In Reply to: FS - UK only - Protel Adv. PCB and Schematic posted by Simon East on 04/21/00 at 11:37 AM:
As an update to my earlier post:
I have some old versions of Protel Adv. PCB (V2.1.2) and Adv. Schematic(2.3) that I never kept up to the current version. Both are dongleprotected.
In the UK upgrading from these to the current Protel 99SE Design Suite costs 1995 ukp (ex VAT) as opposed to 3995 ukp (ex VAT) - a saving of 2000 ukp.
I am not sure if, given these were bought in the UK, the upgrades will work in the US - but the comparable figures I have been given are that the upgrade to 99SE would cost $2995 as opposed to the new price of $5995 new, a saving of $3000.
Alternatively these are very fully featured programs which work well for professional or advanced home
use and so may be of interest to those of you who need some advanced features but don't want to shell out several k for the current SE99 versions (of course you can always upgrade later). One other advantage is that thay run very fast on a current spec. PC - very nice quick redraws on a 400Mhz Pentium 2 here.
If you are interested please make me a sensible offer.