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    Question AutoCAD LT 2008 Impressions

    We've just had AutoCAD LT 2008 installed on our network and it has an impressions tool bar which should create sketch effect drawings useful for planning applications etc..
    However when our IT manager tried to get the 200MB download it was not available in the UK.

    Does anyone know when it will be.

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    Default Re: AutoCAD LT 2008 Impressions

    Are you sure?

    From this page

    "This offer is valid only in Australia, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. This technology preview is subject to the terms and conditions of the license agreement that accompanies this software."


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    Default Re: AutoCAD LT 2008 Impressions

    There's a napkin sketch tool in ACA/ADT which can produce a hand drawn effect. Does this not exist in vanilla CAD or Lt?
    If not, why not, it doesn't really have anything to do with ACA/ADT.

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    Default Re: AutoCAD LT 2008 Impressions

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve.Sanderson(UK)
    There's a napkin sketch tool in ACA/ADT which can produce a hand drawn effect. Does this not exist in vanilla CAD or Lt?
    If not, why not, it doesn't really have anything to do with ACA/ADT.
    There is no napkin sketch tool in ACA/ADT. See JB's link, Impression is an add-on for AutoCAD 08, AFAIK

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaberwok
    Are you sure?

    From this page

    "This offer is valid only in Australia, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. This technology preview is subject to the terms and conditions of the license agreement that accompanies this software."


    Not that I've tried it.
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    Thanks a million for the link. Unfortunately, unless I get repatriated in the near future, I won't be able to benefit from it. It's not valid here in France.
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    Default Re: AutoCAD LT 2008 Impressions

    Is this a time limited trial of Impression? I can't really tell from the website?

    Quote Originally Posted by BrenBren
    There is no napkin sketch tool in ACA/ADT. See JB's link, Impression is an add-on for AutoCAD 08, AFAIK
    Errr.... yes there is, but it's not like Impression it is similar to Squiggle if anyone remebers that. I was on the Beta testing for Impression it's a superb program.
    Last edited by H'Angus; 2007-08-02 at 03:59 PM.

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    Default Re: AutoCAD LT 2008 Impressions

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve.Sanderson(UK)
    Is this a time limited trial of Impression? I can't really tell from the website?

    Errr.... yes there is, but it's not like Impression it is similar to Squiggle if anyone remebers that. I was on the Beta testing for Impression it's a superb program.
    Did I actually type that. What I meant to type was there is no Napkin tool in vanilla AutoCAD. I knew that it was there in ADT. Honest, I did.

    Apologies for the confusion, and thanks for setting me straight, Steve.
    Last edited by BrenBren; 2007-08-02 at 04:48 PM.

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    Default Re: AutoCAD LT 2008 Impressions

    Quote Originally Posted by BrenBren
    Did I actually type that. What I meant to type was there is no Napkin tool in vanilla AutoCAD. I knew that it was there in ADT. Honest, I did.

    Apologies for the confusion, and thanks for setting my straight, Steve.
    Haha, no apologies are necessary, it doesn't take much to confuse me at the best of times


    Just that we use the napkin sketch quite a bit for planning type drawings and it seems a bit odd to me that it's included in ADT/ACA but not in Vanilla Cad when you consider the fact that it doesn't really have much to do with any ADT specific commands or objects etc.

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    Default Re: AutoCAD LT 2008 Impressions

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve.Sanderson(UK)
    Just that we use the napkin sketch quite a bit for planning type drawings and it seems a bit odd to me that it's included in ADT/ACA but not in Vanilla Cad when you consider the fact that it doesn't really have much to do with any ADT specific commands or objects etc.
    Only that engineering types like their drawings accurate, not pretty.
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    Default Re: AutoCAD LT 2008 Impressions

    Quote Originally Posted by jaberwok
    Only that engineering types like their drawings accurate, not pretty.
    Bada bing bada boom We Archies have to be able to lie and bamboozle the planners from time to time

    On a serious note though, Impression allows you to link to a CAD file a bit like an xref, so if you make changes to a dwg the impression file will update where as other methods including non-Autodesk products that I've come across to get a hand drawn look don't, so can become time consuming if changes are required (and they normally are).

    I played around a lot with Impression on the Beta programme and really love it, it is so easy to pick up and learn, but I can't persuade our office to invest in a copy. That's why I ask is this just a 30 day trial type thing or a watered down free version? I shall download and see

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