Phil,

In 1986 that was just called 'Protel PCB' that was the
first version I used then. And I never used tape again

 :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) 

Darren

> -----Original Message-----
> From: DUTTON Phil [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] 
> Sent: Wednesday, 11 September 2002 11:19
> To: Protel EDA Forum
> Subject: Re: [PEDA] Protel clone on the way?!?!?!
> 
> 
> This looks a long way ahead of the original DOS Autotrax software.
> I expect that it's only a name similarity.
> Can't remember if it was 'Protel PCB' or 'AutoTrax' first 
> (around 1986/87).
> Ran it on an XT. Only top, bottom and 2 planes, handful of 
> track and pad sizes, no schematic editor and no netlist.
> It was far better and cheaper than just about anything else 
> around at the time though. I think that it was marketed as 
> Tango in the US back then.
> The place that I worked for then had a mainframe based system 
> that we could view one layer at a time and a screen refresh 
> could take 20 minutes. Other than that, it was hand taped.
> 
> regards,
> 
> Phil.


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