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Discussion in 'Electronic Design' started by Bob, Oct 16, 2007.

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  1. Bob

    Bob Guest

    Does anyone know what Altium Designer 6.? costs these days? I need to
    make a case for buying it versus Orcad at around $10K.


    Bob Stephens
  2. Ask Altium ?

  3. BobG

    BobG Guest

    Does anyone know what Altium Designer 6.? costs these days?
    I sent an email and asked 'how much for the scematic and pc
    modules?'... its kind of like a restaurant with no prices on the
    menu... I didnt really understand the answer... you need the base
    module for $6k and some other module for $12k, but you cant use either
    one by itself?!?, so I think its $18k per seat this week.
  4. Guy Macon

    Guy Macon Guest

    Would you be so kind as to cut and paste the answer you got and
    post it? Thanks!
  5. Bob

    Bob Guest

    You wouldn't say that if you had ever done it ;)

  6. Bob

    Bob Guest

    Thanks Bob. Altium - and before that ProTel's - marketing crew have
    always been smoke and mirror operators. That's why I was hoping to get
    a straight answer from outside of their sales channel. Did the 18K
    include the 'nano-board' FPGA development module?

  7. Winfield

    Winfield Guest

    Probably - that's a VERY expensive item, but it will
    certainly be very useful to some. We likely won't be
    getting it anytime soon.

    Altium costs us ~ $450 per seat for the annual upgrade.
    One of the Institute's licenses is a floating network
    seat. IIRC the initial cost for that was about $4.5k,
    so given our 50% academic discount, figure ~ $9k list.
  8. Bob

    Bob Guest

    OK Thanks. That's about what I spent four years ago at my previous
    employer for Altium Designer IV. If it's still in that range, I think
    I can justify the expenditure.

  9. It wasn't that way for Protel, at least up to 99SE. You basically got
    everything for $4500 or $5000, IIRC. Whatever the price was (I did a
    full upgrade for $1500), you got the schematic editor, spice
    simulator, pld design, and of course Protel in the bundle. It also
    came with the Camtastic gerber editor, which was and is still nice.

    I hardly ever used anything but Protel & Camtastic in the bundle. I
    still do use Protel 99SE & Camtastic. Protel is easy to learn and use
    (very intuitive). It doesn't have everything that some of the new
    packages have, but then I don't think those features are worth the
    silly prices various vendors charge. I mean, how much does and sch
    editor and pcb layout tool need to cost? I think $1k is a lot. Of
    course, I'm doing boards and only boards.
  10. Bob

    Bob Guest

    OK. As of yesterday, The current Qty 1 price (US) is

    Foundation License + Board Implementation (Schematic and PCB) = $10k
    Unified Electronic Product Development System License (Schematic,PCB +
    FPGA) = $12K

    Annual maintenance is 20% of purchase price.

    I didn't ask for a quote for just the "Foundation" bit

  11. I actually did it and am using it. But since I took
    the upgrade path, I have no idea how much a new
    license costs.

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