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*Selzer, Gerhard
Message 11 of 13 (80 Views)

Re:

12-14-2001 03:37 AM in reply to: *Smith, Steve
Greig,

The 12 items I have been referring to and had hoped to see
listed where the ones you originally mentioned on 11/27/01.
You wrote:

>We came up with a top ten (actually top 12 plus
>additional items that the core development team felt were worth
>correcting)
>list of defects, suggestions, etc. Emphasis was placed on making the
>programs work with the newest operating systems as well as adding
>features
>and correcting defects.

I personally never mentioned "Macros" because I started with R5
and never knew they existed or what they did.
Never asked about Windows XP and as very satisfied user of R6.01,
except for the line weight issue, I had hoped that it would have
been on the list of the 12 corrected items in R8.
You explained why not.
Only one question left from someone older than Harvey:
Is there a spark of hope and will it EVER be changed?

Gerhard



"Greig Jones [Autodesk Product Support]" wrote:
>
> Gerhard,
>
> If you are referring to the list of items that marketing and development
> looked at while selecting the features wanted most, unfortunately we don't
> publish our defect lists at this time for any product that Autodesk develops
> that I personally am aware of.
>
> I do realize there is a great deal of desire to have macros back in the
> product. A little history here: Macros were removed from the product when it
> was still owned by Softdesk resultant from the complexity it took to support
> them. Autodesk purchased and inherited a "Macroless" product when we bought
> out Softdesk and it has remained that way. It does not mean that your
> wishlist requests go unnoticed by Marketing and Support. The same holds true
> for lineweights. There is a huge disappointment for the lack of WYSIWYG
> lineweights. Enabling this feature would require a file format change making
> it a true dwg format instead of a filter that is presently used (again
> inherited from Softdesk times) Development costs to do this would have
> resulted in a large increase in the price of the product(s) and for the
> intended market that was deemed unacceptable at this time. That does not
> mean that it will not occur in a future release, just not now.
>
> Did you know that AutoSketch 8 and QC8 were the first Autodesk Products to
> be specifically designed for Windows XP. You also have the option of looking
> into the "Make Compatible" feature of Windows XP. However, do keep in mind
> that functionality is not supported by Autodesk Product Support and we would
> have rely on you and Microsoft to make it work.
>
> Being a member of the Core Team for AutoSketch 8 and QC8 I hope this answers
> some of your questions regarding these two products that we are very proud
> of. Keep them coming so we can generate a list of requests for version 9.
>
> --
> Greig Jones [autodesk product support]
> "Gerhard Selzer" wrote in message
> news:3C17C73E.4159CEF7@bellsouth.net...
> > Steve,
> >
> > I thought, I was the only one who could not find out anything
> > about R8.
> > Was not in a big hurry, wanted to wait until the mysterious
> > 12 point revelation anyway.
> >
> > Gerhard
> >
> > Steve Smith wrote:
> > >
> > > Does anyone know what happened to release 8? I actually saw it on the
> > > Autodesk store web page the other day; now it is back to release 7 being
> > > all one can purchase.
> > >
> > > I'm using release 2.1, which I am very happy with. I have read the
> > > various posts about people's low satisfaction in upgrading from 2.1, but
> > > I don't see any choice. Since we moved to Windows ME I can no longer
> > > print from 2.1, bummer. The only other option I am considering is any
> > > decent 2D cad program under Linux. There don't seem to be any reasonable
> > > ones until you get into the $400 price range. Qcad is close, but it
> > > doesn't print to an accurate scale, which I find incredibly useful in
> > > Autosketch.
> > >
> > > Suggestions and comments welcome.
> > >
> > > Steve Smith
> > > Loveland, Colorado
*Support], Greig Jones [Autodesk Product
Message 12 of 13 (80 Views)

Re:

12-14-2001 04:50 AM in reply to: *Smith, Steve
Gerhard,

I apologize that I am unable to publish the top 12 as they are a part of the
defect list. If I get permission otherwise, I will backtrack on this and go
ahead and do so.

If you mean the lineweight issue? Yes, but this would mean a file format
change to a true AutoCAD dwg. Given the many, many complaints we have
received about this I feel that it would be at the top of the wish list for
a version 9.

