DesignSpark PCB

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Application Details:

Version: 7.x
License: Free to use
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.8

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Test Results

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What works

Creating, editing, and printing (cups-pdf) of schematics and PCB documents.  PCB DXF, Gerber, and PDF output, DRC, autorouting, manual routing, ModelSource library.

What does not

Installer fails to complete (Unhandled exception: page fault on read access…NdrProxyInitialize).  Desktop menu entries are not created.

Pixel trail when moving items.  Seems to be caused by text.

Keyboard focus conflict between main app window and help viewer.

Occasional crash on exit:
Unhandled exception: page fault on write access…
  1 0x032fa6f2 in dockbar (+0x2a6f1) (0x02e9c9a8)

  5 0x00427838 in designspark (+0x27837) (0x02e9ca08)

  7 0x78da272c in mfc100 (+0x24272b) (0x02e9ca3c)


What was not tested

Full design flow from schematic creation to PCB ordering.

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

Xubuntu 14.04 x86_64, AMD Phenom 9550, GeForce GTX 750Ti with Nvidia 340.96 driver. Wine 1.8 (git) DesignSpark PCB 7.1

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 06 20161.8No, but has workaround Yes SilverJeff D. Hanson 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
39903 Keyboard input conflict between GC-Prevue, etc. and help viewer (hh) UNCONFIRMED View

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HowTo / Notes

Installation note

While the installer will fail to complete due to bug #36981, the app is usable.  To launch it:

wine …/drive_c/Program\ Files/DesignSpark/DesignSpark\ PCB\ 7.1/DesignSpark.exe

Adjust command for your particular installation and version.

Libraries and examples are located in:

…/drive_c/users/Public/Documents/DesignSpark PCB 7.1/

ModelSource, the integrated library, has been deprecated in favor of SamacSys ECAD Part Wizard which is dependent on Excel 2007+.  Good luck trying to install that. :/


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SamacSys ECAD Part Wizard
by Kevin on Sunday January 8th 2017, 15:18
Regarding the ECAD Part Wizard EPW there is now a new independent (of Microsoft) access to the components from Samacsys Library Loader.

There is also a FAQ supplied by a user on installing with Wine, which may be of interest.
RE: SamacSys ECAD Part Wizard
by Jeff D. Hanson on Sunday January 8th 2017, 19:28
Thanks. I'll check it out next time I test.