I discovered that several previous versions of Autocad software can be downloaded at the student/teacher/Assistance Program web site (for which I qualify). I will take a look at the 2012 version, even though it might be an eggplant instead of an apple.
The hunt-and-peck uses are important, too. The results would just need to account for that.
I haven't kept a list of bugs, but off the top of my head: When I zoom way in with my middle mouse scroll wheel, the objects, polylines or solids in my case, do not draw in the correct locations. I have to draw a selection rectangle to select the object, and then I see the selection dotted line in a location other than where the object has been drawn. Also, I often go through a mode where approximately each zoom forward click from the mouse wheel alternates between showing the drawing and showing nothing. (Sometimes I can tell the drawing has been moved off of the screen...and then back on with another click forward.)
There's a lot of GUI design weaknesses, which I won't get into, except to say it appears that the GUI has grown out of an old school interface design with attention being paid to some things to make them modern, and without attention to others.
These problems stem from executive level decisions, not ones made at the developer or project level, and probably not even at the product level.
I'm a software developer and a software development manager, so it's easy for my to be critical. I probably appear more critical than I am. It's just a matter of choosing some business decisions over others, for which there are always tradeoffs.
I'm a software developer and a software development manager, .... It's just a matter of choosing some business decisions ....
This doesn't sound like proper use of student license.
Thank goodness I am not a student anymore--well, I am taking a pottery class. I fulfill the requirements by being unemployed and having worked in the engineering industry.
But I'm trying; I even applied for a job at Autodesk last year! But hiring managers (at all companies) don't talk to people that have been unemployed for a long time due to illness. FYI, it's pretty hard to find the page that lists the eligibility requirements. (Their web site needs work, lol.)
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