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*Harvey
Message 41 of 61 (208 Views)

Re: Autosketch 8.0

11-28-2001 03:25 AM in reply to: *Alm, H.
Boy! What are you guys on about?

We've talked about ALL these issues many times since V7 was released, I
even prepared a careful response concatenating all the observed problems
and describing them in detail. We even got a response to *that* from
ADSK in the newsgoup saying they were being evaluated and thanking us
all for our contributions.

There was never any patch offered for the biggies (like filesize
explosion, line entity moves with the arrow keys, crashes,
compatibility, etc). So I gave up with the newsgroup as a viable way to
communicate with ADSK about problems.

Workarounds were fun to find but tedious in the end.

Unless V8 has substantial bells and whistles, V6 will do me for what I
need.

Can you imagine releasing a product as a V7 that isn't back-compatible
with a V6? Save me.
*Harvey
Message 42 of 61 (208 Views)

Re:

11-28-2001 03:30 AM in reply to: *Alm, H.
Go back to 11/30/00 and look for a post titled "A Wish List For Next
AutoSketch Revision" and read through the thread.

But only if you're bored with absolutely nothing to do.
*Jackson, Paul
Message 43 of 61 (208 Views)

Re:

11-28-2001 08:51 AM in reply to: *Alm, H.
Gidday Harvey

How does one go back that far, is there a way to do it.

I would like to get a copy of the list and I can then see what has been
implemented !

Paul Koala

"Harvey" wrote in message
news:3C053B38.32175A08@westnet.com...
> Go back to 11/30/00 and look for a post titled "A Wish List For Next
> AutoSketch Revision" and read through the thread.
>
> But only if you're bored with absolutely nothing to do.
*Harvey
Message 44 of 61 (208 Views)

Re:

11-28-2001 09:11 AM in reply to: *Alm, H.
> How does one go back that far, is there a way to do it.
>
> I would like to get a copy of the list and I can then see what has been
> implemented !

If you had Netscape you could do a quick offline search in the newsgroup
and find it. But you really have to know what you're doing, so I don't
advise it for you.

Anyway, here's what I wrote back then, November 11, 2000:

OK I'd like to set out some thoughts on what would be nice to see in
future revisions of AutoSketch. This doesn't include any corrections to
the current R7, rather these would be new features and, if encorporated,
would certainly bust the market for lower end CAD packages. Nothing like
blowing the competition out of the water, aftre all.

Clearly all these can't be added to AS, and some are more important than
others. I'd leave those decisions to the marketing folks who should have
their finger on the pulse somehow.

However, these thoughts are based on what I've seen currently in the
market with other packages, and *may* not add significantly to the cost
of the next revision. But it's certain if encorporated, they would add
to the cost.

If anyone has other ideas or suggestions, please add them to the thread.
Maybe we can schnoogle AD to read this and take it seriously.

1. Batch import for all common file types. (dwf, wmf, dxf, IGES, etc.),
comaptible with 2.1.

2. Back-compatibility of R7 with R6.

3. VB and/or C++ programming interface, basic script macro language.
Better even a direct text macro like what's in Word or Excel.

4. Tracing bitmaps automatically, similar to wintopo

5. Batch printing.

6. Text to follow an arc or curve. (boy, would I love *that*)

7. Batch printing, from the program itself.

8. Generate a material list automatically.

Please add some to the ones you most prefer to see, or add others if you
don't see them. Response is encouraged.ENDQUOTE

So there ya go. There were others, and I think you added your own
thoughts in the thread also. I'll show you those if you'd like. You even
complimented me, you foolish boy! The first and last time that's
happened. A red-letter day.

I think there was a followup where I detailed all the thoughts from
other people, and even gave credit, although I was loathe to do that.
*Jackson, Paul
Message 45 of 61 (208 Views)

Re:

11-28-2001 09:26 AM in reply to: *Alm, H.
Thanks harvey

Most were in a list I am putting together and I will put in the text and
printing stuff in right now.

Now back to updating the Manual to V8, Uch.

