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Lisa Crounse
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Registered: ‎08-20-2004
Message 11 of 53 (1,179 Views)

Re: Help shape the future of AutoSketch!

05-09-2008 05:11 PM in reply to: Lisa Crounse
Nice to see so many enthusiastic responses here, as well as so many responses to the survey. I hope that you were all eventually able to get through - here is the link again - http://myfeedback.autodesk.com/adsksurvey/TakeSurvey.aspx?SurveyID=n4008nm

A number of you have mentioned that you know of specific bug fixes that are needed and such. If you didn't mention these in the survey, please feel free to drop me a line directly at lisa.crounse@autodesk.com to discuss.

Thanks for your continued interest in AutoSketch. Its nice to see.
*BJH
Message 12 of 53 (1,179 Views)

Re: Help shape the future of AutoSketch!

05-10-2008 12:36 PM in reply to: Lisa Crounse
On 10/05/2008 01:11:08, Lisa Crounse wrote:

> Nice to see so many enthusiastic responses here, as well as so many
> respons= es to the survey. I hope that you were all eventually able to get
> through= - here is the link again -
> http://myfeedback.autodesk.com/adsksurvey/TakeS=
> urvey.aspx?SurveyID=3Dn4008nm

> A number of you have mentioned that you know of specific bug fixes that
> are= needed and such. If you didn't mention these in the survey, please
> feel f= ree to drop me a line directly at lisa.crounse@autodesk.com to
> discuss.

> Thanks for your continued interest in AutoSketch. Its nice to see.

I guess it's my NewsReader but the survey ID seems to get corrupted perhaps
you could let me know what the correct survey ID number is?

--
Regards
Barry
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robincapperw
Posts: 440
Registered: ‎11-12-2003
Message 13 of 53 (1,179 Views)

Re: Help shape the future of AutoSketch!

05-10-2008 10:43 PM in reply to: Lisa Crounse
Suspect your reader is truncating the link, It works OK from the web browser view
*Johnny
Message 14 of 53 (1,179 Views)

Re: Help shape the future of AutoSketch!

05-12-2008 04:41 AM in reply to: Lisa Crounse
Autosketch is a fantastic program.

I am learning various other packages at the moment, and still find
autosketch the best for 2d drawings.

Bring on autosketch 10, but incorporate some simple 3d options for
presentation 3d drawings. Walk thrus a not required. It takes more brains
and skill to visulize in 2d, than using a 3d package.

Incorporate some options to create macros in a new version.

Incorporate additional estimating options in the new version.

Keep it alive.

wrote in message news:5920673@discussion.autodesk.com...
hi -

We are currently doin some research around AutoSketch and we'd like your
input. We have posted a surevy at:

http://myfeedback.autodesk.com/adsksurvey/TakeSurvey.aspx?SurveyID=n4008nm

It should only take a few minutes of your time (which will be much
appreciated by our team)

Thanks.

Lisa Crounse
Product Manager - Autodesk
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da55
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎05-16-2008
Message 15 of 53 (1,179 Views)

Re: Help shape the future of AutoSketch!

05-16-2008 06:33 AM in reply to: Lisa Crounse
Hi

I am heading up a committee in our company to review how today we are producing drawings for our many events. The goal is to standardize on how we do this and improve how we share the database of the thousands of drawings we work with. Almost all of our drawings are of room layouts.
For the more complex drawings we use AutoCAD, mainly AutoCAD LT, and we have around 50 licenses right now. We have a need for a very simple room layout program for the vast majority of our other users (~100), these are sales executives and operations staff who plan and execute meetings and events. Today we are using a program called Meeting Matrix. We need to change that for reasons I will not go into.
One of the programs we are evaluating is AutoSketch as a potential replacement, so we at this time have three long time Meeting Matrix users trying AutoSketch and it appears to be exactly what we need. But - there also appears to be some concern in the market as to the future of AutoSketch. Our target users do not have computers that are good enough for LT and they really have no need for that power or complexity. I have tried to actually talk to a human being at Autodesk but I can’t seem to get past “attendants” that just keep telling me all the information is on the web site. Actually they appear to be irritated by having to talk to a customer….anyway….
All I want to know should we go with a product that appears it may die? As a product manager, are you allowed to talk to customers or is that a no-no at Autodesk?


