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PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless It's hard to predict the future because we humans prefer to think in terms of familiar paradigms. Even the most brilliant of our species are subject to this flaw. Now, Microsoft faces its turn. The owner of the operating system that likely runs your personal computer, the company that achieved monopoly with Windows and ducked the Department of Justice's scythe to keep it, faces a midlife crisis as the world goes gaga over portable consumer devices. This is the story of what's happening to Microsoft in the handheld operating system markets -- and how it parallels the earlier, similar journeys of IBM Corporation and Digital Equipment Corporation. Can Microsoft achieve dominance on mobile devices?
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RE[7]: Comment by Neolander
by lemur2 on Wed 15th Dec 2010 02:28 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by Neolander"
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If you put an AutoCAD user in front of it, will he master it in 10 minutes ? "

Although this is strictly a desktop question, and it is therefore getting a little off topic, nevertheless I had a look into this question:
The latest (free) e-book from upFront.eZine Publishing is the 144-page Bricscad for AutoCAD Users ebook. It describes the similarities and differences between the two CAD programs, and would be of interest to CAD users interested in transitioning to Bricscad. The ebook is available in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format, and covers these topics:

Advantages to Bricscad
What's missing from Bricscad
Comparison of user interfaces
Detailed comparison of drawing file compatibility
Customizing and programming Bricscad
AutoCAD-Bricscad dictionary
Four appendices of reference material

So, most decidedly, your question has been addressed, in detail.

So, is it difficult to make a transition?
Most users are transitioning from AutoCAD to Bricscad in one week or less.
Bricscad has over 100,000 users around the world and earned a 98% satisfaction rating.
Users and administrators in organizations with both Bricscad and AutoCAD prefer Bricscad.
Bricscad offers an AutoCAD-compatible programming platform that supports existing applications.
Increasingly, top developers are offering their existing AutoCAD applications and add-ons on Bricscad

Apparently not.

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