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Offline HarjitTopic starter

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Does CircuitMaker have private projects?
« on: July 11, 2022, 05:32:15 pm »
Is there a limit?

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Offline Doctorandus_P

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Re: Does CircuitMaker have private projects?
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2022, 08:09:56 pm »
This is so atrociously written that it can only be done by an altium employee.

[quote link=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CircuitMaker]
Several initiatives such as EAGLE have attempted to fill this void, releasing restricted versions of semi-professional EDA tools. The rise of KiCad further fragmented the market. This pressure eventually provided the incentive for Altium to release a simplified and more user friendly version of their professional EDA software package and flagship product, Altium Designer, targeted at less complex circuit board projects.
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I'm a happy KiCad user myself for some 7 years and counting, and I value my freedom (for as far as that's possible in this constrained world), and that alone is enough reason for me to not use that mist based software that keeps your designs as a hostage on someone else's server.  Who knows when they'll pull the plug out of that server, and poof, all your effort has evaporated.

I've been thinking about deleting this post as I don't want to make a KiCad vs. circuitmaker rant but the "incentive for Altium" to "fragment the hobby & small company PCB design market even further", and present themselves as the savior of open source project is too mind mindbogglingly misleading to let it slip. There is no altruism in altium.

Have you read this thread (Spoiler, there are not many happy people there):
https://www.eevblog.com/forum/circuit-studio/circuit-studio-dead-(again!)/

I am curious though why you're interested in circuitmaker, (Or more interested in circuitmaker then in KiCad).
« Last Edit: July 11, 2022, 08:13:51 pm by Doctorandus_P »
 

Offline PlainName

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Re: Does CircuitMaker have private projects?
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2022, 11:27:26 pm »
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but the "incentive for Altium" to "fragment the hobby & small company PCB design market even further", and present themselves as the savior of open source project

I didn't read it that way. To me, it was saying Altium saw the writing on the wall with Kicad coming along nicely (for some!) and figured they had to provide a cheap way to entice future customers in.

Perhaps I'm just not biased or sensitive enough to be triggered :)

Seriously, it didn't read as if Altium is the knight in shining armour. Rather, they've just realised the dog yapping at their heels is looking awfully like a bear now.
 
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