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*Higginbottom, Barry
Message 1 of 17 (115 Views)

AS8 on BackOrder!

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12-18-2001 05:53 PM
Just for the hell of it I ordered a copy of AS8 from the AutoDesk Web Site
(UK Shop) over the weekend.

I had an email from DigitalRiver this morning to tell me that it's on
BackOrder.

This new version must be really popular if AS have already run out of stock.


What's other peoples experience of availability?

Perhaps it's just the UK being behind the times again?

Barry.
*Tall, Stephen
Message 2 of 17 (115 Views)

Re: AS8 on BackOrder!

12-18-2001 06:42 PM in reply to: *Higginbottom, Barry
> What's other peoples experience of availability?

Not tried it. The lack of Win95 support is a big issue for me.

> Perhaps it's just the UK being behind the times again?

Since this is quite a new product I suspect that the initial UK batch will
be behind the US since there are the usual localisation issues, not to
mention getting the boxes to the UK, import procedures etc etc. Perhaps
you'll get it in time to be bug finding around the Christmas tree.

Steve.
*Harvey
Message 3 of 17 (115 Views)

Re: AS8 on BackOrder!

12-18-2001 11:51 PM in reply to: *Higginbottom, Barry
Barry,

This sometimes happens with a new product apparently. It's an automatic
response, maybe because inventories haven't been updated. It happened to
me with AS7, and the next day it was in the mailbox - unfortunately.

Barry Higginbottom wrote:
>
> Just for the hell of it I ordered a copy of AS8 from the AutoDesk Web Site
> (UK Shop) over the weekend.
>
> I had an email from DigitalRiver this morning to tell me that it's on
> BackOrder.
>
> This new version must be really popular if AS have already run out of stock.
>
>
> What's other peoples experience of availability?
>
> Perhaps it's just the UK being behind the times again?
>
> Barry.
*Selzer, Gerhard
Message 4 of 17 (115 Views)

Re:

12-19-2001 01:33 AM in reply to: *Higginbottom, Barry
Barry,

Once you get AS8, could you do me a favor and let me know
if AS6 drawings could be used with it without any transfer
problems?
My nightmare is that Mrs. Santa Claus is all by herself in the
kitchen putting AS8 labels on patched recycled AS7 disks waiting
for daily orders to trickle in and then no boxes or free sleighs
and deer to deliver them right now.

Gerhard, R6.01

Harvey wrote:
>
> Barry,
>
> This sometimes happens with a new product apparently. It's an automatic
> response, maybe because inventories haven't been updated. It happened to
> me with AS7, and the next day it was in the mailbox - unfortunately.
>
> Barry Higginbottom wrote:
> >
> > Just for the hell of it I ordered a copy of AS8 from the AutoDesk Web Site
> > (UK Shop) over the weekend.
> >
> > I had an email from DigitalRiver this morning to tell me that it's on
> > BackOrder.
> >
> > This new version must be really popular if AS have already run out of stock.
> >
> >
> > What's other peoples experience of availability?
> >
> > Perhaps it's just the UK being behind the times again?
> >
> > Barry.
*Higginbottom, Barry
Message 5 of 17 (115 Views)

Re:

12-19-2001 03:34 AM in reply to: *Higginbottom, Barry
Will do, Gerhard

I'm particularly interested to see how it copes with Drafix CAD format
files, particularly as I have a couple of thousand!

At the moment with AS601 I have 'tweaked' the registry so that AS opens and
saves in CAD format. I can't wait to tinker with AS8.

