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    Cadstar:...better to use more up to date Zuken products?

    Hello,
    My company is asking if it should use cadstar to do layout of electronic drive pcb's.

    Hasn't cadstar now been superceeded by newer zuken products?
    Has the application support for cadstar now virtually stopped?
    Is it easier to get application support for newer zuken pcblayout products?

    In summary, is cadstar now out of date?, and would it be better to drop it and take up one of the newer zuken products, or a new product like Altium?

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    Re: Cadstar:...better to use more up to date Zuken products?

    Hi my company have move from altium to Cadstar last year and very happy with that

    zuken do cadstar ,5000 and 8000 software , 5000 and 8000 was very expensive/powerful package like mentor expedition

    you may got idea of main feature of cadstar here http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL45B8973C31EB35F9

    direct support was good,it fix user reported bog(not alway the case with altium).
    linkedin group and here was also good place for help

    but at the end the best cad was the one that your the most comfortable whit ...

    it now on Cadstar Version 14 SP3 ,normally it will release V15 in first quarter of 2014


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    Re: Cadstar:...better to use more up to date Zuken products?

    Quote Originally Posted by treez View Post
    Hello,
    My company is asking if it should use cadstar to do layout of electronic drive pcb's.

    Hasn't cadstar now been superceeded by newer zuken products?
    No, just improved by new versions.
    Quote Originally Posted by treez View Post
    Has the application support for cadstar now virtually stopped?
    I sincerely hope not! I don't like twiddling my thumbs all day.

    Quote Originally Posted by treez View Post
    Is it easier to get application support for newer zuken pcblayout products?
    No, and what newer zuken pcblayout products?

    You can try for CR8000 if you want, but thats about 10 times the cost of CADSTAR.

    No, CADSTAR is going strong and increasing in the market, improving on what it offers and the support is first rate (if I say so myself).

    As T5400 says - its what you are most comfortable with.
    In summary, is cadstar now out of date?, and would it be better to drop it and take up one of the newer zuken products, or a new product like Altium?[/QUOTE]
    Before you ask - have you searched the forum? Have you searched Google? - Please do so.
    Please do not ask me in private - ask in public. Also please do not ask me to be a forum friend.
    If I have gone to the effort to help you etc then please have the decency to at least acknowledge it and do not just ask a question then never come back..


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    Re: Cadstar:...better to use more up to date Zuken products?

    Go with Cadstar, I've persuaded a couple of places to move to it in the past and productivity and accuracy was improved.


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