This is Ralph Grabowski's Typepad Profile.
Join Typepad and start following Ralph Grabowski's activity
Join Now!
Already a member? Sign In
Ralph Grabowski
Recent Activity
Dassault Systemes publishes the minimum system requiresments on The DraftSight Web site -> http://www.3ds.com/fileadmin/PRODUCTS-SERVICES/DRATFSIGHT/PDF/End-User-FAQ-DraftSight.pdf
The publisher of these books -- "AutoCAD Illustrated Quick Reference" and "Using AutoCAD" -- went into bankruptcy protection two years ago, and when it emerged, it cancelled its entire line of CAD books, saying it could no longer make money in that market.
Image
Wellington, New Zealand (August, 2003) Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at WorldCAD Access
upFront.eZine #841 Happy New Year! Welcome back to another year of upFront.eZine. It's hard to believe that our newsletter is turning 20 this year, what with the first issue that was emailed out on 1 May 1995. The very first... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at upFront.eZine News
Image
Issue #842 In this week's issue of upFront.eZine newsletter, we have for you: Can We Trust DWGs Displayed by AutoCAD 360? Ralph Grabowski checks how well the newly-released AutoCAD 360 for Windows 8 displays DWG files created by desktop AutoCAD.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2015 at WorldCAD Access
Image
Triple symmetry Ceiling of train station in Tokyo, Japan 23 March 2014 Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2015 at WorldCAD Access
Image
Command equality for all OSes When some years ago software companies like Bricsys and Graebert re-launched their CAD software, they did so with multiple operating systems in mind. The old mindset of writing programs using Microsoft's convenient programming and user... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2015 at WorldCAD Access
I believe it is possible to run Generic CADD in a DOS window. I found instructions on this forum, although I did not test them to see if they work: http://www.vogons.org/viewtopic.php?t=28148
Toggle Commented Jan 15, 2015 on Running Generic CADD in 2013 at WorldCAD Access
Image
1. It's free. AutoCAD 360 for Windows 8 running on Windows 10 Preview 2. The free version has fewer functions, reduced file size limits, and cannot start new (blank) drawings. To get more functions, you pay Autodesk $50 or $100... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2015 at WorldCAD Access
Issue #841 Welcome back to another year of upFront.eZine. It's hard to believe that our newsletter is turning 20 this year, what with the first issue that was emailed out on 1 May 1995. In this week's issue of upFront.eZine... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2015 at WorldCAD Access
There are many scenarios in how customers use software. Which is why Autodesk is better to provide choice, rather than remove choices.
The assumption is: a perpetual license means that the software is purchased once, and then is for perpetuity -- or for as long as the customer wishes. Plenty of AutoCAD users are happy using old versions of the software, as it is sufficient for getting their work done. Much of the emphasis in the latest releases are not of interest to most users, such as multi-million point cloud processing, non-precise mesh modeling, or frantic changes to the user interface.
More revenue from subs Autodesk is thinking about eliminating perpetual licensing within the next two years (starting first with AutoCAD LT). Paying repeatedly is more expensive than paying once, of course. As I remind my kids, by buying a $70... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2015 at WorldCAD Access
Image
Kinda handy, as it turns out A couple of years ago, I bought one of the very first smartwatches. It was made by Sony, communicated with Android phones, and cost $99. I bought it from England through eBay, as the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2015 at WorldCAD Access
Image
6th Edition It's almost hard to believe that I've written and updated 22 books on BricsCAD, and today I'm pleased to announce that #23 is available from the Bricsys Web site. BricsCAD V15 for AutoCAD Users tells you just about... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2015 at WorldCAD Access
FileApartment does not specifically support CAD formats, while TeamViewer does. For this reason, it cannot be "a better solution," as commenter ABC writes.
In the publishing industry, we call the content of the video a "puff piece," because it provides no useful information beyond the vendor's own marketing materials.
Pink Floyd-ish
Creativity by Hipgnosis As I was buying a copy of Pink Floyd's newest album at the local store, the young sales clerk stared at the DVD-sized package for a few moments. Finally, she asked me, "Is this a movie or... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2014 at WorldCAD Access
Open Design Alliance's Teigha Cloud 4.0.1 beta Press releases from Open Design Alliance are important, because they tell us today what AutoCAD workalikes like IntelliCAD, BricsCAD, and ARES (DraftSight, CorelCAD) are going to be doing tomorrow. ODA's API is called... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2014 at WorldCAD Access
Image
It depends on the direction I love checking numbers, and so I was interested when Dell joined Autodesk in announcing a new study. It said that you would be more efficient if you just would spend more money with them.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2014 at WorldCAD Access
AutoCAD's first 3D parametric modeller As I researched for an article that will appear in the January 12, 2015 issue of upFront.eZine, I was racking my brain about an Autodesk MCAD product called "Designer." I knew it existed briefly, but... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2014 at WorldCAD Access
Image
September 9, 2009 Hard to believe that it's been five years since I visited Russia. Here's a photo I snapped of riders on the Moscow subway. Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2014 at WorldCAD Access
Issue #840 Some subscribers noted that I haven't kept up with an annual feature in which I wrote about the books I've read. Here we return with this year's list. "The Net Delusion: The Dark Side of Internet Freedom" by... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2014 at WorldCAD Access
Issue #839 In this week's issue of upFront.eZine newsletter, : It's Time to Declare browserCAD in a Deep Funk [This article is expanded from one first posted Nov 20 on WorldCAD Access.] Oh, and readers keep responding to our article... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2014 at WorldCAD Access