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    Autodesk Eagle

    andy.betts1966@gmail.com

      Is there any real benefit in updating from Cadsoft Eagle to the new Autodesk Eagle?

       

      I have the pro version of cadsoft eagle, and am toying with updating.... is there any real need. Does the Autodesk product have anything new?

        • Re: Autodesk Eagle
          CadSoft Guest

          On 25.08.2017 10:52, Andy Betts wrote:

          Is there any real benefit in updating from Cadsoft Eagle to the new Autodesk Eagle?

           

          I have the pro version of cadsoft eagle, and am toying with updating.... is there any real need. Does the Autodesk product have anything new?

           

          I also have the 7.7 pro (x3 license).

           

          There are a few new features that I haven't tried, but neither find

          worth the value considering the cost and time of ownership. With the

          pricing model and as an Eagle 7 owner, this new functionality will be

          more expensive than compared to a first time user, as we have most of

          the features already, while a new user will get the full package. Any

          new feature will not be yours to own, but you can license them for a

          time period (but also stop and start the license). Of course how you

          value these new features and pricing model is strictly individual and

          usage specific.

           

          To me it looks like Autodesk sales are focusing on the "makerspace"

          users instead of the full range of amateur upto professionals, which I

          find depressing.

           

          I have tried to work with KiCad, and it doesn't look mature enough on

          some, to me, important stuff, like managing larger devices with several

          symbols with different attributes. I can smell the old-school TTL logic

          same-looking unit at the base of this, and some incomplete tweaks to

          modernize ang generalize it.

           

          At the end, I am still sitting on the shelf looking down at what

          happens. All the competitors seems to be very eager to lower the price

          to catch some old Eagle users.

           

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