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fredt
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Re: Help shape the future of AutoSketch!

06-11-2008 12:21 PM in reply to: Lisa Crounse
In my opinion MS also did an absolutely horrible job of DESIGNING VISTA. I'm not talking about the technical stuff that you are. I'm talking about them trying to make it be Big Brother (ala DRM) and a nanny instead of an operating system. Plus all of the stuff that is built in barriers to usage for mere mortal users who know less than you. Newsgroups are filled with millions of cases of things that stopped working when people moved to Vista.

I think that 7 will be their last chance to start listening to their customers before they lose their OS monopoly.
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brianvinci
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Registered: ‎06-26-2008
Message 32 of 53 (1,263 Views)

Re: Help shape the future of AutoSketch!

06-26-2008 07:55 AM in reply to: Lisa Crounse
Lisa - the survey link doesn't work for me?

I am a longtime QuickCAD and AS user. I really like the product and have used it for design of multi-million dollar facilities and small $100K renovations. There are a few things that I would like to see change in AS10 so please update the survey link. Becuase this is a product that my shop uses on a regular basis we can provide some constructive comments for the next version. Thank you.

Brian V.
*Ric Norris
Message 33 of 53 (1,263 Views)

Re: Help shape the future of AutoSketch!

06-27-2008 04:31 AM in reply to: Lisa Crounse
So....after nearly 2 months of bantering around, what exactly is the future
of AutoSketch....!!!???

Ric Norris.




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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dwhite
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Message 34 of 53 (1,263 Views)

Re: Help shape the future of AutoSketch!

06-27-2008 04:46 AM in reply to: Lisa Crounse
The first question is "does it have ANY future"? There are clearly plenty of users who want this product to continue, and there are also a number of compatibility issues with newer OS's that need fixing.

I'm setting up a new computer right now, and I would be delighted to buy another copy of Autosketch for it, IF there was any indication that AutoDesk had any real intention of supporting it.
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fredt
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Message 35 of 53 (1,266 Views)

Re: Help shape the future of AutoSketch!

06-27-2008 08:29 AM in reply to: Lisa Crounse
A good product despite it's neglect.

And it's a good strategic move for their entire position in the CAD to have a good entry level / economical product. I imagine that some executives are too myopic to understand this, but their stockholders should hope that smarter heads prevail.
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arcaneone
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Registered: ‎10-31-2008
Message 36 of 53 (1,267 Views)

Re: Help shape the future of AutoSketch!

10-31-2008 07:03 AM in reply to: Lisa Crounse
AutoCad initially grew out of satisfying the demand for basic drafting tools useful in multiple disciplines. If AutoDesk is willing to give-up those customers, then an opportunity for a competitor to enter the basic drafting software will be created. Looking back 25 years, I have seen and used a lot of good CAD software products whose basic drafting support withered. They are ither very small companies or are no longer around. We are cuurently look for 20 licenses of a low cost drafting option, which is compatible with our 35 licenses of AutoCAD. This can not be AutoSketch, since it is not compatible with 2009. So we will just keep looking. (GM thought it could sell "feature rich", expensive SUVs forever, in the face of a market that is demanding lower cost basic transportation options.) I hope this helps you make some decisions.
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baumgrenze
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Message 37 of 53 (1,267 Views)

Re: Help shape the future of AutoSketch!

11-01-2008 09:46 PM in reply to: Lisa Crounse
Hello Lisa,

I tried the link and ran into an "Unable to Access Survey" "Invalid Survey ID" etc.

Do I have to establish a separate login ID with classapps to take a survey?

If so, I hope some folks were persistent enough to go through all those hoops.

I find Autodesk's ID/PW policies a big enough hassle as it is.

John
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Kevin.Hutch
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Registered: ‎02-24-2008
Message 38 of 53 (1,267 Views)

Re: Help shape the future of AutoSketch!

11-04-2008 06:59 PM in reply to: Lisa Crounse
I too am a lowend user, in my previous life i was a very active commercial user in the computer industry so much so that I was presented with a full blown CAD workstation on my retirement (1991) long since outdated.

Since retirement I have a niche for my skill set and for the last 8 years have been supplying drawings and ligit copies of AS to some of my clients. None of them are potential CAD cuctomers in any other sense but I have now one that wants copies in ACAD 2008 format and I am forced to look for a legit answer.

I am more than happy with the features AS9 offers but compatibility with more ACAD packages would be great.

Kevin H
*John Fraser
Message 39 of 53 (1,267 Views)

Re: Help shape the future of AutoSketch!

11-05-2008 05:53 AM in reply to: Lisa Crounse

Good morning Kevin;

 

    I doubt Autodesk will
reinstate Autosketch as it could rival Autocad LT at about an eighth of the
price.  In theory, AC 08 should recognize previous versions of
itself.  I have AS 6 which exports to AC 13 which is recognized by my LT
09.  I appreciate it's an awkward method.

 

Cheers,

John

 


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too am a lowend user, in my previous life i was a very active commercial user
in the computer industry so much so that I was presented with a full blown CAD
workstation on my retirement (1991) long since outdated. Since retirement I
have a niche for my skill set and for the last 8 years have been supplying
drawings and ligit copies of AS to some of my clients. None of them are
potential CAD cuctomers in any other sense but I have now one that wants
copies in ACAD 2008 format and I am forced to look for a legit answer. I am
more than happy with the features AS9 offers but compatibility with more ACAD
packages would be great. Kevin H
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pdw189
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Registered: ‎11-11-2008
Message 40 of 53 (1,267 Views)

Re: Help shape the future of AutoSketch!

11-11-2008 09:03 AM in reply to: Lisa Crounse
I found Autosketch 10 on the dabs.com site in the UK today.
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