Sunday, January 8, 2012

DigiKey's new "Scheme-it" on line schematic capture tool.

Anyone tried this new Scheme-it thing on DigiKey?:

"Scheme-it is an online schematic and diagramming tool that allows anyone to design and share electronic circuit diagrams. The tool includes a comprehensive electronic symbol library and an integrated Digi-Key component catalog that allows for a wide range of circuit designs. Additionally, a built-in bill of materials manager is provided to keep track of parts used in a design. Once a schematic drawing is complete, users can export it to an image file or share it via email with others. Scheme-it works natively in all major web browsers without requiring the use of any plugins. Only users registered at www.digikey.com are able to share and save designs."

What would make it awesome would be the ability to export a netlist that could be used for PCB layout, and symbols that have a friendly license, to use in other CAD packages.