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I'm prototyping a simple layout for a small project on matrix board, but figured there must be a better way than drawing it all out on paper. Are there any aimed at matrix board?
I've found the following software for stripboard, but nothing explicitly for matrix board:
Any more I've missed? Any recommendations?
Feb 15, 2010 at 19:06
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Fritzing looks like the ideal tool for this:
Free (GPL license)
Multi platform (Linux, Mac OS, Windows)
Integrates a large library of components
The stripboard can be resized, you can chose the strips to be vertical or horizontal. You can also cut the contacts with your mouse like you would do in real life.
Make sure you add a
Stripboard and not a
Stripboard is the one circled by the dark red square on the following screenshot: (third item on the first row)
Sep 2, 2015 at 18:06
As Leon suggested I would use PCB design program.
I have done this in two ways.
Create a land pattern that is a strip of holes or a matrix of holes
(no silkscreen). Place a couple of these patterns down and you have a
Sometimes I just use vias to create a matrix.
I made two footprints for vector pins. One for the Vector T42-1 micro clips
another for the K24A gold pins. I place these pins on the 100mil x 100mil
grid. I use the copper routes on different PCB layers (with different colors)
to represent wires.
The nice thing about the PCB program is you can check connectivity against your schematic.
You won't have that benefit in a drawing program.
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Feb 15, 2010 at 20:47
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Soft Circuit Editor by Atarado
Free (as in zero purchase price)
Windows and Linux
Two-windows - schematic and layout.
Supports normal stripboard
Supports Atarado's proprietary stripboard layouts.
Very limited component library?
Aug 6, 2013 at 8:26
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There's a nice free Windows 8.1 app for designing stripboard/perfboard/breadboard called
DrawingBoard Pro available from the Windows Store.
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Mar 20, 2014 at 0:04
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I would add two applications:
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Sep 4, 2015 at 8:18
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