Posted by kenkuhlman on September 28, 1999 at 07:15:33:
In Reply to: Re: Market Share posted by gary veasy on September 26, 1999 at 18:41:03:
After reading all your comments I have come to the conclusion, if Powercadd is the best CAD there is if I were Alan I would stay with hand drafting. Considering time and especially money, Gary why do you use a computer rather than hand-drafting?
My comments about what drafting app. were from informal interviews I have had with architects. Alan, bottom line is check out every application you can. See what works for you. This could take months. It was extremely painful for a small company like us. Like Kevin said all CAD apps do not do exactly what is advertized on the box. Also you run into fanatics like Gary especially on the Mac side.
I have tried every 3D app out there and we came up with the unique combo of DW, Photoshop and Painter. This method took about a year to figure out. There was nothing off the self that our costomers liked the look of. We used Radiance which does a pretty good job and however most of the images were rejected.
If you can wait awhile Apple is coming out with the incredible 500 mhz G4 so if you stick with the Wintel I would imagine soon they will come out with just as incredible machine also.