CADDManager on July 29th, 2013

Last week Autodesk announced their intent to release training content under Creative Commons licensing.  This will make the released content FREE to those who chose to use/reuse it.  Some of the released content will be : Autodesk online help—Online help for many Autodesk products, including its embedded media such as images and help movies Autodesk [...]

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CADDManager on May 30th, 2013

Autodesk provides several Options for licensing their software.  Which one makes sense for you depends on the situation you are in.  There are four Options when you purchase the software: Stand Alone: For individuals or small to medium businesses requiring a specific number of users.  If you are a small office that has 6 people [...]

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CADDManager on May 23rd, 2013

Autodesk has often been in the name change business and that trend continues. AutoCAD WS is now called AutoCAD 360.  It brings it in line with other “360″ tools that Autodesk has like Autodesk 360, PLM 360, Sim 360, Fusion 360, BIM 360 and more. AutoCAD 360 is a free, easy-to-use mobile drawing and drafting [...]

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CADDManager on October 26th, 2012

Play games and Learn CAD… get your quarters ready… Over the last 15 years, Autodesk Research (formerly Alias Research) has been dedicated to providing a research environment striving to advance the fields of Computer Science. Based in downtown Toronto, Canada, the group is actively pursuing both academic and applied research goals. Many of the projects [...]

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CADDManager on September 12th, 2012

Autodesk has had a YouTube Channel for AutoCAD for some time. You may not have visited it before and I suggest you take some time to see what is there. You could start off with a few small business testimonies of how CAD technology is empowering the firms to make some really cool stuff. Check [...]

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CADDManager on March 26th, 2012

Much hoopla always surrounds the release of new software from Autodesk.  It is touted as having new features, new functions, new fixes and more.  With the new software comes greater focus on Autodesk products.  As such, the stock price advances. I wanted to compare the most highly spoken of stock in recent months to Autodesk [...]

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CADDManager on March 26th, 2012

I am traveling to San Francisco for the Autodesk Media Summit event.  Today is a travel day and the event takes place tomorrow and Wednesday morning. We will hear from Carl Bass, Autodesk CEO and other executives.  We will get a sneak peek and technical briefing on Autodesk products, interact with the development teams and [...]

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CADDManager on August 30th, 2010

Autodesk has been working behind the scenes to create something that has not been around for some time… AutoCAD on a Mac. In an official press release, Autodesk is announcing AutoCAD that “runs natively on Mac OS X and will increase choice of hardware for millions of users around the world. Autodesk also announced the [...]

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CADDManager on March 30th, 2010

Having been invited to the Autodesk launch event in San Francisco last week allowed me time to ponder what Autodesk is up to and where they are going.  Here are some reflections on the event and the state of Autodesk software development. 1.  Autodesk listens to its customers.  They pay close attention and they produce [...]

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