Darryl,
I guess you have not seen the VeriBest (I mean Mentor Expedition) Router and
interactive capability, In my opinion only, Specctra can't even come close.
Bob Wolfe

----- Original Message -----
From: "Darryl Newberry" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: "'Protel EDA Forum'" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Wednesday, July 31, 2002 2:49 PM
Subject: Re: [PEDA] Not DXP or P99SE, but have you seen the Cadence offer!
!!!


> Ah, but does Cadence offer semi-functional, non-extensible, and
pathetically
> sloooow 3D viewing? Or automated online submission of your precious design
> data to dozens of unknown PCB vendors? Or half-assed SPICE and SI
> simulations that make your entire computer system unusable for other
tasks?
> Does it offer a proprietary (but broken) multi-user sharing and
permissions
> scheme? How about metric conversion that changes your XY locations without
> warning? Limitation of 16 hole sizes in the drill table?
>
> All these benefits and more are yours with Protel....and probably with DXP
> too!
>
> IMO Specctra kicks all kinds of major bootay. No comparison to anything
else
> I've ever seen. Even using default settings the route quality is
comparable
> to manual design. If you make your daily living routing PCBs (note that I
> don't), I'm sure Specctra will easily pay for itself in reduced layout
time,
> with the caveat that you have to become expert at scripting (DO files) to
> get the most out of it.
>
> BTW, anybody going to join Altium's DXP list? I bet the real reason they
are
> creating their own list is so THEY can filter and control the
distribution.
> I prefer to bitch here in a public forum where the world can read about
it.
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Bagotronix Tech Support [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> > Sent: Wednesday, July 31, 2002 12:52
> > To: Protel EDA Forum
> > Subject: Re: [PEDA] Not DXP or P99SE, but have you seen the Cadence
> > offer!!!!
> >
> >
> > Isn't that about $14,400 USD?  If it's full versions, that's
> > a big discount!
> > Probably much cheaper than buying Protel 99SE (or DXP) and Specctra
> > separately.
> >
> > Best regards,
> > Ivan Baggett
> > Bagotronix Inc.
> > website:  www.bagotronix.com
> >
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Stephen Casey" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> > To: "Protel forum" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> > Sent: Wednesday, July 31, 2002 12:34 PM
> > 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.
> >
> >
> >
> > **************************************************************
> > **********
> > * Tracking #: 9F99C2AB242EB74C8A0A5720AFFABE62032500E6
> > *
> > **************************************************************
> > **********
> >
>


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