i got a second seat of 99E for about $4K and it includes a 'free'
upgrade to DXP
not too bad
don't know if they are still offerring that though

Dennis Saputelli

Cam Andruik wrote:
> 
> I have to agree that Protel99SE does what I need it to do.  And I have used
> it long enough to know the workarounds.  The price of upgrading looks too
> high and a new seat is outrageous!  Add to that the ATS price and I will be
> staying with 99SE.
> 
> Cam
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jon Elson [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> Sent: July 10, 2002 12:46 PM
> To: Protel EDA Forum
> Subject: Re: [PEDA] ATS - don't do it! (was restore defaults...)
> 
> Igor Gmitrovic wrote:
> 
> > Tom,
> >
> > many of them will join us, they just keep it quiet. It would be probably
> better from our users' point of view if more people voiced their opinion.
> That would hopefully let them understand we are serious when we say 'We are
> not buying this anymore'.
> 
> We made the mistake of blindly buying Protel 98, and were very disappointed.
> When 99 came out, we said "NO WAY", and kept using what we had.  When 99SE
> came out, I tried it with trepidation, assuming it would be even worse.
> But, it
> worked well, solved some shortcomings in the earlier software, so we then
> upgraded.  But, we will look long and hard before paying for any more
> upgrades.
> The  need to do something major that we can't do now would be the only
> reason
> to upgrade.  Protel 99SE pretty much does what it is supposed to do for
> schematic => PCB.  Maybe people using microvias or something might need
> more features.
> 
> Jon
> 


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