9-December-08. What an
amazing year we've had. 2008 has been our most expansive year
ever and at a time when everything around us has been collapsing
inward. The so called "Credit Crisis" has certainly
meant some of our clients have been doing it tough this year
and some have even closed their doors completely. At the same
time however, we have more new clients than we have ever had
so we figure we must be doing something right and intend making
sure that we keep on doing it! Part of doing it right is helping
you in your business to find better ways of saving money and
we're doing something right
and intend to keep on doing it!"
This newsletter brings more opportunities for you and your
business to save money than ever before. You'll notice new and
cheaper products that can replace your existing costly programs
or processes, new and cheaper training to get you more productive
faster and for less, and a whole new look web site that we hope
you will find more useful and even more friendly to use.
your horizons and succeed
beyond your accountants dreams!"
The staff and team at CAD International wish you the very
best and safest Christmas ever. We trust you'll find peace and
joy in every moment, and in the lead up to Christmas and in the
New Year we hope you will take advantage of every opportunity
to expand your horizons and succeed beyond your accountants dreams!
Out With the Old....
9-December-08. Looks like
the time is right to make some changes. When times are tough
every dollar counts and if you own a business that's been loyal
to a particular USA brand of CAD you already know the investment
you've made with them and may be feeling a little less than excited
with the value you've received in recent times. Something is
about to change...
...For the first time ever CAD International is able to offer
a real alternative to AutoCAD that is 100% DWG file compatible
and will solidly run your LiSP or ARX applications unlike any
other AutoCAD clone software that has ever been on the market.
We have tested this software with our very own StrucPLUS application
and have given it the big thumbs-up.
given it the big thumbs-up"
Bricscad may be a strange name to choose for this alternative
to the worlds most popular CAD software, but is derived from
the European company that develop the software, Bricsys. The
founders of Bricsys are passionate about changing the face of
the CAD market, and from the speed at which companies in Europe
and the USA are adopting this software they may realise their
goals sooner than anticipated.
Bricscad differs significantly from all other DWG natives
such as IntelliCAD, ProgeCAD or ZWCAD in that a staggering amount
of behind the scenes work has taken place to allow existing LiSP
and ARX applications to run seamlessly, just as if they were
running on AutoCAD with little or no change to the code. The
interface has also been recoded to make the transition from AutoCAD
to Bricscad virtually seamless.
transition from AutoCAD to Bricscad virtually seamless"
Additionally this software comes with real human support and
assistance locally as well as globally. Priced at about 10% of
the cost of AutoCAD we think you're going to love this software.
If you're already an AutoCAD user you will find Bricscad totally
natural to use as it looks and feels extremely like AutoCAD.
17-December-08. It is
amazing how few people know the consequences of running illegal
software. If caught the fines can often cripple a company and
bring it to its knees. Autodesk have been very successful at
bringing hefty prosecution to corporates large and small who
have either wittingly or unwittingly installed 'copies' of their
software throughout their organisation.
is, get legal"
With the consequences and the pressures this brings to one's
mind, the message for business owners is to 'get legal'. If you
are running an illegal copy of CAD software, whether it be AutoCAD,
AutoCAD LT or any other, now might be the right time to avoid
getting caught and it may not be as expensive as you thought.
In fact we can get you legal licenses of CAD from as little as
$795 per 'seat'. Check
it out now.
RealCAD v6 coming...
is our most popular CAD software due to its ease of use, ease
of learning and powerful tool sets and early next year we look
forward to seeing some amazing new tools that will have you drooling!
We can't say too much just yet but imagine combining the rapid
3D sketching ability of programs like Sketchup with the powerful
drafting, modelling and rendering abilities of a professional
CAD software all in the one product.
Express your interest in this new release by email
to us now and we will put you on the advanced knowledge
list. You will even be able to enrol as a beta tester of
the new product.
10-December-08. The new
developments in the next version of RealCAD will unleash a massive
improvement in the ease of 3D modelling and presentation for
RealCAD based software such as LANDWorksCAD, RealCAD Insider,
Complete Architect and more. RealCAD is already one of the top
modellers in 3D when it comes to ease of use, this will probably
make it the best in its class and it will certainly be unique.
If you are an annual
Support Subscriber you will be able to take advantage of
the benefits of the new upgrade when released at 50% off the
regular upgrade price.
Moving Your License
12-December-08. All RealCAD
based software licenses may now be moved from one machine to
another without the need for complicated procedures or emabarassing
phone calls to explain why or the writing of statutory declarations
DO NOT TRASH YOUR OLD MACHINE
BEFORE REMOVING THE EXISTING CAD LICENSE !!!
We have introduced an 'unlicence' tool that removes the CAD
license information from an existing machine and generates a
confirmation file that you send to CAD International. In turn
CAD International issue an new authorisation allowing you to
reinstall the license with a new Key onto another machine or
a rebuild of the same machine.
You must download and run the latest cad.exe
file first then select the Help> About button and then
select the Unlicense button, then email the newly created
licenseinfo file to firstname.lastname@example.org
CAD International require that you use the unlicense process
before issuing any additional keys.
