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Free Schematic Capture for Vaccum Tubes

Started by David King January 23, 2016
Can anyone recommend a free software application for drawing a vaccum
tube amplifier?

I just need to show the symbols and wiring, not a simulation or
cirucit board layout.

Thank you,

David King.
On Sun, 24 Jan 2016 07:21:41 +1100, David King wrote:

> Can anyone recommend a free software application for drawing a vaccum > tube amplifier? > > I just need to show the symbols and wiring, not a simulation or cirucit > board layout. > > Thank you, > > David King.
KiCad will work. I think they even have some tubes in the symbol library. -- Tim Wescott Wescott Design Services http://www.wescottdesign.com
On Sun, 24 Jan 2016 07:21:41 +1100, David King <dking@supernet.com>
wrote:

>Can anyone recommend a free software application for drawing a vaccum >tube amplifier?
Mac, PC, Linux, IOS, Android, or whatever? OS version would also be helpful.
>I just need to show the symbols and wiring, not a simulation or >cirucit board layout.
<http://lmgtfy.com/?q=free+schematic+software> I've been playing with KiCad. No simulation module, but it does include a PCB layout module which you can probably ignore. There are add-on libraries that include a few tubes for the vacuum heads: <http://smisioto.no-ip.org/elettronica/kicad/kicad-en.htm> -- Jeff Liebermann jeffl@cruzio.com 150 Felker St #D http://www.LearnByDestroying.com Santa Cruz CA 95060 http://802.11junk.com Skype: JeffLiebermann AE6KS 831-336-2558
On 01/23/2016 03:27 PM, Tim Wescott wrote:
> On Sun, 24 Jan 2016 07:21:41 +1100, David King wrote: > >> Can anyone recommend a free software application for drawing a vaccum >> tube amplifier? >> >> I just need to show the symbols and wiring, not a simulation or cirucit >> board layout. >> >> Thank you, >> >> David King. > > KiCad will work. I think they even have some tubes in the symbol library. >
LTspice has symbols for triodes and pentodes. Not the most beautiful thing in the world, but it's pretty fast. Cheers Phil Hobbs -- Dr Philip C D Hobbs Principal Consultant ElectroOptical Innovations LLC Optics, Electro-optics, Photonics, Analog Electronics 160 North State Road #203 Briarcliff Manor NY 10510 hobbs at electrooptical dot net http://electrooptical.net
On Sun, 24 Jan 2016 07:21:41 +1100, David King <dking@supernet.com>
wrote:

> >Can anyone recommend a free software application for drawing a vaccum >tube amplifier? > >I just need to show the symbols and wiring, not a simulation or >cirucit board layout. > >Thank you, > >David King.
Any schematic capture that allows you to make your own symbols, self-made in original flavor MicroSim (PSpice) Schematics... <http://www.analog-innovations.com/SED/VacuumTubeSchematicSymbols.png> ...Jim Thompson -- | James E.Thompson | mens | | Analog Innovations | et | | Analog/Mixed-Signal ASIC's and Discrete Systems | manus | | San Tan Valley, AZ 85142 Skype: skypeanalog | | | Voice:(480)460-2350 Fax: Available upon request | Brass Rat | | E-mail Icon at http://www.analog-innovations.com | 1962 | I love to cook with wine. Sometimes I even put it in the food.
On Sun, 24 Jan 2016 07:21:41 +1100, David King <dking@supernet.com>
wrote:

> >Can anyone recommend a free software application for drawing a vaccum >tube amplifier? > >I just need to show the symbols and wiring, not a simulation or >cirucit board layout. > >Thank you, > >David King.
Just Schematic? You can try TinyCAD. Cheers
On Sat, 23 Jan 2016 16:24:41 -0500, Martin Riddle
<martin_ridd@verizon.net> wrote:

