Software for Electrical Layouts

Discussion in 'Electrical Systems' started by fallguy, Dec 16, 2020.

  1. fallguy
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    fallguy Senior Member

    Any freeware/shareware or affordable software for boat wiring?

    I have a technician helping me, but need some way to back n forth the communication as he is sailing.

    Thanks for any.
     
  2. jehardiman
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    jehardiman Senior Member

    If you are just thinking line and block schematics, I have used Visio for that. There may be freeware clone out there, google turns up several but I don't know about the electrical widget extensions.
    Create an electrical engineering diagram https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/create-an-electrical-engineering-diagram-b1b1d8b5-1950-4f6a-8265-0b088dc294bc
    If you are looking for actual cable runs or PCBs you will need something like a 3-D CAD program or a specific PCB design software. A quick Google turns up CircuitMaker as a free maker tool, but I've never used it.
     
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  3. fallguy
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    fallguy Senior Member

    I am trying to communicate dc boat wiring between me and a technician.

    We have a physical layout and I need to translate it into a diagram is all.

    Maybe I will give Visio a go.
     
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