What do You Think?
9-December-08. CAD's new look web pages went live this
week. We know there are still a few holes in the material and
we are working tirelessly to add content and update outdated
information. We want to know what YOU think.... Good or bad,
we can take it, we just want to know what you think? If you have
any improvements and suggestions we are eager to hear from you.
bad we can take it."
After you have looked at it, forward the site link to any
of your colleagues, especially if you think they will have something
to say about it! And ask them to let us know too. mailto:email@example.com
Don't Be Shy -
Expose Yourself !
year we ask you, our family of users, to submit your work to
us so we can promote you and us on the web more effectively.
We know there are some amazing models and drawings out there,
we see them when you send us a file to fix! So don't be shy,
expose yourself and your art. Even the plainest of drawings has
appeal if it illustrates what you do. Send your examples as PDF
files or in the format of the CAD software you are using. If
you don't have much time just send us one example....please :)
If you are using one of our software products then we want
to see what you're using it for!
Attach your files to an email to mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Get more business
with web links
16-December-08. As you
are probably aware, one way to get more business in the
door is by having better search ratings in search engines like
Google. One way to improve your ratings considerably is to provide
links to other web sites, especially ones related to you in some
way and and in return have those sites point back to you.
CAD International's web site rates very highly form most design
related search terms and so we are offering our clients and visitors
the opportunity to leverage from our success by providing links
to your web site from ours. All you have to do is provide a link
to our web site from yours! Its that easy.
We personally check out the web links to make sure they relate
to us. It is all done manually to be sure we are not just getting
'bad' links in the system.
us with the address of your page
where you have placed a link to http://www.cad.com.au/index.htm
on and we will place a link back to
your page on our links
It is a good idea to also give us a description of what you
do so we can add that description to our page.
4-December-08. For those
of you who have been using StrucPLUS for the last many years
you will probably know Peter Coburn the author of the software
very well. Almost every client we speak with has either worked
with or knows Peter in some way! Well last month Peter officially
handed over "his baby" to CAD Australia to now nurture
and develop as he takes a much lesser role in its support and
marketing. Like a true father to his child though, he says he
will be there when you need him. So whilst we look forward to
maturing the software into adult hood we are also very aware
that Peter will be keeping a close eye on its progress and handing
out some good advice from time to time.
12-December-08.If you are
running StrucPLUS with AutoCAD you may be keen to know about
the use of Annotative Text? Well here's the news....Because,
Annotative Scaling is part of AutoCAD, much like text styles
and dimstyles, whatever is setup in the DWT template or the users
drawing, then Struc Plus will adopt. Click here to get the details...
StrucPLUS for AutoCAD
9-December-08.Many new and
existing users of StrucPLUS chose AutoCAD LT as their platform
of choice to avoid the high cost of purchasing and maintaining
full AutoCAD, but the introduction of Bricscad with StrucPLUS
may be much more attractive than even upgrading and maintaining
an existing AutoCAD LT with StrucPLUS license. Bricscad is only
$795 compared with AutoCAD at $7000 and AutoCAD LT at $2000 plus
the LiSP enabler. If you are looking for the the alternative.
Here it is.. Free
Bricscad Trial Download
Training Now On
to all those graduates of CAD-Level-1
training for 2008. Our first online training series has been
a resounding success and we have had some terrific feedback about
the course.. all of it very positive!
We now have CAD-Level-2
certificate training fully up and running and ready for you to
enrol. This second course addresses a stack of tools and needs
users require every day in their use of RealCAD or RealCAD derived
12-December-08. If you
are a customer of CAD International and you are using a professional
CAD product supplied directly by us, at the end of each calendar
year you will receive an optional order/invoice for CAD International's
highly effective Support Subscription for your chosen CAD software.
Subscription is not compulsory for all products and in most
cases you may choose not to take it, however we have gone out
of our way to make it really desirable and very attractive for
you to purchase. Be sure to look at the back of the order/invoice
to see the benefits that are included in your subscription.
It is important to distinguish between CAD
International's Subscription and that of other major software
developers such as Autodesk's annual AutoCAD subscription which
may be taken in addition to or instead of CAD International's
For ease of accounting and clarity for all users, CAD International's
Subscription anniversaries all fall on the 1st January each year
and are payable prior to that date. Other developers subscription
are typically renewed on or about the date you purchased your
The price of the subscription is dependent on the software
product you own. Some products require higher levels of support
or incur costs and fees to CAD International that are passed
on as part of the licensing fee for that product. Fees currently
vary between $3000 per license per year down to as little as
$195 per license per year.
Clients using products (typically custom designed software)
that attract a compulsory Subscription fee must pay this fee
to be legal in the use the software.
If you feel you may need assistance with your software during
the year then you should definitely purchase Subscription to
get the greatest benefits. Clients that choose not to subscribe
will not receive the same benefits, upgrades, updates, support
services, licensing services etc as those that do.