Monday, February 18, 2008

AutoDesk's Impression is now "FREE"!!!

Impression will no longer be sold as a stand-alone application.

Impression 2 will be available to Subscription customers of AutoCAD, AutoCAD Architecture, AutoCAD Civil 3D, AutoCAD Map 3D, AutoCAD MEP, and AutoCAD Revit Architecture Suite.

This means that anyone on Subscription will now be able to download Impression 2 and use it. Those users not on subscription, well, sorry. It is no longer available. Autodesk has made this move for two reasons; 1) Sweeten the pot that is Subscription, 2) An attempt to get Impression to more people.

As a beta tester of Impression 1 and 2, I recommend using it. Who can use it? Anyone that has design data that could be shown visually. Landscape Architects, civil engineers, architects, mechanical designers, electricians, etc. If a drawing is made then Impression can enhance it visually. If you are the type that is "not creative" so what, try it out. i think you will like it.

I am currently going back to school. One of my required classes was biology. I worked with a few of my class mates on a project about respiration, so we needed a colored drawing of a plant cell, in cross section. I drew it in Impression!!! I wonder if AutoDesk ever considered biology homework to be an application for Impression?

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