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Frequently Asked Questions

Welcome to our Frequently Asked Questions – if your question doesn’t feature contact us and we are happy to advise.

Autodesk  – Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Inventor cost?

Autodesk Inventor can be a very cost-effective option for many businesses but it will also depend upon whether you are looking for networked licenses and whether you want it as part of the bigger Autodesk Collections Software. Contact Quadra Solutions for more information.

Is AutoCAD only available as subscription?

Autodesk has now moved to a subscription model, done on a yearly or 3 yearly basis. For more information on this contact your local reseller.

How much does AutoCAD cost?

AutoCAD can be a very cost-effective option for many businesses but it will also depend upon whether you are looking for networked licenses and whether you want it as part of the bigger Autodesk Collections Software. Contact Quadra Solutions for more information.

How much does Fusion 360 cost?

Fusion 360 can cost as little as £56 monthly. For more information contact your local Autodesk Reseller.

 

PCB – Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to Manufacture a PCB?

Pricing is dependent on the number of layers and technology the board will require. make sure when you get a quote it includes all elements of the design and manufacturing process and that re-work, changes are included in the price.

Which PCB file/Program formats can you accept ?

We can accept designs in standard Gerber (RS274-X) format from any program or standard output from the following programs,

  • Altium
  • Mentor Graphics®
  • Cadence
  • Zuken
  • Altium Designer®
  • Allegro®
  • ORCAD®
  • CADSTAR®
  • Visula®
  • PADS®

What PCB services can you offer?

 We can offer the following services

  • Data Preparation
  • Library Creation
  • Circuit Board Design
  • PCB Layout Service
  • PCB Assembly and Manufacture
  • PCB Reverse Engineering
  • Reverse engineering
  • High-Speed PCB Design
  • Post PCB Layout
  • ECAD / MCAD Integration

Training – Frequently Asked Questions

Do you need IPC CID to do IPC CID+?

It required that you have completed IPC CID before embarking on CID+ due to the complexity of knowledge required to complete the CID+

 

eCADSTAR/ CADSTAR – Frequently Asked Questions

How much does CADSTAR/ eCADSTAR cost?

eCADSTAR ranges in price dependant upon the package and bundles you choose and whether they are individual licenses or networked licenses. Contact Quadra Solutions for more information about pricing.

 

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Vicki Last

Vicki is Marketing Manager for Quadra Solutions. Covering all areas of the Quadra business, she blogs about manufacturing, industry trends, news and events.

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