April 25, 2017
New MacOSX 10.9 and Later OSes Product roll outs
New updates for Schematics-Plus, PCB-ST and EDS-Plus updates.
Fixes numerous issues arising from numerous Apple's OSX changes. Be aware that some users upgrading
from older versions may have to upgrade their McCAD licenses. Please check before downloading and
installing these newer versions
March 25, 2014
New MacOSX 10.9.2
New updates for Trailblazer and Tracker updates.
Fixes File open crashing issue with latest Mac OSX update.
Jan 22, 2014
New MacOSX 10.7 and later updates
New updates posted for EDS1 Plus,Schematics Plus,
Trailblazer and Tracker applications. These new versions will
only run on Mac OSX 10.7 and later. Existing users moving to the
newer OSes will need to upgrade their McCAD licences.
April 12, 2013
New MacOSX 10.7 and later updates
New updates posted for EDS1, PCB-ST and Schematics.
Also released GView version Series 4.0.x fo the newer Intel OSes.
Oct 12, 2012
New MacOSX demarcation
Starting today McCAD will begin shipping software
that will only run on Mac OSX version 10.7 or Later. While the
older versions will be available for customers who have older
hardware and OSes there is limited support for the older versions.
Oct 12, 2012
Standard Schematics for MacOSX 10.7
and later ships
Finally after considerable delays, an Intel Native
version for MacOSX. has shipped. Please note that this version
will not run on older Macintosh operating systems.
March 20, 2012
MacOSX Lion 10.7.3.... Missing button
New updates work around problem introduced in
10.7.3 where the button icons cease being drawn if they lack color.
All users should update if they are running OSX 10.7.3 and later,
Aug 09, 2011
MacOSX Lion .... PCB-ST File migration
New update fixes issue with migration of very
old design files to a pure intel based OS. All Mac Users are encouraged
to update their tool.
July 06, 2011
MacOSX Lion Compatibility
All products except Standard Schematics and 3Spice
are Lion OS compliant. At this time Standard Schematics and 3Spice
require Rosetta to be installed in your OS. Apple has disabled
that option with Lion thus crippling the use of these two application
until such time as we are able to deliver replacements. Therefore
upgrading to Lion may not be advisable at this time.
July 02, 2011
MacOSX & MS Windows products
All products have been posted with new builds
utilizing the latest system glue. Users running on the latest
OSes are advised to update or upgrade as required.
April 11, 2011
MacOSX products have new bottom OS
All products released as of March 29th 2011 now
require that the Macintosh OS be at least 10.4 or later. Users
needing to run on older systems must use older but appropriate
versions of McCAD products.
Oct 15, 2010
•Schematics Plus • Schematics
• PCB_ST • Trailblazer • Tracker • GView
Both for Mac OSX and MS Windows OS.
For PCB_ST and GView there are many new enhancements
and features.. All of the listed products have been updated
with new releases.
Aug 20, 2010
Mac OS Classic Updates
Classic Schematic application updated to fix
a privelege conflict during some file save operations in latest
Mac OSX 10.6 update.
Feb 5, 2010
MSWindows OS Updates
3Spice version 3.1.5 released and the associated
SimPlus Bundles has been updated. Users who run on OS versions
later than 2004 are encouraged to update their software for better
operational stability under the newer OSes. All similar Mac versions
have been updated as well to maintain version sync.
Dec 15, 2009
MSWindows OS Updates
All McCAD windows apllications have been updated
to fix issues introduced by Windows Vista and Windows 7.
PCB-ST release also includes greater maginification
GView file input discrimination is auto matic.
This allows user to load any file and Gview will determine whether
the contents contain any viewable Gerber data.
Dec 15, 2009
Mac OS Standard Schematic update.
Version 3.8.19 can now handle Font Family groups
under OSX 10.6.
Oct 12, 2009
Mac OSX GView Updated
Universal screening file filter added for non-conforming
file type extensions. This means that users can try to open almost
any file regardless of the file extension. The software pre-analyzes
the file to determine if it contains usable Gerber plot data before
trying to decode the file and display it.
May 20, 2009
Mac OSX PCB Updated
Version 3.0.18 released. Improved system glue
for upcoming OS changes. Mac users running OSX later than 10.5
are encouraged to upgrade,
Dec 18, 2008
New EDS Plus Quick-Start Guide Released
This Revised archive contains a complete PCB
design project. It guides the user through the creation of a schematic,
linking that design to a PCB layout, completing the routing of
the Board and finishes with the production of Gerber 274X documents
and other extractables. Archive includes all sample documents.
This Tutorial can be found in the download areas of the McCAD
Nov 2, 2008
3SPICE v3.1.4 System Build updates
Both the MS Windows and Mac OSX versions have
been rebuilt using the latest system glue interfaces. These updates
are essential for users running the latest OS versions.
May 2, 2008
Major Release of New Product Versions
Vamp Inc. has released several new versions
of the many products it makes. These are all significant version
releases. They include the following products:
- McCAD Schematics Plus V5.2x
- McCAD PCB-ST V3.0x
- McCAD Gerber Translator V3.0x
- McCAD GView V3.0x
- McCAD Trailblazer V7.0x
- McCAD Tracker V7.0x
All of these modules will run natively on Intel
based Macs and for MS Windows users they incorporate the latest
system glue for Windows Vista users. Current McCAD users are
encouraged to migrate to these new releases, however their user
licenses must be upgraded to use these
Vamp has also posted an update to the Basic
Schematics module as well.
Sept 1, 2007
PCB Libraries Inc. of Des Plaines, IL has announced
that its libraries and services will be available for the McCAD
PCB-ST layout editor starting in September 2007. They can be reached
at 1-847-298-9994 or go to their web-site at http://www.pcblibraries.com
for more details.
June 22, 2007
3SPICE simulator updated with new compatibility
builds for current OS's.
SimPlus Archive has been updated with the latest
Schematics-Plus and 3SPICE simulator modules.
June 7, 2007
Final Updates for most Pre-Universal OS software
has been posted. Any current user who does not plan to migrate
to a newer OSX operating system should download these final
updates for the older operating systems.
MS Windows Products
Windows versions have been rebuilt and synched
with the Macintosh updates.
March 1, 2007
All web postings are now available as DMG archives.
This archives simplify product installations and upgrades.
Aug 14, 2006
McCAD Schematics Plus
Version 5.0.16 Released .. incorporates file
synchronization for non Universal OS users.
Jun 9, 2006
McCAD Schematics Plus released
Macintosh Universal OS
Customer's requiring native compatibility with
Apple's Intel based machines may now upgrade to this new version.
Contact Vamp Sales about specific pricing and/or upgrade procedure
Other McCAD products offering native compatibility
for the Universal OS will follow shortly
Feb 5, 2006
Released New Revised Web Site with
Secure Online purchase
Vamp's Website has been revamped and simplified
using a more intuitive flow.
Jan 7, 2006
Era of Mac OS9 support will be
coming to an end...
Vamp has officially announced that it will cease
supporting Mac OS9.
with its latest OSX versions has made it abundantly clear that
it has shelved OS9 and wants it to die. Trying to make products
auto-bootable in both OS9 and OSX has become very difficult
for us to continue to support. Furthermore some of the new capabilities
in upcoming releases can not be made available in OS9..."
Users still running OS9 are encouraged to move
to OSX now to avoid losing any investment in their archived designs.