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Well according to protel there's lots new in protel dxp, but when i upgraded there has been barely any change in the core features at all (apart from the circuit simulation a little).
This document just seems to provide an insight into how the layout of the software as change, and the interface has become more 'user friendly'.
hi,of coruse DXP is better.it can open all format of pcb files of protel family,and better to use,more powerful.
i use protel dxp in my pii 350,128m dram,it works well in most conditions.but only in win2k or winxp.
DXP is a bag of loose bolts. It has some new features hacked in to what is essentially a 99SE shell with some nice graphics. The integrated libraries are good.
But the workflow that has to be followed to get this bloated beast to work will add 25% at least to your design time compared to 99SE.
The autorouters in both are useless, buggy, resource hungry and do not follow rules properly [or worse completely ignore them]
DXP does have the potential to be a great front end if they ever fix it properly, but at the moment they seem to want to distract user focus to new features to cover up the fact that it has more bugs than 99se, slower, harder to work in and in some cases LESS feature (like good netlisters)
99SE has its own set of bugs, never been fixed, never will be since DXP released.
I'll say, if you got used to the old version and never touch those new features coming with new version, and the new version will take you a long time to learn how to use, then for your ordinary work ( not for study purpose ), possible the old version is enough, and it saves your time to do the work because you are familiar with it.
Besides, this is Altium product, the cracks and and SN for Altium is forbidden here.
If someone posts cracks or SN here, he will get warning even banned.
We play the game, we follow the rules.
However, it is said currently Altium provides a pretty good discount to educational users, $100 per license seat ( minimum 20 seats purchase needed), and this is lifetime license(no annual renewing needed). It is a good deal because the original price is $7999 per seat. So if you are in some school and you really need it for your research, ask your boss to buy it.