New version (2015) 1.04 is working in a cloud, and is a simplified derivative of Altium Designer.
Although it has similar name as a Circuitmaker version 2000, the 1.04 (2015) is a software build very differently than the 2000 version. So it should be treated as a separate software with separate test results !!!
Installation, project creation, schematic and PCB creation/editing/printing, CAM file generation (verified with Gerbv), STEP export (verified with FreeCAD).
What does not
EULA display during installation is raw RTF.
Opening a project shows an error in the main window:
dxp is not a registered protocol.
The error does not appear to affect operation.
Schematic editor is very slow to load (may be due to my high-latency satellite ISP).
PCB editor hangs almost every time when first executed as part of loading an existing PCB file. Does not occur when loading as part of creating a new PCB file. Workaround is to create a new PCB first to load the PCB editor, then load the existing file, then close and delete the new temporary file.
Often shows the "Information" progress dialog when loading files as if it is experiencing an error but rarely does.
BOM output insists on Excel being available even when output is CSV.
What was not tested
Xubutnu 14.04, AMD Phenom 9550, GeForce GTX 750Ti with Nvidia 340.96 driver Satellite ISP (high-latency) wine-staging PPA CircuitMaker 1.0.4 (Build 54283) A simplified derivative of Altium Designer (15 or 16) with a ribbon interface and cloud-only project storage (vault). Schematics can be opened in Altium Designer 16 but CMPcbDoc files are not compatible. Installation the same as Altium Designer 16: env WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=/.wine-circuitmaker winetricks -q corefonts mdac28 dotnet40 env WINEPREFIX=/.wine-circuitmaker wine CircuitMakerSetup.exe To download anything the project must be "released". The released files are downloaded from the Start/Community/Project/Releases page. All releases are public and have to be under a free license: http://documentation.circuitmaker.com/display/CMAK/CircuitMaker+-+((FAQs))
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Ubuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Mar 05 2017||2.2||Yes||Yes||Silver||Jim Fred|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Feb 07 2017||2.1||Yes||Yes||Silver||Solomon Greenberg|
|Show||Linux Mint 18 "Sarah"||Dec 12 2016||1.9.24||No||Not installable||Garbage||Yannick|
|Show||Ubuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Mar 29 2016||1.8.1||Yes||No||Garbage||Almir Braggio|
|Current||Ubuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Dec 13 2015||1.8-rc3||Yes||Yes||Silver||Jeff D. Hanson|