CADDManager on March 20th, 2011

I am a big baseball fan.  I love to watch the games unfold.  I see the strategy and execution of the players and managers work and at times fail.  I see errors cause losses and luck initiate wins.  I see great teams come and go.  I see star players retire and new players replace them. [...]

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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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CADDManager on March 29th, 2010

I attended a blogger event last week hosted by Autodesk at the One Market street Gallery in San Francisco.  It was a gathering of bloggers and independent voices to see the newest release of AutoCAD.  I will be posting info that I gathered from the event and also discussing the impact of the 2011 releases [...]

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CADDManager on September 23rd, 2008

CAD Management: CAD Upgrades – Push and Pull Published in AUGI Hot News for September… There may not be a “perfect time” to move forward with an upgrade. Will there be a time when all of the positives draw you forward and none of the negatives are there to slow you down? Here are some [...]

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CADDManager on August 5th, 2008

I asked and you responded about your perspective on jumping up a release or Double Jumping.  You explained in the comments how you firm and you approach this question.  Now I would like to offer some of my advice on making this call…. When is the right time to upgrade your software release? Think about [...]

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CADDManager on July 23rd, 2008

I have heard a lot of talk from a lot of CAD Managers about skipping a release of software.  They have decided that it is better to not upgrade every time a software release comes out and have settled into a double jump process.  This means that they are not upgrading when a new release [...]

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CADDManager on July 16th, 2008

Having trouble with your AutoCAD version?  Do you think it might be a “bug”? Take a look at the full lists of “Updates & Services Packs” for AutoCAD. These are what Autodesk calls “Maintenance Releases”.  They use to be called Patches and before that Bug Fixes.  Now they have a more generic name. There are [...]

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CADDManager on April 7th, 2008

32-bit AutoCAD 2009 Running under Windows XP: Microsoft Windows XP SP2 operating system Intel® Pentium® 4.3 processor or AMD Athlon®, 3.0 GHz or greater – Dual core supported 2 GB RAM – 3GB Recommended 2.5 GB free hard disk space for installation 1024×768 VGA with true color Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 (SP1 or higher) DVD [...]

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CADDManager on April 6th, 2008

There is a pretty exhaustive list of what you need before installing AutoCAD 2009 posted by Shaan Hurley. Here is the crux of it… 32-bit AutoCAD 2009 Running under Windows XP: Microsoft Windows XP SP2 operating system Intel® Pentium® 4 processor or AMD Athlon®, 2.2 GHz or greater or Intel or AMD Dual Core processor, [...]

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