Anyone used Circuitmaker?

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I've just tried using Altium Circuitmaker and have had moderate success apart from the thing freezing, doing strange things and requiring the task manager to kill it off. Has anyone had similar problems?

 

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I bought a copy around 1997 for under $100 at Jameco.  I think it was developed for earlier windows OS. It has worked since, even on  W7.  I do remember downloading a free trial version a few years ago. That was to see if it was upgraded, it did not seem to be. I remember it crashed sometimes, and also expired, so I uninstalled trial.

Note:  The above  is about MicroCode Engineering Circuit Maker 5, I thought it was perhaps purchased by Altium, but likely wrong.

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Last Edited: Fri. Dec 11, 2015 - 02:22 AM
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Kit, I'm referring to the free online offering that ALTIUM have.

 

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I will give it a try with some older projects if that is possible.  Down loading that pig now....

 

I got running, but do not like the public sharing nature.  I do contract work, so some work cannot be shared.  The application requires opening firewall settings. 

 

One gigabyte app for online app seems large.  I played with it enough to know it is not for me, so uninstalled.

It all starts with a mental vision.

Last Edited: Fri. Dec 11, 2015 - 02:37 AM
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I installed it and deleted it pretty much the next day when I figured out it wasn't really free unless you want to share your client's work with the whole world.

 

A pathetic and sarcastic attempt to win back some lost ground with Altium's rip off prices.

John Samperi

Ampertronics Pty. Ltd.

www.ampertronics.com.au

* Electronic Design * Custom Products * Contract Assembly

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KitCarlson wrote:

I bought a copy around 1997 for under $100 at Jameco.  I think it was developed for earlier windows OS. It has worked since, even on  W7. 

 

Ah, so I'm not the only one still running it. I still run CM2000 as a simple circuit simulator.

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The CM5 simulator works good.  It helped me design a very high voltage/current OPAMP without smoke. The circuit worked identical to simulation.

It all starts with a mental vision.