Circuit Maker software, free :-)
metavox at earthlink.net
Sun Feb 24 21:36:33 CST 2008
I pursued this further and you are correct. I should have held my fire
until I finished the whole process. This thing looks fishy indeed.
Joseph Bento wrote:
> Hi Frank,
> That circuitmaker.com website is legit. Circuitmaker is now an
> unsupported product. The
> link http://www.fullandfree.info/software/circuitmaker-the-virtual-electronics-lab/ provided
> here on tacos a few days ago is the one I question, that allows you to
> download the full pro version with serial number and the like. That
> link is essentially a clone of the circuitmaker.com page with a path to
> It's certainly a fine program with full spice modeling. Having to use a
> password such as "free4me" to unprotect the tar file makes me suspicious
> of how legit the file is.
> On Feb 24, 2008, at 8:02 PM, Frank Gentges wrote:
>> Maybe I am naive but the circuitmaker web site seems legit.
>> If it has been up for some time and was not part of Altium I would
>> think they would bring it down or I would find something through Google.
>> On the other hand I do not find any reference to this circuitmaker web
>> site and that the program is is alive and well. College students
>> could do a lot of good work with it. The Altium web site is silent on
>> its availability.
>> Nonetheless, this looks to be a fine program given the purchase price
>> of *free*. Perhaps this web site and free version is a result of
>> efforts by some rogue insiders at Altium and the word has not gotten out.
>> I have been using the free version of Eagle which limits the size and
>> complexity of the schematic and PC board. This version of
>> circuitmaker looks to be a nice step up in my meager lab.
>> Joseph Bento wrote:
>>> I think this download is in the "warz" category. It's not released
>>> as a freebie by Protel / Altium. There were a few hoops to go
>>> through to obtain the download, as well a a password to acquire to
>>> "untar" the compressed file. Anyhow, after going through all the
>>> motions, you have a fully installable copy of Circuit Maker 2000,
>>> including the 16 digit registration code.
>>> We use Altium Designer at work, which is the current shipping version.
>>> On Feb 17, 2008, at 3:27 PM, andre kesteloot wrote:
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