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Re: EEVblog #754 - Altium Circuit Maker First Impressions
« Reply #175 on: June 27, 2015, 03:25:37 AM »
I would really recommend checking out and maybe doing a review of this software, Quadcept:

http://www.quadcept.com/en/

I think it's really quite impressive!
 

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Re: EEVblog #754 - Altium Circuit Maker First Impressions
« Reply #176 on: June 27, 2015, 04:04:53 AM »
I would really recommend checking out and maybe doing a review of this software, Quadcept:

http://www.quadcept.com/en/

I think it's really quite impressive!

Pay per month/year just to access your software? So you can't access your designs if you don't? Fuck that, hard.
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Re: EEVblog #754 - Altium Circuit Maker First Impressions
« Reply #177 on: June 29, 2015, 01:44:46 AM »
They are not the same, CircuitStudio is the offline version of CircuitMaker and misses some of the high end parts of Altium: CAM tools, Signal Integrity, FPGA integration, Hierarchical Schematics, ...others?

So this hierarchical DipTrace schematic can't be done with CM/CS? I guess I'll pay the $125 for DipTrace then.
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Re: EEVblog #754 - Altium Circuit Maker First Impressions
« Reply #178 on: June 29, 2015, 04:57:50 AM »
I would really recommend checking out and maybe doing a review of this software, Quadcept:

http://www.quadcept.com/en/

I think it's really quite impressive!

Pay per month/year just to access your software? So you can't access your designs if you don't? Fuck that, hard.

Haha, I think its actually really quite clever and good. Especially for companies.

Think about it like this:

You have 10 engineers, however you often contract out some of the job, your contractors come in and you can just buy however many licenses for them for x months, much cheaper then the huge cost of each license for traditional schemes. This also includes the standard support, updates etc. that most companies pay huge amounts for yearly.

While it may not be great for hobbiests, I think it would be good for business, I wonder what Dave thinks...
 

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Re: EEVblog #754 - Altium Circuit Maker First Impressions
« Reply #179 on: June 29, 2015, 05:20:05 AM »
That model works well for Adobe with their Creative Cloud. But they still offer the full version with no time limits.

Also Photoshop, etc offered is an industry standard pretty much so it makes sense.

The quadcept model is not quite the same, they don't offer a product that you can use without keeping on paying, and they are not established well enough to do a monthly offer.
If at least they allowed you to export the circuit design and the PCB design so it could be used with other programs, then maybe.

For a company it doesn't make sense either because you will need to train your engineers to use a new tool that might actually hurt their future employment because I dont see a position requiring knowledge in Quadcept any time soon.
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Re: EEVblog #754 - Altium Circuit Maker First Impressions
« Reply #180 on: June 29, 2015, 07:20:16 PM »
Anything that you can't keep using indefinitely or that is tied to some online service or which has forced updates is an automatic failure.

I don't know - there is a flip side to that.  When you're using software that has attached special hardware, and your forced to run an outdated OS.  That's as annoying if not more IMHO.  I was suck in XP land for *years*.


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