Please pardon the somewhat spammy post but a Cadence employee suggested that I announce the DesignTools project here.
The DesignTools project contains open source EDA, CAD and CAM tools. The first initial release contains two programs along with their supporting libraries and utilities, all of which are specific to Cadence PCB Editor (Allegro).
Like any open source project, as time and resources allow, more programs and libraries will be added.
Your post is non-descriptive. What do you offer without me having to surf your site to find out?
You certainly have a point. I kept the description very short
intentionally since I didn't think cdnusers would want to waste their
time with a long winded essay/advertisement.
The initial software release from the DesignTools project offers two user level programs for the Cadence PCB Editor (Allegro).
1.) The first is a memory monitor. Though simple, it is a nice example
of stand-alone, non-blocking applications using Allegro and axlSKILL.
2.) The second (the Destubifier), is a sophisticated board level validation tool that will help you both find and fix mistakes.
The DesignTools project is a volunteer effort and as time and resources
allow, new programs and libraries will become available. If you are not
particularly interested in the contents of the initial release, you may
still be interested in the future releases, so signing up for the
announce@DesignTools.org mailing list would be worth your while.
More details can be found on the DesignTools website
At the moment, the "project" consists of one person doing all of the
work from writing and testing programs, to wirting all the
documentation, to writing the web site framework and all of the web
site content. Though I have many programs already written, rolling them
out incrementally seems like the only working soluton -each one will
take some time.
JCR...thanks for offering these tools to the community. I have downloaded and installed these already and they look very promising from the get go!
Please be sure to sign up for at least the announce@DesignTools.org
mailing list because it is the only way I have to let users know about
new releases (once or twice a week). I'm the only person who can post to that list so you
don't need to worry about getting tons of unwanted email.
Details on how to subscribe to the mailing list can be found here.