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Mark

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open source CAD application that supports other OS's
« on: September 29, 2004, 07:02:48 AM »
I'm going with 'good' on this one.

Can you imagine:

a CAD package that has say, Perl or Python built in;

(given the knowledge) of actually being able to change the source code and recompile the CAD package yourself;

not having to worry about your client not being able to open your drawing file because they have an old version of the software;

bug fixes that can be fixed in a matter of hours.
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Re: open source CAD application that supports other OS's
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2004, 07:18:55 AM »
Are you writing on GNUCad, Mark?  :)

What do you mean with 'not having to worry about your client not being able to open your drawing file because they have an old version of the software'?
My experience tells me that any file format that uses structures beyond 255 different arrays of 8 bit cannot be static, so I would rephrase it to '.. because versions that can are readily available'

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Re: open source CAD application that supports other OS's
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2004, 07:41:53 AM »
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Can you imagine:
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bug fixes that can be fixed in a matter of hours.
Some hack re-defining the relationship between PI and the diameter of a circle and buggering up all the arc dims???

SMadsen

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« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2004, 07:44:18 AM »
I think Mark said 'bug fixes' not 'bug implementations'  :D

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« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2004, 07:46:32 AM »
would autodesk allow DWG support?

I read somewhere they are suing a company that has implemented DWG support into their cad package.
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Re: open source CAD application that supports other OS's
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2004, 07:46:49 AM »
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Are you writing on GNUCad, Mark?  :)

I *wish* I had that kind of knowledge. No, I'm afraid not.

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What do you mean with 'not having to worry about your client not being able to open your drawing file because they have an old version of the software'?
My experience tells me that any file format that uses structures beyond 255 different arrays of 8 bit cannot be static, so I would rephrase it to '.. because versions that can are readily available'

Agreed, poor use of words on my part. I was referring to the old problem of "my client has R10 and I have 2004" ..........

Thanks Mr. Madsen.
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