Terry Swanborough has updated RiscPCB – his application for designing printed circuit boards, which can be saved out as Draw files or industry standard Gerber files – to make it compatible with the Raspberry Pi, and at the same time added a few other features:
- Up to eight layers can now be used (six copper, two silkscreen)
- Components now have an attached designator, which allows parts lists to be produced, along with parts centres (used when placing surface mounted components)
- Both PCB and Component files are now in a more human-readable format.
Terry says there are quite a few other changes since the last release, so it’s worth looking in the Stronghelp file that’s included within the application (and can be launched by clicking !Help in the Application’s filer menu)