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*Blizzard, Joe
Message 1 of 7 (151 Views)

Up to date express tools?

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09-06-2001 05:00 AM
Is there or will there ever be a version of express tools designed specifically
for the current version of AutoCAD? The saved version that I'm using is over a
year old. Many of the tools have been added to Acad 2002 as standard features
and as such are redundant. Further, some express tools are incompatible with
their standard counterparts. For example, if I save a layer state with express
layer manager it doesn't show up in the built-in layer manager and vice versa.
Has this been addressed or is the current version identical to the one from the
last VIP CD? I suppose I could customize the menu to weed out the unnecessary
ones but I really think that for a hundred and fify bucks I ought to get
something that I don't need to fix.
*Saadallah, Dean
Message 2 of 7 (151 Views)

Re: Up to date express tools?

09-06-2001 10:18 AM in reply to: *Blizzard, Joe
Express Tools stopped at v9 18 months ago I believe.
Purely my 2cents worth, but probably not to be developed further as
initially presented: Autodesk is going into this subscription thing for all
AutoCAD software, and if you join, you get quarterly tools and add-ons that
may very well address some or most of those tools.
If you do not sign up, you will get most of these tools rolled up into the
next version of AutoCAD when you upgrade.

--
Dean Saadallah
www.pendean.com


"Joe Blizzard" wrote in message
news:15C6E3DBCE5C7474D1DE34763B4BB9B3@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> Is there or will there ever be a version of express tools designed
specifically
> for the current version of AutoCAD? The saved version that I'm using is
over a
> year old. Many of the tools have been added to Acad 2002 as standard
features
> and as such are redundant. Further, some express tools are incompatible
with
> their standard counterparts. For example, if I save a layer state with
express
> layer manager it doesn't show up in the built-in layer manager and vice
versa.
> Has this been addressed or is the current version identical to the one
from the
> last VIP CD? I suppose I could customize the menu to weed out the
unnecessary
> ones but I really think that for a hundred and fify bucks I ought to get
> something that I don't need to fix.
>
*Blizzard, Joe
Message 3 of 7 (151 Views)

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09-06-2001 11:11 PM in reply to: *Blizzard, Joe
Actually, I have a VIP contract but the subscription people haven't decided
whether to allow me into their inner sanctum yet. (That's a whole 'nother can of
worms.)

My point is Adesk should be ashamed to charge good money, whether it's by
subscription or regular purchase, for express tools if they're not going to
maintain them. If it was a freebie I could understand the absence of support and
I wouldn't mind having to do some tweaking, but when I purchase a product, I
expect more than that.
*Saadallah, Dean
Message 4 of 7 (151 Views)

Re:

09-07-2001 02:39 AM in reply to: *Blizzard, Joe
http://pointa.autodesk.com is how you access VIP now, sign up, and then log
on. You can check status of your VIP, and get access to Express Tools and
the updated lesson plans.

As for the rest of your comment, lots of people share your sentiments.

--
Dean Saadallah
www.pendean.com
--


"Joe Blizzard" wrote in message
news:72DBD545D863E70CC3A6B40827E90C4C@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> Actually, I have a VIP contract but the subscription people haven't
decided
> whether to allow me into their inner sanctum yet. (That's a whole 'nother
can of
> worms.)
>
> My point is Adesk should be ashamed to charge good money, whether it's by
> subscription or regular purchase, for express tools if they're not going
to
> maintain them. If it was a freebie I could understand the absence of
support and
> I wouldn't mind having to do some tweaking, but when I purchase a product,
I
> expect more than that.
>
*Keller, Kent
Message 5 of 7 (151 Views)

Re:

09-07-2001 02:58 AM in reply to: *Blizzard, Joe
Not if you haven't received your invitation to the new subscription program which many of
us are still waiting for.

--
Kent


"Dean Saadallah" wrote in message
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> http://pointa.autodesk.com is how you access VIP now, sign up, and then log
> on. You can check status of your VIP, and get access to Express Tools and
> the updated lesson plans.
*Saadallah, Dean
Message 6 of 7 (151 Views)

Re:

09-07-2001 11:41 AM in reply to: *Blizzard, Joe
Just got mine after I posted: nice, ummm, name change... .

--
Dean Saadallah
www.pendean.com


"Kent Keller" wrote in message
news:589250D26D1B7014D590AA3FA2C12C8D@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> Not if you haven't received your invitation to the new subscription
program which many of
> us are still waiting for.
>
> --
> Kent
>
>
> "Dean Saadallah" wrote in message
> news:CE3D5C65A804D9E28EB28F92E0892E93@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > http://pointa.autodesk.com is how you access VIP now, sign up, and then
log
> > on. You can check status of your VIP, and get access to Express Tools
and
> > the updated lesson plans.
>
>
>
*phil
Message 7 of 7 (151 Views)

Re:

09-14-2001 04:10 AM in reply to: *Blizzard, Joe
finally got mine today. Mailing address wrong.


Kent Keller wrote:
>
> Not if you haven't received your invitation to the new subscription program which many of
> us are still waiting for.
>
> --
> Kent
>
> "Dean Saadallah" wrote in message
> news:CE3D5C65A804D9E28EB28F92E0892E93@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > http://pointa.autodesk.com is how you access VIP now, sign up, and then log
> > on. You can check status of your VIP, and get access to Express Tools and
> > the updated lesson plans.

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