DRCAUTO Software is updating their !SlingShot Max 2006 (US$75) software for AutoCAD LT 2006. I guess I cannot complain about the punctuation of the name, seeing's how upFront.eZine is punctuated.
The add-on adds 60 commands and features that Autodesk left out of LT, including:
- Xref manager
- Irregular viewports (LT can display irregular viewports created in AutoCAD, but not create them.)
- Layer previous mode
- All image-related commands (LT can place images, but adjust them)
- All shademodes (LT has only four).
- 3D orbit and continuous orbit
- And so on.
Commands are accessed through toolbars and menus. As I understand it, with each release of LT, Autodesk makes it harder and harder for companies like Drcauto to provides add-ons to their customers. With LT outselling AutoCAD nearly 3:1, it's not hard to see how Autodesk is stuck: protect itself from the low-end of the market, while not wanting to actually sell any LT, in favor of the 4x more expensive AutoCAD 2006.
Free demo from the upfront.eZine-branded Drcauto website.