[time-nuts] OT: Eagle PC CAD now Autodesk, $500/year

Didier Juges shalimr9 at gmail.com
Fri Jan 20 05:38:38 EST 2017

I use Copper Connection, a $50 package (PWB layout only) that works very
well for me.
There is a free eval version that has some limitations.

Didier KO4BB

On Jan 19, 2017 11:01 PM, "Richard (Rick) Karlquist" <richard at karlquist.com>

> Off topic, but probably a lot of disgrunted Eagle users on this list.
> Its official, you will now have to pay $500 per year for a
> professional license from Autodesk.  The spin meistering of the
> announcement would make George Orwell proud.  I don't see any way they
> can keep me from just using the license I currently own, at least
> on the OS's it supports.  (Parenthetically, like many users, I
> am also digging in my heels in terms of staying at Windows 7).
> Still, the question arises:  are there any affordable alternatives?
> Don't have to be entirely free.  I am looking for any trends out
> there as to what tool will attract a critical mass of users in
> the future.  There is strength in numbers.
> Comments?
> Rick N6RK
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