I've always been partial to OrCAD, (just the schematic part, not the layout) and PADS as my layout tool.
I love that PADS layouts can be exported out and brought right into SW through Circuitworks.
Saved my skin many times when trying to package 10lbs of stuff in a 5lb box!
What type of work does your company do?
Automation equipment or other things?
What are some of the features you would like to have?
What are you using today?
We produce automated packaging equipment and are currently using an old program called FastCAD.
Report exporting (BOM data)
Auto page numbering
Extensive component library
Auto-numbering of relay contact #'s, wire #'s, fuse #'s etc.
Integrated panel layout
Reliable conversion to/from .dwg format
Ability to read files on a viewer without having to export to pdf
We use Electra, by radicasoftware. It runs on top of Visio. It works good for drawing wiring diagrams of medium complex systems. The cost is cheap compared to some of the other products.
Very interesting. I have checked out the website and am so far very impressed. Thank you for the tip. What kind of equipment does your company produce?
Roughly how long has your company been using this software?
We have been using it for about a year and a half. We make Command and Control vehicles. The wiring is similar to what you would have in an RV combined with a small office.
How many seats of this product does your company own?
Our EEs use Altium. We use the Desktop EDA to link to SolidWorks. I don't have a clue how good the Altium software would be for you, but our EEs are happy with it. We do hand-held computers, so not much like the work you do.