Tonight (and a few night ago) I was playing around with a couple different schematic capture systems and rolling into board layout and so forth.

I started out with Eagle and for some reason that didn’t really gel with me for whatever reason. My main frustration was that the wiring layout wasn’t at all intuitive. I never really got a simple circuit laid out without me wanting to throw something at the computer.

Then I tried out DipTrace and that just worked a whole lot better. Somehow it worked the way I expected it to. Going from the schematic to a board layout wasn’t hard either.

I think I’ll experiment with a few other ones over the next couple of days too. I’ll give a fuller writeup as I progress through this bit of experimentation.

I’m having fun, and in the end that’s what matters, right?  :-)