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Why I like Logic better than DxD

Question asked by jduquette on Nov 25, 2014
Latest reply on Nov 25, 2014 by Pete

I've been a user of both Logic and DxD for a while now (I'm presently using 9.5, I haven't seen a reason to make the VX jump).  While I create schematics in Logic, when I have to contract out design work it is occasionally done in DxD, so I have to support both.  I started a list of my top level frustrations with DxD.  Hopefully Mentor can tell me how to make DxD easier to use.  Maybe these can be some good marketing points. 

 

  1. When I open a design in Logic all pages are open automatically. In DxD I have to open each page individually. 

  2. In Logic when I select a net it gets highlighted on every page, so when I move to another page the net is already highlighted and VERY EASY TO FIND!  DxD only highlights the net on the active page. 

  3. In Logic when I select a net I can find all pages with that net by simply selecting the ‘Sheets’ dialog on the main toolbar. 

  4. In Logic <right-click>(Fields) and I can update multiple fields, such as revision and ‘checked by’ date. 

  5. In Logic, Fields that I update are automatically applied to every schematic page.  In DxD I need to update the revision field on every page, so if I have a 20 page schematic I have to do the same operation 20 times instead of once.

  6. In Logic, Project Explorer will show me all the nets for the entire design.  DxD only shows me all the nets on a page. 

  7. Using Logic feels like Win 7.  DxD still feels like Windows 3.1 (from when I first started using ViewDraw).  The DxD GUI feels very outdated. 

 

Comments and suggestions welcome!

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