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

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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 problem with how I created the zip file.
When I make a new release I copy all files from Linux to Windows so I can do the Windows builds, and then produce the zips for all platforms from there, so I think the file permissions are getting lost along the way.

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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 filled shapes).
[*] New view type with coloured components and monochrome tracks to greatly improve readability.
[*] Support netlist input in OrCAD2 format so KiCad can be used as a schematic editor.

Download from main page at
https://sourceforge.net/projects/veroroute/

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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 offset labels by default.

Improvement: In Mono mode (i.e. toner-transfer) mode, all text boxes are now automatically mirrored.

New feature: Added info to the rendering dialog showing the minimum guaranteed track separation
based on the current track style and settings. This was needed for the main new feature ....

New "PCB view mode" that allows Gerber export for single-sided PCBs. (It's still techinically a beta and I have not updated the tutorials yet though).

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So with VeroRoute, you can now go from a vero or perf design and with a few clicks convert the design to a single-sided PCB and have it manufactured.
The next step (within a few weeks) will be to provide the option of 2-sided board manufacture, with the tool automatically taking all jumpers in your design and turning them into tracks on the second copper layer.

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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 piece of software for getting a basic board manufactured.

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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.

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Just now seeing this. Excellent work! I'm going to play around a bit for some test builds I have coming up.

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

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VeroRoute has now reached version 2.00.
Improvements since V1.93 include...
  • Ability to find parts in the layout by name or value.
  • Ability to override the automatically assigned net colors.
  • Reworked icons that did not work well on dark themes in Linux.
  • Several bug fixes.
Download from the main page at

https://sourceforge.net/projects/veroroute/


BTW, veroroute is now available as a Debian package, and it has also been ported to Arch Linux (in the AUR repository) and to FreeBSD :D

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Post by Silverloz »

Only recently discovered this software (I run it in Ubuntu). I worked through the tutorial and have found the software quick and simple to use - way quicker than designing stripboard layouts by hand. Thanks for creating and sharing DrAlx!

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Post by VordFilly »

DrAlx wrote: 13 Oct 2020, 17:57 VeroRoute has now reached version 2.00.
Improvements since V1.93 include...
  • Ability to find parts in the layout by name or value.
  • Ability to override the automatically assigned net colors.
  • Reworked icons that did not work well on dark themes in Linux.
  • Several bug fixes.
Download from the main page at

https://sourceforge.net/projects/veroroute/time tracking software


BTW, veroroute is now available as a Debian package, and it has also been ported to Arch Linux (in the AUR repository) and to FreeBSD :D
Is there any way to back to the previous version?
I found a couple of bugs in 2.00 ....

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Is there any way to back to the previous version?
I found a couple of bugs in 2.00 ....
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In general, you cant load a file from a newer version into an older version.
If you find any bugs or problems, raise them on the forum on sourceforge.

https://sourceforge.net/p/veroroute/discussion/general/

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