FidoCadJ is a very easy-to-use editor, with a library of electrical symbols and footprints (through hole and SMD). Drawings can be exported in several graphic formats (PDF, EPS, PGF for LaTeX, SVG, PNG, and JPEG). Although it is very simple, FidoCadJ can be considered a basic electronic design automation (EDA) program. FidoCadJ uses a file format containing only UTF-8 text, which is very compact and suited for copying and pasting with newsgroups and forum messages. This determined its success among some communities, as it is quite versatile for simple mechanical drawings as well as for electronics.


This is a much more stable version for all operating systems. Many bugs have been fixed. There is a greatly improved look on Mac OS X Leopard and Snow Leopard.

URL: FidoCadJ: a multi-platform editor for electronics - Davide Bucci