McCAD Schematics SE500 (Scholastic Edition) is a sophisticated engineering database management system that allows the electronic designer to easily create and revise electronic circuit designs (digital or analog). It can access thousands of standard or custom on-line libraries in seconds, retrieving the necessary information to support the current design task at hand. It is principally an on -line system that constructs the databases as the design is created.

This process differs from many other CAE systems that require the user to first create the complete schematic and then use post-processing utilities to describe the circuit. As a result, McCAD Schematics makes editing easy and provides absolute data extraction.

The user has at his disposal a large work surface that allows the creation of designs up to engineering "C" size. A sophisticated auto-interconnect routing engine facilitates rapid schematic interconnects. McCAD Schematics SE500 generates a variety of output formats which also includes a standard SPICE list output which can be used with our McCAD 3-SPICE mixed mode simulation package (available separately). McCAD Schematics fully integrates with our McCAD PCB-ST layout modules (available separately).

Whether your designs are analog or digital, if your looking for a quality design application that provides flexibility and productivity with ease of use and high-powered, interactive automation, McCAD Schematics SE500 is the answer.

SE500 project limits are controlled by the memory allocations available to the editing buffers. For the SE 500 series this means up to about 450 pins depending upon the design complexity.

Information and documents are included for those who wish to construct the Apple I Replica computer.

Ratings and Reviews

1.8 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

Peteratmco ,

Poorly designed solution

Was hoping for a lot more for $24. This app drops you into a non-intuitive UI with zero instructions. Its basically an attempt to reverse engineer what you need to do through trial and error. Wast of money.

John and Ann ,

McCAD Schematics SE500

In the more than 20 years that McCAD Schematics has existed, I have created several hundred schematics and over 20 circuit board layouts. After my first relatively easy learning curve 20 years ago, the software has been straight-forward to use. I have tried other schematic capture (and board layout) software, finding that McCAD is the easiest of them all. I have been using the free versions for the last 8 years, accepting the 3 minute session limits. The $25 App Store version gets rid of the time limit, even if it still has complexity limits. Great value for $25! The manuals for Schematics and PCB Layout come with the free versions downloaded from the Vamp McCAD website.

otterav831 ,


Beware, This APP is worse than useless. It sounds all flowery, and unicorns, then you pay $24.00 and download it. The best thing you can do after paying is to delete it, waste of time.

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OS X 10.6.6 or later



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