Thanks to everyone who has downloaded the technology preview of Alias Sketch for AutoCAD. We are happy to see that you want to paint, work with images, and illustrate as part of your AutoCAD drawings. In fact some of you were downright angry that we limited the technology preview to vanilla AutoCAD. We may expand to the vertical applications in the future, but for our first take, we wanted to stick our toe in the AutoCAD water.
Burns: There is a feature offered by stand alone sketching programs, which I did not find in this preliminary test version of Alias Sketch, and that is a method of ruling straight and elliptical or varying radius curves. This feature is pretty much indispensable to my way of working. I am very glad to have had a chance to check out this pre-release program, and I sure wish you guys all the best with it!
Ron: I found that Alias Sketch for AutoCAD does not install anything in the "Classic AutoCAD" Work Space" - just the New Ribbon! I am still hanging on to the classic....much faster!
Nick: The palettes need to be dock-able like the rest of AutoCAD's palettes. I am getting some strange things happening when Alias Sketch is open and I am using it on my secondary screen (some pop-ups momentarily pop-up on my primary monitor before appearing where they should). Also the undo/redo buttons on the Quick Access Toolbar should work in Alias Sketch while performing Alias Sketch operations.
Betli: Wow. Amazing! I didn't know you could sketch in AutoCAD.
One or two of you noted that you had an unhandled exception crash with the 64-bit version on Microsoft Vista and Microsoft Windows 7. This new version corrects that. So for you 64-bit users, please uninstall, download the new installer, and reinstall. We appreciate your time and assistance with this. After all, this is exactly what technology previews are all about. In addition, if you are running AutoCAD using a network license, please send an email to [email protected] with a subject reading “Require Network License”.
Rounding out the corners early in the process is alive in the lab.