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T Jones
12/04/05 08:09 PM
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I started with Computervision (RIP) in 1979 as a demo jock, and was involved in the CAD industry until Dec 2002 at which time I moved away from engineering. I was totally disillusioned. The problem with the CAD vendors is that their first responsibility is to their shareholders and not to the customer. More gimmicks generate more sales, they all say they can do more than the competition and as a potential user you need XY and Z. As software has become more reliable, post sales support has improved, but your annual subscription is an easy way for the CAD vendors and VAR’s to generate a large income with little effort. I totally agree with Dave. Most CAD users don’t need the sophistication that CAD vendors now offer. So the question is, why don’t they provide a stripped down, basic, low cost version of their product? Simple, most of their sales would be for the simple product and they would not be able to generate income from training and telephone and internet support.

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*3D MCAD: Thoughts from an old timer   11/15/05 08:13 AM
.*From the other side of the fenceT Jones  12/04/05 08:09 PM
.*Re: From the other side of the fenceDave  01/18/06 08:30 PM
.*'3D MCAD: Thoughts from an old timer'Scott M.  11/27/05 07:51 PM
.*'3D MCAD: Thoughts from an old timer'Tom  11/21/05 10:44 PM
.*Machine DesignerScott M.  11/18/05 12:38 AM
.*From a reseller point of viewAdrian N  11/18/05 12:26 AM
.*Old TimeerRichie Williams  11/17/05 01:39 AM
.*Thoughts From an Old Timer in AustraliaRichard  11/16/05 05:17 PM
.*My opinion on IronCad and the CAD marketcaduser2  11/16/05 06:10 AM
.*3D MCAD: Thoughts from an old timerS Shaffer  11/16/05 05:02 AM
.*'3D MCAD: Thoughts from an old timer'Tom L  11/15/05 12:08 PM
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