Reply-To: "Kevin Aylward"
From: "Kevin Aylward"
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Subject: Re: I am interested in making AutoTRAX EDA open source.
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Date: Thu, 2 Jan 2003 08:07:12 -0000
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Lukas Louw wrote:
> Some snipping to Kevin's post
>> Look, probably about .01% of users might be interested in adding to
>> software themselves. There is no point in a company targeting such a
>> miniscule market.
> Most EDA apps have some sort of API, allowing users to add custom
> utilities with Visual Basic, C or whatever, talk directly to the
> database and so on, so there is a need that is being catered to
> Lukas Louw
However, often it is only a few in a companies CAD department that
actually use these features, the real users users cant be bothered. Its
partly why I wrote SuperSpice. In 15 years of using cad, I never used
those features at all. I remember getting the Device Equations options
feature for PSpice around 1990,.. It was simple to much hassle. The
issue is once you in one mindset, say designing a circuit, you just aint
going to want to break that train of thought and spend 4 weeks trying to
write some specific code.
SuperSpice, a very affordable Mixed-Mode
Windows Simulator with Schematic Capture,
Waveform Display, FFT's and Filter Design.