All Posts by Lance Maidlow

Autodesk is No Longer Customer Focused

Many Civil 3D users were surprised to learn that Civil 3D 2017 is not backward compatible to earlier versions nor is Civil 3D 2018.  This hurts many firms who are forced to upgrade their software. Dave Simeone, Senior Product Manager – AutoCAD Civil 3D, gave the following explanation for Autodesk’s rationale for not maintaining backward compatibility.“Civil […]

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Wondering How Much You Can Save With BricsCAD?

Wondering How Much You Can Save with BricsCAD Autodesk has moved to a subscription (rental) model.  Although this approach is common for new cloud based solutions, will it be accepted by AutoCAD users who are accustomed to owning their desktop software? The chart above shows the savings that AutoCAD rental customers can achieve over a 5 year period(based […]

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What Will You Do When Autodesk Abandons DWG?

The thought of Autodesk abandoning DWG never really occurred to me until I read Ralph Grabowski’s interview with Neil Peterson – President of the ODA (Open Design Alliance).  The ODA  is an organization of 1280 firms that support the development of the Teigha toolkit to allow members to read and write DWG files amongst others. […]

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