Missing Menu Madness

One of my many complaints about about the CUI system introduced in AutoCAD 2006 is that it’s not very friendly to third party developers. In my opinion, it’s not very friendly to end users either, but I digress… One example of the unfriendly CUI is the case where a third party application installs a partial …

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Design File Locking and Snake Oil Security

The increased sharing of electronic CAD data (ala BIM) holds a lot of promise, but it also exposes companies and individuals to additional liability and risk. This additional risk is coming into focus more and more as actual cases of costly legal battles confront engineers and architects. The June 2008 AUGI wishlist results contain “Design …

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