I have it more or less like you Jim It takes time to learn a new tool, for some it takes more time than others, it all depends on the gray bloop on top of the shoulders and how that bloop is mixed :-D 2017-02-14 16:51 GMT+01:00 Jim Brain <email@example.com>: > On 2/14/2017 4:58 AM, Didier Derny wrote: > >> >> with eagle 8 you have to take a subscription... and pay each month or >> year... >> >> I think it is time to move to Kicad... >> >> Given the number of users upset at the licensing model change, I believe > v7.X will be used for a long time. Like Ruud, I used v5.X for a long time, > and it worked fine. As far as I can tell, v7 added no UI improvements. > Versions >5 migrated the file format to XML, which many online services and > utilities now expect. (3D visualization, panelization, etc.) > > Still, this ownership and licensing change will no doubt focus more > attention on KiCAD improvements, which is a good thing. > > Not too long ago, open source projects chose EAGLE because it had a free > version and it was far more functional than gEDA and KiCAD. The fact that > EAGLE was itself not open source was a minor irritant. Now, it seems KiCAD > almost matches EAGLE capabilities and is truly FLOSS. > > I envy folks like Steve. I didn't know either of the apps in 2004 but > learned EAGLE as it seemed the best choice at the time. Now, I've gotten > very adept at the tool, but the tool has fallen somewhat out of favor. > I've attempted to migrate, but I am simply too efficient in EAGLE, and it's > hard to justify using limited hobby time to learn a new tool when I can > immediately deliver something with EAGLE. Thus, if you are just learning > PCB CAD apps, I think learning KiCAD is a better choice. When KiCAD > supports back annotations, I'll try once again to migrate. > > Jim > > Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list > Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing listReceived on 2017-02-14 19:02:27
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