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Autosketch 7 Compatibility with Windows XP

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12-12-2001 07:45 AM
Is Autosketch 7 Compatible with Windows XP? If not is there a patch?
*Howe, Graham
Message 2 of 14 (471 Views)

Re: Autosketch 7 Compatibility with Windows XP

12-12-2001 08:02 AM in reply to: PhilBrooks
In message , PhilBrooks
writes
>If not is there a patch?
You are joking, I presume. Currently it seems you have to buy release 8
and find out. If it doesn't work then wait for release 9.

Joking apart, there should be a patch to support the known errors which
have been eagerly reported from around the world
--
Graham Howe mail: (ghowe@mcb.net)
Home Web site: http://www.homepages.mcb.net/howe/
*Tall, Stephen
Message 3 of 14 (471 Views)

Re: Autosketch 7 Compatibility with Windows XP

12-12-2001 06:10 PM in reply to: PhilBrooks
Just had a good look at the info on the AD website regarding V8 and found
this:

"5.1 Which platforms does AutoSketch 8 support?
AutoSketch 8 provides support for Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0, Windows Me,
Windows 2000, and Windows XP."

So even if I wanted to pay £150 for the ability to draw clouds I would be
wasting my time because our accounting system won't tollerate Win98 or
higher on the network! Hurrah-arrrghhh, another product succumbing to the
Microsoft 'gun to head' upgrade system.

"1.3 Who is AutoSketch 8 intended for?
For the part-time drafter, occasional engineer, and home designer,
AutoSketch delivers an unbeatable combination of simplicity and drafting
horsepower."

Hmmmn I never did come accross an occasional engineer, is that someone who
'engineers' occasions such as weddings, funerals etc?
"PhilBrooks" wrote in message
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Is Autosketch 7 Compatible with Windows XP? If not is there a patch?
*Rafuse, L.
Message 4 of 14 (471 Views)

Re:

12-13-2001 05:36 AM in reply to: PhilBrooks
Stephen Tall wrote:

> Hmmmn I never did come accross an occasional engineer, is that someone who
> 'engineers' occasions such as weddings, funerals etc?
> "PhilBrooks" wrote in message
> news:f0a159b.-1@WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> Is Autosketch 7 Compatible with Windows XP? If not is there a patch?

People at small companies

Today I am engineer, tonight I am janitor, tomorrow morning I am secretary,
tomorrow afternoon I am book keeper, Next day - maybe I be engineer again...

--
Len Rafuse
Vision Engineering
*Selzer, Gerhard
Message 5 of 14 (471 Views)

Re:

12-13-2001 11:59 AM in reply to: PhilBrooks
Len,

I am trying to catch you before tomorrow morning.
I bet it was the janitor who sent the message.
Never met a book keeper or engineer with any
sense of humor.

Gerhard

"L. Rafuse" wrote:
>
> Stephen Tall wrote:
>
> > Hmmmn I never did come accross an occasional engineer, is that someone who
> > 'engineers' occasions such as weddings, funerals etc?
> > "PhilBrooks" wrote in message
> > news:f0a159b.-1@WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > Is Autosketch 7 Compatible with Windows XP? If not is there a patch?
>
> People at small companies
>
> Today I am engineer, tonight I am janitor, tomorrow morning I am secretary,
> tomorrow afternoon I am book keeper, Next day - maybe I be engineer again...
>
> --
> Len Rafuse
> Vision Engineering
*Tall, Stephen
Message 6 of 14 (471 Views)

Re:

12-13-2001 06:06 PM in reply to: PhilBrooks
I go by ye olde saying ... 'Once an engineer - always an engineer'. Here's
something I wrote many years ago.



"Engineering is not just a job, but a perspective on life and the world
around us.

Looking at a super quality television provokes the following thoughts from
different types of people:

The artist type person - This TV looks really stylish.
The banker - I bet this TV costs alot.
Th salesman - This TV's really gonna make me rich
The pesimist - This TV's gonna blow up on me
The engineer - Where's my screwdriver - I wanna know how they did it!"



Btw I work for a small company and hence I would be what AD obviously
descibe as an 'Occasional Engineer'. Which hat will I be wearing today?
Let's take a look through the round window - bugger it looks like I got to
clean to the bogs *#!$.

"L. Rafuse" wrote in message
news:3C191F4A.26AFB118@wn.net...
>
>
> Stephen Tall wrote:
>
> > Hmmmn I never did come accross an occasional engineer, is that someone
who
> > 'engineers' occasions such as weddings, funerals etc?
> > "PhilBrooks" wrote in message
> > news:f0a159b.-1@WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > Is Autosketch 7 Compatible with Windows XP? If not is there a patch?
>
> People at small companies
>
> Today I am engineer, tonight I am janitor, tomorrow morning I am
secretary,
> tomorrow afternoon I am book keeper, Next day - maybe I be engineer
again...
>
> --
> Len Rafuse
> Vision Engineering
>
>
>
*Support], Greig Jones [Autodesk Product
Message 7 of 14 (471 Views)

Re: Autosketch 7 Compatibility with Windows XP

12-13-2001 11:10 PM in reply to: PhilBrooks
AutoSketch 7 was released several years ago and
will not be tested for XP compatibility. AutoSketch 8 is specifically designed
for Windows XP.
 


