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  1. Guest

    Does any one know how to convert Cadstar PC board and schematics to

    - Kavita
  2. Jim Thompson

    Jim Thompson Guest

    Just surf for "Quality-to-Crap" ;-)

    ...Jim Thompson
  3. Joerg

    Joerg Guest

    I've heard your complaints about OrCad before. And I have some
    reservations as well. Crashed too often for my taste, too expensive
    IMHO. I like Cadsoft Eagle a whole lot better except for some minor
    shortcomings. But why is almost everybody still using OrCad? Out here in
    the West it seems to be the de-facto standard.
  4. RHRRC

    RHRRC Guest

    I dunno Orcad but from the above statement I deduce that:
    1. either you work for Cadstar and fear you will not be able to
    get another job if you lose the current one.
    2. or you have no idea what a 'PC board and schematics' means but
    like to see your own name in print so
    just respond with anything
    3 or you have answered with the right words but accidentaly put
    them in the wrong order.

    Cadstar is bloatware target marketed to non-electronic technical
    management. Surely Orcad cannot be worse.
  5. Jim Thompson

    Jim Thompson Guest

    Your ignorance is phenomenal! Please go sit in the corner, with your
    dunce hat on, until called upon to speak again ;-)

    ...Jim Thompson
  6. Jim Thompson

    Jim Thompson Guest

    Once upon a time there was DOS and there was OrCAD that ran under DOS,
    and God saw that it was good ;-)

    Then as Windows came to being, the nutcases at OrCAD decided they
    could make their own Windows... running under DOS. It was klutzy and

    Then, working as a true Windows application, OrCAD became more klutzy
    and more bloated... and God said, "THIS is the Devil" ;-)

    Then OrCAD saw that there was MicroSim PSpice, that had its own
    front-end called, simply, PSpice Schematics.

    OrCAD knew it was good, so they bought the company, not to use the
    skills of the Schematics creators, but to destroy the competition.

    Then Cadence bought OrCAD in a similar attempt.

    Now OrCAD Capture is sold only to company executives who have no clue
    and ignore the input from users.

    So crap has encompassed the earth :-(

    But the old MicroSim Schematics will still serve as an outstanding
    front-end for PSpice.

    So I continue to use it.

    I stopped paying for "support" in 2006 when I realized that five years
    of bug fix requests had been ignored.

    This year, so far, I have written probably a dozen macros that cure
    all the bugs plus provide facilities/abilities (*) that OrCAD can only
    dream of... all their "development" is now in India :-(

    (*) For example:

    1) "Binned" models capability
    2) Reduction of {...} expressions to numeric values (physical
    dimension calculations for layout)
    3) LVS netlisting

    ...Jim Thompson
  7. Boris Mohar

    Boris Mohar Guest

    Layout is nearly dead

    current release 15.7 comes with Capture plus the Allegro PCB Editor and
    Spectra autorouter, called OrCAD PCB Editor
  8. Joerg

    Joerg Guest

    Maybe that's why I crashed it so often.

    Why is it that companies buy others and then torch them? Just saw that
    happen in the med world. Again. Getting rid of competition may or may
    not be a laudable motivation here but if they'd do a due diligence and
    find out that the competitor's product was better then a torching makes
    no sense. Simply buy'em and use their stuff. Unless intra-company
    politics play into the game, of course.

    I doubt I'd have had five years of patience.

    What do their charge for that? More than the usual arm and leg?
  9. Marra

    Marra Guest

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