This may not be the best forum for this...I want to convey to Autodesk my appreciation for Impression 3, and ask that Autodesk continue to support and improve the product in the future - even if that means simply updating it to work with more recent versions of the AutoCAD file format.
I use this product frequently to turn AutoCAD-generated site plans into presentation site plans. Attached is a good example of the source AutoCAD file (easy to draw; note that trees are merely circles) and the resulting site plan produced in about 30 min. in Impression.
Most architects I know do this sort of work in Adobe Photoshop, but that generates enormous 100MB+ files (My Impression file is generally <2MB), it is a slower process, and making revisions is more difficult. I could also do this work in Adobe Illustrator, but Impression's media, fills, effects, and presets are geared more towards architects.
I'm the only architect I know that uses this software - which is probably related to why there has not been a new release in so long. For what it's worth, I'd really like not to lose it.
It's not quite gone yet. Impression 3 is still available to Autodesk Subscription customers as a free download. (subscription.autodesk.com -> product enhancements) I'm just concerned for its future. The only alternatives I know of are the ones I listed in my original post.
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