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Offline b_force

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Re: Pcb Design Program
« Reply #50 on: April 21, 2018, 12:13:32 pm »
Because KiCad isn't stable enough for the professional world.
Also the interface is to much of a problem.
It's very different than all the other big/old professional programs out there.

Re-schooling/educating people is not only expensive, but it's also very difficult to convert over a couple of hundred designs into a new program.
And there is also a confidence issue. If you are not 100% confident about your skills in a new software program, the end result will show this (with sometimes major errors).
Plus KiCad used to have so very major bugs and extremely time consuming/typical nerdy approach (= to much programming and hassle involved)

That's why I voted for Diptrace before, it's much easier and intuitive to use than KiCad.
People pick it up much faster (based on research I did with several companies).

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Re: Pcb Design Program
« Reply #51 on: April 21, 2018, 03:44:24 pm »
Because KiCad isn't stable enough for the professional world.
Also the interface is to much of a problem.
It's very different than all the other big/old professional programs out there.

Re-schooling/educating people is not only expensive, but it's also very difficult to convert over a couple of hundred designs into a new program.
And there is also a confidence issue. If you are not 100% confident about your skills in a new software program, the end result will show this (with sometimes major errors).
Plus KiCad used to have so very major bugs and extremely time consuming/typical nerdy approach (= to much programming and hassle involved)

That's why I voted for Diptrace before, it's much easier and intuitive to use than KiCad.
People pick it up much faster (based on research I did with several companies).

Does Diptrace or even KiCAD has something like Altium Vault?

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Re: Pcb Design Program
« Reply #52 on: April 21, 2018, 04:45:17 pm »
Because KiCad isn't stable enough for the professional world.
Also the interface is to much of a problem.
It's very different than all the other big/old professional programs out there.

Re-schooling/educating people is not only expensive, but it's also very difficult to convert over a couple of hundred designs into a new program.
And there is also a confidence issue. If you are not 100% confident about your skills in a new software program, the end result will show this (with sometimes major errors).
Plus KiCad used to have so very major bugs and extremely time consuming/typical nerdy approach (= to much programming and hassle involved)

That's why I voted for Diptrace before, it's much easier and intuitive to use than KiCad.
People pick it up much faster (based on research I did with several companies).

Does Diptrace or even KiCAD has something like Altium Vault?
Don't think so, but if your business and projects are so big that you even really need that than I would also recommend using Altium instead.

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Re: Pcb Design Program
« Reply #53 on: April 21, 2018, 05:30:41 pm »
Not to suggest KiCAD doesn't have flaws, but stability doesn't seem to be one of them. I frequently leave it running for months at a time as I putter away on various back burner projects and I don't think I've ever had it crash even once. It's as stable as any software I've used, although I'm running a build that's a few years old now.
 


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