Sprint Layout(€ 39.90)
With Sprint-Layout you can design your PCB’s quick and easy. There is no unnecessary “ballast” which makes it difficult to keep the overview or which makes the usage almost impossible. Because of the logical and understandable strucure of Sprint-Layout the usage is very easy to learn. So finally, you can concentrate to the essential thing: Designing and optimizing your PCB-layouts.With the free viewer-software for Sprint-Layout it is possible for everybody to view or print your layouts.
*I see this program as a very advanced drawing program. And advanced with PCB-design in mind.
The viewer-software is much more than a viewer: it allows you to calibrate your printer, and printout the PCB-design for home-manufacturing the PCB. It has Gerber and Excellon support, so also suitable for professional manufacturing.
*I chose this program because it's so simple to use ( I am fond of simple things ;) ), and I also use it for timng-diagrams etc.It allows you to import a scanned copy: very usefull !
Abacom has also a Schematic Editor, sPlan, in their productline:
But there is no link between the Schematic and the Layout-program ! And there are no plans to do it ..... such a pity. The autorouter is not very usefull.