Lomax what you seem to be insinuating here is that Orcad devotees are as
brainwashed as PADS and AutoCad devotees!!



----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Abd ul-Rahman Lomax" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: "Protel EDA Forum" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Friday, June 20, 2003 6:41 PM
Subject: Re: [PEDA] OrCad to Protel


> At 05:40 AM 6/20/2003, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
>
> >Strange this, I am going in exactly the opposite direction. I used Orcad
> >for 8 yrs until my present job introduced me to Protel.
>
> Is it surprising that Mr. Gillatt hated Protel? He expected it to work
like
> OrCAD. It doesn't. For someone coming from elsewhere, the Protel interface
> is probably, by a long shot, more intuitive and easier to learn. That was
> my experience, and I did learn OrCAD -- a bit -- before touching Protel.
> But once you have been brainwashed, once you have been drilled in all the
> counterintuitive ways to get things done in OrCAD, Protel will seem
strange
> indeed. In another post, Mr. Gillatt showed that he was unaware of
Protel's
> spreadsheet functionality. That's because Protel's spreadsheet is an
> option, not a requirement as in OrCAD Layout. You can design boards for a
> long time without even knowing about the spreadsheet access to the
> database. You could not get through day 1 in OrCAD Layout, as I recall.
>
> Mr. Gillatt reported seriously buggy behavior for Protel. Suffice it to
say
> that many heavy Protel users (of 99SE or, I assume, DXP) see very, very
few
> serious bugs. A serious bug causes a crash and/or loss of data or
harmfully
> defective output. A minor bug is an annoyance only, Protel is not free of
> those, but, then again, neither is any CAD program, certainly not OrCAD.
>
> When users have taken the trouble to track down serious bugs, they have
> mostly involved hardware issues. Yes, even if everything else seems to be
> working fine, a problem with Protel can still be a hardware issue, often
> involving graphics boards, ATI being notorious.
>
>




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