From: email@example.com (CB)
Subject: Re: Remember Tango?
Date: Fri, 11 Oct 2002 03:54:36 GMT
Organization: CompuServe Interactive Services
NNTP-Posting-Date: Fri, 11 Oct 2002 03:51:59 +0000 (UTC)
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I have been in the same boat for a while with many years of experience
with TP . I still do some boards with TP but it has it's limitations,
forunately one of them isn't doing good boards fast. I looked at the
$10K packages (tango,orcad,etc.) and talked with a lot of folks and
was a bit frustrated with the initial and continuing costs .... how
how much slower I am with these packages than TP.
I'm assuming you don't do autorouting cause the TP router was pretty
useless and in my opinion a decent autorouter is about $20K.
Couple of months ago I started forcing myself to do some boards with
Eagle , o man , funky , a little weird with non-windows conventions ,
but because $1200 gets you going I kept wacking at it and it has some
nice copper pour features etc. The bottom line is after you get over
the hump and get used to the ways of doing things I've gotten
Good Luck, CB
On Wed, 9 Oct 2002 21:14:21 -0700, "Bruce Kingsley"
>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 software
>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 $10,000.
>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.