Hi, we are currently users of PADS Logic and PADS Layout / Router. We are finding a need for some kind of variant management tool.
To this end we are considering either a switch to Dxdesigner with variant manger and DxDatabook options, but this seems expensive given that we already have licenses for Dxdesigner (3/4 the cost of a PADS ES suite
Alternatively we are being offered a 3rd part 'bolt on' for PADS logic that will encompase the DxDatabook and Varaiant manager functionality.
I am concerned that we are locking ourselves in PADS Logic (and a 3rd party bolt-on) and that PADS logic is reaching end of life (say next 2-3 years)
Can anyone give any comment on the expected support life of PADS Logic and impacts of 3rd party bolt-ons.