"Craig Black" wrote in message
Ever heard of LT?
Dreamers don't have strategic grill locations...
"David Allen" wrote in message
After reviewing all the great new 3D features of 2007 I really have to say
If I want to do 3D design I'm going to use inventor or revit.
But really I'm thinking how can we get a 2D only AutoCAD?
I wish some company would come out with a 2D only clone of AutoCAD
and sell it for less. Hey autodesk could do it and just concentrate on the
features. I'm sure a 2D only AutoCAD would run faster then the current
My company pays alot of money each year to Autodesk and for that money
is giving us 3D features that we will never use. Maybe 1% of my company
will use any of the 3D
features of AutoCAD. That 1% probably would be better off using Revit
I want a 2D only AutoCAD.
We already have 3D CAD software, how about a 2D CAD software for less money
and better features!
Who cares....I do!!!! Since R13 we've been using 3D extensively with in the company. I'm very happy to hear about these new features. Our 3D work is over 85% of what we do. I've looked into moving over to Revit and Inventor but have found that for our use it is cost prohibitive. We've developed quite a library for pipe, valves, fittings, instrumentation, steel and electrical components.
We also use 3D to model out own manufactured equipment and those we purchase from others. From tanks to complicated mechanical units (chain, sprockets, etc.).
The features we are excited most about are the rendering and walk through/flyby animations.
> he has, what LT doesn't have is lisp
Well, yeah, but he didn't mention the need of LISP. I put that under
some of the "bloatware" that he was wanting to get rid of. It's also
missing Sheet Set Manager, but he didn't mention needing that. If he
wants everything BUT 3D, then he should just purchase AutoCAD and not
will OEM work with LiSP?
Say I want to purchase 50 seats of the OEM license
How much would that cost compared to regular seats?
"R.K. McSwain" wrote in message
Dean Saadallah said the following on 3/10/2006 9:42 PM:
> I think it would be a nice fit between LT and Full AutoCAD, to have
> another product called AutoCAD 2D.
> Some folks that use LT ($900) need something more, some using AutoCAD
> ($3400) in 2D only need something less: AutoCAD 2D ($2250) would be
> nice niche to fill.
It wouldn't even have to be Autodesk. A registered developer could
license AutoCAD OEM to create a "stripped down" version of full blown
AutoCAD. The trick would be to come up with a product that is unique
enough so that Autodesk would grant the OEM license. They don't want
another product stealing AutoCAD sales....