I wonder if Autodesk realizes many companies block facebook.
It only confirms to me that individual relationships are getting lost over "masses" of "friends".
Can a facebook expert explain the best way to use the page? Facebook always seemed simple to me, but the autodesk page is confusing.
well, neither would I, but adesk is shutting down its exchange site and "moving" the content there.
I'd just like to understand how the facebook site helps, it seems so mushed together.
I would prefer some kind of segregation into user, cad managers, Lt, mobil, and developers.
I don;t want to see all the LT posts....
We also block Facebook. If we opened it up, we'd lose productivity.
Come on! There's some good LT stuff out there!
How does anyone find anything the need on facebook anyway?
It's just a grievance highway for those who either can't formulate a response face to face or need to live vicariously through others.
(funny how the spell check trips up on "facebook". Autodesk needs to add that word to the master dictionary.)
I don't get why anyone would buy LT.
If you need cheap acad, get bricscad. Then you have lisp, menus and other stuff.
I know about object enablers, but proxy's are fine if you are just looking at files.
ah, but now you can gain it back! All those general help videos and photos of other peoples projects, how can you go wrong?
I get a kick out of the "close friend" designation you can do. Will there next be "business friend" and "party friend", and maybe a "spam friend" category?
Why would anyone buy plain-Jane AutoCAD then? Yet many do, as much as LT. Go figure, turns out 'cheap' vs. being 'in the family' and conforming to some 'business standard' really matters to a whole lot of more users and corporations than not.
Think MSOffice, Adobe Acrobat (all variants), Photoshop, Illustrator, MSOutlook... same arguments there too.
why buy plain acad?
because it has the api's, of course, and because of plotting and possibly object enablers.
If you are looking at products without the api's, you are likely doing that because your environment is not demanding, you are just looking at things, or drawing basic stuff (a dog house, space shuttle logo, whatever NASA interns do...).
Keep in mind, Office and others you mention are cheap, autocad and verticals are $5k and up.
MS office is not really a critical programming platform in the way autocad and verticals are.
So the trends on those tools do not appply to autocad customers.
Bricscad V12.2 seems rock solid to me so far. It does need several interface tools, just like autocad, but its very mature.
I will likely start a blog on how to use it for Civil Engineering, we need more companies to see the options.
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