From: "Lukas Louw"
Subject: Re: Remember Tango?
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NNTP-Posting-Date: Thu, 10 Oct 2002 12:05:52 GMT
Organization: AT&T Worldnet
Date: Thu, 10 Oct 2002 12:05:52 GMT
Bruce, for US$6,000, you can get the 6 layer 400 component version of PCAD,
the successor to Tango DOS. Yes, I know a little over your budget, but your
learning curve will be short, and you will be able to import your existing
PCB designs directly, and schematics also with a little library translation
work....... This will allow you to migrate your existing designs into PCAD
for future work, as well as the ability to keep on using all those custom
patterns that you have accumulated over the years.
Check it out at www.pcad.com download and play with the demo.
I also moderate the PCAD user group, so let me know if you need any
assistance in making the decision.
> I'm one of few that is still using the MS-DOS version of Tango PRO,
> schematic, PCB and router design software. I have hundreds of drawings
> created with this package and I need to move on.
> What's the "AutoCAD" of electronic CAD today under $5,000? Is there
> to convert Tango files to a new CAD software? The only software I've heard
> is created by the company the bought Tango years ago and it's about
> This is way out, I paid around $1,500 for Tango. I only really need to
> convert the schematic files, but the PCB files would be nice too.
> Bruce Kingsley