PJ

"Harvey" wrote in message
news:3C058B55.AA03753C@westnet.com...
> > How does one go back that far, is there a way to do it.
> >
> > I would like to get a copy of the list and I can then see what has been
> > implemented !
>
> If you had Netscape you could do a quick offline search in the newsgroup
> and find it. But you really have to know what you're doing, so I don't
> advise it for you.
>
> Anyway, here's what I wrote back then, November 11, 2000:
>
> OK I'd like to set out some thoughts on what would be nice to see in
> future revisions of AutoSketch. This doesn't include any corrections to
> the current R7, rather these would be new features and, if encorporated,
> would certainly bust the market for lower end CAD packages. Nothing like
> blowing the competition out of the water, aftre all.
>
> Clearly all these can't be added to AS, and some are more important than
> others. I'd leave those decisions to the marketing folks who should have
> their finger on the pulse somehow.
>
> However, these thoughts are based on what I've seen currently in the
> market with other packages, and *may* not add significantly to the cost
> of the next revision. But it's certain if encorporated, they would add
> to the cost.
>
> If anyone has other ideas or suggestions, please add them to the thread.
> Maybe we can schnoogle AD to read this and take it seriously.
>
> 1. Batch import for all common file types. (dwf, wmf, dxf, IGES, etc.),
> comaptible with 2.1.
>
> 2. Back-compatibility of R7 with R6.
>
> 3. VB and/or C++ programming interface, basic script macro language.
> Better even a direct text macro like what's in Word or Excel.
>
> 4. Tracing bitmaps automatically, similar to wintopo
>
> 5. Batch printing.
>
> 6. Text to follow an arc or curve. (boy, would I love *that*)
>
> 7. Batch printing, from the program itself.
>
> 8. Generate a material list automatically.
>
> Please add some to the ones you most prefer to see, or add others if you
> don't see them. Response is encouraged.ENDQUOTE
>
> So there ya go. There were others, and I think you added your own
> thoughts in the thread also. I'll show you those if you'd like. You even
> complimented me, you foolish boy! The first and last time that's
> happened. A red-letter day.
>
> I think there was a followup where I detailed all the thoughts from
> other people, and even gave credit, although I was loathe to do that.
*Harvey
Message 46 of 61 (208 Views)

Re:

11-28-2001 10:18 AM in reply to: *Alm, H.
Here's more, from various usres, for what it's worth:

1) Polylines that can be dots/dashes/whatever and be of any width
without
becoming solid.
2) Extended text "functions". i.e. the ability to have the filename
autoinserted into templates etc.

3) Better print thickness control on print outs

4) Dashed poly lines when the poly line thickness is greater than 0.

5) version Rev14 DWG files as good as AS 6.01

6) AutoCAD 2000 files open and save

7) Microstation files open and save.

8) Drafix CAD files open and save.

9) Trim a bunch of lines to another line with a window select.

10) One of the major bugs is with the installation of either/both QC &
AS into a
Windows NT environment. This also includes Windows 2000 Professional.
After installation, one must swim through crock infested waters to make
manual Registry changes to set certain defaults that are automatically
set
in Windows 95/98. This is not good.

11) AutoDesk have a problem with the metric system....and a major
problem is
that to transfer multi-lined text in ANYTHING other than (I think....the
bug
has been reported previously) the default justification, one must
convert
the QC/AS drawing to some level of imperial measurement before the text
can
be opened successfully in LT2000, which then of course, screws around
with the scaling. If it wasn't for that, LT opens QC/AS files VERY well.

END

Hakon Alm had a series also. I don't remember if they're covered above.
The long post I wrote in this forum can't be accessed anymore because of
a glitch that occurred in the server last year - a lot of posts were
lost and I think that big one got scuttled. Maybe someone at ADSK has
it, god forbid.

But that's most of them, courtesy of Stephen Tall, Len and Ric. And you
and I. There were many others who echoed similar requests, but I can't
credit them unfortunately.