>On Sun, 24 Jan 2016 07:21:41 +1100, David King <dking@supernet.com> >wrote: > >> >>Can anyone recommend a free software application for drawing a vaccum >>tube amplifier? >> >>I just need to show the symbols and wiring, not a simulation or >>cirucit board layout. >> >>Thank you, >> >>David King. > >Just Schematic? You can try TinyCAD. > >Cheers >
Hi Martin, How's the weather up there? ...Jim Thompson -- | James E.Thompson | mens | | Analog Innovations | et | | Analog/Mixed-Signal ASIC's and Discrete Systems | manus | | San Tan Valley, AZ 85142 Skype: skypeanalog | | | Voice:(480)460-2350 Fax: Available upon request | Brass Rat | | E-mail Icon at http://www.analog-innovations.com | 1962 | I love to cook with wine. Sometimes I even put it in the food.
On Sun, 24 Jan 2016 07:21:41 +1100, David King wrote:

> Can anyone recommend a free software application for drawing a vaccum > tube amplifier? > > I just need to show the symbols and wiring, not a simulation or cirucit > board layout. > > Thank you, > > David King.
Off your topic - but in general you don't want to simulate exactly what you're building, so a tool that lets you simulate and build boards is going to be excessively burdensome. For simulation you model just the hard parts, surrounded by sources and loads and whatnot that are idealized. For actual building you make a schematic then (if you're not hand-wiring) make a board. It's really two entirely different operations that happen to share one drawing name. -- www.wescottdesign.com
On Sat, 23 Jan 2016 14:50:43 -0700, Jim Thompson
<To-Email-Use-The-Envelope-Icon@On-My-Web-Site.com> wrote:

>On Sat, 23 Jan 2016 16:24:41 -0500, Martin Riddle ><martin_ridd@verizon.net> wrote: > >>On Sun, 24 Jan 2016 07:21:41 +1100, David King <dking@supernet.com> >>wrote: >> >>> >>>Can anyone recommend a free software application for drawing a vaccum >>>tube amplifier? >>> >>>I just need to show the symbols and wiring, not a simulation or >>>cirucit board layout. >>> >>>Thank you, >>> >>>David King. >> >>Just Schematic? You can try TinyCAD. >> >>Cheers >> > >Hi Martin, How's the weather up there? > > ...Jim Thompson
Just finished the second round of throwing snow ;) I'd say we have about 2' here. It's not real wet heavy snow, but it does stick to the shovel and is fairly light. But it doesn't compare (yet) to the '78 storm. They upped the forecast to 24"-30" + , and it looks like the system is starting to move out to sea after just sitting off the coast of the Carolinas. Cheers
On Sat, 23 Jan 2016 18:43:32 -0500, Martin Riddle
<martin_ridd@verizon.net> wrote:

>On Sat, 23 Jan 2016 14:50:43 -0700, Jim Thompson ><To-Email-Use-The-Envelope-Icon@On-My-Web-Site.com> wrote: > >>On Sat, 23 Jan 2016 16:24:41 -0500, Martin Riddle >><martin_ridd@verizon.net> wrote: >> >>>On Sun, 24 Jan 2016 07:21:41 +1100, David King <dking@supernet.com> >>>wrote: >>> >>>> >>>>Can anyone recommend a free software application for drawing a vaccum >>>>tube amplifier? >>>> >>>>I just need to show the symbols and wiring, not a simulation or >>>>cirucit board layout. >>>> >>>>Thank you, >>>> >>>>David King. >>> >>>Just Schematic? You can try TinyCAD. >>> >>>Cheers >>> >> >>Hi Martin, How's the weather up there? >> >> ...Jim Thompson > >Just finished the second round of throwing snow ;) >I'd say we have about 2' here. It's not real wet heavy snow, but it >does stick to the shovel and is fairly light. > >But it doesn't compare (yet) to the '78 storm. They upped the forecast >to 24"-30" + , and it looks like the system is starting to move out to >sea after just sitting off the coast of the Carolinas. > >Cheers
We're still experiencing cold weather here, too... only got up to 73&#2013266096;F today >:-} And I observe another storm system overhead, heading to the East ;-) ...Jim Thompson -- | James E.Thompson | mens | | Analog Innovations | et | | Analog/Mixed-Signal ASIC's and Discrete Systems | manus | | San Tan Valley, AZ 85142 Skype: skypeanalog | | | Voice:(480)460-2350 Fax: Available upon request | Brass Rat | | E-mail Icon at http://www.analog-innovations.com | 1962 | I love to cook with wine. Sometimes I even put it in the food.