Software (both Multisim and Ultiboard 14.0), after some troubleshooting work as well as the proprietry windows application should. It's not a fantastic piece of software(but I don't want to change!). Currently all functionality seems stable.
What does not
Installation. The self extracting .exe downloader and extractor from the website do not work through wine (bad .EXE error). I had to extract these using windows (virtualbox - or borrow a windows machine for 10 mins). Once down to the level where there is a setup.exe file - this MAY install on your machine. It repeatedly failed on mine due to a HI-TECH-lite install failure.
The workaround to install problems:
Search through the Products folder and install .msi (with the command wine start ...msi) files in this order:
Once these have been installed - the rune wine setup.exe - this should now run through without errors. fingers crossed, with some licensing bits done, it should work.
Also - I had to copy the database files from a working version .prd/.prj files to get a working database (ultiboard throws an error and tells you where to put them)
What was not tested
Have not yet tested export quality of gerber files. I will do - this is important.
Worth it? not sure...
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Current||Debian GNU/Linux 8.x "Jessie" x86_64||Jan 15 2016||1.6.2||No, but has workaround||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|