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by DrAlx
12 May 2020, 17:47
Forum: Software Room
Topic: VeroRoute - Free layout software for Vero, Perf, & PCBs
Replies: 26
Views: 23732

Re: VeroRoute - Free layout software for Vero, Perf, & PCBs

V1.93 is released and has several bug fixes and improvements since V1.80.

Download from the main page at

https://sourceforge.net/projects/veroroute/
by DrAlx
28 Feb 2020, 00:33
Forum: Software Room
Topic: VeroRoute - Free layout software for Vero, Perf, & PCBs
Replies: 26
Views: 23732

Re: VeroRoute - Free layout software for Vero, Perf, & PCBs

V1.80 is just released. [*] Usability improvement: Control Dialog and Component Editor dialogs are now dockable in the main window, and docked by default. [*] Major feature: You can now easily design 2-layer boards with interactive auto-routing across both the layers and get Gerber output of course....
by DrAlx
17 Feb 2020, 01:39
Forum: Software Room
Topic: VeroRoute - Free layout software for Vero, Perf, & PCBs
Replies: 26
Views: 23732

Re: VeroRoute - Free layout software for Vero, Perf, & PCBs

V1.79 is out now and let's you export as either 1-layer PCB (that could still need jumpers), or as 2-layer PCB with all jumpers in the design turned into tracks on the top layer. I will soon extend the current auto-routing algorithm to handle both layers, with the aim of making this the simplest pie...
by DrAlx
14 Feb 2020, 16:10
Forum: Software Room
Topic: VeroRoute - Free layout software for Vero, Perf, & PCBs
Replies: 26
Views: 23732

Re: VeroRoute - Free layout software for Vero, Perf, & PCBs

V1.78 is out. Apart from few bug fixes since V1.69 there have been several improvements. New feature: Make pin label alignment (Left,Centre,Right) editable in pin labels dialog. This helps with defining custom components. Better treatment of part labels under part rotation, and connectors have offse...
by DrAlx
02 Sep 2019, 14:42
Forum: Software Room
Topic: VeroRoute - Free layout software for Vero, Perf, & PCBs
Replies: 26
Views: 23732

Re: VeroRoute - Free layout software for Vero, Perf, & PCBs

V1.69 is out. Improvements since last month's release: [*] Wires can share a hole. [*] Wires can cross at 90 degrees or be laid one above the other. [*] Auto-routing improved (to respect existing user-defined tracks between pins). [*] Improved component editor functionality (to allow rotated and fil...
by DrAlx
08 Aug 2019, 12:04
Forum: DIY Stompbox designs
Topic: MXR LFO in an OTA phaser?
Replies: 3
Views: 1305

Re: MXR LFO in an OTA phaser?

One thing to bear in mind is that it won't sweep the same way if you simply convert the control voltage to a control current. When the LFO gives you a triangular control voltage and you use that to make a FET act like a variable resistor, then the effective resistance varies (roughly) linearly on th...
by DrAlx
02 Aug 2019, 10:12
Forum: Software Room
Topic: VeroRoute - Free layout software for Vero, Perf, & PCBs
Replies: 26
Views: 23732

Re: VeroRoute - Free layout software for Vero, Perf, & PCBs

Thanks for pointing those things out. I'll fix them up as part of next release. I never used to include a Linux install script (it's only been there a couple of weeks) and forgot to update the read me file after I added it. The chmod +x should not have been necessary so there must have been a proble...
by DrAlx
29 Jul 2019, 10:51
Forum: Software Room
Topic: VeroRoute - Free layout software for Vero, Perf, & PCBs
Replies: 26
Views: 23732

Re: VeroRoute - Free layout software for Vero, Perf, & PCBs

V1.60 is now released. There have been a lots of improvements since last month's release. The component editor can be used to define "drill holes" as placeable parts (i.e. non-routable grid points). The default "fast" routing algorithm is now 10 times faster than before !!! There is the option to di...
by DrAlx
14 Jun 2019, 13:11
Forum: Software Room
Topic: VeroRoute - Free layout software for Vero, Perf, & PCBs
Replies: 26
Views: 23732

Re: VeroRoute - Free layout software for Vero, Perf, & PCBs

V1.45 is now released. (It's now just under 2 years since the first release) There have been a number of major improvements since 1.30. 1) Toolbars have been added to the main view. 2) You can add text boxes to the layout. 2) It's possible to easily select and then manipulate (e.g. move and rotate) ...
by DrAlx
25 Feb 2019, 12:22
Forum: Software Room
Topic: VeroRoute - Free layout software for Vero, Perf, & PCBs
Replies: 26
Views: 23732

