OrCAD Capture and PSpice - 83% discount - Product is free, maintenance required at $1,230. $5,697 savings
I have been using LTspice for years to simulate the small circuits I make. I used PSpice in college, really liked it but my penny pinching boss wouldn't kick-in $6,000 for a license of PSpice…yet he doesn't hesitate to complain when my design literally goes up in smoke because I'm using a half-assed, free simulator…
I bought the Free Capture promotion, now Orcad has a free pspice promotion – if you don't already own Capture you pay the cost of maintenance which is $1,200. The license works forever, regardless of whether I buy maintenance again next year…Mine was even cheaper because I already owned Capture.
Pretty good deal for a real solution. My boss couldn't argue with that price. I also brought up the fact that ADI just bought Linear Tech…probably the end of the road for LTSpice anyways.