That is impressive. I use Pulsonix when I can and ORCAD/PADS when I have t;
I don't bother trying to get Cadence or Mentor to fix anything in their
software anymore -- it just isn't worth the effort. Pulsonix is pretty good
about fixing bugs and adding features... I was reading through the release
notes for their latest version (4.5) last night when I realized, "Hey...
there's actually a *lot* here that I had specifically asked for!" And while
I'm sure I often wasn't the only person asking for various features, their
response is still impressive.
Probably just to tick me off
they also went and killed pretty much all the
bugs I had found and posted to the Yahoo! support group. They did add a few
new ones in the process, but overall it's becoming a really nice package
they've already fixed a couple of the new ones. They don't seem quite as
"communicative" as you suggest Cadsoft is -- only on infrequent occasion will
they post to the Yahoo! group, and almost always under an anonymous "Pulsonix
Support" alias, but it appears they read pretty much everything that goes on
The only "big" feature I think they're missing relative to Eagle is a
scripting language. Many people, including Pulsonix's biggest cheerleader,
Leon Heller, have asked for it, so I imagine will show up someday. Pulsonix
is a heavy user of the Microsoft .Net "technologies," so unfortunately I doubt
it'll ever show up in Macs or Linux as Eagle does.
I'd probably have taken a serious look at Eagle when I found Pulsonix if it
hadn't been that I wanted a SPICE package as well: Pulsonix bundles SI-Metrix
as their SPICE engine, which I had been favorably impressed with back in grad