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*rgh1
Message 11 of 17 (65 Views)

Re: Architectural elevations?

09-28-1999 09:49 PM in reply to: *Counsell, Keith


Keith,

I can tell you that QuickCAD r6.0 will do everything you need and a
lot more. Most important, its documentation is *excellent*. I'm sure that
autosketch is also a very capable package but I currently use (mainly),
Autodesk/QuickCad r6.0 and TurboCad Pro 6.0. Wouldn't really recommend
TCad Pro. It's very powerful but it is a "Medusa" to master - (kind of
like autocad) -.    >read; my post to jeff fattig/same date<.

PS: If you are new here. Take the spin on what you're sold, (sorry,
I meant told), with a grain of salt. This Group has been loaded - to a
fault - with Autocad/sketch/etc team zealot's. Most of the regular's don't
want to talk about QuickCAD or any CAD accept Auto~names, and will gang
up to push discussions away from anything else... It's really a shame.

CADware developers that are taking a logically organized, quick-learn
and predictable results
direction, like QuickCAD, WILL rule
the next generation of CADware. If you doubt the truth in this, ask any
relic from just a decade ago, if you can find any, who [disastrously] staked
their futures on unweilding, overpriced beast's - like WordStar and Lotus
1,2,3 - that literally demanded extensive classroom study to gain even
modest professional control over the results.

 

R.G. Harris, CBO

 

Keith Counsell wrote:

I've been asked to provide a few choices of software
for doing what is

essentially "CAD-lite" -- some basic floor plans with dimensioning,
door

symbols, etc.  The only hangup is that the user would like to
be able to

create elevations of drawn buildings.  Can any of you let me know
if

QuickCAD, AutoCAD LT, or AutoSketch handles this?  The online
docs

aren't clear, and while I assume that at least one will do what we
need

I don't want to jump in rashly.

Many thanks for your time and help!

Keith

keithc@its.caltech.edu


*Rafuse, L.
Message 12 of 17 (65 Views)

Re:

09-29-1999 05:43 AM in reply to: *Counsell, Keith
rgh1 wrote:

>
>
> PS: If you are new here. Take the spin on what you're sold, (sorry, I
> meant told), with a grain of salt. This Group has been loaded - to a
> fault - with Autocad/sketch/etc team zealot's. Most of the regular's
> don't want to talk about QuickCAD or any CAD accept Auto~names, and
> will gang up to push discussions away from anything else... It's
> really a shame.
>

FIrst time I've been called a zealot.

Another tidbit for a first timer: There is little difference between
AutoSketch and QuickCAD.
--
Len Rafuse
Vision Engineering
*Smith, Harvey
Message 13 of 17 (65 Views)

Re:

09-29-1999 05:54 AM in reply to: *Counsell, Keith
Hey R.

I have to say that the zealotry you describe is based in large part to the
activity on that newsgroup. For some reason the QuickCAD group is not nearly as
active, and you're the first QC zealot I've run across. That's not to say you
are wrong, just that there is not as large a newsgroup-active users base to
read. Maybe you guys are just too busy drafting to bother with this sort of
thing.

It's good to read another positive user though. Apparently there are many
similarities between Sketch and QC, enough so that Paul's book serves for both,
and Sketch users can respond to questions on this newsgroup. I suspect you are
right that ADesk will be coming out with an app that will supersede both - and
still be in this price range. It'll be interesting to watch what they do.

