I am looking for a circuit design software for beginners, ideally even kids.
- runs on Windows 10 (1903 and later is ok)
- works offline. For my uses, people do not have Internet connection at all. I can download it once (on a different PC) and install it on the PCs via USB Stick, but once that is done, there's no Internet any more
- is gratis (or at least less than 5 € one time cost)
- can design electronical circuits (low voltage)
- comes with the "usual" symbols for resistors, capacitors etc. I don't want to draw them by myself, e.g. with Inkscape, as suggested by other answers here on SR.SE. I have done it with Inkscape and I don't want to do it any more.
- has the IEC version of the symbols
- can save files and open again (can be proprietary)
Optional, but highly demanded:
- export as graphics (either bitmap or vector). The export should be high quality printable, not just a 1 px black line which gets lots when printing.
- export as vector graphics (SVG)
- can design electrical circuits (high voltage / mains)
- real world component selection
- PCB layout
- Circuit simulation
- US version of electronical symbols
- save or export into standard electronics exchange formats
Note that the software may have the non-requirements, but having them should not make the UI complex.
I see that EE.SE uses an online editor from CircuitLab. Regarding usability and features, this looks close to what I want, but it is online only.
I have tried:
- Fritzing, but it does not have IEC symbols. It's possible to patch these, but that needs to be repeated after each update, which is not suitable for children.