There can be very few software products that make it to Release 14, but Autodesk admits the latest version on its AutoCAD product has major opportunities as well as challenges for its small band of specialist resellers.
Tighter integration with Windows, use of object technology and enablement for use on the Internet are the key features of the new release. Autodesk also announced the dropping of versions for Unix and Macintosh.
"Release 14 gives access to more common programming tools such as Visual Basic and also supports ActiveX," said Charles Agee, marketing director of Autodesk Australia.
"The greater performance, ease of use and flexibility of Release 14 will give our resellers more opportunities to work closer with end users on developing very specific applications," he said.
AutoCAD Release 14 is being demonstrated in a road show across Australia and New Zealand. Suggested retail price is $5495.
Upgrade from R13 is $695 and from R12 is $995.
The only platforms are Windows NT and 95.
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