Program Lineup

Most CAD programs have weaknesses! The reviews on this page might save you some false starts when choosing a CAD program! Think carefully before choosing a program with "unusable" aspects: it has crippling problems.

Free Program Recommendations

Of all the programs listed above, TinyCAD is easily your best choice of schematic editor. FreePCB can be used as your PCB editor.

If you just want to get your project finished, and don't care about long term access to your projects, then ZenitPCB is a reasonable choice. DesignSparkPCB will get the job done too, if you can overlook the proprietary ghetto with limited import-export facilities.

Finally, Kicad will get the job done, in a brutal manner.