I have an original circuit that I've been soldering up on perfboard with a ton of jumper wires and am getting sick of it taking all day to build 'em. I'd like to transfer the schematic over to a pcb so that I can build them faster and have more standardized production procedures.
I will be using this for commercial devices eventually and I don't want to violate any software license agreements...
A few questions:
Are there any good books or websites that have general guidelines for pcb design?
Is there any software (perhaps free?) that can transfer a schematic directly to a pcb design that only requires a few tweaks to get right?
Has anyone done college coursework or taken other classes in pcb design and would they recommend that route?
What stupid mistakes do people tend to make when they're starting?
I didn't find the right solution from the internet.References:
I was Translating my allegro designs in 16.6 to PADS version 2.1. How can it be made possible?
I am not sure as for courses or classes but I'd say there some areas of knowledge required like designing with SMD components and learning more about PCB assembly.
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