Schematic- and PCB design programs

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Personally HATE cloud based stuff.

John Samperi

Ampertronics Pty. Ltd.

www.ampertronics.com.au

* Electronic Design * Custom Products * Contract Assembly

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Hi jim

Jim wrote:

Also did you look at the sticky I mentioned earlier?”

 

Jim, I had not seen this page. Yes, it looks like the KiCad has been won.
Dose KiCad the “latest version” work on Windows XP?

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spam removed.

Ross McKenzie ValuSoft Melbourne Australia

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hi i am new to the community. may i know why my post is marked as spam

 

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Upverter

URL: https://upverter.com/

Required OS: Linux, macOS, Windows

Description:

Upverter is a cloud-based EDA that has schematic capture, PCB layout, collaboration, system design, constraints management, and parts management.

Price: zero with value-added by concierge (schematic parts, footprints, PCB layouts), https://upverter.com/pricing/

Cost: designs export in Open JSON, schematic exports in PADS format, PCB exports are Gerber (RS-274X extended),

         additional cost for local data via https://upverter.com/enterprise/ with 2014-Nov data of 99USD/month for up to 5 operators plus cost of server

         and 2017-Sep data of 125USD/month

         Altium acquired Upverter

Operator notes:

Currently there's only one mention here in http://www.avrfreaks.net/forum/twi-interface-problem-between-atmega8-and-ds1307?skey=Upverter

 

P.S.

Made aware by

GitHub

BeagleBoard

PocketBeagle®

Wiki

FAQ

https://github.com/beagleboard/pocketbeagle/wiki/FAQ#is-this-open-hardware-and-what-is-the-design-in

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We are in the process of completing the conversion to Upverter, but have a couple of issues to clean up.

 


Upverter

True Collaboration

https://upverter.com/features/collaboration/

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Secure Data Repository

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  • A Flexible Format

    You're never locked in with Upverter. A complete copy of your design data can be downloaded in Open JSON, an easy-to-use and fully-specified format that can be seamlessly converted into any other proprietary format and back.

 

Version Control

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Secure Sharing

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Reusability

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Project Management

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Team Management

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Interoperability

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Robust API

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Desktop Applications

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Mac, Windows, Chrome

(Mac App Store, Microsoft Store, chrome web store)

 

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https://upverter.com/features/tools/

https://cdn.upverter.com/static/files/ROI_report_upverter_altium_2014-53555757.pdf (page 8 for "ROI Analysis")

http://www.dragonblogger.com/best-electronics-design-automation-software-available-free/

Upverter Joins Altium

Zak Homuth

August 28, 2017

https://blog.upverter.com/2017/08/28/upverter-joins-altium/

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You may have noticed that today we removed our paid professional account tier. From now on the best, most feature-full, most powerful version of Upverter will be our only version. It will always be free to use, for everyone, from anywhere. Regardless of whether you’re a professional electrical engineer, a maker, a student, a hobbyist or anyone else, you can now design your product, your hardware, your IOT device, your PCB – completely for free using Upverter. Unfettered access for all.

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... and our experiments with EEConcierge, which provides paid design services on-demand, inside your design tool (think of it as in-app purchases), we have come to the conclusion that indirect monetization is the future.

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Edits : Upverter Enterprise, recent cost, strikethru & Altium

 

"Dare to be naïve." - Buckminster Fuller

Last Edited: Mon. Oct 9, 2017 - 06:24 AM
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gchapman wrote:
Made aware by...

Are you just reporting this, or have you actually tried it?

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Reporting as was aware of Upverter yesterday.

 

"Dare to be naïve." - Buckminster Fuller

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NO CLOUD

 

Cloud means they own your stuff.  Don't go there.  Thank you.  S.

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Scroungre wrote:
Cloud means they own (sic) your stuff

Not (necessarily) in the legal sense; but they certainly hold it - so what are you going to do when you can't access it?

 

I have several old, paid-for apps on my PC from companies now long gone.

They still meet my needs and, because they are locally installed, I can just keep on using them.

 

You can't do that with cloud-based stuff!

 

What happens when they go bust? or decide to discontinue the service? or change the Ts & Cs to something unacceptable ... ?

 

 

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Nine points of the law.  S.

 

PS - Yes, it's a pet peeve.  S.

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Scroungre wrote:
PS - Yes, it's a pet peeve. S.

Add it to my thread! laugh

 

http://www.avrfreaks.net/forum/f...

 

Yes, cloud based software is a BIG peeve to me as well and for many of the same reasons pointed out already.  AutoCad now going to a 'subscription' based(Hostage/extortion IMNOHO) platform has really put me in a bind.  I have been using a copy I was given a license to by a former employer,  It's from 2005, but it does everything I need and there you go.  NOW I may be getting an opportunity to do some CAD work, but I MUST use the latest version of ACAD...$300.00/year, and the software MUST see the ACAD server at least once a month or the software shuts down.  Oh, and any files I create in this version cannot be modified by any other version of ACAD.

 

At least DipTrace is still 'old school'....and they have said that they have no intention of changing that either....yeah, yeah, yeah, I know things can change, but hey I can at least enjoy a little bit if stability.

 

Jim

If you want a career with a known path - become an undertaker. Dead people don't sue! - Kartman

Please Read: Code-of-Conduct

Atmel Studio6.2/AS7, DipTrace, Quartus, MPLAB user

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Scroungre wrote:
Nine points of the law.  S.
One could go biblical.

Ten Commercial Maxims Of Law

http://commonlaw.5leek.com/ten-commercial-maxims-of-law.html

"Dare to be naïve." - Buckminster Fuller

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One could host the following on one's own server or via Docker.

 

MeowCAD

URL: https://meowcad.com/

Price: zero (mostly AGPLv3)

Cost: server or Docker

Required OS: instead, a web browser

Description: schematic entry and PCB layout implemented in Python and Javascript.

Operator notes: none as of now

 


found via https://alternativeto.net/software/upverter/?license=opensource&platform=online

website for www.meowcad.com

https://github.com/abetusk/www.meowcad.com

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Installation

https://github.com/abetusk/www.meowcad.com#installation

Installation is involved and has a lot of dependencies. There's a Dockerfile present in config/docker.io/Dockerfile that will get you started. You can check out an image of MeowCAD in the Docker registry as well.

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"Dare to be naïve." - Buckminster Fuller

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gchapman wrote:

MeowCAD

URL: https://meowcad.com/

Perhaps Gimli might like a go at that one ...

 

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