Osmond PCB
Osmond PCB 1.1.26
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Osmond PCB is a planning tool for all those who design circuit boards. OsmondCocoa updates over 10 years of development with the latest Cocoa framework to bring you a feature-rich tool:
  • Virtually unlimited board sizes
  • Virtually unlimited number of board layers
  • Virtually unlimited number of parts
  • Spatial resolution down to 10 nanometer
  • Concurrent support for both Imperial and metric units
  • All angle routing
  • Rubber-band traces
  • Rats Nest Layer
  • Variable size grid
  • Support
What's New
Version 1.1.26:
  • Several deprecated Gerber file patterns are no longer used.
  • Fixed a bug in the Gerber coding of special outline pads.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause part types made with special outline pad definitions, to lose their pad definitions when copied from one design to another.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause incorrect clearance checking of parts made with special outline pad definitions.
  • Fixed a bug that caused traces made using the Quick Route tool on rats nest traces to have zero width.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause pads on rotated parts to lose their rotation when changed with the Pad Change tool.
  • Fixed a bug that could prevent a signal plane layer from being correctly rendered in a Gerber file when the Flatten mode is selected.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause a crash when performing a Check All Connection operation if a part is outside the working area.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause the malfunction of various dialogs if text fields in the dialogs contained non-ASCII text.
Version 1.1.26:
  • Several deprecated Gerber file patterns are no longer used.
  • Fixed a bug in the Gerber coding of special outline pads.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause part types made with special outline pad definitions, to lose their pad definitions when copied from one design to another.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause incorrect clearance checking of parts made more...
Requirements
Intel/PPC, OS X 10.5 or later





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Abramurkwian reviewed on 23 Sep 2013
I have successfully used this app since non-commercial beta version. It is excellent! Without bells and whistles it does its work very well. Every new release is better, remaining quick and compact. It does not need an installer - it works out of the box. You have to pay for this app only once - all upgrades are free of charge! I totally agree with pacman's review. If you need a good PCB layout program for a Mac do not hesitate - buy this one.
[Version 1.1.23]


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Holypoly commented on 21 May 2013
I seem not to be able to connect to osmondpcb's web site, getting a "server not answering" error. However, since 60 people have been successfully downloading the new version by now - is there an alternative download link, a secret time window, some magic spell someone could feel urged to share here ? ;)))
[Version 1.1.22]

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Holypoly replied on 22 May 2013
Everything's working now - just needed to switch to another ethernet port on my ADSL modem, so obvious ;))) Enjoying version 1.1.22 now!
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Pacman reviewed on 29 Oct 2011
Definitely the best PCB layout program for the Mac.
Ferget about Eagle, it's a completely non-intuitive program that should never have made it to Mac.
-But Osmond works quite well. If you have trouble finding out how to make your first PCB, please follow the tutorials; after you've done so, you'll find Osmond PCB quite easy! :)
Definitely recommended.
I couldn't resist buying it, although I haven't gone past the limits yet. ;)
[Version 1.1.13]

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Pacman replied on 17 Oct 2012
Update:
After having used this application for a long time, I suddenly discover awesome features that I didn't notice before.
One of them is the background PDF.
1: Draw your gadget enclosure in Photoshop (remember: You can create your drawing on exact measurements; I use cm and 300dpi), then use "Save As", pick "Photoshop PDF" (save as a copy!)
In OsmondPCB, select File->Import. Now open the PDF.
Of course, you drew your box enclosure on a canvas larger than the box itself, so in OsmondPCB's Edit menu, you choose "PDF Image..." and set the offset to - say -10mm, -10mm, then adjust the visibility of the image too.

2: You can set default units to imperial or metric - setting this to metric (or 'force metric') saves you from selecting 'mm' in the dialog-boxes containing coordinates; 'mm'. Excellent.

3: When you create your own components / parts you can prefix them with a category followed by colon, for instance...
Part Name:
2.5mm Headers: PinRow 3x2
-This will put the part named PinRow 3x2 in the category "2.5mm Headers"

4: You can name the gerber files as you like. See the Edit menu!

5: You can flip the PCB so you work on the back-side of it, use "Flip Over" from the Design menu.

-There are a lot more features I'd like to mention, but I use these so often, that anyone using OsmondPCB should try them out!

Note: If you use Cenon, you should rename your gerber-files so they end in 'ger' instead of 'gbr', before importing them.

Now, go and make some cool gadgets!!
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Moog Modular reviewed on 08 Mar 2011
Excellent app!
Developer was very quick and helpful when I had questions.
I have made products using this app with no problems from the pcb house.]
DXF input works for most of my existing drawings from other apps.
[Version 1.1.8]


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Rlong4587 reviewed on 07 Mar 2011
Powerful and easy to use.
[Version 1.1.8]


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BrentB commented on 31 Jan 2011
Incensed when I discovered this app had absolutely nothing to do with Donny and Marie.
[Version 1.1.7]

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RavenNevermore replied on 05 Dec 2012
Or does it? ;)
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meetoo commented on 04 Feb 2006
A superb, yet simple-to-use app that (in my view) blows away anything I've used before on Mac or Windoze platforms, and it's fairly small documentation and physical size disguises Osmond's real power and capability.

I agree that Mr. Chavez is very responsive to suggestions and feedback etc.. So much so in fact that I feel guilty about pestering him again to ask why - after some months - the file icons reverted to 'generic' when all other app icons are unaffected (probably something I did anyway...)

HIGHLY recommended!
[Version 1.0.2]


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Type:Business : Applications
License:Shareware
Date:18 Mar 2014
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
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Osmond PCB is a planning tool for all those who design circuit boards. OsmondCocoa updates over 10 years of development with the latest Cocoa framework to bring you a feature-rich tool:
  • Virtually unlimited board sizes
  • Virtually unlimited number of board layers
  • Virtually unlimited number of parts
  • Spatial resolution down to 10 nanometer
  • Concurrent support for both Imperial and metric units
  • All angle routing
  • Rubber-band traces
  • Rats Nest Layer
  • Variable size grid
  • Support for both through-hole and surface mount parts
  • Circular, rectangular, and oval pads
  • Easy part editing
  • Variable trace widths
  • Variable trace spacing
  • Curved traces
  • Silkscreen, solder-mask, and auxiliary layers
  • Signal and ground planes
  • Copper fill areas
  • Automatic clearance checks
  • Easy manual and semi-automatic routing
  • Built-in script language using Lua
  • Gerber (RS-274X) and drill file (Excellon) output
  • DXF file output
  • DXF file input
  • Encapsulated PostScript file output
  • Net check output (IPC-356)


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