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Half price Circuit Studio
« on: February 20, 2017, 11:48:47 am »
 

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Re: Half price Circuit Studio
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2017, 12:26:44 am »
Wel played. It is a good tool. I used a trail to make a simple 2 sided board, and the workflow is easy once you understand the different functions. I will be getting Circuitstudio or Altium later this quarter.

However you must send them a Eagle license, but I currently don't have one. Would they accept it if I subscribe to eagle today for 1 month and feed that license to Circuitstudio?
 

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Re: Half price Circuit Studio
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2017, 10:58:45 pm »
This is great. This may helpful in future to me.
 

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Re: Half price Circuit Studio
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2017, 01:42:54 am »
A year ago, they set a price of 2000 EUR for the CS, with 430EUR/year subscription. Now it is down to 500.
I think it is actually worth that much. I hope for sure, that no professional company picked up CS as their main tool, now they go for the right market.
 

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Re: Half price Circuit Studio
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2017, 02:14:59 am »
I admit I haven't read the T&C's, but does it mean you get just the one version that is current at the time of purchasing and are not eligible for any updates? And if you are then for how long? And when it expires, can you just pay their standard "maintenance" fee for the next year worth of updates/fixes?
 

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Re: Half price Circuit Studio
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2017, 03:17:19 am »
I admit I haven't read the T&C's, but does it mean you get just the one version that is current at the time of purchasing and are not eligible for any updates? And if you are then for how long? And when it expires, can you just pay their standard "maintenance" fee for the next year worth of updates/fixes?
People overestimate the value of upgrades. I was using Altium 2012 (or 11?) for years, because that is what the company had. It did the job, everything was set up and working, we had a nice workflow, and there were no new bugs introduced. Sure, now I have 17, and I see a lot of improvements, but  I dont  think the maintenance fee would have worth it.
 

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Re: Half price Circuit Studio
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2017, 04:27:57 am »
Damn, thats some good offer!  :wtf:
 

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Re: Half price Circuit Studio
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2017, 08:41:47 am »
How much is the annual subscription fee?
 

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Re: Half price Circuit Studio
« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2017, 09:04:25 am »
I admit I haven't read the T&C's, but does it mean you get just the one version that is current at the time of purchasing and are not eligible for any updates? And if you are then for how long? And when it expires, can you just pay their standard "maintenance" fee for the next year worth of updates/fixes?

You get a year's worth of subscription to any further updates upon purchase. When your subscription expires, you can still use the software forever*. If you want to upgrade after your original year has expired then you just need to purchase another year's subscription rather than a whole new license.

* forever meaning until they have changed their minds/pulled the product

How much is the annual subscription fee?

150USD from Newark.

 

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Re: Half price Circuit Studio
« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2017, 08:10:49 pm »
Has anyone been contacted about the offer?
I registered yesterday.

I'm in the beginning of a new project and would like to change the SW now when the schematic sheet is almost empty.
 

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Re: Half price Circuit Studio
« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2017, 09:13:03 pm »
The price is 464€ from element14. So it is the same as 499$ eagle discount price https://www.element14.com/community/docs/DOC-73745/l/circuitstudio-altiums-professional-pcb-tool
 

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Re: Half price Circuit Studio
« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2017, 10:02:23 pm »
Why does CS not support Allium binary files?
 

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Re: Half price Circuit Studio
« Reply #12 on: February 23, 2017, 11:24:18 pm »
Why does CS not support Allium binary files?
Cause making a product pyramid (AKA stupid business decisions).
If you would like to know more, just mention it to Mr. Dave Jones...
 

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Re: Half price Circuit Studio
« Reply #13 on: February 24, 2017, 06:39:08 am »
Export from Altium as Binary PCB5 files seems to work.
The default colours in CS are a little bit bonkers, but can be changed to the classic colours quite easily.

Waiting to hear back in the monthly Eagle sub can be used for a discount.
 

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Re: Half price Circuit Studio
« Reply #14 on: February 24, 2017, 09:43:33 pm »
How much is the annual subscription fee?

USD$150
So initial $500 + $150 a year is cheaper than Eagle's monthly plan by far after the first year. Practically an no-brainer, provided you like CS of course.
 

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Re: Half price Circuit Studio
« Reply #15 on: February 24, 2017, 09:49:06 pm »
Why does CS not support Allium binary files?
Cause making a product pyramid (AKA stupid business decisions).
If you would like to know more, just mention it to Mr. Dave Jones...

Altium are pyramid masters!







Bonus triangles!
 

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Re: Half price Circuit Studio
« Reply #16 on: February 24, 2017, 09:51:07 pm »
The price is 464€ from element14. So it is the same as 499$ eagle discount price https://www.element14.com/community/docs/DOC-73745/l/circuitstudio-altiums-professional-pcb-tool

Yep, seems like the Eagle deal is not special, it's just the current regular price (for now).
 

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Re: Half price Circuit Studio
« Reply #17 on: February 24, 2017, 10:09:23 pm »
I bought it from Element14 today. Including VAT the price was 552.-€.
Registration and  standalone license download worked without problems.

3D Connexion SpaceMouse is supported! Yay!!!  :-+

Cheers
hammy
« Last Edit: February 24, 2017, 10:29:30 pm by hammy »
 

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Re: Half price Circuit Studio
« Reply #18 on: February 24, 2017, 10:22:31 pm »


3D Connexion SpaceMouse ist supported! Yay!!!  :-+

Cheers
hammy

Is or isn't?
I also have a spacemouse. Only used for 3D CAD.
 

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Re: Half price Circuit Studio
« Reply #19 on: February 24, 2017, 10:28:06 pm »
Bonus triangles!


Oh boy, that's some expert level Bullshit Bingo action. Still tempted to take a dive, though. Does anyone have any information for how long they're going to keep it at this price?
 

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Re: Half price Circuit Studio
« Reply #20 on: February 24, 2017, 10:30:50 pm »
Is or isn't?
I also have a spacemouse. Only used for 3D CAD.

Positiv. It is supported. Works like a charm.  :-+

(Sorry, german typo. )
 

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Re: Half price Circuit Studio
« Reply #21 on: February 24, 2017, 11:36:10 pm »
Bonus triangles!


Oh boy, that's some expert level Bullshit Bingo action. Still tempted to take a dive, though. Does anyone have any information for how long they're going to keep it at this price?
When I only see this upside down pyramid (scrolling from down), I was  :-DD that someone made such a perfect pun on their slides. But they actually make upside down pyramids...
I also read Pay-per PCB...

We need to introduce a name for the Floating Upside down Mubius Pyramid of Bullshit.
 

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Re: Half price Circuit Studio
« Reply #22 on: February 25, 2017, 12:25:57 am »
I bought it from Element14 today. Including VAT the price was 552.-€.

I wonder what cut Element 14 take?
Also, why do they continue with Element 14?
I know Element 14 originally approached Altium with the idea for Circuit Studio, so maybe they still have some exclusive deal? Perhaps (no pun intended) perpetual?
 

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Re: Half price Circuit Studio
« Reply #23 on: February 25, 2017, 01:10:52 am »
AFAIK you are free to sell your Altium Designer license should you no longer want/need it as long as you have an active subscription.

Is the same true of Circuit Studio? I can't find that info anywhere.

Found it:

Ah, for all Altium products they might let you transfer/sell the license if you ask them nicely and they give written permission.

http://www.altium.com/eula

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Re: Half price Circuit Studio
« Reply #24 on: February 25, 2017, 09:32:07 am »
I bought a licence. I have a lot if schematics work next week. Let see how good it is compared to Eagle, Diptrace, Kicad and CircuitMaker (I have tested/used these).
 


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