Barry

"Gerhard Selzer" wrote in message
news:3C20CF79.88DC2254@bellsouth.net...
> Barry,
>
> Once you get AS8, could you do me a favor and let me know
> if AS6 drawings could be used with it without any transfer
> problems?
> My nightmare is that Mrs. Santa Claus is all by herself in the
> kitchen putting AS8 labels on patched recycled AS7 disks waiting
> for daily orders to trickle in and then no boxes or free sleighs
> and deer to deliver them right now.
>
> Gerhard, R6.01
>
> Harvey wrote:
> >
> > Barry,
> >
> > This sometimes happens with a new product apparently. It's an automatic
> > response, maybe because inventories haven't been updated. It happened to
> > me with AS7, and the next day it was in the mailbox - unfortunately.
> >
> > Barry Higginbottom wrote:
> > >
> > > Just for the hell of it I ordered a copy of AS8 from the AutoDesk Web
Site
> > > (UK Shop) over the weekend.
> > >
> > > I had an email from DigitalRiver this morning to tell me that it's on
> > > BackOrder.
> > >
> > > This new version must be really popular if AS have already run out of
stock.
> > >
> > >
> > > What's other peoples experience of availability?
> > >
> > > Perhaps it's just the UK being behind the times again?
> > >
> > > Barry.
*Jackson, Paul
Message 6 of 17 (115 Views)

Re:

12-19-2001 09:35 AM in reply to: *Higginbottom, Barry
Gidday Barry

V8 will open CAD files and the registry works the same so the two settings
will be identical

REGEDIT4

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Autodesk\AutoSketch\8.0\Environment]
"NativeExtension"="CAD"
"NativeFilter"="CAD"

It will state QuickCAD but opens the Drafix OK.

V8 will only export as QuickCAD and is not backward compatible to V6 or
before.

Our PowerTools add ons to AutoSketch will save as a format called CAD4 from
V8 and this is the Drafix 4.1 format, but this cannot be done directly from
the shelf version of AutoSketch V8.

Paul


"Barry Higginbottom" wrote in message
news:66A8C5D23CB750234FD139ECFD3BF195@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> Will do, Gerhard
>
> I'm particularly interested to see how it copes with Drafix CAD format
> files, particularly as I have a couple of thousand!
>
> At the moment with AS601 I have 'tweaked' the registry so that AS opens
and
> saves in CAD format. I can't wait to tinker with AS8.
>
> Barry
>
> "Gerhard Selzer" wrote in message
> news:3C20CF79.88DC2254@bellsouth.net...
> > Barry,
> >
> > Once you get AS8, could you do me a favor and let me know
> > if AS6 drawings could be used with it without any transfer
> > problems?
> > My nightmare is that Mrs. Santa Claus is all by herself in the
> > kitchen putting AS8 labels on patched recycled AS7 disks waiting
> > for daily orders to trickle in and then no boxes or free sleighs
> > and deer to deliver them right now.
> >
> > Gerhard, R6.01
> >
> > Harvey wrote:
> > >
> > > Barry,
> > >
> > > This sometimes happens with a new product apparently. It's an
automatic
> > > response, maybe because inventories haven't been updated. It happened
to
> > > me with AS7, and the next day it was in the mailbox - unfortunately.
> > >
> > > Barry Higginbottom wrote:
> > > >
> > > > Just for the hell of it I ordered a copy of AS8 from the AutoDesk
Web
> Site
> > > > (UK Shop) over the weekend.
> > > >
> > > > I had an email from DigitalRiver this morning to tell me that it's
on
> > > > BackOrder.
> > > >
> > > > This new version must be really popular if AS have already run out
of
> stock.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > What's other peoples experience of availability?
> > > >
> > > > Perhaps it's just the UK being behind the times again?
> > > >
> > > > Barry.
>
>
*Selzer, Gerhard
Message 7 of 17 (115 Views)

Re:

12-19-2001 11:40 AM in reply to: *Higginbottom, Barry
Paul,

I do not have QuickCAD. AutoSketch R6 with Harvey's precious
R6.01 patch is my basic workhorse.
Would I have to convert all my R6 drawings to DWG Release 14 to
use V8?
Please be patient with my relative ignorance about the mechanics
of what to do next or should I just face & accept the fact to be
prematurely doomed?

Gerhard

Paul Jackson wrote:
>
> Gidday Barry
>
> V8 will open CAD files and the registry works the same so the two settings
> will be identical
>
> REGEDIT4
>
> [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Autodesk\AutoSketch\8.0\Environment]
> "NativeExtension"="CAD"
> "NativeFilter"="CAD"
>
> It will state QuickCAD but opens the Drafix OK.
>
> V8 will only export as QuickCAD and is not backward compatible to V6 or
> before.
>
> Our PowerTools add ons to AutoSketch will save as a format called CAD4 from
> V8 and this is the Drafix 4.1 format, but this cannot be done directly from
> the shelf version of AutoSketch V8.
>
> Paul
>
> "Barry Higginbottom" wrote in message
> news:66A8C5D23CB750234FD139ECFD3BF195@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > Will do, Gerhard
> >
> > I'm particularly interested to see how it copes with Drafix CAD format
> > files, particularly as I have a couple of thousand!
> >
> > At the moment with AS601 I have 'tweaked' the registry so that AS opens
> and
> > saves in CAD format. I can't wait to tinker with AS8.
> >
> > Barry
> >
> > "Gerhard Selzer" wrote in message
> > news:3C20CF79.88DC2254@bellsouth.net...
> > > Barry,
> > >
> > > Once you get AS8, could you do me a favor and let me know
> > > if AS6 drawings could be used with it without any transfer
> > > problems?
> > > My nightmare is that Mrs. Santa Claus is all by herself in the
> > > kitchen putting AS8 labels on patched recycled AS7 disks waiting
> > > for daily orders to trickle in and then no boxes or free sleighs
> > > and deer to deliver them right now.
> > >
> > > Gerhard, R6.01
> > >
> > > Harvey wrote:
> > > >
> > > > Barry,
> > > >
> > > > This sometimes happens with a new product apparently. It's an
> automatic
> > > > response, maybe because inventories haven't been updated. It happened
> to
> > > > me with AS7, and the next day it was in the mailbox - unfortunately.
> > > >
> > > > Barry Higginbottom wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > Just for the hell of it I ordered a copy of AS8 from the AutoDesk
> Web
> > Site
> > > > > (UK Shop) over the weekend.
> > > > >
> > > > > I had an email from DigitalRiver this morning to tell me that it's
> on
> > > > > BackOrder.
> > > > >
> > > > > This new version must be really popular if AS have already run out
> of
> > stock.
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > What's other peoples experience of availability?
> > > > >
> > > > > Perhaps it's just the UK being behind the times again?
> > > > >
> > > > > Barry.
> >
> >
*Ehman, John
Message 8 of 17 (115 Views)

Re:

12-19-2001 11:42 AM in reply to: *Higginbottom, Barry
I am using R8, as of today. I opened some files I created in March 1999. I
believe they are R6.01 due to the date. I was able to edit and save the
drawings in R8. When I opened them, there was an "RO" label in the header
after the file name. I assume that is for read only, but I could read and
write.
John

"Gerhard Selzer" wrote in message
news:3C20CF79.88DC2254@bellsouth.net...
> Barry,
>
> Once you get AS8, could you do me a favor and let me know
> if AS6 drawings could be used with it without any transfer
> problems?
> My nightmare is that Mrs. Santa Claus is all by herself in the
> kitchen putting AS8 labels on patched recycled AS7 disks waiting
> for daily orders to trickle in and then no boxes or free sleighs
> and deer to deliver them right now.
>
> Gerhard, R6.01
>
> Harvey wrote:
> >
> > Barry,
> >
> > This sometimes happens with a new product apparently. It's an automatic
> > response, maybe because inventories haven't been updated. It happened to
> > me with AS7, and the next day it was in the mailbox - unfortunately.
> >
> > Barry Higginbottom wrote:
> > >
> > > Just for the hell of it I ordered a copy of AS8 from the AutoDesk Web
Site
> > > (UK Shop) over the weekend.
> > >
> > > I had an email from DigitalRiver this morning to tell me that it's on
> > > BackOrder.
> > >
> > > This new version must be really popular if AS have already run out of
stock.
> > >
> > >
> > > What's other peoples experience of availability?
> > >
> > > Perhaps it's just the UK being behind the times again?
> > >
> > > Barry.
*Selzer, Gerhard
Message 9 of 17 (115 Views)

Re:

12-19-2001 12:46 PM in reply to: *Higginbottom, Barry
John,

Could you please check if you could change or update them
or is "RO" the below the belt punch?

Gerhard

John Ehman wrote:
>
> I am using R8, as of today. I opened some files I created in March 1999. I
> believe they are R6.01 due to the date. I was able to edit and save the
> drawings in R8. When I opened them, there was an "RO" label in the header
> after the file name. I assume that is for read only, but I could read and
> write.
> John
>
> "Gerhard Selzer" wrote in message
> news:3C20CF79.88DC2254@bellsouth.net...
> > Barry,
> >
> > Once you get AS8, could you do me a favor and let me know
> > if AS6 drawings could be used with it without any transfer
> > problems?
> > My nightmare is that Mrs. Santa Claus is all by herself in the
> > kitchen putting AS8 labels on patched recycled AS7 disks waiting
> > for daily orders to trickle in and then no boxes or free sleighs
> > and deer to deliver them right now.
> >
> > Gerhard, R6.01
> >
> > Harvey wrote:
> > >
> > > Barry,
> > >
> > > This sometimes happens with a new product apparently. It's an automatic
> > > response, maybe because inventories haven't been updated. It happened to
> > > me with AS7, and the next day it was in the mailbox - unfortunately.
> > >
> > > Barry Higginbottom wrote:
> > > >
> > > > Just for the hell of it I ordered a copy of AS8 from the AutoDesk Web
> Site
> > > > (UK Shop) over the weekend.
> > > >
> > > > I had an email from DigitalRiver this morning to tell me that it's on
> > > > BackOrder.
> > > >
> > > > This new version must be really popular if AS have already run out of
> stock.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > What's other peoples experience of availability?
> > > >
> > > > Perhaps it's just the UK being behind the times again?
> > > >
> > > > Barry.
*Ehman, John
Message 10 of 17 (115 Views)

Re:

12-19-2001 12:47 PM in reply to: *Higginbottom, Barry
I am able to change and update. After I save and reopen, the "RO" does not
reappear and the changes remain.
John

"Gerhard Selzer" wrote in message
news:3C216D09.8CE7D4A8@bellsouth.net...
> John,
>
> Could you please check if you could change or update them
> or is "RO" the below the belt punch?
>
> Gerhard
>
> John Ehman wrote:
> >
> > I am using R8, as of today. I opened some files I created in March 1999.
I
> > believe they are R6.01 due to the date. I was able to edit and save the
> > drawings in R8. When I opened them, there was an "RO" label in the
header
> > after the file name. I assume that is for read only, but I could read
and
> > write.
> > John
> >
> > "Gerhard Selzer" wrote in message
> > news:3C20CF79.88DC2254@bellsouth.net...
> > > Barry,
> > >
> > > Once you get AS8, could you do me a favor and let me know
> > > if AS6 drawings could be used with it without any transfer
> > > problems?
> > > My nightmare is that Mrs. Santa Claus is all by herself in the
> > > kitchen putting AS8 labels on patched recycled AS7 disks waiting
> > > for daily orders to trickle in and then no boxes or free sleighs
> > > and deer to deliver them right now.
> > >
> > > Gerhard, R6.01
> > >
> > > Harvey wrote:
> > > >
> > > > Barry,
> > > >
> > > > This sometimes happens with a new product apparently. It's an
automatic
> > > > response, maybe because inventories haven't been updated. It
happened to
> > > > me with AS7, and the next day it was in the mailbox - unfortunately.
> > > >
> > > > Barry Higginbottom wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > Just for the hell of it I ordered a copy of AS8 from the AutoDesk
Web
> > Site
> > > > > (UK Shop) over the weekend.
> > > > >
> > > > > I had an email from DigitalRiver this morning to tell me that it's
on
> > > > > BackOrder.
> > > > >
> > > > > This new version must be really popular if AS have already run out
of
> > stock.
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > What's other peoples experience of availability?
> > > > >
> > > > > Perhaps it's just the UK being behind the times again?
> > > > >
> > > > > Barry.
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