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Re: gEDA-user: FYI [Fwd: [Balloon] Balloon 4]

On Fri, 2011-01-14 at 20:59 -0500, al davis wrote:

> Anyone here who uses LTspice need only to look in the mirror to 
> figure that out.  Apparently, there are some features that 
> Altium has that they consider to be important.   What are they?

Will get back to you when I know more, but having chatted to these guys
in the past:

a) They have Altium
b) They have bits in Altium already (footprints etc..) -> momentum.
c) They need an auto-router which can handle really complex stuff.
d) Blind / buried vias may be needed.

No-one could in good conscience suggest PCB is going to be able to
compete up with that sort of design. git HEAD rendering speed alone
would make it prohibitive.

> > How would the conversion be performed?
> That's obvious.  They are waiting for us to provide a conversion 
> utility.

Not necessarily.. but whatever happens, it may well be beneficial to the
community as a whole.

Peter Clifton

Electrical Engineering Division,
Engineering Department,
University of Cambridge,
9, JJ Thomson Avenue,

Tel: +44 (0)7729 980173 - (No signal in the lab!)
Tel: +44 (0)1223 748328 - (Shared lab phone, ask for me)

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