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RE: Visio IntelliCAD

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Dollar for dollar, I would be hard pressed not to recommend Autocad LT 97
first. The main reason for this is that there is no incompatibility issue
that I am aware of such as the need to swap hatch files in and out with
Intellicad (although automated). There were some very nice features in
Intellicad and the interface is friendly to those already familiar with
I don't believe that AutoDesk will ever reduce their price on AutoCad since
the program provides much more ability for customization and add-in support
that the less flexible LT version. I would, however, tend to say that LT is
as much as most engineering offices need to use.
Dennis Wish PE
La Quinta, California
ICQ# 6110557

"Silence is the virtue of fools."
Francis Bacon

|-----Original Message-----
|From: Jeff Smith [mailto:smthengr(--nospam--at)]
|Sent: Thursday, March 26, 1998 8:37 AM
|To: seaoc(--nospam--at)
|Subject: Visio IntelliCAD
|I just read the review of the beta version in Cadence magazine. I recall
|that Dennis Wish is a beta tester? I am curious how many folks out
|there who
|use ACAD are considering trying this out. For a small office,
|having to come
|up with ~$2,500 for each additional ACAD seat is quite a burden. If this
|software has  ACAD and dwg. compatibility that it claims, I would
|think this
|would eventually force ACAD to drastically reduce its prices (by $2100?,
|unlikely.) I understand that there is some compatibility problems and third
|party support issues, however, I still plan to try out a demo, maybe after
|the first release.
|Jeff Smith