Ah, and I nearly forgot. Can DXP do symbol pin entry through a text file or spreadsheet? If not forget it. Not many managers can get their head around the fact that it can take 4 or 5 days to create a really big schematic symbol and check it properly. I agree that the Orcad spreadsheet entry system is fairly crude but it does work as advertised and I can cut down the 4 to 5 days to build and check a part in Protel to less than 2 days in Orcad. In fact the spreadsheet concept is used a lot in Orcad and it simplifies a lot of work that is done with dialogue boxes in Protel. Not having to click a dialogue box half a million times makes for a big saving in RSI alone.
[EMAIL PROTECTED] rlink.com To: "Protel EDA Forum" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> cc: 20-Jun-2003 10:40 Subject: Re: [PEDA] OrCad to Protel AM Please respond to "Protel EDA Forum" Strange this, I am going in exactly the opposite direction. I used Orcad for 8 yrs until my present job introduced me to Protel. I am crowing with delight now that the firm has cut a deal with Cadence. Protel has got the "look and feel" right and Orcad is undeniably clunky but I still can't believe that any professional app could be as unreliable as Protel. Crashes frequently and thoroughly, can't do hierarchy properly, can't screen single pin nets ( very embarrasing ), leaves routes hanging unconnected without warning, cannot reconnect a netlist to routes competently. The SI tools are very fragile and do strange things without warning, there is no documentation to properly describe the workings of the SI tools... (ie the calculation engine(s)). I have no idea without doing experimental work as to how much of the SI output is true ( again, embarrasing ). It was as though the authors got so far and then gave up. They did all the up front look and feel stuff but forgot the really important hard edges. No way has my experience with Protel given me the slightest desire to try DXP. I am on my last Protel project now and it is Orcad and Specctra from now on... yippee!! Website Visitor <[EMAIL PROTECTED] To: proteledaforum <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> ervinc.com> cc: Subject: [PEDA] OrCad to Protel 19-Jun-2003 03:17 PM Please respond to "Protel EDA Forum" Hi all, I used to use Protel 99SE about 3 years ago. Then with a new job, the company has Orcad. I've been using Orcad now for the 3 years and I am absolutely disgusted with it. I'm trying to convince management to go to Protel. All I wanted to know is how everyone feels about the new Protel DXP. I really want to switch back to Protel and any info would be great! Thanks for the replies Evi Posted from Association web site by: Evi Tomaskovic * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * To post a message: mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] * * To leave this list visit: * http://www.techservinc.com/protelusers/leave.html * * Contact the list manager: * mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] * * Forum Guidelines Rules: * http://www.techservinc.com/protelusers/forumrules.html * * Browse or Search previous postings: * http://www.mail-archive.com/[EMAIL PROTECTED] * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *