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Re: Half price Circuit Studio
« Reply #50 on: March 01, 2017, 07:51:35 AM »
Well ACS10 was the last straw. Had to pull the trigger!
 

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Re: Half price Circuit Studio
« Reply #51 on: March 01, 2017, 08:00:49 AM »
Wow that was quick. The license already came through. All activated!
 

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Re: Half price Circuit Studio
« Reply #52 on: March 01, 2017, 08:18:32 AM »
Wow that was quick. The license already came through. All activated!
How did the download go?
Amazon servers have been down and I just got the CS installed on my desktop.
I had to wait hours to get the installation working.

This SW relies on a downloader  and a licence server. It would be more future proof with a full downloadable package and a licence file.
 

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Re: Half price Circuit Studio
« Reply #53 on: March 01, 2017, 08:22:10 AM »
I already had the trial version running. I just had to activate the license as per the instructions sent via email.
 

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Re: Half price Circuit Studio
« Reply #54 on: March 01, 2017, 09:22:08 AM »
I also had trial running.. Since I used same e-mail for both trial and when buying license, license waited for me next time I started CircuitStudio.  I just pressed Activate... So far, nice experience... Amazon cloud seems to work OK now, Altium Content Vault now works normally...
Now I need to spend lots of time to learn how to use it properly... It's intuitive enough... I did use Protel 99 looong ago....So some stuff is familiar...
 

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Re: Half price Circuit Studio
« Reply #55 on: March 01, 2017, 09:46:44 AM »
Interesting, if they'd actually mention that it speeds up the process when you use the same email as the altium account...then I would have registered with the same email as my existing trial account.

Anyway, registered on the UK farnell website, the purchase is pending though and I won't hold my breath.

Reminds me of how ridiculously difficult it was to buy Labview as private individual some 10 years ago, they didn't have a process for that in place :S
 

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Re: Half price Circuit Studio
« Reply #56 on: March 01, 2017, 10:43:17 AM »
Couldn't resist at this price. A very nice deal indeed!

Everything came through more or less instantly, on the US Newark site.
« Last Edit: March 01, 2017, 10:45:35 AM by GlowingGhoul »
 

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Re: Half price Circuit Studio
« Reply #57 on: March 01, 2017, 06:16:44 PM »
I fucking hate this kind of websites. not everything is a fucking smartphone

can't even see the damn chart because one bit of scroll means half page scroll for that stupid thing

Anyway, somebody mentioned the half price perpetual license is valid also for non eagle users? We need to either upgrade the diptrace licence or find another solution and this one is similarly priced
where's the catch?
(I looked at the altium/cs comparison on elemnt14 and frankly it doesn't seem to be a hint of more advanced than diptrace. I may try the trial though)
« Last Edit: March 01, 2017, 06:30:45 PM by JPortici »
 

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Re: Half price Circuit Studio
« Reply #58 on: March 01, 2017, 06:32:07 PM »
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This SW relies on a downloader  and a licence server. It would be more future proof with a full downloadable package and a licence file.
The CS FAQ says:
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CircuitStudio includes a streamlined licensing system, enabling you to get licensed and up-and-running with your CircuitStudio Software in a timely and efficient manner. Client-side license acquisition is managed by the user through use of a standalone licensing file (*.alf). This file can be saved, copied and backed-up as required. The .alf file is reusable on a home computer (in accordance with the EULA) simply by copying the file to a specific folder on that computer and then adding the file as part of Standalone License Configuration.
To me, that sounds as once you've actually activated the license (for which you must have access to 'net) you can save that license file for future reinstalls. It will most likely be node locked to that machine and you'd need to deactivate using the CS account before installing and reactivating on new hardware. But, I don't know for sure of course.
 

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Re: Half price Circuit Studio
« Reply #59 on: March 01, 2017, 10:25:04 PM »
Anyway, somebody mentioned the half price perpetual license is valid also for non eagle users?

If you got to element14.com and search for circuitstudio, you see the discounted price.
 