Re: VeroRoute - Free layout software for Vero, Perf, & PCBs

V1.30 is now released with more component types (Relays, Switches, Bourns Trimpots) plus the first of a set of major improvements to usability that are in the pipeline. You can now mark out sub-areas of the grid to select components/wipe tracks. Download from main page at https://sourceforge.net/pro...
by DrAlx
05 Feb 2019, 10:56
Forum: Software Room
Topic: VeroRoute - Free layout software for Vero, Perf, & PCBs
Replies: 26
Views: 23732

Re: VeroRoute - Free layout software for Vero, Perf, & PCBs

V1.28 now released. Main improvement is the ability to create your own library of component templates for ICs/transistors, etc. Download from main page at

https://sourceforge.net/projects/veroroute/
by DrAlx
27 Jan 2019, 19:10
Forum: Software Room
Topic: VeroRoute - Free layout software for Vero, Perf, & PCBs
Replies: 26
Views: 23732

Re: VeroRoute - Free layout software for Vero, Perf, & PCBs

V1.27 now released with some minor bug fixes and usability tweaks. Download from main page at

https://sourceforge.net/projects/veroroute/
by DrAlx
13 Jun 2018, 11:53
Forum: Modern Stompbox Effects (1975 - ...)
Topic: EHX - Electric Mistress 18v Version 2 1976
Replies: 10
Views: 3585

Re: EHX - Electric Mistress 18v Version 2 1976

I spent a long time reworking that circuit and fixing all its problems. In particular the noise and volume drop.
Search for "18V Electric Mistress with reworked LFO & VCO" and you'll find all the details on one of the other sites.
by DrAlx
15 May 2018, 23:49
Forum: Software Room
Topic: VeroRoute - Free layout software for Vero, Perf, & PCBs
Replies: 26
Views: 23732

Re: VeroRoute - Free layout software for Vero, Perf, & PCBs

Version 1.24 is now available for download.
Due to a couple of requests I've added the ability to edit pin labels.
by DrAlx
07 Apr 2018, 06:51
Forum: Software Room
Topic: VeroRoute - Free layout software for Vero, Perf, & PCBs
Replies: 26
Views: 23732

Re: VeroRoute - Free layout software for Vero, Perf, & PCBs

It looks good, but can it be used to draw up a schematic? The example pictures on sourceforge don't show any. You need to do the schematic in other software. Export the circuit as a netlist, and then import that to VeroRoute. VeroRoute supports 2 free schematic programs... TinyCAD on windows (also ...
by DrAlx
03 Apr 2018, 11:06
Forum: Software Room
Topic: VeroRoute - Free layout software for Vero, Perf, & PCBs
Replies: 26
Views: 23732

Re: VeroRoute - Free layout software for Vero, Perf, & PCBs

Version 1.22 is now available for download.

Apart from several usability improvements, it now includes a symbol library
for gEDA so it is now possible to import a netlist from a gEDA schematic.
by DrAlx
21 Feb 2018, 11:32
Forum: Software Room
Topic: VeroRoute - Free layout software for Vero, Perf, & PCBs
Replies: 26
Views: 23732

Re: VeroRoute - Free layout software for Vero, Perf, & PCBs

Version 1.17 is now available for download. Someone asked for visible pin-numbers on ICs, so I added that as a display option since it makes it easier to work with ICs with lots of pins. You can now easily produce PCB masks with ground-fill with just a couple of mouse clicks. The ground-fill automat...
by DrAlx
12 Feb 2018, 10:44
Forum: Software Room
Topic: VeroRoute - Free layout software for Vero, Perf, & PCBs
Replies: 26
Views: 23732

Re: VeroRoute - Free layout software for Vero, Perf, & PCBs

I have now released version 1.10 and dropped the Beta label. Available here: https://sourceforge.net/projects/veroroute/ You can now import the parts and netlist from a schematic produced in TinyCAD (a free schematic editor, also available on SourceForge). You can still avoid using a schematic and s...
by DrAlx
17 Jul 2017, 13:37
Forum: Software Room
Topic: VeroRoute - Free layout software for Vero, Perf, & PCBs
Replies: 26
Views: 23732

Re: VeroRoute - Free layout software for Vero, Perf, & PCBs

Here is an example of a board I built a few years ago. This one was actually a messy build, but amazingly worked first time with no errors after soldering. Sharpie marks: https://1drv.ms/i/s!AvrH61utWEtEh1hcRXPEcCanY11o After cutting strip breaks: https://1drv.ms/i/s!AvrH61utWEtEh1eJQgOkBu8QwM6N Aft...
by DrAlx
17 Jul 2017, 10:51
Forum: Software Room
Topic: VeroRoute - Free layout software for Vero, Perf, & PCBs
Replies: 26
Views: 23732

Re: VeroRoute - Free layout software for Vero, Perf, & PCBs

Hi DrAlx 1) I have difficulties obtaining clean, repeatable cuts between holes on a strip. Cutting at the holes is much cleaner. 2) Solder joints: I tried, but they just don't happen, and surely they are not elliptical :-) . Solder spreads around (as it should) and then by adhesion it regroups on t...