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What is the Best CAD for microwave layout?

What is the Best CAD for microwave layout?

What is the Best CAD for microwave layout?

Is it a regular CAD program like AutoCAD or is something better for a PC platform. Most PCB packages don't seem to handle the physical structures required. - john@canyonbreeze.com

RE: What is the Best CAD for microwave layout?

I use AutoCAD... but more recently a package called "ProEngineer" has become popular. For mechanical layouts, "Solid Works" is being used a lot.

Most of the more popular PCB programs will import DXF files from AutoCad directly.

Hope this helps..

Robert Griffith

RE: What is the Best CAD for microwave layout?

Don't bother with Pro-eng, it is purely mechanical. Auto cad is ok, but cannot handle curves very well( not easy to generate curved paths). The best by far, and only costs a couple of thousand dollars(if that much), is Wavemaker, from
Barnard microsystems in the UK. I have used it for years and it is good for MMIC layout also.

RE: What is the Best CAD for microwave layout?

I have found AWRs Microwave Office quite good for generating PCB layouts

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