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Re: Half price Circuit Studio
« Reply #60 on: March 02, 2017, 09:39:54 AM »
Interesting, if they'd actually mention that it speeds up the process when you use the same email as the altium account...then I would have registered with the same email as my existing trial account.

Anyway, registered on the UK farnell website, the purchase is pending though and I won't hold my breath.

Reminds me of how ridiculously difficult it was to buy Labview as private individual some 10 years ago, they didn't have a process for that in place :S

Nope, no go. The order was cancelled today.

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We have been unable to process your order on reference XXX as you have mistakenly placed it on the Farnell element14 UK/Republic of Ireland site. To successfully purchase from the Farnell group can you please check that you are using the correct country (there is a drop down menu top right of home page).
 

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Re: Half price Circuit Studio
« Reply #61 on: March 02, 2017, 04:47:37 PM »
Interesting, if they'd actually mention that it speeds up the process when you use the same email as the altium account...then I would have registered with the same email as my existing trial account.

Anyway, registered on the UK farnell website, the purchase is pending though and I won't hold my breath.

Reminds me of how ridiculously difficult it was to buy Labview as private individual some 10 years ago, they didn't have a process for that in place :S

Nope, no go. The order was cancelled today.

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We have been unable to process your order on reference XXX as you have mistakenly placed it on the Farnell element14 UK/Republic of Ireland site. To successfully purchase from the Farnell group can you please check that you are using the correct country (there is a drop down menu top right of home page).
I could buy the licence to anyone private IF the licence name and email change would be easy. 6 days have gone and no reply from Farnell.
 

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Re: Half price Circuit Studio
« Reply #62 on: March 03, 2017, 04:57:55 AM »
Same situation in Sweden as in Finland, only companies with valid VAT-registration are allowed to order from Farnell.
We have an account at work so I reached out to our contact at Farnell without luck. He just pointed me to the "proxy company" (Microkit) where A) the ACS10 voucher doesn't work and B) they add 10% on top of Farnells price. I could order it using my employers account and he (the Farnell guy) said that it IS possible to change the email address to which the license is "coupled" but apparently that isn't really as straight forward as it sounds. Besides bureaucracy at my workplace doesn't allow me to order thru them anyway.

So I tried what Neganur did, registred on the UK site, placed the order without problems only to recieve a similar email :-(

I responded to that email explaining the situation. They came back saying they'd spoken to the Swedish branch who confirmed, only registred companies (did they think I lied?). They then went on and said they'd forwarded my request to Farnells UK export departement. If I hear something from the I'll make sure to report.

It's really hard to be an honest guy here. Maby I should just download a cracked version of Altium Designer and be done with it. Aargh.
 

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Re: Half price Circuit Studio
« Reply #63 on: March 03, 2017, 05:13:11 AM »
I have a UK Farnell account. I am not sure what happens with rights of ownership or exports, etc. I could potentially buy a license for someone and then sell it to them with zero markup? I would have to double check its not a problem from my end. I am not sure if it would get really complicated.

If someone wants to talk to Farnell or Altium and ask them the procedure for me buying then transferring ownership to someone else maybe we can sort something out for people.
 

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Re: Half price Circuit Studio
« Reply #64 on: March 03, 2017, 06:10:06 AM »
Good on you for offering to do that but there may be trouble ahead, Altium EULA doesn't allow transfer of licence without explicit written permission from Altium....

http://www.eevblog.com/forum/circuit-studio/half-price-circuit-studio/msg1144463/#msg1144463
 

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Re: Half price Circuit Studio
« Reply #65 on: March 03, 2017, 06:20:59 AM »
When you purchase Circuit Studio, at checkout, you're asked for the email address you want to register the software to. It doesn't have to be your own. You enter the rest of the registration information for the license AFTER you purchase it and set up an Altium account using the email address you specified. So technically, there's no transfer, anyone can register it as long as their email address is specified at checkout.
 

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Re: Half price Circuit Studio
« Reply #66 on: March 03, 2017, 06:25:48 AM »
But in my case Farnell used a very old email (closed six years ago) which is not even visible in my account details. They did not use the email they asked while ordering.

