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JasonRhymes
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Re: Announcement concerning Discontinuation of Mechanical Desktop

11-13-2008 03:04 PM in reply to: sjbosley
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ed.galicki
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Re: Announcement concerning Discontinuation of Mechanical Desktop

11-13-2008 03:41 PM in reply to: sjbosley
Well maybe it won't work in MDT-2009. Or in our situation anyway.

It will work when the part is local in the assembly. If the part is an insertion of a component from outside the assembly it doesn't work. Seems no matter what I do to inserted components I cannot make the materials have their effect on the parts.

I guess I can go out back and blow my brains out so I won't still feel so aggravated and angry and frustrated.

Thanks for the help anyway - I'll try just about anything except all those translations in and out.

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Message 43 of 93 (587 Views)

Re: Announcement concerning Discontinuation of Mechanical Desktop

11-14-2008 06:25 AM in reply to: sjbosley

For many years I have been using a third party
software to produce all of our renderings (very inexpensive and a very user
friendly UI. You can be putting our good work the first day).

It is layer or object based and has no difficulty
rendering MDT or ACA models.

 


 

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ed.galicki
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Message 44 of 93 (587 Views)

Re: Announcement concerning Discontinuation of Mechanical Desktop

11-14-2008 09:26 AM in reply to: sjbosley
I have been using Accurender almost since it came out. I didn't try that yet - but will - for MDT-2009.

It is still hard to convince a customer - that I already convinced to dump Pro-E and use MDT - to buy even more stuff. Add to that the fact they are discontinuing MDT.

I am so angry I wish there was really something I could do. I would like to find a way to get them on MDT6. It works, and it is the only one I really use. I only use newer versions to open stuff from customers and vendors.

Have you tried Accurender with MDT-2009?

Thanks

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Message 45 of 93 (587 Views)

Re: Announcement concerning Discontinuation of Mechanical Desktop

11-14-2008 11:21 AM in reply to: sjbosley

I've shy'd away from 2009 at this point. I'm still
using MDT2008.

I use material by layers so,.....

It's a bit of a drag to have to remember to switch
layers for different types of objects. If you don't you have to change them both
in the properties window and in the parts browser to make materials stick. That
way they will render regardless of if an assembly is active or not.

 

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Message 46 of 93 (587 Views)

Re: Announcement concerning Discontinuation of Mechanical Desktop

11-14-2008 11:23 AM in reply to: sjbosley

We originally purchased upgrades every other
release but when one of our engineers started using IV we went to a subscription
program.

Bad point is if you read the Autodesk replies is
they will keep up activations for three years. What's going to happen after
that? No more installs even if you own the software. I'm not sure that's even
legal.

 

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ed.galicki
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Message 47 of 93 (587 Views)

Re: Announcement concerning Discontinuation of Mechanical Desktop

11-14-2008 12:23 PM in reply to: sjbosley
Right - so what doI do when I build my next computer and need to load annd run this software. Where do we hire someone to help - maybe mercenaries?
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coviepresb1647
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Registered: ‎09-26-2008
Message 48 of 93 (587 Views)

Re: Announcement concerning Discontinuation of Mechanical Desktop

12-02-2008 07:49 AM in reply to: sjbosley
I have used MDT and Inventor though not for a very long time. However, in using both, I believe that MDT is not superior to Inventor. I have also talked with my colleagues who have used both for a significantly longer time than I have, and they also believe that Inventor is superior to MDT. To create a simple model and drawing in Inventor is far more user friendly and easier in Inventor than MDT.
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Message 49 of 93 (587 Views)

Re: Announcement concerning Discontinuation of Mechanical Desktop

12-02-2008 07:51 AM in reply to: sjbosley
I am one of those who will not miss MDT or shed a tear over the discontinuation of MDT. Edited by: coviepresb1647 on Dec 2, 2008 2:23 PM
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Re: Announcement concerning Discontinuation of Mechanical Desktop

12-02-2008 08:57 AM in reply to: sjbosley

Simple is the operative term
here!
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