Paul Jackson wrote:
>
> Thanks harvey
>
> Most were in a list I am putting together and I will put in the text and
> printing stuff in right now.
>
> Now back to updating the Manual to V8, Uch.
>
> PJ
>
> "Harvey" wrote in message
> news:3C058B55.AA03753C@westnet.com...
> > > How does one go back that far, is there a way to do it.
> > >
> > > I would like to get a copy of the list and I can then see what has been
> > > implemented !
> >
> > If you had Netscape you could do a quick offline search in the newsgroup
> > and find it. But you really have to know what you're doing, so I don't
> > advise it for you.
> >
> > Anyway, here's what I wrote back then, November 11, 2000:
> >
> > OK I'd like to set out some thoughts on what would be nice to see in
> > future revisions of AutoSketch. This doesn't include any corrections to
> > the current R7, rather these would be new features and, if encorporated,
> > would certainly bust the market for lower end CAD packages. Nothing like
> > blowing the competition out of the water, aftre all.
> >
> > Clearly all these can't be added to AS, and some are more important than
> > others. I'd leave those decisions to the marketing folks who should have
> > their finger on the pulse somehow.
> >
> > However, these thoughts are based on what I've seen currently in the
> > market with other packages, and *may* not add significantly to the cost
> > of the next revision. But it's certain if encorporated, they would add
> > to the cost.
> >
> > If anyone has other ideas or suggestions, please add them to the thread.
> > Maybe we can schnoogle AD to read this and take it seriously.
> >
> > 1. Batch import for all common file types. (dwf, wmf, dxf, IGES, etc.),
> > comaptible with 2.1.
> >
> > 2. Back-compatibility of R7 with R6.
> >
> > 3. VB and/or C++ programming interface, basic script macro language.
> > Better even a direct text macro like what's in Word or Excel.
> >
> > 4. Tracing bitmaps automatically, similar to wintopo
> >
> > 5. Batch printing.
> >
> > 6. Text to follow an arc or curve. (boy, would I love *that*)
> >
> > 7. Batch printing, from the program itself.
> >
> > 8. Generate a material list automatically.
> >
> > Please add some to the ones you most prefer to see, or add others if you
> > don't see them. Response is encouraged.ENDQUOTE
> >
> > So there ya go. There were others, and I think you added your own
> > thoughts in the thread also. I'll show you those if you'd like. You even
> > complimented me, you foolish boy! The first and last time that's
> > happened. A red-letter day.
> >
> > I think there was a followup where I detailed all the thoughts from
> > other people, and even gave credit, although I was loathe to do that.
*Pike, B
Message 47 of 61 (208 Views)

Autosketch 8.0 - Wishlist for Paul Jackson

11-28-2001 12:40 PM in reply to: *Alm, H.
Here's a feature I've been wanting for years -

Snap to End we have, Snap to Other End, using a toggle key, I believe would
be extremely useful.

Also, the tick box for copy or move during entity transformations - can this
be made bigger? - at the moment it is tiny when on a 19" monitor at 1280
resolution. Could Copy or Move be selected by a toggle key also.

