8 Replies Latest reply on Jan 22, 2020 1:51 AM by Autodesk Guest

    v7.7 still rocks

    dukepro

       

      All,

       

      It's been 3 years since AD chose a different path for licenses.  I would

      like to announce that the Ultimate edition of Eagle v7.7 is still

      chugging along nicely on systems that are not connected to the

      Internet.  Additionally, I haven't had to spend anything to use it...

      not even a nickel!  It's still doing everything I need to do.

       

      When v7.7 is no longer adequate, I will seek solutions that offer

      off-line licensing.  If AD/Eagle is among that group, we'll talk again. 

      If not, well... that's fine, too.

       

      I see that many of the pre-v8 users still check this newsgroup on

      occasion.  It's a good thing.  However, I do miss Olin.  It was always

      refreshing to read his matter-of-fact posts. 

       

      I know that Jorge was in the middle of a firestorm about this time in

      2017.  I believe he handled it very well considering how poorly the

      transition was was managed at upper levels.  My hat's off to you,

      buddy!  You had a tough job and you took point on it.

       

      My best to Jorge and the Eagle crew, and to all the Eagle users both

      pre- and post-v8.

       

      Enjoy,

          - Chuck

       

        • Re: v7.7 still rocks
          dougw

          I'm still using 6.5 without any problems.

          • Re: v7.7 still rocks
            Autodesk Guest

            On 21/01/2020 14:21, Chuck Huber wrote:

            I would like to announce that the Ultimate edition of Eagle v7.7 is

            still chugging along nicely on systems that are not connected to the

            Internet.

             

            Still working fine here, too, but having played with V9.5 there are a

            couple of things I will definitely miss when I'm forced to go back to V7

            - the "preserve angles" move option and the obstacle avoidance routing

            are both very useful, as is the live DRC.

             

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              • Re: v7.7 still rocks
                Autodesk Guest

                On 1/21/2020 19:10, Rob Pearce wrote:

                On 21/01/2020 14:21, Chuck Huber wrote:

                I would like to announce that the Ultimate edition of Eagle v7.7 is

                still chugging along nicely on systems that are not connected to the

                Internet.

                 

                Still working fine here, too, but having played with V9.5 there are a

                couple of things I will definitely miss when I'm forced to go back to V7

                - the "preserve angles" move option and the obstacle avoidance routing

                are both very useful, as is the live DRC.

                 

                Ive tested the 9.x and found a few nice things, but unfortunately they

                are not worth the running cost trap. The live-DRC was too slow on my

                large designs tho, and somthing didnt behave like I was used to, so it

                caused some minor annyoances, but probably sortable.

                 

                What I miss most from the new versions is proper differential

                class/widh/spacing management based on layer stackup, and diff DRC.

                Using the same general clearance parameters as diff spacing like Eagle

                7.7 does, just doesnt work well, and a complex stack makes it an even

                bigger headace.

                Second, miss somewhat placement syncronized layout block features.

                I have some scripts to somewhat help me do both of these today, but I

                think I would pay to get those features if they work well.

                 

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                  • Re: v7.7 still rocks
                    Autodesk Guest

                    Am 21.01.2020 um 20:37 schrieb Morten Leikvoll:

                    On 1/21/2020 19:10, Rob Pearce wrote:

                    On 21/01/2020 14:21, Chuck Huber wrote:

                    I would like to announce that the Ultimate edition of Eagle v7.7 is

                    still chugging along nicely on systems that are not connected to the

                    Internet.

                     

                    Still working fine here, too, but having played with V9.5 there are a

                    couple of things I will definitely miss when I'm forced to go back to

                    V7 - the "preserve angles" move option and the obstacle avoidance

                    routing are both very useful, as is the live DRC.

                     

                    Ive tested the 9.x and found a few nice things, but unfortunately they

                    are not worth the running cost trap. The live-DRC was too slow on my

                    large designs tho, and somthing didnt behave like I was used to, so it

                    caused some minor annyoances, but probably sortable.

                     

                    What I miss most from the new versions is proper differential

                    class/widh/spacing management based on layer stackup, and diff DRC.

                    Using the same general clearance parameters as diff spacing like Eagle

                    7.7 does, just doesnt work well, and a complex stack makes it an even

                    bigger headace.

                    Second, miss somewhat placement syncronized layout block features.

                    I have some scripts to somewhat help me do both of these today, but I

                    think I would pay to get those features if they work well.

                     

                     

                    I wanted to test a 9.x version but it did n't even install without internet.

                    So nothing ,for me.

                     

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                    Mit freundlichen Grüßen / With best regards

                     

                    Joern Paschedag