[time-nuts] Autodesk Eagle -- maybe they're listening

Mike Suhar 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.  

Mike
W8RKO

-----Original Message-----
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:

http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/eagle-forum/a-path-forward-for-the-make-license-a-step-up-for-standard/td-p/6823182

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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