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Microsoft, Autodesk Lose Patent Case (MSNBC)

April 21st, 2006 No comments

Microsoft, Autodesk Lose Patent Case

From: MSNBC
Type: News Report

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ProgeCAD Professional 2006 v6.1.8 (ProgeSOFT)

April 21st, 2006 No comments

ProgeSOFT Releases ProgeCAD 2006 Professional, version 6.1.8

From: ProgeSOFT
Type: Press Release

Originally from CADwire.net: All CAD industry news

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CAD Schroer Releases STHENO/PRO v2.1 (CAD Schroer)

April 21st, 2006 No comments

CAD Schroer Announces Release of STHENO/PRO Version 2.1 and Launches Competitive Upgrade Offer for Users of other 2D Systems

From: CAD Schroer
Type: Press Release

Originally from CADwire.net: All CAD industry news

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progeSOFT Releases progeCAD 2006 LT, version 6.1.8

April 20th, 2006 No comments

progeCAD LT 2006 6.1.8 is Online !
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Como, Italy – April 18, 2006 – progeSOFT announced today progeCAD® 2006 LT v6.1.8, based on the new release of IntelliCAD® 6.1.

progeCAD 6.1.8 includes: improved DWG compatibility, enhanced Edit commands, improved Dimensions compatibility, better Cut and Paste reliability and a lot of minor bugfixes

progeCAD LT is a real and robust 2D/3D CAD engine derived from progeCAD 2006 Professional.

More infomation on our Professional Line products available here

progeCAD LT 2006 is for personal use only.

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Originally posted by ProgeSOFT from ProgeCAD LT 2006

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Too Skinny and Too Rich

April 18th, 2006 No comments

This is not about Carol Bartz, lame duck CEO of Autodesk. It could have been. She is rather svelte these days –and immensely rich. Another time. It’s more about AutoCAD 2007–the skinny little box it comes in makes me wonder how rich Autodesk wants to get.

All a software CEO has to do is wander into his/her shipping warehouse after a release and see skids of large boxes filled with tons of user manuals and reference guides. A lightbulb will go on, "Why not put all that documentation on disk!" Production and shipping costs are greatly reduced. The company adds to its bottom line and shareholders rejoice.

Well, to be fair, downsizing the the box is a general software trend. The recent editions of Microsoft Office ships in a little more than a CD holder. My first experience with opening a software box that cost thousands of dollars and getting a thin book, a CD and air was actually SolidWorks 95.

It used to be you got practically a bookshelf’s worth of books with AutoCAD. Talk about your thud factor. The immediate out-of-the-box experience was, "Wow, this is some serious software (to warrant all this documentation)." It was comforting, like you were getting your money’s worth. Plus, you could take the books with you places, highlight passages, bookmark them. You could throw them in your briefcase, read them in bed. Ok, maybe that was going too far. After several 12-step programs, I don’t do that anymore.

With AutoCAD 2007, you get a card that you have to fill out and send in before you get the User’s Guide. It’s free. Of course, this money-saving scheme would backfire if everyone did that. Autodesk is gambling that users actually prefer electronic documentation.

Autodesk retails for close to $4,000. But each box that goes out the warehouse door costs Autodesk only a few additional dollars. We are talking an enormous profit here. Autodesk made over $1.5 billion dollars last fiscal year and out of that, $329 million was profit. How much more would it add to each box to throw in some books? $10?

And what would that extra money spent in printing and shipping buy a software company? More than gratitude from old-fashioned book loving geezers like me. How about long term gains from less software piracy? If all a company is shipping is a CD, it creates an impression that there is little more to the product. A CD is easily duplicated. It costs less than a dollar to make an illegal copy. Printed matter costs a lot more. If I was an illegal user of AutoCAD, would I feel cheated because the legitimate users got some very impressive looking books on their shelves? Would I be more likely to buy a legitimate copy? Or, in a world in which CAD software always came with thick books, wouldn’t the software police (AKA the BSA, of which Autodesk is a member) know right away when they were in a hotbed of software piracy because of the complete absence of such books?

Originally posted by rtara from CAD Insider

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New CADWorx to Support AutoCAD 2007 (AECCafe.com)

April 18th, 2006 No comments

COADE Announces Release of COADE CADWORX 2007 to Support AutoCAD 2007

From: AECCafe.com
Type: Press Release

Originally from CADwire.net: All CAD industry news

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New Autodesk Revit Products Released

April 14th, 2006 No comments

The pre-release product betas for project code names "Bengal" Autodesk Revit Building 9 and "Pittsburgh" Autodesk Revit Structure 3 has now completed. The products are now shipping.
http://www.autodesk.com/revit

Thank you to the many Revit beta sites participating in the beta. Your feedback has been key to the products quality and features.

Sincerely,
Shaan Hurley

Originally posted by Shaan Hurley from Between the Lines

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SolidWorks 2007 to Incorporate Intelligence (DQ Channels)

April 13th, 2006 No comments

SolidWorks to Inject ‘Intelligence’ Into Its Next Release

From: DQ Channels
Type: News Report

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Archway, solidThinking Offer Bundle (MacNN.com)

April 12th, 2006 No comments

Archway, solidThinking Offer Bundle

From: MacNN.com
Type: News Report

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Shade 8.5 Announced (e frontier)

April 12th, 2006 No comments

Shade 8.5 Announced by e frontier

From: e frontier
Type: Press Release

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IQstudio 2.1 Released (Media Cybernetics)

April 11th, 2006 No comments

IQstudio 2.1 Offers Time-saving Tools for Developing Scientific Imaging Applications

From: Media Cybernetics
Type: Press Release

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Dotsoft Excel to CAD application

April 10th, 2006 No comments

DotSoft announces the fourth release of their low cost Excel to
CAD application.

This release brings numerous refinements to the table import, as well
as additional tools to automate AutoCAD & Excel connectivity. Core
improvements include column wrapping, conditional formatting, support
for images, charts, graphs, shapes, clipart, WordArt and controls.
Extended tools include Layer Reports, Table Export, and live editing
of block attributes in Excel.

On a related note, DotSoft reports that XL2CAD sales have exceeded
5000 seats worldwide.

See http://www.dotsoft.com for details. […] (read more on CADxp)

Originally from CADxp Info

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AccuRender 4.0 – Now Shipping

April 10th, 2006 No comments

AccuRender 4.0 – Now Shipping

Originally from CADwire.net: All CAD industry blurbs

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PointLineCAD

April 7th, 2006 No comments
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PowerCAM For SolidWorks Available (Solutionware)

April 6th, 2006 No comments

SolutionWare Partners Up with SolidWorks to create PowerCAM for Mazaks and G-code Machines

From: Solutionware
Type: Press Release

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AutoCAD 2007 e-Learning Lessons Now Available for Autodesk Subscription Customers!

April 5th, 2006 No comments

AutoCAD 2007 e-Learning Lessons Now Available for Autodesk Subscription Customers!

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Rasterex Releases RxViewServer R8.0 (Rasterex)

April 3rd, 2006 No comments

Rasterex Releases RxViewServer R8.0

From: Rasterex
Type: Press Release

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CADVenture Offers New Tools (PRWeb)

April 3rd, 2006 No comments

SolidWorks Reseller CADVenture Announces New Tools Including a Virtual Office for SolidWorks 3D CAD Subscription Customers

From: PRWeb
Type: Press Release

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