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*Alford, Greg
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Confused

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06-11-2003 09:27 PM
I have been trying to digest all this info about the viewers, project point,
DWFs, etc. I thought I read somewhere that there would be a free DWG viewer
similar to VVE but that would read the new '04 format. We are looking into
getting a Buzzsaw subscription and one of the selling points to upper
management was that we could give a lot of non-acad types the ability to
view drawings. So if I understand it correctly if I want non-acad people to
view our stuff I have to give them express viewer and save those files I
want them to see as DWFs, or I have to buy VV3 and install it on their
computer so they can see the DWGs on Buzzsaw, or I can keep using VVE and
not upgrade to '04. I think if I tell management we will now have to buy
30-40 seats of VV3 they are going to a brick.
*Support, Technical
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Re: Confused

06-11-2003 10:13 PM in reply to: *Alford, Greg
We understand there may be some confusion as we release new software and and
viewer. Below is a statement made by Joan Allen Buzzsaw Product Marketing
Manager about the subject. This was pulled directly from the "whats the
buzz" thread on the newsgroup.
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In order to view DWF 6, you will need AEV (Autodesk Express Viewer) or Volo
View 3. In order to mark up a DWF 6 (and 2004 DWG's), you will need Volo
View 3, which was just released. If you are a paying Buzzsaw customer, you
will have access, in just a few weeks, to "Powered by Volo View" (a special
version of Volo View 3 that has view and markup capabilities for all of the
latest formats). "Powered by Volo View" does not have measure and plot
capabilities; you will have to order the full version of Volo View 3 in
order to get that extra functionality.
****************************************************************************
Hope this information helps.

thanks,

John Helfen
BCS Technical Support


"Greg Alford" wrote in message
news:169EB4F8EC7AE6AB87CB0FBA10C667B1@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> I have been trying to digest all this info about the viewers, project
point,
> DWFs, etc. I thought I read somewhere that there would be a free DWG
viewer
> similar to VVE but that would read the new '04 format. We are looking
into
> getting a Buzzsaw subscription and one of the selling points to upper
> management was that we could give a lot of non-acad types the ability to
> view drawings. So if I understand it correctly if I want non-acad people
to
> view our stuff I have to give them express viewer and save those files I
> want them to see as DWFs, or I have to buy VV3 and install it on their
> computer so they can see the DWGs on Buzzsaw, or I can keep using VVE and
> not upgrade to '04. I think if I tell management we will now have to buy
> 30-40 seats of VV3 they are going to a brick.
>
>
*Alford, Greg
Message 3 of 4 (159 Views)

Re:

06-11-2003 11:06 PM in reply to: *Alford, Greg
"Technical Support" wrote in message
news:E20259C0881ECBE13C9F7449CBD71AAC@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> In order to view DWF 6, you will need AEV (Autodesk Express Viewer) or
Volo
> View 3. In order to mark up a DWF 6 (and 2004 DWG's), you will need Volo
> View 3, which was just released. If you are a paying Buzzsaw customer, you
> will have access, in just a few weeks, to "Powered by Volo View" (a
special
> version of Volo View 3 that has view and markup capabilities for all of
the
> latest formats). "Powered by Volo View" does not have measure and plot
> capabilities; you will have to order the full version of Volo View 3 in
> order to get that extra functionality.
>
****************************************************************************
> Hope this information helps.


Thanks, I was not able to see that that original post only a couple of the
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Joan_Allen
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06-12-2003 01:40 AM in reply to: *Alford, Greg
Greg,
Thanks for checking with us. Per my earlier post, if you buy a Buzzsaw subscription, you will not have to pay extra for DWG view and markup for any of the members of your Buzzsaw site. We will provide, with your subscription, a special version of Volo View 3 called "Powered by Volo View."
If you have any other questions, please let us know.
Best Regards,
Joan Allen, P.E.
Sr. Product Manager
Autodesk Buzzsaw
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