Regards

Barry Pike

"Harvey" wrote in message
news:3C059AF8.3CD56266@westnet.com...
> Here's more, from various usres, for what it's worth:
>
> 1) Polylines that can be dots/dashes/whatever and be of any width
> without
> becoming solid.
> 2) Extended text "functions". i.e. the ability to have the filename
> autoinserted into templates etc.
>
> 3) Better print thickness control on print outs
>
> 4) Dashed poly lines when the poly line thickness is greater than 0.
>
> 5) version Rev14 DWG files as good as AS 6.01
>
> 6) AutoCAD 2000 files open and save
>
> 7) Microstation files open and save.
>
> 8) Drafix CAD files open and save.
>
> 9) Trim a bunch of lines to another line with a window select.
>
> 10) One of the major bugs is with the installation of either/both QC &
> AS into a
> Windows NT environment. This also includes Windows 2000 Professional.
> After installation, one must swim through crock infested waters to make
> manual Registry changes to set certain defaults that are automatically
> set
> in Windows 95/98. This is not good.
>
> 11) AutoDesk have a problem with the metric system....and a major
> problem is
> that to transfer multi-lined text in ANYTHING other than (I think....the
> bug
> has been reported previously) the default justification, one must
> convert
> the QC/AS drawing to some level of imperial measurement before the text
> can
> be opened successfully in LT2000, which then of course, screws around
> with the scaling. If it wasn't for that, LT opens QC/AS files VERY well.
>
> END
>
> Hakon Alm had a series also. I don't remember if they're covered above.
> The long post I wrote in this forum can't be accessed anymore because of
> a glitch that occurred in the server last year - a lot of posts were
> lost and I think that big one got scuttled. Maybe someone at ADSK has
> it, god forbid.
>
> But that's most of them, courtesy of Stephen Tall, Len and Ric. And you
> and I. There were many others who echoed similar requests, but I can't
> credit them unfortunately.
>
>
> Paul Jackson wrote:
> >
> > Thanks harvey
> >
> > Most were in a list I am putting together and I will put in the text and
> > printing stuff in right now.
> >
> > Now back to updating the Manual to V8, Uch.
> >
> > PJ
> >
> > "Harvey" wrote in message
> > news:3C058B55.AA03753C@westnet.com...
> > > > How does one go back that far, is there a way to do it.
> > > >
> > > > I would like to get a copy of the list and I can then see what has
been
> > > > implemented !
> > >
> > > If you had Netscape you could do a quick offline search in the
newsgroup
> > > and find it. But you really have to know what you're doing, so I don't
> > > advise it for you.
> > >
> > > Anyway, here's what I wrote back then, November 11, 2000:
> > >
> > > OK I'd like to set out some thoughts on what would be nice to see in
> > > future revisions of AutoSketch. This doesn't include any corrections
to
> > > the current R7, rather these would be new features and, if
encorporated,
> > > would certainly bust the market for lower end CAD packages. Nothing
like
> > > blowing the competition out of the water, aftre all.
> > >
> > > Clearly all these can't be added to AS, and some are more important
than
> > > others. I'd leave those decisions to the marketing folks who should
have
> > > their finger on the pulse somehow.
> > >
> > > However, these thoughts are based on what I've seen currently in the
> > > market with other packages, and *may* not add significantly to the
cost
> > > of the next revision. But it's certain if encorporated, they would add
> > > to the cost.
> > >
> > > If anyone has other ideas or suggestions, please add them to the
thread.
> > > Maybe we can schnoogle AD to read this and take it seriously.
> > >
> > > 1. Batch import for all common file types. (dwf, wmf, dxf, IGES,
etc.),
> > > comaptible with 2.1.
> > >
> > > 2. Back-compatibility of R7 with R6.
> > >
> > > 3. VB and/or C++ programming interface, basic script macro language.
> > > Better even a direct text macro like what's in Word or Excel.
> > >
> > > 4. Tracing bitmaps automatically, similar to wintopo
> > >
> > > 5. Batch printing.
> > >
> > > 6. Text to follow an arc or curve. (boy, would I love *that*)
> > >
> > > 7. Batch printing, from the program itself.
> > >
> > > 8. Generate a material list automatically.
> > >
> > > Please add some to the ones you most prefer to see, or add others if
you
> > > don't see them. Response is encouraged.ENDQUOTE
> > >
> > > So there ya go. There were others, and I think you added your own
> > > thoughts in the thread also. I'll show you those if you'd like. You
even
> > > complimented me, you foolish boy! The first and last time that's
> > > happened. A red-letter day.
> > >
> > > I think there was a followup where I detailed all the thoughts from
> > > other people, and even gave credit, although I was loathe to do that.
*L, Chris
Message 48 of 61 (208 Views)

Re:

11-28-2001 01:07 PM in reply to: *Alm, H.
Harvey wrote:

(snip)
But only if you're bored with absolutely nothing to do.