--
Greig Jones [autodesk product support]


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Is
Autosketch 7 Compatible with Windows XP? If not is there a
patch?
*Howe, Graham
Message 8 of 14 (471 Views)

Re:

12-14-2001 01:43 AM in reply to: PhilBrooks
In message <09F6D288E9FD6990DAEA5842DCDE0B06@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb>,
"Greig Jones [Autodesk Product Support]"
writes
>AutoSketch 7 was released several years ago and will not be tested for XP
>compatibility. AutoSketch 8 is specifically designed for Windows XP. 

I understand why you would not want to go to great expense testing
Autosketch 7 but since Autosketch 8 is specifically designed for Windows
XP and you advertise it suitable for lesser legacy OS can I suggest a
simple remedy to the Autosketch 7 dilemma. Issue a version of
Autosketch 8 with all the new features since Autosketch 7 not operable
and call it a patch update for Autosketch 7. That way Autodesk will
know the update is tested for Windows XP and all the loyal Autosketch
customers will have satisfaction they can upgrade their systems to XP
and also know the bugs in Autosketch 7 have been cleared.
Surely this would cost little effort and would win client confidence.
--
Graham Howe mail: (ghowe@mcb.net)
*Selzer, Gerhard
Message 9 of 14 (471 Views)

Re:

12-14-2001 04:27 AM in reply to: PhilBrooks
Stephen,

'Once an engineer - always an engineer'

As an "occasional engineer" and being fully aware of Murphy's Law,
I would have avoided such an outburst of pride in our litigious
society.

http://dmawww.epfl.ch/roso.mosaic/dm/murphy.html

Furthermore, I would hesitated to use such a profound statement:

"Engineering is not just a job, but a perspective on life and the
world around us."

knowing full well about architects lurking around with their
screwdrivers wanting to know if it is a one point-, two point-
or three point perspective on life.

Gerhard ;-)

P.S. Looked at your and your company's web site. Amazing about
your branch of Engineering. I only deal with structural,
mechanical, electrical and site engineers.
On the top left side of your web site it shows the current
EST in the US (my clock, thank God, is only off by 1 second)
Does your time clock show local time for every time zone around
the globe? How did you do that?

Stephen Tall wrote:
>
> I go by ye olde saying ... 'Once an engineer - always an engineer'. Here's
> something I wrote many years ago.
>
>
>
> "Engineering is not just a job, but a perspective on life and the world
> around us.
>
> Looking at a super quality television provokes the following thoughts from
> different types of people:
>
> The artist type person - This TV looks really stylish.
> The banker - I bet this TV costs alot.
> Th salesman - This TV's really gonna make me rich
> The pesimist - This TV's gonna blow up on me
> The engineer - Where's my screwdriver - I wanna know how they did it!"
>
>
>
> Btw I work for a small company and hence I would be what AD obviously
> descibe as an 'Occasional Engineer'. Which hat will I be wearing today?
> Let's take a look through the round window - bugger it looks like I got to
> clean to the bogs *#!$.
>
> "L. Rafuse" wrote in message
> news:3C191F4A.26AFB118@wn.net...
> >
> >
> > Stephen Tall wrote:
> >
> > > Hmmmn I never did come accross an occasional engineer, is that someone
> who
> > > 'engineers' occasions such as weddings, funerals etc?
> > > "PhilBrooks" wrote in message
> > > news:f0a159b.-1@WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > > Is Autosketch 7 Compatible with Windows XP? If not is there a patch?
> >
> > People at small companies
> >
> > Today I am engineer, tonight I am janitor, tomorrow morning I am
> secretary,
> > tomorrow afternoon I am book keeper, Next day - maybe I be engineer
> again...
> >
> > --
> > Len Rafuse
> > Vision Engineering
> >
> >
> >
*Support], Greig Jones [Autodesk Product
Message 10 of 14 (471 Views)

Re:

12-14-2001 04:44 AM in reply to: PhilBrooks
Graham,

Even if the cost was small, which it would not be, those developer resources
have since been reassigned to other projects. XP has a "Make Compatible"
feature that you might want to try. However, I want to be very clear that
Product Support and Autodesk in general does not warranty or support that
method. If you choose to try that route you would have to understand that
you are doing that at on your own and do not expect Autodesk to provide you
assistance. Rather, you should look to Microsoft to help with the "make
compatible" feature of Windows XP.

--
Greig Jones [autodesk product support]
"Graham Howe" wrote in message
news:edoj31BkojG8EwLl@ghowe.mcb.net...
> In message <09F6D288E9FD6990DAEA5842DCDE0B06@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb>,
> "Greig Jones [Autodesk Product Support]"
> writes
> >AutoSketch 7 was released several years ago and will not be tested for XP
> >compatibility. AutoSketch 8 is specifically designed for Windows XP.
>
> I understand why you would not want to go to great expense testing
> Autosketch 7 but since Autosketch 8 is specifically designed for Windows
> XP and you advertise it suitable for lesser legacy OS can I suggest a
> simple remedy to the Autosketch 7 dilemma. Issue a version of
> Autosketch 8 with all the new features since Autosketch 7 not operable
> and call it a patch update for Autosketch 7. That way Autodesk will
> know the update is tested for Windows XP and all the loyal Autosketch
> customers will have satisfaction they can upgrade their systems to XP
> and also know the bugs in Autosketch 7 have been cleared.
> Surely this would cost little effort and would win client confidence.
> --
> Graham Howe mail: (ghowe@mcb.net)
>
>
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