Circuit Maker software, free :-)

Joseph Bento joseph at
Sun Feb 24 21:26:45 CST 2008

Hi Frank,

That website is legit.  Circuitmaker is now an  
unsupported product. The link 
   provided here on tacos a few days ago is the one I question, that  
allows you to download the full pro version with serial number and the  
like.   That link is essentially a clone of the page  
with a path to download.

It's certainly a fine program with full spice modeling.  Having to use  
a password such as "free4me" to unprotect the tar file makes me  
suspicious of how legit the file is.


On Feb 24, 2008, at 8:02 PM, Frank Gentges wrote:

> Joe,
> 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 availability.
> 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.
> Frank
> 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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