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As a Director of Engineering for a small company, I need to get new products to market fast with minimal capital expenditure. Starting up with a new schematic capture and layout package traditionally meant a large learning-curve investment, not to mention a large dollar investment.
DipTrace breaks the traditional mold for schematic capture and layout CAD software by being super-intuitive and simple to learn, while still providing all the capabilities of design packages costing 10 times as much.
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Just wanted to say thanks for your quality product and quality support. I downloaded DipTrace thinking it would probably be a hobby grade tool - that was not at all the case. After taking a moderately complex design through the entire design process I can now say with confidence that DipTrace is a well crafted, full blown professional grade tool. Thanks!
I have been using DipTrace from almost the beginning. I have found it to be the easiest, most complete software for the price. I have used OrCad, Eagle, PADS, and ProE. I enjoy using DipTrace because of its simplicity. I design military applications and I need to have a program that is simple and fast. I run on tight schedules and the larger programs spend too much time setting up how to make the design instead of "making" it. You don't have to be an expert to use it. But even if you are an expert you will appreciate how easy they have made designing circuit boards. The other programs have a lot of "bells and whistles" but not the "substance" DipTrace has. I am a designer of flexible circuits and the support DipTrace has given me is wonderful. I have asked for certain things to help my design specialty and Stas (DipTrace) has responded and added things to help make my life easier. I feel that is Dip Trace's strongest selling point. It's customer support. They listen, and do their best to add what designers need. Something you will not find in the "Big" programs.
To date I've used Diptrace to develop several new printed circuit boards and have learned a lot about it's capabilities in the few months since Rel-Tek purchased the software. I have found it to be a very nice, easy-to-use, and easy-to-learn program to use. I have created a variety of new components for both the component libraries and the pattern libraries with ease, and the program accepts them without any difficulties. The program has so far handled every board design no matter what size or shape of the board. I have created both rectangular printed circuit boards as well as round boards. The autorouter function for the PCB has worked better than I expected, I have recently used the autorouter to routed a 12" x 5" PCB with 1000+ holes and over 200 components. Finally, and most important to us, we've created Gerber files for more than one new PCB design, and sent them successfully to an outside PCB manufacturer with no problems. We currently have boards being produced based on the Gerber files I've sent by e-mail. We expect the first set of PCB's created from Diptrace to arrive by the end of this month. The Diptrace Tutorials are very well written, and have greatly helped me to learn how to use the fully capabilities of the software.
Craig D. Mattocks
As a mechanical engineer and 20 year AutoCAD user I was having a hard time transitioning to PCB layouts. After attempting to learn products such as Orcad and Eagle, which are cumbersome and very non-intuitive, finding DipTrace is like a breath of fresh air.
DipTrace is so intuitive, both in Schematic design and PCB layout, that I was up to speed and producing shippable Gerbers within a couple days. It is so much easier to learn and use (including the customizable Pattern and Component libraries) than other PCB layout programs, that it's in a class by itself.
However, despite its ease of use, the most amazing thing about DipTrace is the Customer Support! With DipTrace I have experienced the BEST customer support I have ever had with any product, software or otherwise. Customer support is via e-mail, with detailed replies within 24 hours. The help is a personal one-on-one exchange with the actual software developers themselves. Program improvement suggestions are encouraged. In fact, several of my suggestions have been incorporated into subsequent software updates, which the DipTrace Team regularly offers to paid users at no additional charge.
The low cost of the DipTrace package, compared to it's competitors, is an advantage, as a company is not taking a big risk in trying new software. Also there are no expensive training sessions involved and the learning curve is so short that a commitment decision can be made within a couple of weeks, rather than months.
How does one thank you for your fast and professional support of such a complicated program. I cannot get over the way you people handle the myriad of problems and do it so quickly. I know that sometimes the user doesn't understand what he is doing but you show patience and concern with the user's well being every time. Thanks for a wonderful product but more so knowing that the support is just a click away.
The 30 day evaluation expired, completed 2 small PCB, bought a 300 point copy of Dip Trace. Comments below:
1. Program is relatively easy to learn.
I have used a lot of CAD programs and the biggest question is always How long is it going to take me to learn this one?. I was amazed at how quickly and easily I was able to complete my first project with DipTrace.
Robert A. Holland
I bought a copy of Dip Trace Lite and really like it great product and I'll recommend it to all my friends. Dip Trace is really user-friendly.
I just downloaded DipTrace 1.21 and found it very intuitive and easy to use. I liked the most that I didn't have to plow thru piles of literature to be able to create a schematic and its related PCB. I am very surprised how much the DipTrace has been improved over a previous version 1.20. I have tried many other schematic capture programs and I haven't found a single one of them worth my time to use it. Big thank you to the developers for creating such an efficient EDA tool! I wonder if you have tested DipTrace with people who have no experience in electronics and/or schematic capture... It should be very easy for them to use your program.
I strongly recommended Diptrace to all uni. students who are doing their electronic product developement pcb as this easy to use and what more is the large component library which need not to hunt on the web. The tutorials are fantastic as I haven't seen any kind of it before for it is simple and easy to follow. I had seen popular version like ORcad, Protel but not like this. Super !!!
Just trying out diptrace, and I must say it is without a doubt the best pcb layout/schematic program I have tried to date. Very intuitive and easy to learn, most packages are either very limited, or have me scratching my head wondering where to start....
I have downloaded about all of the evaluation versions of schematic editior/pcb layout software that I could find. I narrowed down my choice to Eagle until I found DipTrace. I am amazed at how easy DipTrace is to use. It is miles above the other programs I have tried including Eagle. You have a winner with DipTrace. It is amazing.
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