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Offline dadler

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EAGLE Make Pro
« on: September 11, 2015, 12:21:26 am »
I received this email today from Newark/Element14:

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Dear Dustin,

Thank you for being an EAGLE user.

You might have heard that we recently launched a new edition to our existing product portfolio:

EAGLE Make Pro


This edition was designed to support the increasing demand for a flexible yet affordable software tool.

Thinking of selling your next innovation? Trade in your Hobbyist license today for one our new commercial Make Pro licenses and receive up to 56% off*!

EAGLE Make Pro

• Contains the modules Schematic editor and Layout editor as a standard; Autorouter can be booked as an option

•   Has 4 signal layers and can be used for commercial projects

•   Always work with the latest version of EAGLE. With Make Pro your annual license will be always up-to-date as major updates are included

• Enjoy Flexibility in your designs. You are no longer bound to a fixed board size. Make Pro is specified by area, 24" square inches.

• An upgrade path to bigger and more professional licenses is available at any time

When taking advantage of this offer, please note that you will receive a V7.4 license which is the latest version of EAGLE!

Choose between the regular Make Pro edition (Schematic and Layout editor) for $299 and the Make Pro edition with all three modules for only $449.


Please contact us if you have any questions.

Best regards,

The CadSoft Team

sales@cadsoftusa.com
+1 954 237 0932

* You will save $169 off the regular Make Pro price for the first year of license period. The offer is valid until October, 31st 2015.

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Offline fivefish

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Re: EAGLE Make Pro
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2015, 12:51:09 am »
So it's 299 or 449 EVERY YEAR ?
 

Offline Quarlo Klobrigney

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Re: EAGLE Make Pro
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2015, 01:02:22 am »
Regardless of either, their autorouter sucks anyway. Best off doing a hand route or using the DSN router if you must.
I have a paid license for Eagle and hardly ever use the autorouter.
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Re: EAGLE Make Pro
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2015, 01:10:29 am »
I have the Pro license for the schematic and layout editor... but my Eagle is still at v5.11 

I'm now investigating switching to KiCad, learning it right now, but KiCad seems half-baked.

What DSN router?
 

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Re: EAGLE Make Pro
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2015, 01:29:16 am »
I got the 'upsell' email as well.

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* You will save $169 off the regular Make Pro price for the first year of license period. The offer is valid until October, 31st 2015.

it appears they have shifted their license tactics yet again.
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Offline Quarlo Klobrigney

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Re: EAGLE Make Pro
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2015, 01:38:32 am »
The Freeroute used to be a web based java app but is not supported at last look.
I enclose the ulp to save the board (unrouted!) and either run the jnlp or use the compiled version in exe.
As always, scan the files for goodness and no badness.
Lookup freeroute on Google for more confusion in working versions. Check with Cadsoft support for it's history.
EDIT: I cannot upload the exe file due to restrictions here. It is 3MB in size. You could however compile it yourself.
Any ? let me know.
http://www.freerouting.net/

Sorry Chris, I have to agree that Kicad is still lacking and hard to get a grip on. :-// Too many forks. Perhaps with your promotions and tinkering with it it will be a stellar product. :clap:

 
I have the Pro license for the schematic and layout editor... but my Eagle is still at v5.11 

I'm now investigating switching to KiCad, learning it right now, but KiCad seems half-baked.

What DSN router?
« Last Edit: September 11, 2015, 01:48:12 am by Quarlo Klobrigney »
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Offline timofonic

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Re: EAGLE Make Pro
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2015, 02:16:58 am »
The Freeroute used to be a web based java app but is not supported at last look.
I enclose the ulp to save the board (unrouted!) and either run the jnlp or use the compiled version in exe.
As always, scan the files for goodness and no badness.
Lookup freeroute on Google for more confusion in working versions. Check with Cadsoft support for it's history.
EDIT: I cannot upload the exe file due to restrictions here. It is 3MB in size. You could however compile it yourself.
Any ? let me know.
http://www.freerouting.net/

Sorry Chris, I have to agree that Kicad is still lacking and hard to get a grip on. :-// Too many forks. Perhaps with your promotions and tinkering with it it will be a stellar product. :clap:

 
I have the Pro license for the schematic and layout editor... but my Eagle is still at v5.11 

I'm now investigating switching to KiCad, learning it right now, but KiCad seems half-baked.

What DSN router?

You're confusing KiCad with gEDA. Despite it's flaws, they're aware of them and trying it hard with their very limited resources.

They need more developers and financing. Improve the renderer, better integration and refactoring, sane and well thought UX, massive file format interoperability, STEP support and used by default for 3D nodels, robust and extensive library, more advanced Gerber viewer, version control and collaborative Edition, visual diffs..

But they aren't infinite developers, that takes time and there's people working very hard in the code in their free time it allowed to partially with some job hours on it (CERN). A robust community must be done for this to happen, at least.

You can donate money or send patches. If I had the money, I would donate 500-1000 to KiCad rather than buy Eagle, specially after their shitty always online DRM shit. What the fuck were they thinking about? I often used Eagle offline, this is a pain in the butt!

There's lots of promising projects, but lacks lots of developers: QUCS, Sigrok and many others I don't remember right now.

This autorouter looks interesting too: https://github.com/vygr/C-PCB


Once that happens
« Last Edit: September 11, 2015, 02:20:37 am by Circuiteromalaguito »
 

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Re: EAGLE Make Pro
« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2015, 04:40:51 am »
Don't get your knickers in a bunch, the yearly fee is only for the "Make" versions, the regular versions without any time limitations are still available as before.

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EAGLE Professional
999 schematic sheets, 16 signal layers, 4x4m (150 in x 150 in) routing area
1 User
Layout + Schematic
License period: Unlimited

Or for an upgrade of the "Hobbyist/Student" version:
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Serial number 8B247Cxxxx-Lxx-WLM-9SS V7.0
License period: Unlimited
Net price: USD 0.00
 

Offline Quarlo Klobrigney

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Re: EAGLE Make Pro
« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2015, 09:56:14 am »
This autorouter looks interesting too: https://github.com/vygr/C-PCB

Firstly, I have no inclination to use a GitHub release that is uncompiled without a webpage explaining the virtues of the product, its usage, nice pictures (a picture is worth a thousand words) and some basic examples. I dislike Git Hub with is branches and forks with everybody and his brother contributing with no solid release. I dislike  command line statements, special cases capitol I means this and lowercase i means that. No thanks. AVR Dude for example.
But we're off on a tangent here. I am answering fivefish's question about the autorouter, as well as helping someone from buying into a bad autorouter when a free one is available.

The autorouter I mentioned was specifically posted on the Cadsoft forums as to its usage with a webpage of how to use it. It came with a ULP to integrate it into Eagle. I got it working in 10 minutes and was for all the world miles ahead of the built in autorouter. My time is valuable and I don't need to spend hours working at how to use something for which I have no clue about. The Free Router still works in the raw jnlp and exe formats to this day.

« Last Edit: September 11, 2015, 10:01:47 am by Quarlo Klobrigney »
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