As I lurk around in the LT & ACAD2008 groups, I sort of know who you are.
However, you have to be kidding....I don't get it....!!! AutoDesk is
flogging a dead horse now...you have missed the boat. It's not compatible
with your high end packages eg. AutoCAD 2009. It hasn't been compatible
since AutoCAD 2006. People have gone elsewhere...we have...we went to
TurboCAD Deluxe 14.
Q19...new features...??? The software is 4 years old...!!!
I was one of 4 international selected persons for Product Development for
AS9...we saw lots of our input shot down in flames, albiet some being
adapted. I believe it was to do with budget & IMHO, prevention is better
The only reason we were forced to choose AutoSketch 9 was to fill licencing
gaps from QuickCAD v7/v8 which as you SHOULD know, was exactly the same as
AS (forget about the 3D rubbish) & discontinued at the same time as the AS9
release. The only reason we canned AutoSketch was because we expected some
inclination there would be another version but after 3 years without
commitment from AutoDesk, it was time to move on and implement new operating
standards. You couldn't cut it.
Unfortunately, TurboCAD is rubbish...probably more frustrating than AS9 and
when we had to evaluate new software, there was nothing else suitable.
ProgeCAD was a strong contender, however it was deemed too complicated for
95% of our 200+ QuickCAD/AutoSketch users.
In saying all that, if AutoDesk get their software & marketing right, you
might be in the running for a second shot. There is a need for an improved
low budget, low end package.
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> In saying all that, if AutoDesk get their software & marketing right, you
> might be in the running for a second shot. There is a need for an improved
> low budget, low end package.
> Ric Norris.
I strongly agree. When QC7 was discontinued i tried other CAD software
and found there's a lot of rubbish out there. So i moved on to AS9. My
no1 reason for choosing a (albeit low end) Autodesk product (started
with AS5.2 i believe)was compatibility. I want that others can use the
files i make AND i want to be able to use the files others make.
I can't see why a company like Autodesk wouldn't be able to maintain a
program like AS. I guess most people don't want lots of new feature's in
a new version, but do want updates to stay compatible with new .DWG
versions, be able to use the program on new OS's (Vista) and clean up
any bugs.Price is more important. In fact, when i look back through the
versions I've used, 'new features' isn't the word that first comes to
mind. I've never missed anything. I am willing to pay (albeit in modest
quantities...) for updates that will keep me up to date with current CAD
standards en run solid on the latest OS's.
AS is the only Autodesk program I'm interested in. Even LT is way too
expensive and has tons of stuff i will never use. So if AS isn't updated
I'm forced to shop elsewhere, although i already know that probably
won't make me happy either.... I'm guessing this is the case for many
people using AS.
So like Ric said: A solid, up-to-date, low budget, low end package. How
hard can that be Autodesk??
First -- most, if not all of the competition to Autosketch 9 is unstable rubbish.
It would be appreciated if Autodesk staff occasionally answered questions, rather than leaving it to everyone else.
Our school has been responsible for the sale of hundreds of seats of Autosketch 8 and 9, and we wouldn't recommend it if we thought it was poor value.
Autosketch 9 runs very well on Vista, and some students use it on Intel Macs running XP on Parallels or Bootcamp.
We have experience with LT a few years back, but for 2D work in house and landscape design, we can do pretty much anything that LT can do.
I can work in Autosketch all day without it crashing, but non of the many CAD packages I have tried are that stable.
If Autosketch was withdrawn, I would NOT use LT or other Autodesk products.
PS -- Tried the online survey but it wouldn't work properly.
> However, you have to be kidding....I don't get it....!!! AutoDesk is
> flogging a dead horse now...you have missed the boat. It's not compatible
> with your high end packages eg. AutoCAD 2009. It hasn't been compatible
> since AutoCAD 2006. People have gone elsewhere...we have...we went to
> TurboCAD Deluxe 14.
Good to see your opinion is still rubbish.
Sketch is still the best 2D product on the market.
And if you went to TurboCRUD then we know there "must be a few roos lose
in your top paddock"
Nice try though, keep it up.
All AutoDesk need to do is give me a ring and I will let them know the
few fixes that are needed.
I started out with AutoSketch so long ago I'd rather not think about it. Will be interesting to see what becomes of this as, although available here, it appears AutoSketch is barely acknowledged in New Zealand. If you doubt that try & find AutoSketch on Autodesk.co.nz - I couldn't
I was so pleasantly surprised when my AutoSketch communications center sprung to life today after such a long hiatus. AS9 is by far the best kept design / drawing secret there is. I use AS nearly every day for everything from isometric preview drawings to producing .dxf files for our CNC equipment. I have vendors who have the top of the line expensive software call me to do drawings they can't figure out. I strongly encourage AutoDesk to revive this program. A few minor interface fixes and upgraded compatibility will be greatly appreciated.