuck using Windows at work.
I am changing jobs next month and the new company is letting me choose my own schematic capture and layout tools. I want to use Ubuntu at my new job but am having a hard time finding a good design program set that works with Linux/Gnome.
I have tried using WINE with OrCAD without much success and so far, all of the open source Schematic tools I have found feel more like a teaching tool then a serious schematic and layout program.
Can I get other Engineers to vote in on what they use please? It would be great if the programs are at least compatible with the design files of OrCAD and can create standard Gerbers.
P.S.: I am not sure if this is the correct category for this thread so forgive me if it is not.
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