Circuit Maker software, free :-)

Frank Gentges fgentges at
Sun Feb 24 21:02:35 CST 2008


Maybe I am naive but the circuitmaker web site seems legit.

If it has been up for some time and was  not part of Altium I would 
think they would bring it down or I would find something through Google.

On the other hand I do not find any reference to this circuitmaker web 
site and that the program is is alive and well.  College students could 
do a lot of good work with it. The Altium web site is silent on its 

Nonetheless, this looks to be a fine program given the purchase price of 
*free*.  Perhaps this web site and free version is a result of efforts 
by some rogue insiders at Altium and the word has not gotten out.

I have been using the free version of Eagle which limits the size and 
complexity of the schematic and PC board.  This version of circuitmaker 
looks to be a nice step up in my meager lab.


Joseph Bento wrote:
> I think this download is in the "warz" category.  It's not released as  
> a freebie by Protel / Altium.  There were a few hoops to go through to  
> obtain the download, as well a a password to acquire to "untar" the  
> compressed file.  Anyhow, after going through all the motions, you  
> have a fully installable copy of Circuit Maker 2000, including the 16  
> digit registration code.
> We use Altium Designer at work, which is the current shipping version.
> Joe
> On Feb 17, 2008, at 3:27 PM, andre kesteloot wrote:
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