While tinkering around with new betas is fun, when I'm laying out circuit boards to pay the bills, I'd like to know what the roadmap for the products is, along with forecast pricing, before I launch into fiddling with betas (I need to know where my effort is leading). So far, all I've seen is a press release with little data about how far this project will flesh out. Is there a link to roadmaps and pricing models anywhere that I may have missed? Certainly someone knows this information, even if no one wants to commit to release dates. I'd like to develop some confidence here... Thanks.
Here is the basic costs:
Due to the launch comming soon and a number of pricing nuances I have edited out parts of this post.
For those that have seen the post previously, picing will be in line with what was stated. More details will be available near the official launch date.
Bundle prices may be slightly less at purchase time
We are running a second beta with both parts of the flow starting next week if things go well.
The schedule we are looking to use for software sales is not rock solid but I can say we are pushing for Oct-Nov time frame.
Sure, what we mean by limited here is a 1500 connection limit. A little moe detail here:
A net is n-1 connections, so if my net connects to 4 ICs it is 3 connections.
Power and ground connections are all considered 1 connection.
A large plane is also considered 1 connection.
Another point of reference: The beagle bone black design did not reach the 1500 connections limit.
Thanks for asking I hope that answers your question.
The threshold connection for the limited edition is high but the costs scheme seems high too, both for limited and unlimited!
As I know the costs scheme of Pads/Mentor is like the other CAD, a non-recurrent cost for license plus annual fee for SMA (software maintenance).
Why Designer should be different? What happens if one year I don't have the budget to pay the annual license-> I lost all my past investment on the cad?