--
Greig Jones [autodesk product support]
"Gerhard Selzer" wrote in message
news:3C1A550A.69C88825@bellsouth.net...
> Greig,
>
> The 12 items I have been referring to and had hoped to see
> listed where the ones you originally mentioned on 11/27/01.
> You wrote:
>
> >We came up with a top ten (actually top 12 plus
> >additional items that the core development team felt were worth
> >correcting)
> >list of defects, suggestions, etc. Emphasis was placed on making the
> >programs work with the newest operating systems as well as adding
> >features
> >and correcting defects.
>
> I personally never mentioned "Macros" because I started with R5
> and never knew they existed or what they did.
> Never asked about Windows XP and as very satisfied user of R6.01,
> except for the line weight issue, I had hoped that it would have
> been on the list of the 12 corrected items in R8.
> You explained why not.
> Only one question left from someone older than Harvey:
> Is there a spark of hope and will it EVER be changed?
>
> Gerhard
>
>
>
> "Greig Jones [Autodesk Product Support]" wrote:
> >
> > Gerhard,
> >
> > If you are referring to the list of items that marketing and development
> > looked at while selecting the features wanted most, unfortunately we
don't
> > publish our defect lists at this time for any product that Autodesk
develops
> > that I personally am aware of.
> >
> > I do realize there is a great deal of desire to have macros back in the
> > product. A little history here: Macros were removed from the product
when it
> > was still owned by Softdesk resultant from the complexity it took to
support
> > them. Autodesk purchased and inherited a "Macroless" product when we
bought
> > out Softdesk and it has remained that way. It does not mean that your
> > wishlist requests go unnoticed by Marketing and Support. The same holds
true
> > for lineweights. There is a huge disappointment for the lack of WYSIWYG
> > lineweights. Enabling this feature would require a file format change
making
> > it a true dwg format instead of a filter that is presently used (again
> > inherited from Softdesk times) Development costs to do this would have
> > resulted in a large increase in the price of the product(s) and for the
> > intended market that was deemed unacceptable at this time. That does not
> > mean that it will not occur in a future release, just not now.
> >
> > Did you know that AutoSketch 8 and QC8 were the first Autodesk Products
to
> > be specifically designed for Windows XP. You also have the option of
looking
> > into the "Make Compatible" feature of Windows XP. However, do keep in
mind
> > that functionality is not supported by Autodesk Product Support and we
would
> > have rely on you and Microsoft to make it work.
> >
> > Being a member of the Core Team for AutoSketch 8 and QC8 I hope this
answers
> > some of your questions regarding these two products that we are very
proud
> > of. Keep them coming so we can generate a list of requests for version
9.
> >
> > --
> > Greig Jones [autodesk product support]
> > "Gerhard Selzer" wrote in message
> > news:3C17C73E.4159CEF7@bellsouth.net...
> > > Steve,
> > >
> > > I thought, I was the only one who could not find out anything
> > > about R8.
> > > Was not in a big hurry, wanted to wait until the mysterious
> > > 12 point revelation anyway.
> > >
> > > Gerhard
> > >
> > > Steve Smith wrote:
> > > >
> > > > Does anyone know what happened to release 8? I actually saw it on
the
> > > > Autodesk store web page the other day; now it is back to release 7
being
> > > > all one can purchase.
> > > >
> > > > I'm using release 2.1, which I am very happy with. I have read the
> > > > various posts about people's low satisfaction in upgrading from 2.1,
but
> > > > I don't see any choice. Since we moved to Windows ME I can no longer
> > > > print from 2.1, bummer. The only other option I am considering is
any
> > > > decent 2D cad program under Linux. There don't seem to be any
reasonable
> > > > ones until you get into the $400 price range. Qcad is close, but it
> > > > doesn't print to an accurate scale, which I find incredibly useful
in
> > > > Autosketch.
> > > >
> > > > Suggestions and comments welcome.
> > > >
> > > > Steve Smith
> > > > Loveland, Colorado
*Bud
Message 13 of 13 (80 Views)

Thanks

12-14-2001 08:16 PM in reply to: *Smith, Steve
This Discussion Group has taken a decidedly good turn in the last week or so
thanks in part to the active participation by Greig Jones of Autodesk Product
Support. I want to say thanks to Grieg as well as to all the other participants
who have been unselfish in helping their fellow users.

Merry Christmas!

Bud Stych
Traverse City, MI
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