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    Embarrassed New reg - 1st impressions

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    Ok, here I am & very pleased to be here! I'm a very longtime self employed Acad/MDT user wishing to explore Lisp/VLisp in a deeper than 'one line' way. I've landed here via the Afralisp site though lurked a bit in the past. Before they get lost here are my first impressions & questions.... 1- Why no mention of 'MDT' (Mechanical Desktop) as a registration 'qualifier' in the Autodesk vertical product list?? I have noted but still fail to understand Autodesk's attempt to erase the memory but why would Cadtutor? 2- I could not find a list of which cookies Cadtutor wants to place in my browser and which cookies it needs to place in order to function? It would be a feather in Cadtutor's cap to make this obvious, especially for the security/privacy minded of us. More to the point, more folks now use a dedicated web-browser PC which is set up to lock out all scripts & cookies and in order for the site to operate at all a choice has to be made at the outset, which cookies and scripts to allow. If it's too difficult then you risk loosing new members. It took me more than a few visit attempts to figure out access and get registered. 3- Cadtutor looks to be a very useful site and I aim to be an active member. Kind regards, jonseewhy (failing to see what is wrong with text formatting)

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    Welcome to CADTutor, it's always nice to meet new members.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steven-g View Post
    Welcome to CADTutor, it's always nice to meet new members.
    Thanks steven-g, I need to fill in my profile and get the post formatting sorted....

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    I believe "most" users do not make significant changes to their browsers security settings and therefore don't experience the registration/login/formatting issues you've encountered. Having said that, I do block ALL cookies and ALL scripts except those I explicitly allow. As far as cookies go, I believe you only need allow Cadtutor.net and tenlinks.com I believe yahooapis.com is the only script exception required to have full site functionality.

    Welcome to Cadtutor.

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    Thank you nestly, for the warm welcome and the pointer on 'yahooapis.com'.

    I had avoided that one so far but have enabled it this time around.
    Agreed, most web users probably leave security settings 'as is' because it's not
    easy or obvious (especially with IE) to get a functional but secure setting for every site. Like wise I block everything as a default and try to discover what is actually needed on a site by site effort. This is a very responsive forum

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    Thank you tzframpton,

    It's very near the end of a working day here so I'm off to wind down. I like your "Personal Projects" line!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonseewhy View Post
    1- Why no mention of 'MDT' (Mechanical Desktop)
    Autodesk has not sold MDT since Feb 2002. (that is 12 years ago - ancient history in software years)
    MDT was completely discontinued with release 2009.

    I don't know anyone who is still using MDT.
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    , perhaps he means AutoDesk AutoCAD Mechanical. Seems to have a 2015 edition.
    http://www.autodesk.com/suites/produ...luded-software

    and stand alone
    http://www.autodesk.com/products/aut...nical/overview

    I wonder if they just renamed it?????????
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    Thank you JD Mather,

    -I believe that the majority of software companies are 'revenue driven' so the business model dictates a relentless new release/subscription cycle, so I understand that perspective.

    -Cadtutor is also (I'm guessing) revenue driven and maybe they are loosing some 'foot-fall' by having no mention or welcome for MDT. After all, the other 'qualifying' products mentioned are not as actively discouraged.

    -I registered as a 'mechanical' (vertical/Acad 2002) user and I'll presume there are plenty of folks actively using Acad releases of the same vintage or earlier. I know that I'll learn a lot.

    -Tounge-in-cheek..... there is at least one current user of MDT6 that you know of......

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