Joe Mattei wrote: ↑
Sun Jul 18, 2021 10:49 pm
I'm glad people are pursuing alternatives like HighDesign. Whatever works for you... but I bet quite a few of us are not that far from retirement... And personally, I'll not be spending time learning another CAD program to take to retirement with me. And I won't be trying to use nutty workarounds. I'd rather spend time with my grandchildren. So, I will keep plugging along with my obsolete CAD and my obsolete large format printer until the time I take the shingle down and toss all of the obsolete technology into the dumpster. I will look back and appreciate what PC has given me over the years! Thank you Stanley family and Alfred too! It has been a good run. I have no regrets going with Apple and PowerCadd. I would do it again.
I think we're the last generation who learned technical drawing by hand and then made the transition to computers. So, so much of what Alfred has done makes computer drawing intuitive for those whose mental approach was formed when they used pencils to draw.
Current drafting mentality is much more database-oriented than graphic-oriented, and folks seem to see value in parametrics, perhaps folks whose experience with real-world construction is limited, who don't understand that drawings are a means to an end, not an end in themselves. Virtual reality is amazing, but it has very little to do with Real-reality.
I am sad to see the development of PowerCADD suspended, but, while it is not perfect (and I do have a list of improvements I would love to see) it is as good as I need it to be.
I have yet to see a single post from someone who identifies a specific must-have feature in the next generation of hard/software from Apple. Not a single one.