Thursday, July 27, 2006
Autodesk digital signatures
If you try to run this patch, Windows complains about "unknown publisher" and you have to confirm manually that this file is really from Autodesk (and they just forgot to sign it) and hope that the file has not been tampered with on the way to you...
Autodesk, please sign you work, especially that published over the internet.
Friday, July 21, 2006
Dynamic text fields in AutoCAD LT
See - Dynamic text fields even in AutoCAD LT.
Wednesday, July 12, 2006
Can we expect free AutoCAD?
In the current situation, there are the free trial versions (time limited) and the student versions/licenses (free in many countries). But Autodesk offers also free PLE (Personal Learning Edition) versions of several Alias applications (Maya, AiasStudio). At the same time, several CAD vendors are offering free versions of their 2D and 3D software.
I'd infer that it makes sense for Autodesk to have a free PLE version of AutoCAD, limited only in terms of its license plus probably a plot-stamp and DWG-stamp (and of course protected by a soft-lock mechanism).