|A Virtual User Group
Association... is a loosely organized group of people that use Protel EDA software.
Several years ago, The Association of Protel EDA Users become virtual, meaning that the
group no longer meets in person. This has freed the group to grow beyond the
geographic limits imposed by travel. This evolution also reduced the investment of
time and money required to maintain the group both for the organizers and the
The group is sponsored and run by TechServ. It
provides a forum for users of Protel Electronic Design Automation software. This group
exists only as electrons flowing across the Internet. This seems quite appropriate for
people devoted to the design of electronics!
The group functions in two modes:
- Use of this web page to learn and inform others.
- Use of the email forums for immediate two way communication
For new members, this web site serves as a starting point to join forums. It also
provides advertising for Protel related products, services, and employment. And soon to
come (I hope), one stop shopping for bug reports and feature requests.
Registration and subscription information that you provide is held in strict
confidence. Your email address or other information will not be sold or given to
other companies for any reason. Likewise, spam is not permitted in any user group
forum. Only subscribed members are able to post messages on the forums. Any
violator will be immediately and permanently removed from the list.
|Purpose of the Group
primary objectives are as follows:
- Facilitate open communications between users.
- Disseminate information which will enhance the users experience and productivity when
using Protel EDA software.
- Promote built-in enhancements to the software.
- Promote 3rd party enhancements and solutions.
Volunteers are greatly needed to enhance and maintain these web pages. Previous
HTML experience is not necessary. Contact WebManager@TechServInc.com if you or
someone you know can contribute your time or experience.
Dues and Fees
There are NO dues or membership fees at this time. We will try to maintain FREE
membership as long as it is financially feasible for us (TechServ)
to do so. We believe mandatory fees or dues would be a detriment to the growth of
the group, and in the long run would do more harm than good. We are happy to accept
donations for the maintenance costs of the group. Contact Webmanager@TechServInc.com
about how to make a donation. Any amount is appreciated.
The group is operated with as few rules as possible. Those that do exist are restricted
to the mail forums and are there to enhance the experience of the participants. You will
find those rules detailed on the Email Forums web page.