They replied to my email today right after I received the pdf bill by email and I made a reclamation. Maybe it gets fixed tomorrow
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Re: Half price Circuit Studio
« Reply #67 on: March 04, 2017, 02:33:22 AM »
Best of luck with that!
 

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Re: Half price Circuit Studio
« Reply #68 on: March 04, 2017, 11:01:56 AM »
Apologies that you're dealing with this.  In some countries in Europe Farnell has historically been a B2B distributor only; we're looking into how to address this for those of you who will use CircuitStudio for personal use. 

In the interim we've worked with Altium to set the price of the in app purchasing functionality to $495.  Simply click "Buy New License" while on the license page under "My Account" within CircuitStudio.    If you run into any problems via this method of purchasing or have any other questions don't hesitate to reach out to us via any of the channels at http://www.circuitstudio.com/contact-us (or just reply to this thread).   

Thanks for the patience and @H.O. for working hard to be an honest guy :).

Pete Wenzel
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Re: Half price Circuit Studio
« Reply #69 on: March 04, 2017, 06:02:24 PM »
Thanks for doing that Pete, targeting the EAGLE users you really should have that covered from the get-go but never the less, it should make it easier for those in countries where Farnell isn't interested in actually selling what they're offereing.

I guess all the supplier data in the Vault is coupled to Farnell order codes? Not being able to order from Farnell makes that part not as streamlined as I guess it's supposed to be....

As far as my own experience goes, the Farnell UK export department got back to me yesterday and said that since it's a download only Product they'd accept my order. So order placed, confirmation recieved and credit card charged - which is one step further than before - but no license yet.

I'm not in a hurry though so I'll sit tight for a couple of days.

 

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Re: Half price Circuit Studio
« Reply #70 on: March 04, 2017, 07:58:54 PM »
Its of-course ludicrous that its all that difficult.

There are a few discussion on the subject. If you buy a ebook can you resell it?  If you buy a online game (eg. PS4) can you resell it?  They can put what ever they want in the license agreement, but that doesn't make it legal.

Especially within Europe its getting sick. If i want to buy a Sky package outside of the UK, you can't since they need a UK address. Its all the same, and utter BS. For the people that like to play by the rules, utter BS.

Who, in the right set of mind, fall for this BS, you want to pay and yet you can't  :palm:  :wtf:  |O
 

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Re: Half price Circuit Studio
« Reply #71 on: March 05, 2017, 10:13:25 PM »
They can put what ever they want in the license agreement, but that doesn't make it legal.

That's a very good point.
IANAL but it seems that selling used software in the EU at least is legal regardless of what the software EULA says, according to a European Court judgement in the UsedSoft v Oracle case in 2012.

https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20120703/11345519566/eu-court-says-yes-you-can-resell-your-software-even-if-software-company-says-you-cant.shtml
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UsedSoft
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Re: Half price Circuit Studio
« Reply #72 on: March 07, 2017, 10:18:16 PM »
Aaargh  >:(
Friday one person says they'll accept my order, now another says the order is cancelled and are AGAIN pointing me to the Swedish branch who are not interested.  |O

Seriously?

 

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Re: Half price Circuit Studio
« Reply #73 on: March 08, 2017, 02:35:19 AM »
Aaargh  >:(
Friday one person says they'll accept my order, now another says the order is cancelled and are AGAIN pointing me to the Swedish branch who are not interested.  |O

Seriously?

Download the demo version from circuitstudio.com. Go to "My account" on the home screen. Under "billing" enter your credit card information.

Then, also under "My account", click "licenses". You will see a buy button to purchase a license for $495 from within CircuitStudio.
 

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Re: Half price Circuit Studio
« Reply #74 on: March 14, 2017, 12:30:29 AM »
Is the subscription price at 150usd regular or will rise?
Because in sw I can click renew and extend me till 2019,
Also Farnell/Newark show red stamp with special price only on CS
 


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