UGS Gives Away 2D to Win 3D

29 Sep, 2006 By: Kenneth Wong

Free Solid Edge offer beckons AutoCAD users.


The trouble with being Autodesk: Every 3D CAD vendor is trying to invade its 2D AutoCAD empire. The latest one to launch an assault is UGS. Early this month, the company fired off an enticement squarely aimed at the AutoCAD horde. It's giving away Solid Edge 2D --
for free!p>

The announcement states, "UGS customers who are paying for AutoCAD or other 2D drafting tools can now use free Solid Edge 2D Drafting. ..." Should you miss this not-so-subtle cue, the Solid Edge Free 2D Drafting Web page will nudge you with, "Solid Edge 2D Drafting includes a wealth of tools designed to ease the transition of 2D AutoCAD users updating to Solid Edge, including import wizards, WYSIWYG of imported files (matching of AutoCAD fonts and color schemes) and many other capabilities that make it a compelling application for AutoCAD 2D users. ..."  Read more >>


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