TWICE the price of solid-works or Autycad

I don't think so....

Don
----- Original Message -----
From: Bagotronix Tech Support <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: Protel EDA Forum <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Friday, November 16, 2001 1:45 PM
Subject: Re: [PEDA] Using 3D


> > Protel
> > *is* worth its current retail price of $7995, in my view. It is more
than
> > hobbyists can afford, but anyone who is seriously involved with design,
> who
> > is trying to make a living with it, is advised to realize that the
> > productivity features make it worth the price.
>
> $5K tops, dude. IMO.
>
> Why pay ever more for mostly re-used code?  Oh, I believe we discussed
this
> before ;-)
>
> Best regards,
> Ivan Baggett
> Bagotronix Inc.
> website:  www.bagotronix.com
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Abd ul-Rahman Lomax" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> To: "Protel EDA Forum" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> Sent: Thursday, November 15, 2001 8:43 PM
> Subject: Re: [PEDA] Using 3D
>
>
> > At 02:23 PM 11/15/01 -0500, Paul Hutchinson wrote:
> > > >They boast about this feature in the full pages ads in EE Times as
well
> as
> > >on the web site. The advertising of this feature almost got me to
> upgrade.
> > >Fortunately I've learned to never trust anything Protel/Altium says
and,
> the
> > >talk on this forum about the uselessness of the 3D viewer confirmed my
> > >suspicion that it was just marketing fluff.
> >
> > *However*, if Mr. Hutchinson will watch this list, he may note that
those
> > of us who have upgraded to 99SE are quite happy that we did. We are
> > realistically aware that someone with a bad attitude toward honesty and
> > full disclosure appears to have some authority with Protel marketing,
but
> > we do not toss out the baby with the bathwater. Protel 99SE is truly an
> > advance over earlier versions, and those who adopted it early have done
> well.
> >
> > Given what we are quite sure is coming, $1995 for upgrade from Protel 98
> is
> > a bargain and $3995 for upgrade from earlier versions is not bad. Protel
> > *is* worth its current retail price of $7995, in my view. It is more
than
> > hobbyists can afford, but anyone who is seriously involved with design,
> who
> > is trying to make a living with it, is advised to realize that the
> > productivity features make it worth the price.
> >
> > We are concerned about the ATS program because it appears to represent a
> > very significant increased maintenance cost, but this is a long-term
> > concern. The immediate costs are likely to be reasonable, i.e., the
P99SE
> > to P2002 upgrade which will include a year's ATS.
> >
> > [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> > Abdulrahman Lomax
> > Easthampton, Massachusetts USA
>
>

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