Harvey

rgh1 wrote:
>
> Keith,
>
> I can tell you that QuickCAD r6.0 will do everything you need and a lot more.
> Most important, its documentation is *excellent*. I'm sure that autosketch is
> also a very capable package but I currently use (mainly), Autodesk/QuickCad
> r6.0 and TurboCad Pro 6.0. Wouldn't really recommend TCad Pro. It's very
> powerful but it is a "Medusa" to master - (kind of like autocad) -. >read;
> my post to jeff fattig/same date<.
>
> PS: If you are new here. Take the spin on what you're sold, (sorry, I meant
> told), with a grain of salt. This Group has been loaded - to a fault - with
> Autocad/sketch/etc team zealot's. Most of the regular's don't want to talk
> about QuickCAD or any CAD accept Auto~names, and will gang up to push
> discussions away from anything else... It's really a shame.
>
> CADware developers that are taking a logically organized, quick-learn and
> predictable results direction, like QuickCAD, WILL rule the next generation of
> CADware. If you doubt the truth in this, ask any relic from just a decade ago,
> if you can find any, who [disastrously] staked their futures on unweilding,
> overpriced beast's - like WordStar and Lotus 1,2,3 - that literally demanded
> extensive classroom study to gain even modest professional control over the
> results.
>
>
> R.G. Harris, CBO
>
>
> Keith Counsell wrote:
>
> > I've been asked to provide a few choices of software for doing what is
> > essentially "CAD-lite" -- some basic floor plans with dimensioning, door
> > symbols, etc. The only hangup is that the user would like to be able to
> > create elevations of drawn buildings. Can any of you let me know if
> > QuickCAD, AutoCAD LT, or AutoSketch handles this? The online docs
> > aren't clear, and while I assume that at least one will do what we need
> > I don't want to jump in rashly.
> >
> > Many thanks for your time and help!
> > Keith
> > keithc@its.caltech.edu

--
http://www.westnet.com/~harvey/
*Smith, Harvey
Message 14 of 17 (65 Views)

Re:

09-29-1999 06:07 AM in reply to: *Counsell, Keith
> FIrst time I've been called a zealot.

Only in responding to these posts.

If you'll pardon the timerity, I might describe you as an egalitarian CAD user
with a penchant for giving the right answers. How DARE you!

H
*Mazzola, Michael
Message 15 of 17 (65 Views)

Re:

12-17-1999 12:19 PM in reply to: *Counsell, Keith
Having just lurked lurked
on this user group for all of 15 min.s and being a former Drafix Cad Pro user
(LOVED IT!) I have recently tried QuickCAD Millenium and found it to be
pleasantly updated with features extended in a logical succession from it's
previous incarnation. Unfortunately AutoDesk has indeed crippled the app by
removing the built-in programiing modules, which IMHO has destroyed the
product.

 

all best,

Mazzola

PS, I wonder what that loss has meant to users such
as Paul J who built a business in part on those functions.


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Keith,

I can tell you that QuickCAD r6.0 will do everything you need and a lot
more. Most important, its documentation is *excellent*. I'm sure that
autosketch is also a very capable package but I currently use (mainly),
Autodesk/QuickCad r6.0 and TurboCad Pro 6.0. Wouldn't really recommend TCad
Pro. It's very powerful but it is a "Medusa" to master - (kind of like
autocad) -.    >read; my post to jeff fattig/same date<.

PS: If you are new here. Take the spin on what you're sold, (sorry, I meant
told), with a grain of salt. This Group has been loaded - to a fault - with
Autocad/sketch/etc team zealot's. Most of the regular's don't want to talk
about QuickCAD or any CAD accept Auto~names, and will gang up to push
discussions away from anything else... It's really a shame.

CADware developers that are taking a logically organized, quick-learn
and predictable results
direction, like QuickCAD, WILL rule the
next generation of CADware. If you doubt the truth in this, ask any relic from
just a decade ago, if you can find any, who [disastrously] staked their
futures on unweilding, overpriced beast's - like WordStar and Lotus 1,2,3 -
that literally demanded extensive classroom study to gain even modest
professional control over the results.
 

R.G. Harris, CBO
 

Keith Counsell wrote:

I've been asked to provide a few choices of software
for doing what is
essentially "CAD-lite" -- some basic floor plans with
dimensioning, door
symbols, etc.  The only hangup is that the user
would like to be able to
create elevations of drawn buildings.  Can
any of you let me know if
QuickCAD, AutoCAD LT, or AutoSketch handles
this?  The online docs
aren't clear, and while I assume that at
least one will do what we need
I don't want to jump in rashly.