Regards
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da55
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎05-16-2008
Message 16 of 53 (1,179 Views)

Re: Help shape the future of AutoSketch!

05-16-2008 07:11 AM in reply to: Lisa Crounse
I think it's also important to know that this is not just a cost thing. I am not saying I want to spend $100,000 outfitting the staff with a drawing software but price was not a factor why we looked at AutoSketch - it was it's features, ease of use, stability and file compatibility.
Just thought i would add that.
*Paul Jackson
Message 17 of 53 (1,179 Views)

Re: Help shape the future of AutoSketch!

05-16-2008 06:57 PM in reply to: Lisa Crounse
Hello

I am not from autodesk, I run a company in Western Australia that writes modules for autosketch for
the local building industry. AutoSketch has been the CAD package of choice here since the mid 90's,
because it's easy to use and produces a professional product the other CAD packages don't seem to
be able to match.

Your question of the future of AutoSketch is interesting.Firstly I feel that your main criteria is
probably compatibility with LT, as you will need to transfer drawings. The answer to this is
probably the one AutoDesk will need to address but at the moment it will import from ACAD 2002 quite
nicely. So as long as your package can "SaveAs" to a DWG version 2002 or less you are OK.

Apart from that even earlier versions of AutoSketch (AKA Drafix) are still being used all over the
world. I still have users on versions 6, 4 and 8 with the current versions being 9. Most of my
users, which is in the hundreds are using version 8, mainly because the add on packages I produce
are currently written for V8, and when V10 come out I will will probably re-write for it. If 10
doesn't happen, this will not affect much as there are other ways of transferring drawings and V8
will still be going in 10 years.

Whatever LT can do, AutoSketch can do and probably easier, with the exception of flawless
integration with ACAD. Plus if you need modules created for your less computer literate users,
track me down. I also have a Skype address, with a time stamp of GMT+8.

Paul Jackson
Resolve Computing
www.resolv.com.au


da55 wrote:
> Hi
>
> I am heading up a committee in our company to review how today we are producing drawings for our many events. The goal is to standardize on how we do this and improve how we share the database of the thousands of drawings we work with. Almost all of our drawings are of room layouts.
> For the more complex drawings we use AutoCAD, mainly AutoCAD LT, and we have around 50 licenses right now. We have a need for a very simple room layout program for the vast majority of our other users (~100), these are sales executives and operations staff who plan and execute meetings and events. Today we are using a program called Meeting Matrix. We need to change that for reasons I will not go into.
> One of the programs we are evaluating is AutoSketch as a potential replacement, so we at this time have three long time Meeting Matrix users trying AutoSketch and it appears to be exactly what we need. But - there also appears to be some concern in the market as to the future of AutoSketch. Our target users do not have computers that are good enough for LT and they really have no need for that power or complexity. I have tried to actually talk to a human being at Autodesk but I can’t seem to get past “attendants” that just keep telling me all the information is on the web site. Actually they appear to be irritated by having to talk to a customer….anyway….
> All I want to know should we go with a product that appears it may die? As a product manager, are you allowed to talk to customers or is that a no-no at Autodesk?
>
>
> Regards
*burin
Message 18 of 53 (1,179 Views)

Re: Help shape the future of AutoSketch!

05-18-2008 09:40 AM in reply to: Lisa Crounse
It is necesery difference AS8 and AS9. Discussion group mast be separate
for AS8 and less and separate for AS9.
AS 9 is to proceed from ader logic (Drafix,QCad) and AS8 is from old and bad
Auto Sketch! You know this!
m.b.

