Options for ProSchematic
An easy to use shareware schematic editor for drawing and publishing electronic circuit diagrams; operating on Windows and Linux.
This tool is a drawing tool tailored for generation of electronic schematic diagrams. It includes a netlister and Bill of materials (a parts list) generator and can generate publishable schematic diagrams that can also be converted to standard image formats.
The built in netlister checks the schematic for errors such as unconnected pins and wires to ensure that the schematic is correct. Additionally double clicking an output netlist entry in the netlister highlights wires in the schematic that created the net. This allows the designer to check that the netlist is correct by providing feedback from the netlister to the schematic.
Unlike an ordinary paint tool this tool adds database information (attributes) to each object so that the schematic can be analyzed (for errors or for netlisting or for generation of the Bill of Materials). For example; in order for the tool to identify component pins, pin data is stored within the schematic data base. This is later used to check that all the pins are connected correctly (i.e. flagging up error warnings if any pins are left unconnected by accident).
Attributes of the selected part are immediately displayed in the screen attribute viewer. User attributes can also be added to any library symbol e.g. to associate a specific manufacturer with a part. This can then be output via the bill of materials.
Guidance through the design process from start to finish.
Displaying the most relevant tools for the task.
Attribute viewer -
Detailing data associated with the current part.
Orthogonal drag -
Allowing fast drawing changes.
Library Editor -
Creating and managing single or multipart library elements.
Checking for errors and creating netlists.
Bill of Materials -
Generating a part list