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How do I find the upgrade price? [message #144052] Sat, 21 January 2012 04:16 Go to next message
Doug Wellington
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Registered: January 2010
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I bought all three professional modules about three years ago (version 5.6), and I'm just trying to get an idea of what the upgrade price is so I have an idea of whether I want to go through the process.


I went to http://www.cadsoftusa.com/shop/pricing/ and then clicked on the "EAGLE Upgrade" link, but that takes me to a page that says "Upgrade system under maintenance".  It's been that way for weeks.  I've sent several emails in and I finally got a reply to one, but all she did was ask for my serial number, which I didn't have handy because I was at work and my EAGLE license was at home.  I replied to the message, but haven't heard back.

*All I want to know is what the upgrade price is.  Why is it so hard to get that little piece of information?*

Sigh,
Doug
Re: How do I find the upgrade price? [message #144053 is a reply to message #144052] Sat, 21 January 2012 04:57 Go to previous messageGo to next message
warrenbrayshaw
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Registered: January 2010
Location: New Zealand
Senior Member
Doug Wellington wrote:
> I bought all three professional modules about three years ago
> (version 5.6), and I'm just trying to get an idea of what the upgrade
> price is so I have an idea of whether I want to go through the
> process.
>
>
> I went to http://www.cadsoftusa.com/shop/pricing/ and then clicked on
> the "EAGLE Upgrade" link, but that takes me to a page that says
> "Upgrade system under maintenance". It's been that way for weeks.
> I've sent several emails in and I finally got a reply to one, but all
> she did was ask for my serial number, which I didn't have handy
> because I was at work and my EAGLE license was at home. I replied to
> the message, but haven't heard back.
>
> *All I want to know is what the upgrade price is. Why is it so hard
> to get that little piece of information?*
>
> Sigh,
> Doug

Hi Doug

Right now I would not entertain upgrading to v6, it is seriously in need of
many fixes (and that;'s my politically correct answer!). I would upgrade
your v5.6 to the final version v5.12, at no cost. There have been a few
enhancements after 5.7 that are worth having. Even when you subsequrently
go with v6 you may want v5 for a while to handle your v5 files which have a
different file structure.thus avoiding them being converted to v6 should
you open them with that version.

Try this for the upgrade pricing info
http://www.eaglecentral.ca/eagle/eagle-v6-license-upgrade/eagle-v6-professi onal-upgrade?product=1&d=1

Warren
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Re: How do I find the upgrade price? [message #144062 is a reply to message #144053] Sat, 21 January 2012 14:30 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Doug Wellington
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Registered: January 2010
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Thanks Warren!  And thanks to whoever runs eaglecentral.ca!

I feel sort of silly now, making a stink trying to find the upgrade price, then finding out that it's $549 and thinking that's a pretty stiff price for what seems to be mainly a storage format change.  Looking more closely at the new features, I suppose it might be different for me if I used BGA packages or did high speed stuff, but since I make DIY kits, most of the new features don't seem applicable to what I do.  (I'm mainly interested in the assembly variants and the XML format...)

I already downloaded the newer version of EAGLE 5, I was just posting the 5.6 as a reference for when I originally purchased...

Thanks again!

Regards,
Doug
Re: How do I find the upgrade price? [message #144067 is a reply to message #144062] Sat, 21 January 2012 16:17 Go to previous messageGo to next message
eaglecandies
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Location: Cincinnati
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If you bought a copy of V5.xx in the late summer/fall 20111, you were supposedly qualified for a free upgrade to V6....of course no such notification has been sent (email, letter, posting,etc) & there is no longer any mention of it on Cadsoft website...gives it the appearance of being bogus.
Re: How do I find the upgrade price? [message #144068 is a reply to message #144052] Sat, 21 January 2012 16:37 Go to previous messageGo to next message
eaglecandies
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Location: Cincinnati
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$550 is quite a high price for just an upgrade..that's almost like buying the product all over again!!...is that how to show support for those who have supported the product for many years? Usually an upgrade is a fraction of the original price. However, I guess most companies can afford it & Eagle does cost less than many competitive products.
Re: How do I find the upgrade price? [message #144071 is a reply to message #144068] Sat, 21 January 2012 17:29 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Doug Wellington
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Registered: January 2010
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Yes, it's tough to put a value on these things.  $550 is basically a third of the new cost of version 6.  I think that's a bit much for what you get as a customer, but I'm sure there was a significant cost in converting the program to the XML format and the programming has to be paid for...

As a comparison, I also use TurboCAD, and the upgrade price from version 15 to version 18 is $450, and there are some *significant* upgrades for that price.  If I had been keeping up with upgrades, the cost from version 17 to 18 would only be $200...

Regards,
Doug
Re: How do I find the upgrade price? [message #144106 is a reply to message #144067] Mon, 23 January 2012 19:03 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Jorge Garcia
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Registered: April 2010
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On 1/21/2012 11:17 AM, Hoyt wrote:
> If you bought a copy of V5.xx in the late summer/fall 20111, you were
> supposedly qualified for a free upgrade to V6....of course no such
> notification has been sent (email, letter, posting,etc)& there is no
> longer any mention of it on Cadsoft website...gives it the appearance of
> being bogus.
>
Hi Hoyt,

It's still valid, please contact Cadsoft Computer to get your corrected
license. The cutoff date was September 1,2011 if you bought before then
you'll have to pay the upgrade fee.

Best Regards,

Jorge Garcia
Cadsoft Computer
Re: How do I find the upgrade price? [message #144294 is a reply to message #144052] Tue, 31 January 2012 16:55 Go to previous message
Dusan_R
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Registered: January 2012
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Hi Dough,

I strongly recommend DO NOT upgrade to 6.x!! I have upgraded and after 4weeks of wasted time I am just now going back to 5.11 (5.12)  even though I am losting all work made in 6.x. We will see after next buxfix ubgrade is issued, byt 6.0 and 6.1 in my opinion brings much more problems and bugs than the advantages (only few minor improvements).

Dusan
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