Many thanks for your time and help!
Keith

keithc@its.caltech.edu

*Rafuse, L.
Message 16 of 17 (65 Views)

Re:

12-18-1999 07:47 PM in reply to: *Counsell, Keith
 

Michael Mazzola wrote:


Having
just lurked lurked on this user group for all of 15 min.s and being a former
Drafix Cad Pro user (LOVED IT!) I have recently tried QuickCAD Millenium
and found it to be pleasantly updated with features extended in a logical
succession from it's previous incarnation. Unfortunately AutoDesk has indeed
crippled the app by removing the built-in programiing modules, which IMHO
has destroyed the product.
 all
best,
Mazzola

Drop in at the following also:

news://adesknews.autodesk.com/autodesk.autosketch.general.

There are other old Drafix used there also.  AUtoSketch and QuickCad
share the same roots in  Drafix.

--

Len Rafuse

Vision Engineering

 

*Jackson, Paul
Message 17 of 17 (65 Views)

Re:

12-19-1999 05:06 PM in reply to: *Counsell, Keith
Hello Michael

 

As a member of AutoDesks Developer Network we
still are able to run our programs under AS6 and we will be updating our site
within this week to have all the new goodies on it.

 

We have modules like we did for Drafix plus some new
Architectural and Estimating bits.

 

Regards

Paul Jackson


 

 

 


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Having just lurked
lurked on this user group for all of 15 min.s and being a former Drafix Cad
Pro user (LOVED IT!) I have recently tried QuickCAD Millenium and found it
to be pleasantly updated with features extended in a logical succession from
it's previous incarnation. Unfortunately AutoDesk has indeed crippled the
app by removing the built-in programiing modules, which IMHO has destroyed
the product.

 

all best,

Mazzola

PS, I wonder what that loss has meant to users
such as Paul J who built a business in part on those functions.


style="BORDER-LEFT: #000000 solid 2px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px; PADDING-RIGHT: 0px">
Keith,

I can tell you that QuickCAD r6.0 will do everything you need and a
lot more. Most important, its documentation is *excellent*. I'm sure
that autosketch is also a very capable package but I currently use
(mainly), Autodesk/QuickCad r6.0 and TurboCad Pro 6.0. Wouldn't really
recommend TCad Pro. It's very powerful but it is a "Medusa" to
master - (kind of like autocad) -.    >read; my post
to jeff fattig/same date<.

PS: If you are new here. Take the spin on what you're sold, (sorry, I
meant told), with a grain of salt. This Group has been loaded - to a
fault - with Autocad/sketch/etc team zealot's. Most of the regular's
don't want to talk about QuickCAD or any CAD accept Auto~names, and will
gang up to push discussions away from anything else... It's really a
shame.

CADware developers that are taking a logically organized,
quick-learn and predictable results
direction, like QuickCAD,
WILL rule the next generation of CADware. If you doubt the truth
in this, ask any relic from just a decade ago, if you can find any, who
[disastrously] staked their futures on unweilding, overpriced beast's -
like WordStar and Lotus 1,2,3 - that literally demanded extensive
classroom study to gain even modest professional control over the
results.
 

R.G. Harris, CBO
 

Keith Counsell wrote:

I've been asked to provide a few choices of
software for doing what is
essentially "CAD-lite" --
some basic floor plans with dimensioning, door
symbols,
etc.  The only hangup is that the user would like to be able to

create elevations of drawn buildings.  Can any of you let
me know if
QuickCAD, AutoCAD LT, or AutoSketch handles
this?  The online docs
aren't clear, and while I assume
that at least one will do what we need
I don't want to jump in
rashly.

Many thanks for your time and help!
Keith

keithc@its.caltech.edu

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