Flowcode

Flowcode 8.1

Designs electronic and electromechanical systems
3.9  (35 votes)
8.1.0 (See all)
Create and customize the layouts and structures of electronic and electromechanical systems in the specialized integrated development environment for the development of projects combining power and stability control. Output measurement based on microcontrollers or on rugged industrial interfaces is possible.

Flowcode is a program designed for professional engineers or beginners to help them develop systems for control and measurement on microcontrollers or industrial surfaces. It offers support for programming Atmel AVR, ARM-based devices, and Arduino.

As you start the program, you are greeted by a very well-built interface, one that has well-organized tabs and menus, button icons with balanced size, and a modern and fresh color theme.

When it comes to the features, Flowcode has an abundance of them. I'll point out the ones I found to be the most important, in my opinion. One of them is the possibility of choosing from two scripted coding modes, either Pseudocode or C programming language, depending on your user level. Also, it has a simulation option, so you can check and test your designs, thus increasing the efficiency.

Moreover, it has Ghost Technology for a better test and debugs of electronic systems. Code profiling is another useful feature, used to distinguish between sections of code that may be redundant.

With Flowcode, you can also import third-party drawing packages, then bring their electromechanical elements to life. Nonetheless, you can use the multi-view system panel to view your designs from different angles.

In conclusion, I'd say that Flowcode offers all the tools an engineer needs to complete everyday tasks and it can also be used for academic use. It has support for multiple devices and a large component library. The only found downsides are the high use of system memory and the sluggish navigation that sometimes occurs.

John Saunders
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Review summary

Pros

  • Has a modern and fresh interface
  • Supports Atmel AVR, ARM-based devices and Arduino
  • Has a test simulation option
  • Provides support for importing third-party drawing packages
  • Has a multi-view system panel

Cons

  • The navigation can become sluggish sometimes
  • Uses a high amount of system resources
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