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Diptrace vs Eagle

So I've been fidling around with diptrace and have really enjoyed working with it. Drawing out your schematic is simple enough, and converting it to a layout is trivial as well. The one thing I've noticed though is lack of some simple components when using the layout mode.

Maybe it's my noobness to doing layouts and not really knowing where everything should be located but for the life of me, I could not find a single button in any of the libs. I'm talking about the typical button that comes on most of our boards picaxe, arduino, BS2... that small 4 pin button. I've seen it it lots of eagle layouts...but again I searched in all the libs that diptrace comes with and even in the extra libs you can dl. I ended up modifying a 6pin dip as the pin postion was identical to what I wanted, but seriously....no buttons in diptrace? 

 I'mjust curious as to others expirience with this app and with having to build your own components...is this commen with this app?



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I have both programs at the moment but haven't had time to learn them. Which is easier to get started with?
I've found more online tutorials that have helped me out.  I really want to figure out Diptrace, though.

I've really enjoyed diptrace so far...again, my only thing at the moment is the library issue.

It's been a great app in all respects, though I may not have given eagle a full chance, I still have it and plan to compare the results of different schematics...

I have your file. Email me at


so I have your email and it's all yours.

I have it. I drew it myself. Gimme a sec and I will see if I can "isolate" the specific file and zap it to you.