I think both versions are stable enough if you install them properly. 
DXP is more suitable for the operating system of WindowsXP with a higher hardware 
comupter. 99SE is
used by more user and it will be easier to find technical support.

        



>On 05:03 PM 3/09/2003, Hamid A. Wasti said:
>>I am current using 99SE and have been sitting on the DXP "upgrade" for a 
>>few months.  Being a Protel user for almost 10 years, I know better than 
>>to use any Protel product right after its release.  But being 1 year and 2 
>>service packs into it, is DXP mostly stable and at least marginally 
>>useable now, or is further delay advised?  Seeing a large number of people 
>>on this forum still using 99SE is not encouraging.
>>
>>A few specific questions:
>>
>>0) Is DXP stable now or are crashes hourly occurrences like with most of 
>>Protel's initial releases?
>>
>>1) For schematic entry, are there any new features that make the move 
>>worthwhile?
>>
>>2) For manual routing, are they any new features that make the move 
>>worthwhile?
>>
>>3) How bad is the learning curve?
>>
>>Thanks for your time and input.
>>
>>Regards,
>>
>>Hamid Wasti
>
>
>Hamid,
>
>There is a degree of self selection going on here.  The PEDA group is not 
>the dominant DXP forum.  PEDA is mainly a P99SE forum, not by design but in 
>practice.  Altium run a DXP forum that has a large membership, mostly of 
>people that use DXP. (http://forums.altium.com)
>
>You could ask in both places and then compare the results.  My personal 
>preference is to use DXP, I know at least one other long term P99SE user 
>that has said the same. Stability for me is OK, but P99SE is more stable 
>still (though my current P99SE installation is broken).
>
>There are a number of productivity features in both Sch and PCB. Global 
>editing is the biggest learning curve - the method used in P99SE is pretty 
>much gone, but in its place is a different system.  More powerful.  Some 
>like it others don't.  I happen to like the new system better than the 
>P99SE method.  This area (and the related rules) is probably the biggest 
>learning curve.  The query system.
>
>The rules system in DXP is more powerful.  Also the Sch ERC system is much 
>better in DXP.
>
>I have previously posted a summary of the pros and cons - search the 
>archives - though this could be out of date now.  I won't repeat it here, 
>if you have trouble maybe I could dig it up.  Maybe it should be on a www 
>site somewhere.  There are lots of things both big and small that are 
>different.  Whether they make you more productive would depend on the way 
>you work.
>
>The Situs autorouter needs lots of work, it currently does not perform well 
>for me, though others are getting variable results.  I gather this is an 
>area being heavily worked on.
>
>Ian
>
>
>
>.







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