The PCB II OrCAD was pretty poor. However, SDT3 was awesome. The 386+
versions were even better - I'm PROUD to say that I still maintain a few old
designs using SDT386+ and PCB386+, and I enjoy doing it, too!

Steve.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mira [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
> Sent: 30 June 2004 04:34
> To: Protel EDA Forum
> Subject: Re: [PEDA] Licenses
>
>
> Mike,
>
> I've been using Orcad for a couple of months and I'd
> say it's completely different from Protel.
> Ver. 10 is not much different from ver.9.2. They had a
> couple of bugs but quickly fixed them. I didn't need
> any tech support for using the software so I can't say
> how good it is.
>
> Joe, I'm surprised that you like Orcad from DOS ages.
> I think I had ver.2 or so at the time when I started
> using CAD software for my PCB designs. It was the
> worse thing ever. I was not able to add a
> net/connection. When I routed one of the nets and
> wanted to delete a segment (because it was not
> possible to move it), Orcad decided to totally delete
> the net from the netlist. The only way to get the
> trace moved was to start routing it using different
> path from the start point to the end one and then the
> software itself deletes the old trace.
> Cadstar was better. PCAD was simply the best.
>
> Mira
>
> --- Mike Reagan <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > Well.....actually OrCad and Protel are quite similar
> > in the windows apps.  I
> > dont know how OrCad sales have been since they sent
> > their support to Asia.
> >
> > Mike Reagan
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: bob stephens [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
> > Sent: Tuesday, June 29, 2004 2:26 PM
> > To: 'Protel EDA Forum'
> > Subject: Re: [PEDA] Licenses
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Joe Sapienza [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
> > Sent: Tuesday, June 29, 2004 10:57 AM
> > To: Protel EDA Forum
> > Subject: Re: [PEDA] Licenses
> >
> > Mike,
> >
> > I doubt that PADS schematic can overtake
> > anything....end comment
> >
> > With regard to Orcad yes in it's day (DOS) it was
> > the absolute best, hands
> > down. Something happened when it went to Windows
> > then Cadence bought them
> > and well..
> >
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> > I concur. Orcad SDT had the most intuitive user
> > interface I have ever used.
> > I was woefully disappointed in their first Windows
> > offering, and haven't
> > been back since.
> >
> >
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