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Wanderer
2010-06-15, 06:47 PM
AutoCAD Freestyle is a low-priced drawing application with a simplified user interface.

Check out the product page here:
http://autodesk.com/autocadfreestyle

I agree with the advertisements that say don't need extensive training to get going with it, and it even uses the .dwg extension like the other AutoCAD-based products.

Jimmy Bergmark reviews:
http://blog.jtbworld.com/2010/04/autocad-freestyle-released-2d-drawing.html

The Kung Fu Drafter exclaims:
http://www.kungfudrafter.com/frontpage/2010/4/25/cad-autodesk-releases-autocad-freestyle-diyers-rejoice.html

Dan Shrader reports the good and the drawbacks:
http://www.kungfudrafter.com/frontpage/2010/5/3/review-kung-fu-drafter-reviews-autocad-freestyle.html

Donnie Gladfelter observes:
http://www.thecadgeek.com/blog/tag/autocad-freestyle/

Brian Benton summarizes:
http://cadablog.blogspot.com/2010/04/check-out-new-design-tool-from-autodesk.html

(see also: http://www.augi.com/publications/augiworld/AUGIWorld%20JanFeb%2010%20lr.pdf pg. 44)

According to Scott Sheppard (http://labs.blogs.com/its_alive_in_the_lab/2010/04/autodesk-freestyle-graduates-from-technology-preview-status.html), it's only being sold in the US and Canada, and the product is only available in English language.

Oh, and it's worth mentioning that it's available for sale on Amazon.com (can you say 'customer reviews'?) (http://www.amazon.com/Autodesk-606122965571-AutoCAD-Freestyle/dp/B003HCA7GA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=software&qid=1276627595&sr=8-1)