Your a real motivater today Harvey ! Almost sound like you have your
doubts about Ever getting AS to "World Class".

I just stuck my nose in this evening to see if Greig ever let me know
what the 12 fixes were..................... Nope, don't see anything !

CL
*L, Chris
Message 49 of 61 (208 Views)

Autosketch 8.0 - Wishlist for Paul Jackson

11-28-2001 01:14 PM in reply to: *Alm, H.
I say Ditch the Mirror/Copy Tick Box. Just use the Control key the same way one
does to make a copy when dragging an item "off" of another.

Heck leave the box there for those who like it, just ADD the key capability

You want a copy, any copy ? Select item, select mirror (example), pick first
mirror point, press control key, pick second mirror point, release ctrl key.
Done.

I always forget that stupid tickbox. Old habit I guess. Good thing for "UNDO".

Chris L


B Pike wrote:

> Here's a feature I've been wanting for years -
>
> Snap to End we have, Snap to Other End, using a toggle key, I believe would
> be extremely useful.
>
> Also, the tick box for copy or move during entity transformations - can this
> be made bigger? - at the moment it is tiny when on a 19" monitor at 1280
> resolution. Could Copy or Move be selected by a toggle key also.
>
> Regards
>
> Barry Pike
>
> "Harvey" wrote in message
> news:3C059AF8.3CD56266@westnet.com...
> > Here's more, from various usres, for what it's worth:
> >
> > 1) Polylines that can be dots/dashes/whatever and be of any width
> > without
> > becoming solid.
> > 2) Extended text "functions". i.e. the ability to have the filename
> > autoinserted into templates etc.
> >
> > 3) Better print thickness control on print outs
> >
> > 4) Dashed poly lines when the poly line thickness is greater than 0.
> >
> > 5) version Rev14 DWG files as good as AS 6.01
> >
> > 6) AutoCAD 2000 files open and save
> >
> > 7) Microstation files open and save.
> >
> > 8) Drafix CAD files open and save.
> >
> > 9) Trim a bunch of lines to another line with a window select.
> >
> > 10) One of the major bugs is with the installation of either/both QC &
> > AS into a
> > Windows NT environment. This also includes Windows 2000 Professional.
> > After installation, one must swim through crock infested waters to make
> > manual Registry changes to set certain defaults that are automatically
> > set
> > in Windows 95/98. This is not good.
> >
> > 11) AutoDesk have a problem with the metric system....and a major
> > problem is
> > that to transfer multi-lined text in ANYTHING other than (I think....the
> > bug
> > has been reported previously) the default justification, one must
> > convert
> > the QC/AS drawing to some level of imperial measurement before the text
> > can
> > be opened successfully in LT2000, which then of course, screws around
> > with the scaling. If it wasn't for that, LT opens QC/AS files VERY well.
> >
> > END
> >
> > Hakon Alm had a series also. I don't remember if they're covered above.
> > The long post I wrote in this forum can't be accessed anymore because of
> > a glitch that occurred in the server last year - a lot of posts were
> > lost and I think that big one got scuttled. Maybe someone at ADSK has
> > it, god forbid.
> >
