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 very simple and not relying on any netlist concept, FidoCadJ can be considered a basic electronic design automation 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, as it is quite versatile for simple mechanical drawings as well as for electronics.

The user can now create new library symbols and edit existing libraries. Standard and non-standard libraries are identified by different icons. Macros can be split (select one, then right click and "split macro"), and they can be moved through user-defined libraries via drag-and-drop in the library tree. When introducing text, a list of some UTF-8 characters (maths symbols, Greek letters, etc.) is now available and very easy to use. This release adds a Japanese translation of the user interface.

FidoCadJ – Freecode

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