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Evan Yares

You might mention the reason Autodesk filed the motion to compel: After several months of negotiations regarding the subpoena, the ODA made a last minute demand that Autodesk pay it $50,000.

So says the motion for expedited briefing filed by Autodesk last week.

I'm guessing the ODA gave you the heads-up on this? This matter is filed in the District Court in Arizona, so anyone watching the main Autodesk v. SolidWorks case in the Northern California court would not see it.

(By the way, I'm using the Recap plug-in for Firefox, which caches PACER documents. Anyone following these matters should do so also, to save us all some money on downloads.)


Michael Wilkinson

Autodesk must realise that they are losing a lot of their potential customer's goodwill by acting in this manner.

Michael Christoffersen

I must be missing out something...
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Why should all these companies not just agree on another open CAD standard, instead of using DWG.

Tony Tanzillo

"Autodesk must realise that they are losing a lot of their potential customer's goodwill by acting in this manner."

In that case, Autodesk doesn't have very much [goodwill] to loose.

Tony Tanzillo

"Why should all these companies not just agree on another open CAD standard, instead of using DWG"

They say there's no dumb questions, but this one comes close.

Why don't you ask various Federal, State, and local government agencies why they don't cease requiring data to be provided in DWG format?

Norm C.

Gee Michael, I think you could have made your point without pasting the whole ODA member list...

As for all these companies agreeing to an open CAD standard, now that would be something... But you forget DWG's ubiquity. Take for example MS Word's .doc format... Ever tried to send someone an .odt (OpenOffice document format) file?

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