31 Mar '17, 11pm

Review: @altium #CircuitStudio circuit board CAD program:

Review: @altium #CircuitStudio circuit board CAD program:

Last December I downloaded a trial of the Altium CircuitStudio circuit board CAD (computer-aided design) program. It’s buggy, slow to load, crashes occasionally, and has a new and infuriating user interface. I absolutely love it. After a month of misery being a stubborn guy learning something new, I gave Newark, the exclusive distributor of CircuitStudio , $1000. I didn’t ask for a freebie as a writer for EDN. I figured I should share the precise user experience of you folks. For occasional use, CircuitStudio is identical to Altium Designer, which costs over $5k. For $1000 you get a perpetual license and a year’s updates and access to the Altium Vault of library parts. Maintenance is $150 a year for continuing updates and access to the Vault. CircuitStudio can open and change Designer schematics, but not Designer PCB files. Designer can open CircuitStudio PCB files, but th...

Full article: http://www.edn.com/electronics-blogs/all-aboard-/4458209/...

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