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History of DCA, Softdesk, and Land Desktop (off topic)

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12-28-2012 03:41 PM

This is kind of off topic but, does anyone know the timeline of the transition from DCA to Softdesk to Land Desktop? I've searched Google to no avail. 

 

Don't really need this info for anything other than personal curiosity.

 

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Re: History of DCA, Softdesk, and Land Desktop (off topic)

12-28-2012 03:59 PM in reply to: BrianHailey

Hi,

 

I'm not sure about exact dates, but Softdesk was bought by Autodesk in 1996 (>>>one source<<<), the transition of the product series around DTM to the product "Land Development Desktop" was finished about 1998 or 1999 I think (the word "Development" was removed later from the product name).

And Civil or Civil-3D was first released as version 2004 (more a preview release I guess) in the year 2003 (>>>another source<<<).

 

Hope that is right and my brain has not lost to much from that good old days :smileywink:

 

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Re: History of DCA, Softdesk, and Land Desktop (off topic)

12-28-2012 04:00 PM in reply to: BrianHailey

I posted a bunch of this information a few years back, but I'll be darned if I can find where I posted it. Allen Jessup has a brief rundown here:

http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/AutoCAD-Civil-3D/Civil-3D-release-dates/m-p/2846040#M141575

 

I will keep looking for the more complete list I compiled.

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Re: History of DCA, Softdesk, and Land Desktop (off topic)

12-28-2012 04:06 PM in reply to: Jeff_M

This is the one I was thinking of I guess,,,,

 

http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/CAD-Managers/softdesk-adcadd/m-p/1416554/highlight/true#M44778

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Re: History of DCA, Softdesk, and Land Desktop (off topic)

12-29-2012 01:58 PM in reply to: BrianHailey

Well first there were cave drawings..... :smileywink:

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Re: History of DCA, Softdesk, and Land Desktop (off topic)

12-29-2012 02:43 PM in reply to: Joe-Bouza

Joe-Bouza wrote:

Well first there were cave drawings..... :smileywink:


I was there then Joe, but didn't you just draw a line in the dirt first to show the parcels, then went to the cave drawings? :smileyhappy:

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Re: History of DCA, Softdesk, and Land Desktop (off topic)

12-30-2012 05:23 AM in reply to: Murph

Thats right Murph, preliminary then the deliverable :smileywink:

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