> > But that's most of them, courtesy of Stephen Tall, Len and Ric. And you
> > and I. There were many others who echoed similar requests, but I can't
> > credit them unfortunately.
> >
> >
> > Paul Jackson wrote:
> > >
> > > Thanks harvey
> > >
> > > Most were in a list I am putting together and I will put in the text and
> > > printing stuff in right now.
> > >
> > > Now back to updating the Manual to V8, Uch.
> > >
> > > PJ
> > >
> > > "Harvey" wrote in message
> > > news:3C058B55.AA03753C@westnet.com...
> > > > > How does one go back that far, is there a way to do it.
> > > > >
> > > > > I would like to get a copy of the list and I can then see what has
> been
> > > > > implemented !
> > > >
> > > > If you had Netscape you could do a quick offline search in the
> newsgroup
> > > > and find it. But you really have to know what you're doing, so I don't
> > > > advise it for you.
> > > >
> > > > Anyway, here's what I wrote back then, November 11, 2000:
> > > >
> > > > OK I'd like to set out some thoughts on what would be nice to see in
> > > > future revisions of AutoSketch. This doesn't include any corrections
> to
> > > > the current R7, rather these would be new features and, if
> encorporated,
> > > > would certainly bust the market for lower end CAD packages. Nothing
> like
> > > > blowing the competition out of the water, aftre all.
> > > >
> > > > Clearly all these can't be added to AS, and some are more important
> than
> > > > others. I'd leave those decisions to the marketing folks who should
> have
> > > > their finger on the pulse somehow.
> > > >
> > > > However, these thoughts are based on what I've seen currently in the
> > > > market with other packages, and *may* not add significantly to the
> cost
> > > > of the next revision. But it's certain if encorporated, they would add
> > > > to the cost.
> > > >
> > > > If anyone has other ideas or suggestions, please add them to the
> thread.
> > > > Maybe we can schnoogle AD to read this and take it seriously.
> > > >
> > > > 1. Batch import for all common file types. (dwf, wmf, dxf, IGES,
> etc.),
> > > > comaptible with 2.1.
> > > >
> > > > 2. Back-compatibility of R7 with R6.
> > > >
> > > > 3. VB and/or C++ programming interface, basic script macro language.
> > > > Better even a direct text macro like what's in Word or Excel.
> > > >
> > > > 4. Tracing bitmaps automatically, similar to wintopo
> > > >
> > > > 5. Batch printing.
> > > >
> > > > 6. Text to follow an arc or curve. (boy, would I love *that*)
> > > >
> > > > 7. Batch printing, from the program itself.
> > > >
> > > > 8. Generate a material list automatically.
> > > >
> > > > Please add some to the ones you most prefer to see, or add others if
> you
> > > > don't see them. Response is encouraged.ENDQUOTE
> > > >
> > > > So there ya go. There were others, and I think you added your own
> > > > thoughts in the thread also. I'll show you those if you'd like. You
> even
> > > > complimented me, you foolish boy! The first and last time that's
> > > > happened. A red-letter day.
> > > >
> > > > I think there was a followup where I detailed all the thoughts from
> > > > other people, and even gave credit, although I was loathe to do that.
*Alm, H.
Message 50 of 61 (208 Views)

