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From: John Devereux
Subject: Re: what is best & simple PCB maker?
Date: Fri, 27 Dec 2002 17:06:38 +0000
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>> Russell wrote in message news:<email@example.com>...
>>>>Russell wrote in message news:<firstname.lastname@example.org>...
>>>>>>what is best & simple PCB maker?
>>>>>I'm trying out a not-so-simple vutrax ( http://www.vutrax.co.uk )
>>>>>It predates windows and seems a bit quirky, but runs on linux.
>> Hi, another possible problem with vutrax is the way they sell it. In
>> the old days it was a modular system, you had to buy the addons for
>> LOTS of extra money they also charged 10% per year for bug fix
>> support. Things may be different now as there are lots of players in
>> the field these days.
>For its age, you'd think it would have all the quirks and bugs
It does; I have only encountered one significant bug in ~15
years use. I think the yearly fee is more for support and
program update rights, rather than bug fixes.
Perhaps the "quirks" are historical. Reasonable design
decisions (enforced by low performance hardware) are now
locked in by the size of the code base and the need for
> I'm shitted off with the price and/or crappiness of
>the user interface of all these cad systems, especially as they
>cost nothing to sell. I think a decent free linux one is in order...
Probably this is because of the small market. I would guess
that the price for a given level of functionality has come
down ~10 fold in the last 20 years.
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