Rene

Show a man what to do and he will retain 50% of what he is told at the most, maybe :-) 
a day is
nothing, even with an experienced user.

Make a man do it himself and that ratio is a lot more :-)

No pain, no gain as they say sometimes.

John

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rene Tschaggelar [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] 
> Sent: Friday, May 07, 2004 2:32 PM
> To: Protel EDA Forum
> Subject: Re: [PEDA] OT: Mentor PADS comparison
> 
> John A. Ross [RSDTV] wrote:
> 
> 
> > 
> > What I would strongly advise is that you make a design spec, say a 
> > small micro that flashes some LEDs, well, it may as well 
> look good, and do it in the most complex and difficult way.
> > 
> > Keep notes & times on this exercise, likes dislikes, put 1 LED per 
> > sheet, the micro on another, draw ALL the Decals/Footprints 
> yourself, 
> > bring the design into PowerPCB and make a complex board 
> outline and a 
> > few copper / board cut-outs and some polygons / copper pours. Then 
> > produce the fab files (if you use your own SMT place equipment then 
> > you will like the CAM outputs)
> > 
> > Now repeat exactly the same process & design in Protel and 
> when you are finished compare notes.
> > 
> > Then you will have a well formed opinion and substance to 
> back it up 
> > when confronting your colleagues.
> > 
> > Anytime I have seen some-one that impressed with a Pads 
> demo was when 
> > it is done by an experienced Pads user/sales person.
> 
> While that would be great it is not payable in terms of time 
> spent to become familiar. Rather spend a day with a 
> professional user and go through all that.
> 
> Rene
> --
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> @  http://www.talkto.net
> 
> 
> 



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