"Paul Jackson" je napisao u poruci interesnoj
grupi:5933880@discussion.autodesk.com...
Hello

I am not from autodesk, I run a company in Western Australia that writes
modules for autosketch for
the local building industry. AutoSketch has been the CAD package of choice
here since the mid 90's,
because it's easy to use and produces a professional product the other CAD
packages don't seem to
be able to match.

Your question of the future of AutoSketch is interesting.Firstly I feel that
your main criteria is
probably compatibility with LT, as you will need to transfer drawings. The
answer to this is
probably the one AutoDesk will need to address but at the moment it will
import from ACAD 2002 quite
nicely. So as long as your package can "SaveAs" to a DWG version 2002 or
less you are OK.

Apart from that even earlier versions of AutoSketch (AKA Drafix) are still
being used all over the
world. I still have users on versions 6, 4 and 8 with the current versions
being 9. Most of my
users, which is in the hundreds are using version 8, mainly because the add
on packages I produce
are currently written for V8, and when V10 come out I will will probably
re-write for it. If 10
doesn't happen, this will not affect much as there are other ways of
transferring drawings and V8
will still be going in 10 years.

Whatever LT can do, AutoSketch can do and probably easier, with the
exception of flawless
integration with ACAD. Plus if you need modules created for your less
computer literate users,
track me down. I also have a Skype address, with a time stamp of GMT+8.

Paul Jackson
Resolve Computing
www.resolv.com.au


da55 wrote:
> Hi
>
> I am heading up a committee in our company to review how today we are
> producing drawings for our many events. The goal is to standardize on how
> we do this and improve how we share the database of the thousands of
> drawings we work with. Almost all of our drawings are of room layouts.
> For the more complex drawings we use AutoCAD, mainly AutoCAD LT, and we
> have around 50 licenses right now. We have a need for a very simple room
> layout program for the vast majority of our other users (~100), these are
> sales executives and operations staff who plan and execute meetings and
> events. Today we are using a program called Meeting Matrix. We need to
> change that for reasons I will not go into.
> One of the programs we are evaluating is AutoSketch as a potential
> replacement, so we at this time have three long time Meeting Matrix users
> trying AutoSketch and it appears to be exactly what we need. But - there
> also appears to be some concern in the market as to the future of
> AutoSketch. Our target users do not have computers that are good enough
> for LT and they really have no need for that power or complexity. I have
> tried to actually talk to a human being at Autodesk but I can't seem to
> get past "attendants" that just keep telling me all the information is on
> the web site. Actually they appear to be irritated by having to talk to a
> customer..anyway..
> All I want to know should we go with a product that appears it may die? As
> a product manager, are you allowed to talk to customers or is that a no-no
> at Autodesk?
>
>
> Regards
*burin
Message 19 of 53 (1,179 Views)

Re: Help shape the future of AutoSketch!

05-18-2008 09:40 AM in reply to: Lisa Crounse
It is necesery difference AS8 and AS9. Discussion group mast be separate
for AS8 and less and separate for AS9.
AS 9 is to proceed from ader logic (Drafix,QCad) and AS8 is from old and bad
Auto Sketch! You know this!
m.b.


je napisao u poruci interesnoj
grupi:5927788@discussion.autodesk.com...
Nice to see so many enthusiastic responses here, as well as so many
responses to the survey. I hope that you were all eventually able to get
through - here is the link again -
http://myfeedback.autodesk.com/adsksurvey/TakeSurvey.aspx?SurveyID=n4008nm

A number of you have mentioned that you know of specific bug fixes that are
needed and such. If you didn't mention these in the survey, please feel
free to drop me a line directly at lisa.crounse@autodesk.com to discuss.

Thanks for your continued interest in AutoSketch. Its nice to see.
Active Member
da55
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎05-16-2008
Message 20 of 53 (1,179 Views)

Re: Help shape the future of AutoSketch!

05-18-2008 04:56 PM in reply to: Lisa Crounse
Not sure I understand what you are talking about burin, sorry.

Would really like the Autodesk product manager to respond in some way!
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