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Discussion in 'CAD' started by Lorenzo the Magnificent, Oct 14, 2004.

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  1. Does anyone out there have any experience with both protel and dxdesigner?

    Any reason to use DsDesigner ( and PADS) rather then Protel?
     
  2. Continuing with the previous question:

    Protel 2004 costs approx $7,800.

    I received the folllwing quotation from Mentor graphics, and am trying to
    compare features.

    Quote 1 : Power Suite 055 - for $4,485, including PowerPCB 085SP layout
    package with On-Line DRC, Automatic dimensioning, 6250 connection limit
    Dynamic Route Editor, GerberView-II, PowerLogic and cross probing.

    Quote 2: PowerSuite 085- for $7995, Includes PowerPCB 085SP layout package
    with On-Line DRC, Automatic dimensioning, 6250 connection limit Dynamic
    Route Editor, GerberView-II, PowerLogic and cross probing.

    Quote 3: PowerSuite 160 $ 19,995 Includes PowerPCB 155SP layout software
    with Unlimited Dynamic Route Editor, Extended Rules, ACT's ECAM-II software
    for fabrication, PowerLogic and cross probing.

    How do the above quotations compare with Protel in features?

    Thanks
     
  3. Don Prescott

    Don Prescott Guest

    Any reason to use DsDesigner ( and PADS) rather then Protel?

    Unless you do work that means you have to have a compatible system
    with Ds Designer, PADS, or Protel I would touch these products.
    They're pricey and difficult to use in my experience. I use Pulsonix
    - a much better system, easy to use, and the price is about right.
    You can get a demo on www.pulsonix.com

    Prescott
     
  4. Clarence

    Clarence Guest

    No. Protel is easier to use, and in my experience more acceptable to a wider
    group of customers and suppliers.


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  5. unless your boss tells you otherwise.. its best not to change unless forced
    to with a pointed stick.

    Simon
     
  6. Don Prescott

    Don Prescott Guest

    What an odd message! Do you mean Protel is easier to use than
    DsDesigner or easier than Pulsonix? I'd agree Protel is easier than
    DsDesigner but certainly not easier than Pulsonix. I've used PADS,
    Protel, OrCAD, Easy-PC and now use a Pulsonix license, so I think I
    know what I'm talking about...

    Also, "more acceptable to a wider group of customers and
    suppliers".... what does this mean? What customers? What suppliers?
    CAD systems rarely have to interface with supplier's systems. If
    "suppliers" means board manufacturers they all accept standard
    industry formats: Gerber or ODB++. Being acceptable to "customers" is
    only relavent if he is running a bureau operation. If this is the
    case I'd say there's probably more PADS customers than Protel.

    Perhaps you could be more explicit...

    Prescott
     
  7. Clarence

    Clarence Guest

    I find it to be so.

    Your comments are also very strange!
    I'm glad you are comfortable with your opine, I do disagree.

    I have used dozens of CAD packages, I also am comfortable with my opine.
    I tried Pulsonic, and was unimpressed.
    Services are customarily sold to customers, and built (fabed) By suppliers.
    ??? Always must interface with the tools used!
    I own a Service company and I use Orcad and Protel. (Several versions of
    each.)
    I have only had one inquiry for PADS, and they were willing to accept anything
    "equal" so I gave them Protel.
     
  8. Don Prescott

    Don Prescott Guest

    What an odd message! Do you mean Protel is easier to use than
    I suddenly realised why your answers are so odd and out of context
    with the questions - no disrespect, but English isn't your first
    language is it..?

    Anyway, we now know you're running a service bureau with Protel and
    OrCAD. Hence, you're bound to be pushing these tools. So, whatever
    the question the answer from you is Protel, right?

    Also, "Clarence" it's "Pulsonix" not "Pulsonic"

    Prescott
     
  9. Clarence

    Clarence Guest

    English! With which You also seem to have a problem! No disrespect intended.
    I do not "push" anything. I am very familiar with them and like the way they
    work.
    No I have also used "Veri-Best," "EE-Designer," "Cell," "Vanguard," "Pads," and
    several other packages. However I am currently using Orcad and Protel for what
    I feel are good reasons.
    Look at your keyboard. I believe you will find the "C" and "X" keys are
    adjacent. The spelling check doesn't like either one!
     
  10. Don Prescott

    Don Prescott Guest

    English! With which You also seem to have a problem!However I am currently using Orcad and Protel for what I feel are
    good reasons.
    Oh brother! Clarence, your English grammar gets worse every message.
    Are you using a computerised language translator by any chance?

    Prescott
     
  11. Clarence

    Clarence Guest

    I am certainly 'NOT' YOUR brother, YOU are just A jerk!

    Plonk!
     
  12. Here we go... yet again...hopefully this approach will keep up, so that
    Clarence (and Macon) will kill file everyone, where upon none of us will
    see their posts if they don't actually initiate any.

    Kevin Aylward

    http://www.anasoft.co.uk
    SuperSpice, a very affordable Mixed-Mode
    Windows Simulator with Schematic Capture,
    Waveform Display, FFT's and Filter Design.
     
  13. Don Prescott

    Don Prescott Guest

    Oh brother! Clarence, your English grammar gets worse every message.

    Fear not, it's coming to an end here. This is clear evidence of a
    computerised translation. Clarence's system interprets Oh brother! as
    an appeal to join my family. Whereas of course it's an expression of
    exasperation.

    Maybe the same system chants a subliminal mantra: "Protel is the
    answer, Protel is the answer...." I think Clarence answers Protel to
    any question....

    Is there a meaning to life? - Protel
    Is there a god? - Protel
    Will Bush be re-elected? - Protel

    Prescott
     
  14. Clarence

    Clarence Guest

    Contributed nothing to the thread.
     
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