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Offline jpotter0

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PADS Maker Pro
« on: February 18, 2018, 02:32:05 am »
What's the latest information on DigKey's PADS Maker Pro. All the information I see dates back to May 2017. There were lots of skeptics then. Are there any new opinions about the usefulness of this product? Thanks - jim
 

Offline PCB.Wiz

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Re: PADS Maker Pro
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2018, 04:30:19 am »
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What's the latest information on DigKey's PADS Maker Pro. All the information I see dates back to May 2017. There were lots of skeptics then. Are there any new opinions about the usefulness of this product? Thanks - jim
The lack of replies gives one indication.

Digikey has just donated to KiCad, and is releasing a KiCad parts library, see
https://www.eevblog.com/forum/kicad/digi-key-open-sources-alpha-version-of-an-atomic-parts-library/

So given PADS Maker Pro, was a crippled version of PADS, with no ASCII recovery paths, no scripts, closed binary files, and poor migration, I'd guess it's close to a dead duck now.

The newest KiCad has better Eagle import, so that's another EDA vendor who will be wondering if they made the right calls....
 


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