[kicad-users] Re: Creating Veroboard style layouts with Kicad ?

2008-07-30 Thread simon.clubley
--- In kicad-users@yahoogroups.com, axtz4 [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 Another option is Veecad from http://www.veecad.com.

Thanks for the suggestion, but I forgot to mention that I am running
on Linux.

It's been pointed out to me on the gEDA mailing list that I could use
a script to edit the underlying data files containing my project in
order to add the veroboard tracks.

It's an approach that I would like to try with Kicad as well. Are
there any standard libraries that I can use within my own scripts to
edit the newpcb project data files ?

I've looked around and can't see anything, but as I am new to Kicad, I
may be missing some well known location.



[kicad-users] Re: Creating Veroboard style layouts with Kicad ?

2008-07-24 Thread axtz4
--- In kicad-users@yahoogroups.com, simon.clubley 

 I layout my circuits on Veroboard and I am currently using Vutrax 
 it has the capability to layout a Veroboard style track in it's PCB
 I would like to switch to an open source package like gEDA or Kicad,
 and after reading through the Kicad documentation, I don't see any 
 functionality present, but it's possible that I may have missed it.

Another option is Veecad from http://www.veecad.com.

Veecad is a stripboard/veroboard layout application that can use 
netlists generated by Kicad. It has both free and commercial (but 
pretty inexpensive) versions.

Although I prefer do to home-brew boards using the toner transfer 
method, I have used Veecad to do a couple of layouts and it works 
pretty well.