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Offline OleMi

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Re: How's CS progressing? Is it no longer "beta"?
« Reply #75 on: April 04, 2019, 05:49:33 am »
I read the arrogant claim on Altium website so I said Altium.

For me as the guy who was in marketing for many years the purpose of this Altium’s branch is obvious - PR of the supplier, Farnell. Other suppliers on the list are just for anti monopoly law. Farnell come with the idea of “cheap” CAD and sponsored it. This is common business model in many industries nowadays. The reason why we see bugfixes mainly related with vault is because of that goal. I am ok with this business approach and ready to “see ads” unless I didn’t supplied with buggy-solution. Probably sponsorship fee was not paid off, their marketing plans failed and we have what we have.
 

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Re: How's CS progressing? Is it no longer "beta"?
« Reply #76 on: April 05, 2019, 05:24:51 am »
I think Altium is just killing CS on purpose.

I think the strategy is : Do not update very often and only push small updates. That will stop people paying for update subscriptions. Then Altium can say "well CS is not doing great - we have very few subscribers left - so lets just cancel the product"

Typical "Big Company" politics.

So my guess - in a year a so - CS will be canceled - and anyone still paying might be offered an Altium upgrade FOC - as at that time it will be cheaper than doing updates and develop CS. But the end user base need to be small enough for them to do a positive cost benefit.
 

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Re: How's CS progressing? Is it no longer "beta"?
« Reply #77 on: April 05, 2019, 05:41:36 am »
Yea I have been wondering the same.
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Re: How's CS progressing? Is it no longer "beta"?
« Reply #78 on: April 05, 2019, 05:53:46 pm »
I can't believe how much the price has dropped. Also glad that I did not buy it and invested my time in something else.

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Re: How's CS progressing? Is it no longer "beta"?
« Reply #79 on: April 05, 2019, 05:57:11 pm »
Yea £2500 down to £380, I am a firm beleiver in "you get what you pay for" or should. So was it only worth £380 when being sold for £2500. Maybe James Harriman of Altium can tell us if he is not hiding.......
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Re: How's CS progressing? Is it no longer "beta"?
« Reply #80 on: April 06, 2019, 03:21:02 am »
I would say £380 is a closer estimate of its true price. For example, one competitor is EasyPC, and that costs about £500 for the "unlimited pins" version (compared to the ~5000 pins maximum for CS).

I must admit I really don't understand why Altium/E14/Farnell didn't just create a feature-limited version of AD, instead of a new clone with some bits disabled, others badly removed, new UI etc etc. It would have made updating it so much easier for them. They could have just limited things like pins, layers, board area etc in a fraction of the time that making an entirely new system required. If they really wanted to stop substitution for AD, they could have made the file formats compatible upwards (ie CS to AD) but not the other way round.
 

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Re: How's CS progressing? Is it no longer "beta"?
« Reply #81 on: April 06, 2019, 03:29:16 am »
Yep, told them that and many think it but as we all know Altium are incompetent,
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