DIY layout creator

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Post by RLBJR65 »

Most of us probably already know about this program but I thought I'd post it anyway.

DIY layout creator has got to be the easiest layout program I have ever used. No it's not perfect, it won't easily run on a MAC and there are some other slightly annoying glitches. The more you use it though the better you get at working around the glitches :wink:

Direct download link: http://www.storm-software.co.yu/diy/lay ... layout.exe

Layout page: http://www.storm-software.co.yu/diy/ind ... ct=layouts

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Post by ieatyouforbreakfast »

i just reformatted my computer, and i lost diy layout creator. i've been trying to go on to storm-software, but the page hasn't been loading for about a week now.

can somebody send me the install file if they have it? any other layout programs i can use?

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Post by analogguru »

Maybe you try this link... (worked 2 minutes ago):
http://www.storm-software.co.yu/diy/ind ... t=software

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Post by trevize »

it works.

I do prefer eagle cad tough.

http://www.cadsoft.de/

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Post by ieatyouforbreakfast »

ok, the link still isn't working for me

i guess my computers retarded.

my emails ieatyouforbreakfast@gmail.com if anyone wants to be kind and download the exe file for me. :D

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you have mail :wink:

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Post by quaternotetriplet »

Hi, I opened Diy layout creator it say "No active document" BTW, im using windows vista. What is the problem??

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quaternotetriplet wrote:Hi, I opened Diy layout creator it say "No active document" BTW, im using windows vista. What is the problem??
you could try to run it in compatibility mode for XP, I think that solves the problem.
Damn vista, I hate it so much :x
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Post by rob »

Just wondering if there's any software for doing vero/stripboard layouts on the computer,though of having a go at that JD10. Don't fancy going the PCB direction just yet, anything out there?
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Post by lolbou »

DIY Layout Creator... :wink:

Topic moved to Software subforum, and merged.
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Post by RnFR »

i prefer Stripmagic for vero layouts these days. the ability to easily check your connections and print the backside with the trace cuts can't be beat.

http://www.friedair.com/stripmagic/start.jnlp

although there are a few minor bugs. nothing too bad though.
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I set up DIY layout Creator under Windows 7 and as I launch the program it says "No active document" and this message window comes up again and again after you click its close button. Does anyone have any experience with DIY layout Creator on windows 7 ? It seems this software is no longer supported.

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separanets wrote:I set up DIY layout Creator under Windows 7 and as I launch the program it says "No active document" and this message window comes up again and again after you click its close button. Does anyone have any experience with DIY layout Creator on windows 7 ? It seems this software is no longer supported.
That's just one of the many annoyances with all the later versions of Windows. Microsoft want full control of what you do with your computer, including trying to force you to use software they "approve".

Your only real options are to pay for an expensive CAD program, install Eagle CAD (free, but very flawed), or go open-source. I've used open-source software since 1992, and wouldn't use MS rubbish if you gave it to me! I use PCB, Geda, and severaln other OS programs for my design work. I can even run DIY Layout Creator under Wine!
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Post by separanets »

Windows 7 is now installed in my office so I can't replace it by anything else.
Having used diy layout creator for a year I grew used to this program so much that it seriously affects my mind when I'm thinking about a layout for a schematic.
But thank you for advice.

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Post by separanets »

The problem is solved. I should have changed down the level of user account protection during installation (or something like this which was not actually recommended). By default the level is too severe to run old installers.

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The links both return a DNS error.... :)
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Post by Grendahl »

DrNomis wrote:The links both return a DNS error.... :)
Try this page instead:
http://diy-fever.com/software/

BTW, you'll probably want the earlier version... it's had less bugs for me.
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