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There is something in the brain that adapts itself to whichever keyboard we use long-term. In my Typing 9 class (1971), touch typing was called "the fingers memorizing the locations of the keys."
When marketeers edit US political Webzine Politico and other American news organizations are getting into hot water after emails released by WikiLeaks showed that American media outlets sent previews of articles to the Democratic National Committee: Politico admits reporter Kenneth... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at WorldCAD Access
The Logitech site shows G610 available with Brown or Red, and I am pretty sure I saw Red on the box before I threw it out (into recycling, of course).
I suppose you can install anything you want in the spare PCI slot -- solid state drive, graphics board... It just needs to meet the specs of the slot, and the physical constraints inside the case.
Subs and clouds During last week's conference call with financial analysts, executives from Dassault Systemes described the timeline for Solidworks subscriptions and the cloud. Note that both are optional for customers. Here are quotations: Yes, we are introducing subscription with... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at WorldCAD Access
"Jim, you're going to need to add water." PTC ceo James Heppelmann on how augmented reality could help the company make more revenues: A lot of people are saying that AR [augmented reality] and AR hardware is the next-generation mobile... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at WorldCAD Access
Gingerly Whereas Dassault Systemes and Autodesk are going whole-hog into cloudifying their software, major competitors Siemens PLM Software and PTC are being cautious. They understand that CAD is a desktop program, not a tethered-to-the-Internet app. When PTC ceo James Heppleman... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at WorldCAD Access
I'll try the brown one, after I get my head out from under the water
I find I type even faster with this mechanical keyboard during telephone interviews now, but you are right: the clacking is annoying when on the phone!
It's in the gaming software I only ever buy keyboards and mice from Logitech, because the quality is excellent and I know what to expect. SetPoint, right? 'Tis not the case for its G-series keyboards, where the G is short... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2016 at WorldCAD Access
Thank you for the overview of mechanical key systems. I went foolishly into the store, thinking they were all the same, and was puzzled by one Logitech keyboard was called Red, another Brown, when clearly they all were black!
Logitech G610 I came back from vacation to find the S and K keys no longer working on my Logitech Illuminated Keyboard (yip, that's the model number). As a professional writer and touch typist, I need a good keyboard under... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2016 at WorldCAD Access
Issue #901 by Ralph Grabowski Biplab Sarkar was just three weeks in his new position as ceo of Vectorworks when I interviewed him in Chicago during the 2016 Vectorworks Design Summit. He’s been with the company for 16 years, previously... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2016 at upFront.eZine News Archives
Issue #907 by Ralph Grabowski with Jesse Blankenship The idea for Generate came from Jesse Blankenship's initial interest in generative design for architectural structures: could buildings be designed automatically based on criteria of goal-based design, such as layouts of open... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2016 at upFront.eZine News Archives
There is a price war going on as Autodesk tries to fend off Onshape, and that affects their competitors as well.
Toggle Commented Jun 27, 2016 on Guided tour through ArcSite at WorldCAD Access
Issue #905 by Ralph Grabowski with Cody Armstrong Thing is, people don't have to use Onshape. There is freeCAD and cheapCAD, and really expensive CAD that your employer requires you to use. And until Onshape programmers implement an offline mode,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2016 at upFront.eZine News Archives
Part of the wholesale drive to subscription enforcement is to tackle piracy. Illegal copies won't run for more than those 30 days -- or at all.
The "no Internet, 30 days to play" spin is a diversion from the more serious issue: "no pay, no play" with Desktop Subscription. Right when the next recession hits (projected for later this year or next), your company can't afford the next $1,680 Autodesk wants out of you for for every license.
Programming inside Onshape We have an interview with Onshape about their new FeatureScript programming language coming up in Monday's upFront.eZine newsletter. In the meantime, here are ten things to know about the new FeatureScript programming language from Onshape: 10. It... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2016 at WorldCAD Access
Issue #904 Book by Craig Smith; review by Ralph Grabowski When I bought my new car four years ago, it was 11 years old. I had spent a year thinking about what I wanted. Out of the universe of world... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2016 at upFront.eZine News Archives
Mathematician and programmer C3D Labs this year celebrates the 20th anniversary of its C3D geometric kernel. So to celebrate the anniversary, the firm is interviewing its staff. The second interview is with Alexander Alakhverdyants, and conducted by C3D product manager... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2016 at WorldCAD Access
There is a theory of organization development that all organizations begin by serving the customer, but by 25 years or so, the organization changes orientation to become inward looking -- its reason for existence changes to meet the on-going existence of the organization, whether or not it has any reason to still exist. This theory applies to ones that are for-profit and non-profit.
Autodesk has figured out its workaround for your plan: if you are on maintenance (that's the annual subscription you pay with permanent licenses to get upgrades and support included), if you ever go off maintenance, you can never get back on. Once off maintenance, your options are: - stay off forever. - switch to making those annual subscription payments, which are designed to be more expensive than maintenance.
Toggle Commented May 24, 2016 on No Pay, No Play at WorldCAD Access
To answer your question: "Every time you open the software will it check online the license?" Yes. In fact, it does this already -- as of AutoCAD 2015, to the best of my knowledge.
There are two sets of numbers and two sets of sources discussed here. Mr Eden refers to the number of new subscribers from all sources, using a press release from Autodesk as his reference. This is fair. This blog entry, however, discusses a somewhat different topic, specifically a subset of those new subscribers -- those who were permanent license holders -- and quotes Mr Bass as its source. (We always provide a link to the original source material so that our readers are able to check the context for themselves.)