NDA doesn't mean you can't say it doesn't exist. You just can't talk about
it. If it did exist and I had it I could say "I'm beta testing IT right now"

(Which I'm not) :)

Tony

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Abd ul-Rahman Lomax [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2002 2:56 PM
> To: Protel EDA Forum
> Cc: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> Subject: Re: [PEDA] Pulsonix vs Protel vs Protel Pheonix
>
>
> At 09:54 PM 2/11/2002 +0000, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
> >I am about to purchase a new EDA. Just evaluated Pulsonix,looks
> >good.Should I wait for the new Protel release with the Sirus
> autorouter or
> >go ahead with pulsonix? Anybody tested the Protel beta and how
> do you rate it.
> >Hate the learning curve when switching to new EDA.
>
> Protel is not in Beta at this time, as far as we know. If someone
> *is* Beta
> testing, they would be under a non-disclosure agreement, so we can't be
> sure, we merely think it likely.
>
> If you can afford Protel, I'd definitely wait. I'd get the Protel
> demo, if
> you haven't already. That's 30 days for free, full-function. And then the
> new release will probably have a new demo, another 30 days, I'd
> assume. By
> that time you should know which you prefer.
>
> I can't say anything about Pulsonix. Until this post, I hadn't
> heard of it,
> which might say something by itself. I went to www.pulsonix.com
> and took a
> look. I noticed that it has something called "autocorner" which
> *might* be
> something like what we were discussing today for track editing.
> And it has
> an "auto-finish" option.
>
> The demo is like the old Protel demo: pretty much full-function *except*
> for file save, it does not expire. In other words, the good news
> is that it
> does not expire and will serve as a file viewer, the bad news is that you
> can't use it for real work, which severely limits how much effort
> is likely
> to go into testing it.
>
> I didn't see anything that made me want to go and buy it, but I'd
> ask this
> question: is there an active user group mailing list or equivalent (not
> just a company-sponsored web forum)? If Pulsonix is new (this is
> rev 1.1),
> it is likely to be buggy. A user group can take some of the edge off of
> this. Further, in using any demo, there will be *lots* of questions. I'd
> not only ask questions whenever I had them, but I'd also read the
> user list
> religiously for a while.
>
> U.S. pricing for Pulsonix unlimited pins, autoplace, autorouting,
> and auto
> pin and gate swap is $4950, $3495 without the auto options. Pin limited
> versions are available for less. It will be interesting to see
> the demo, I
> downloaded it while writing this. (40 MB, ah, DSL. I'll miss it
> if we move
> out into the hills.)
>
> [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> Abdulrahman Lomax
> Easthampton, Massachusetts USA
>
>

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