Snap to the other end

11-28-2001 03:54 PM in reply to: *Alm, H.
Snap to the other end: Use Jump snap and set percentage = 100%

"B Pike" wrote in message
news:816517C9AD3C0D0B80A7145BFAB0ACC5@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> Here's a feature I've been wanting for years -
>
> Snap to End we have, Snap to Other End, using a toggle key, I believe
would
> be extremely useful.
>
> Also, the tick box for copy or move during entity transformations - can
this
> be made bigger? - at the moment it is tiny when on a 19" monitor at 1280
> resolution. Could Copy or Move be selected by a toggle key also.
>
> Regards
>
> Barry Pike
>
> "Harvey" wrote in message
> news:3C059AF8.3CD56266@westnet.com...
> > Here's more, from various usres, for what it's worth:
> >
> > 1) Polylines that can be dots/dashes/whatever and be of any width
> > without
> > becoming solid.
> > 2) Extended text "functions". i.e. the ability to have the filename
> > autoinserted into templates etc.
> >
> > 3) Better print thickness control on print outs
> >
> > 4) Dashed poly lines when the poly line thickness is greater than 0.
> >
> > 5) version Rev14 DWG files as good as AS 6.01
> >
> > 6) AutoCAD 2000 files open and save
> >
> > 7) Microstation files open and save.
> >
> > 8) Drafix CAD files open and save.
> >
> > 9) Trim a bunch of lines to another line with a window select.
> >
> > 10) One of the major bugs is with the installation of either/both QC &
> > AS into a
> > Windows NT environment. This also includes Windows 2000 Professional.
> > After installation, one must swim through crock infested waters to make
> > manual Registry changes to set certain defaults that are automatically
> > set
> > in Windows 95/98. This is not good.
> >
> > 11) AutoDesk have a problem with the metric system....and a major
> > problem is
> > that to transfer multi-lined text in ANYTHING other than (I think....the
> > bug
> > has been reported previously) the default justification, one must
> > convert
> > the QC/AS drawing to some level of imperial measurement before the text
> > can
> > be opened successfully in LT2000, which then of course, screws around
> > with the scaling. If it wasn't for that, LT opens QC/AS files VERY well.
> >
> > END
> >
> > Hakon Alm had a series also. I don't remember if they're covered above.
> > The long post I wrote in this forum can't be accessed anymore because of
> > a glitch that occurred in the server last year - a lot of posts were
> > lost and I think that big one got scuttled. Maybe someone at ADSK has
> > it, god forbid.
> >
> > But that's most of them, courtesy of Stephen Tall, Len and Ric. And you
> > and I. There were many others who echoed similar requests, but I can't
> > credit them unfortunately.
> >
> >
> > Paul Jackson wrote:
> > >
> > > Thanks harvey
> > >
> > > Most were in a list I am putting together and I will put in the text
and
> > > printing stuff in right now.
> > >
> > > Now back to updating the Manual to V8, Uch.
> > >
> > > PJ
> > >
> > > "Harvey" wrote in message
> > > news:3C058B55.AA03753C@westnet.com...
> > > > > How does one go back that far, is there a way to do it.
> > > > >
> > > > > I would like to get a copy of the list and I can then see what has
> been
> > > > > implemented !
> > > >
> > > > If you had Netscape you could do a quick offline search in the
> newsgroup
> > > > and find it. But you really have to know what you're doing, so I
don't
> > > > advise it for you.
> > > >
> > > > Anyway, here's what I wrote back then, November 11, 2000:
> > > >
> > > > OK I'd like to set out some thoughts on what would be nice to see in
> > > > future revisions of AutoSketch. This doesn't include any corrections
> to
> > > > the current R7, rather these would be new features and, if
> encorporated,
> > > > would certainly bust the market for lower end CAD packages. Nothing
> like
> > > > blowing the competition out of the water, aftre all.
> > > >
> > > > Clearly all these can't be added to AS, and some are more important
> than
> > > > others. I'd leave those decisions to the marketing folks who should
> have
> > > > their finger on the pulse somehow.
> > > >
> > > > However, these thoughts are based on what I've seen currently in the
> > > > market with other packages, and *may* not add significantly to the
> cost
> > > > of the next revision. But it's certain if encorporated, they would
add
> > > > to the cost.
> > > >
> > > > If anyone has other ideas or suggestions, please add them to the
> thread.
> > > > Maybe we can schnoogle AD to read this and take it seriously.
> > > >
> > > > 1. Batch import for all common file types. (dwf, wmf, dxf, IGES,
> etc.),
> > > > comaptible with 2.1.
> > > >
> > > > 2. Back-compatibility of R7 with R6.
> > > >
> > > > 3. VB and/or C++ programming interface, basic script macro language.
> > > > Better even a direct text macro like what's in Word or Excel.
> > > >
> > > > 4. Tracing bitmaps automatically, similar to wintopo
> > > >
> > > > 5. Batch printing.
> > > >
> > > > 6. Text to follow an arc or curve. (boy, would I love *that*)
> > > >
> > > > 7. Batch printing, from the program itself.
> > > >
> > > > 8. Generate a material list automatically.
> > > >
> > > > Please add some to the ones you most prefer to see, or add others if
> you
> > > > don't see them. Response is encouraged.ENDQUOTE
> > > >
> > > > So there ya go. There were others, and I think you added your own
> > > > thoughts in the thread also. I'll show you those if you'd like. You
> even
> > > > complimented me, you foolish boy! The first and last time that's
> > > > happened. A red-letter day.
> > > >
> > > > I think there was a followup where I detailed all the thoughts from
> > > > other people, and even gave credit, although I was loathe to do
that.
>
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