Yeah it was PADS, then it was Innoveda, now it's Mentor. It's hard to keep
track, I know.

Yeah I like Protel a lot better. I used PowerPCB at one job a few years ago,
and it found it confining, confusing, un-natural, and unstable.

When I revisit an old board done in PowerPCB, I cannot remember where to
start.
With Protel, that never happens.

Tony



> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dennis Saputelli [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> Sent: Wednesday, July 31, 2002 3:21 PM
> To: Protel EDA Forum
> Subject: Re: [PEDA] Re[2]: Not DXP or P99SE, but have you seen the
> Cadence offer!!!!
>
>
> what is powerpcb?, pads?
>
> i take it you like protel better?
>
> Dennis Saputelli
>
> Tony Karavidas wrote:
> >
> > Get ready to bend over for the maintenance fees on $26,000.
> Hmmm, send a kid
> > to college, or...
> >
> > You know with all the bitching that goes on around here about
> Protel, you
> > guys seem to forget how inexpensive it really is for what
> you're getting.
> >
> > With PowerPCB, you pay and pay and pay for every little
> feature. (I own this
> > too)
> >
> > Online DRC: $500
> > Unlimited Database: $4000
> > Advanced rules: $4000
> > Assembly Variants: $500 (Hmmm, protel just added this one to DXP)
> > Automatic Dimensioning: $500
> > Split/Mixed Planes Tools: $2500
> >
> > Basically all that is built in with Protel.
> >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Harry Selfridge [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> > > Sent: Wednesday, July 31, 2002 2:02 PM
> > > To: Protel EDA Forum
> > > Subject: Re: [PEDA] Re[2]: Not DXP or P99SE, but have you seen the
> > > Cadence offer!!!!
> > >
> > >
> > > Just a thought, but the last time I priced a Cadence Allegro
> package, the
> > > stated price of $26,000US was for a ONE(1) year license.  The low-ball
> > > price may be likewise for a one year license.  I would get all
> > > the details
> > > before I got too excited.
> > >
> > > --Harry
> > >
> > >
> > > At 04:39 PM 7/31/02 -0400, you wrote:
> > >
> > > >hmmm,  at $2K/Yr.,  ATS fees would pay for this in about 7 years.....
> > > >
> > > >---Phil
> > > >
> > > >BTS> Isn't that about $14,400 USD?  If it's full versions,
> that's a big
> > > >discount!
> > > >BTS> Probably much cheaper than buying Protel 99SE (or DXP)
> and Specctra
> > > >BTS> separately.
> > > >
> > > >BTS> Best regards,
> > > >BTS> Ivan Baggett
> > > >BTS> Bagotronix Inc.
> > > >BTS> website:  www.bagotronix.com
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >BTS> ----- Original Message -----
> > > >BTS> From: "Stephen Casey" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> > > >BTS> To: "Protel forum" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> > > >BTS> Sent: Wednesday, July 31, 2002 12:34 PM
> > > >BTS> Subject: [PEDA] Not DXP or P99SE, but have you seen the
> > > Cadence offer!!!!
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > >> Hello all,
> > > > >>
> > > > >> very off topic for a Protel forum, so sue me!
> > > > >>
> > > > >> I just had an email, telling me that I can have Cadence PCB
> > > Design Studio,
> > > > >> with Allegro and Specctra (don't know Specctra spec,
> though) for an
> > > > >> astonishing price. It's reduced from 23,000 GBP to 8,995 GBP!!!
> > > > >>
> > > > >> Interesting timing!
> > > > >>
> > > > >> Steve.
> > > snip
> > >
> > >
> > >
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