The Red Asterix

Yesterday I posted a scandalous looking article titled “Is Autodesk Promoting IntelliCAD?“. Of course, I do not think they are, but the little devil in me couldn’t resist. Sorry, Scott. No hard feelings.

Scott has since revamped the post. I hope he didn’t get into too much trouble with Carl Bass.

But I was not the only one. Another blogger, decided to crucify Scott as well. His post, “Autodesk And ODA, Partners?” resulted in a clarification from Scott as to which companies were Autodesk Partners and which were not. True, there is no red asterix next to the OpenDesign Alliance name. But I did find a red asterix next to Dr. DWG, a company which reverse engineers the DWG format and provides libraries similar to ODA.

But then this may very well go to prove Scott’s point that DWG and DWF and two entirely different things.

Anyways, the DWF Partner List is quite impressive. I hope to add SYCODE to that list soon, hopefully with a red asterix.

  • R.K. McSwain

    The intent wasn’t to crucify, only to make reference to an unusual situation. 🙂

  • R.K. McSwain

    The intent wasn’t to crucify, only to make reference to an unusual situation. 🙂

  • Scott

    Let me clarify the partner list. My intent is to show that DWF is not limited to just Autodesk. Anyone can download the DWF Toolkit and use it for free. It’s same C++ code and specification that we use for our products. Version 7.3 of the DWF Toolkit has been available for months, but the Autodesk products that use this version have not even shipped yet. Some people download teh DFW Toolkit and develop on their own. When they email me or I see a press release where a product supports DWF, I add it to the list. Other companies are members of our Autodesk Developer Network. They work with us to develop DWF-based products. Recall that I did spend a year as a DWF Technical Evangelist. I worked with these companies. The red asterisk is itended to signify which companies we are working with and which ones we are not. In teh case of Dr. DWG, that is just a copy/paste error in my list. Thank you for catching my clerical error which I have corrected.

  • Scott

    Let me clarify the partner list. My intent is to show that DWF is not limited to just Autodesk. Anyone can download the DWF Toolkit and use it for free. It’s same C++ code and specification that we use for our products. Version 7.3 of the DWF Toolkit has been available for months, but the Autodesk products that use this version have not even shipped yet. Some people download teh DFW Toolkit and develop on their own. When they email me or I see a press release where a product supports DWF, I add it to the list. Other companies are members of our Autodesk Developer Network. They work with us to develop DWF-based products. Recall that I did spend a year as a DWF Technical Evangelist. I worked with these companies. The red asterisk is itended to signify which companies we are working with and which ones we are not. In teh case of Dr. DWG, that is just a copy/paste error in my list. Thank you for catching my clerical error which I have corrected.

  • Scott

    With regard to the revamping of my article, that was my own doing. People were getting the wrong idea. The point of the article was that we hit the 100th DWF company mark. I saw a press release. IntelliCAD just happen to be the one. I’m not so stupid as to want to promote IntelliCAD on my blog. I’m just stupid enough to word my posting about the 100th DWF company that it came out that way. You are correct in that DWG and DWF are really different.

  • Scott

    With regard to the revamping of my article, that was my own doing. People were getting the wrong idea. The point of the article was that we hit the 100th DWF company mark. I saw a press release. IntelliCAD just happen to be the one. I’m not so stupid as to want to promote IntelliCAD on my blog. I’m just stupid enough to word my posting about the 100th DWF company that it came out that way. You are correct in that DWG and DWF are really different.