3 Replies Latest reply on Jan 17, 2020 3:11 AM by Autodesk Guest

    Did autodesk fold in on Eagle?

    Autodesk Guest

      I got this email from autodesk:

      |As of January 7th, 2020, Autodesk EAGLE will now be included as a part

      |of a Fusion 360 subscription. All users maintain access to your

      |existing EAGLE software while gaining access to Fusion 360 at no

      |additional charge.

       

      I suspect autodesk is slowly giving up on this business, and that my

      long wanted features never will see the day.

      It is sad for the Eagle community and a huge threshold to climb for

      those of us needing to move to a different software.

       

        • Re: Did autodesk fold in on Eagle?
          Autodesk Guest

          On 14/01/2020 09:31, Morten Leikvoll wrote:

          I got this email from autodesk:

          |As of January 7th, 2020, Autodesk EAGLE will now be included as a part

          |of a Fusion 360 subscription. All users maintain access to your

          |existing EAGLE software while gaining access to Fusion 360 at no

          |additional charge.

           

          I suspect autodesk is slowly giving up on this business, and that my

          long wanted features never will see the day.

          It is sad for the Eagle community and a huge threshold to climb for

          those of us needing to move to a different software.

           

          I don't think Autodesk are "giving up on" Eagle. However, they are

          fundamentally an MCAD company and only see ECAD through the lens of

          ECAD-MCAD integration, so their vision of the future is that Eagle is a

          small part of the whole product design, whereby you put all your effort

          into perfecting the housing to be wonderfully ergonomic, and, oh, by the

          way, design a bit of electronics to go in it.

           

          I suspect, however, that this does sound the death knell for Eagle for

          me. The thing is, Fusion360 isn't available for Linux, and I can't

          foresee that changing, so the more they integrate the two products, the

          less hope there is for any future Linux versions of Eagle.

           

           

            • Re: Did autodesk fold in on Eagle?
              dukepro

              On 1/15/20 13:33, Rob Pearce wrote:

               

              I suspect, however, that this does sound the death knell for Eagle for

              me. The thing is, Fusion360 isn't available for Linux, and I can't

              foresee that changing, so the more they integrate the two products,

              the less hope there is for any future Linux versions of Eagle.

               

               

              Rob,  I'm still on v7.7 - the last issue with a perpetual license.

               

              Sticking with v7.7 seems to be a smart move.  I have a lot of IP wrapped

              up in Eagle.  The thought of paying someone else an annual fee to access

              what already belongs to me just doesn't set well.  The prediction at the

              time what that Autodesk would eventually retire Eagle, or go out of

              business, or be bought out by someone who already had ECAD and didn't

              want to support two competing products.

               

              As you pointed out, dropping Linux support is clearly predictable now. 

              One step closer.

               

              As far as the price for Fusion 360 being the same, I wouldn't count on

              that very long.

               

              Enjoy,

                  - Chuck

               

                • Re: Did autodesk fold in on Eagle?
                  Autodesk Guest

                  Am 16.01.20 um 23:11 schrieb Chuck Huber:

                  On 1/15/20 13:33, Rob Pearce wrote:

                   

                  I suspect, however, that this does sound the death knell for Eagle for

                  me. The thing is, Fusion360 isn't available for Linux, and I can't

                  foresee that changing, so the more they integrate the two products,

                  the less hope there is for any future Linux versions of Eagle.

                   

                   

                  Rob,  I'm still on v7.7 - the last issue with a perpetual license.

                   

                  Sticking with v7.7 seems to be a smart move.  I have a lot of IP wrapped

                  up in Eagle.  The thought of paying someone else an annual fee to access

                  what already belongs to me just doesn't set well.  The prediction at the

                  time what that Autodesk would eventually retire Eagle, or go out of

                  business, or be bought out by someone who already had ECAD and didn't

                  want to support two competing products.

                   

                  As you pointed out, dropping Linux support is clearly predictable now. 

                  One step closer.

                   

                  As far as the price for Fusion 360 being the same, I wouldn't count on

                  that very long.

                   

                  Enjoy,

                      - Chuck

                   

                   

                  Same here — sticking with v7.7 / Linux and eventually investigating

                  future alternatives.  But certainly no rented software ever!

                   

                  — Hans