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SteveChestnut
2006-03-16, 01:40 PM
Hello,

Some people in my ofice are using DWG TrueView and are happy with it.
But the thing that could really help them a lot would be the ability to measure.
Anybody know if/when Autodesk might add this feature to DWG TrueView?

Regards,
Steve

Mike.Perry
2006-03-16, 01:56 PM
Hi

Nope! unless I have missed a new release ( quite possible ).

Plus, people testing any possible future releases of DWG TrueView are under NDAs.

Have a good one, Mike

rkmcswain
2006-03-16, 11:24 PM
I seriously doubt it, since that would cut into usage of the DWF Composer, which is being highly marketed right now.

SteveChestnut
2006-03-17, 11:54 AM
Thank you both for your replies,

I hope that if Autodesk is reading this they'll take a minute to consider my request.
To me there's a need for DWFs and a simple DWG viewer. We use the viewer in house.
I have a group of engineering users who have a casual need to call up DWGs from our server to check on work in progress.
DWG TrueView is great for this. It saves us from having to "publish" within our own system.

There are a lot of 3rd party DWG viewers out there, and we've used several, but DWG TrueView is my favorite.
It has the look and feel of AutoCAD. My users like it.
If Autodesk would add the ability to measure to this product it would be perfect.

Thank you again,
Steve

rkmcswain
2006-03-17, 11:59 AM
I hope that if Autodesk is reading this they'll take a minute to consider my request.


A) they are not
B) doubtful




I have a group of engineering users who have a casual need to call up DWGs from our server to check on work in progress.
DWG TrueView is great for this.


We have the exact same situation here. The ability to perform linear and area measurements are all we need added also.

Maybe they will surprise us though....

Mike.Perry
2006-03-17, 12:07 PM
I hope that if Autodesk is reading this they'll take a minute to consider my request.
A) they are not
B) doubtfulHi

Regarding what is written here on AUGI.com - People might be pleasantly surprised, exactly what Autodesk does read and consider...

Have a good one, Mike

rkmcswain
2006-03-17, 12:22 PM
Regarding what is written here on AUGI.com - People might be pleasantly surprised, exactly what Autodesk does read and consider...


Interesting.
Can you provide any examples, other than the AUGI 'official' wishlist?
Are there 'deskers out there scanning the AUGI forums looking for ideas and suggestions?
Are these 'deskers able to implement the changes?

I still contend this isn't a case of 'missing features' that may be later added by customer request, but rather that measuring tools were intentionally omitted in order to push DWF composer use/sales.

If measuring ability were added, we would buy a few dozen copies even if the cost was a few hundred US dollers/seat. However I'm sure that Autodesk thought of this and their market reseach determined that it wouldn't sell.

We wouldn't even mind buying the $US199 DWF Composer, but we are not going to worry about syncing our DWG files with DWF files so that DWF viewers are always reading the current file.

Of course, hopefully I'm completely wrong and DWG TrueView 3 will still be FREE and include measuring capability.

Wanderer
2006-03-17, 05:28 PM
while I have tried, and decently liked True View, I still have my users on Bentley View (http://www.bentley.com/en-US/Products/Bentley+View/) here, another free download, just not from autodesk. These guys aren't autocad users.


There are a lot of 3rd party DWG viewers out there, and we've used several, but DWG TrueView is my favorite.
It has the look and feel of AutoCAD. My users like it.
If Autodesk would add the ability to measure to this product it would be perfect.

Thank you again,
Steve

rkmcswain
2006-03-18, 11:21 AM
while I have tried, and decently liked True View, I still have my users on Bentley View (http://www.bentley.com/en-US/Products/Bentley+View/) here, another free download, just not from autodesk. These guys aren't autocad users.

I think we have discussed this before. My "viewer users" are all AutoCAD trained and could not stand Bentley View. They chose to give up measuring ability (for now) rather than use BV.

Wanderer
2006-03-20, 05:10 PM
~nods~ Yep. Different strokes for different folks. Each person has to decide what works for their particular office.
I think we have discussed this before. My "viewer users" are all AutoCAD trained and could not stand Bentley View. They chose to give up measuring ability (for now) rather than use BV.

Wanderer
2006-05-16, 05:31 PM
;) just had one of the users call me up today, begging me for something other than bentley viewer. this is really my first complaint about it (we've been using it deptartment-wide since 2005 came out), but, this guy has used acad in the past. So, I sent him a link to the True viewer and told him to tell me how he likes it, and how long he can go without having to measure something.
I think we have discussed this before. My "viewer users" are all AutoCAD trained and could not stand Bentley View. They chose to give up measuring ability (for now) rather than use BV.

rkmcswain
2006-05-16, 06:20 PM
So, I sent him a link to the True viewer

I was able to deploy silently to dozens of users - if you get to that point, let me know if want some tips



and how long he can go without having to measure something.

That will be the key. DTV is just that, a viewer....

Wanderer
2006-05-16, 10:47 PM
not in this job, my friend... I only have admin login rights to the acad pc's on the campus (3 in addition to my own)... the guys on the viewers are under the domain of the corporate IT guys and they 'can't' give me that sort of control ~cough~even if I did know how to use it~cough~

~nods~
I was able to deploy silently to dozens of users - if you get to that point, let me know if want some tips

That will be the key. DTV is just that, a viewer....

SteveChestnut
2006-05-17, 11:57 AM
Hello Melanie,

Just wanted to let you know that Bentley View will not be able to open AutoCAD 2007 DWG files. You'll need to have a Plan B handy for when you start getting 2007 DWGs.

Take care,
Steve

rkmcswain
2006-05-17, 01:35 PM
Just wanted to let you know that Bentley View will not be able to open AutoCAD 2007 DWG files.

It shouldn't be long until that is fixed.
http://www.opendesign.com/dwg2007update.asp

Wanderer
2006-05-17, 05:10 PM
Believe me, I thought of that, and I have no plans to update any software for that, or my LT users, I'll be staying with 2004 file format in my office.

thanks. :)


Hello Melanie,

Just wanted to let you know that Bentley View will not be able to open AutoCAD 2007 DWG files. You'll need to have a Plan B handy for when you start getting 2007 DWGs.

Take care,
Steve