PCB CAD Software

The software used is EasyEdit and EasyPlot by Protel of Australia. This particular software dates back to 1990 and is available in two versions, a DOS version and a later Windows version.

The DOS compatible one is free and the Windows one isn't, (although a none saveable Windows version is) unfortunately it's a bit expensive for my budget so the DOS version is used. The DOS version comes with the required driver to run the HP plotter and works well for hobby use. There are no modern functions, such as auto-routing and schematic capture.

The drivers zip file has code for Roland plotters, included is a note that recommends using the Roland DXY1150 for driving a HP7475A plotter.

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