[time-nuts] Autodesk Eagle -- maybe they're listening
msuhar at woh.rr.com
Mon Jan 23 19:56:02 EST 2017
Many companies are trying to jump on the subscription band wagon. It is a way to keep a steady flow of income. Unfortunately, hobbyists are left out in the cold. I have version 7.5 with the hobbyist license. I just tried to get 7.7 but the download pulls in version 8.0. I did not install it.
If you are not using the software on a regular basis I assume you could go with the monthly subscription for a month then drop it. Pick up again a few months later when you start another project and need more than the freeware capabilities.
Looks like they have a student version but the way I read it you have to actually be a student enrolled in an education institution. I assume they require some form of proof.
From: time-nuts [mailto:time-nuts-bounces at febo.com] On Behalf Of John Ackermann N8UR
Sent: Monday, January 23, 2017 17:14
To: Discussion of precise time and frequency measurement
Subject: [time-nuts] Autodesk Eagle -- maybe they're listening
Autodesk just sent a follow-up to my "new price model unacceptable"
complaint a few days ago. It looks like they are going to upgrade the "Standard" subscription ($100/year) to support 4 layer boards up to 160 cm2, which I think matches the current standard version capabilities.
Here's a thread from the Autodesk forum:
This is effective with the next release, which is supposed to be out in a couple of weeks. (In the meantime, I've made sure to download every flavor of installer for version 7.7.0, just in case...)
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