Friday, April 15, 2011

Fucking morons at Autodesk

Whomever the stupid fuck was at Autodesk who thought it a good idea to marry the Layer Isolate command with the Lock Layer command within AutoCAD 2010, and switch the command structure to a variable between the two is a God-Damned Idiot.

I hope you die.

And soon.

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3 Comments:

Blogger DirtCrashr said...

Oh, that Autodesk... F*'em truly.

1:20 PM  
Blogger theirritablearchitect said...

I truly hate software transitions.

They tend to try to reinvent the wheel, and while doing so, they don't fix the really bad shit, and end up fucking up the stuff that's been working fine for decades.

WTF?!

1:22 PM  
Blogger Revit Sucks Balls said...

Autodesk seems to think that we, the users (Architects, Engineers and others in the industry), ought to know programming language and software development at the level that they do (...or don't. I haven't figured it out yet). They seem to think that we don't want to be in our actual professions and would rather trouble shoot their software all day. Uh oh, here comes another one of my analogies:

Autodesk promises the tools to build and navigate an aircraft carrier and instead gives you maybe half of the parts, a few generic rivets that aren't quite ready for use and a welding torch with no fuel and then tells you;

"It’s the best thing out there. Look at what we did with it! You should be able to whip something out in no time. Oh, and now that you've literally payed us for this great privilege of using our parts and tools we'd like to sort of hint on a few things ...like ...well ...you're going to have to figure everything out on your own ...using this endless stack of manuals that don't really teach a process as much as list the tools you're already aware of. And we kinda didn't use any of the parts or tools we provided to you at all to create that nifty finished graphic shown on all of the manual covers so don't expect those kinds of results. Did you try looking for help on line? We don't know how to explain our tools very well. In fact we don't actually make or develop the tools any more. We just sort of buy other people’s tools, brand them as our own and then sell them as a new product line ...while simultaneously letting them sit and fester for decades at the very edge of possibly being useful. By the way, would you like to renew you're lease on Water with us? If you don't we'll double the price next time you consider it. Sorry. This might come as a shock to you since you’ve never had to subscribe to Water in the past but it's just business. It’s a simple matter of supply and demand you know. I mean it's not like we have Oceans of water on this planet."

So instead, the user ends up with some half-assed pile of garbage on a rusty barge because that's all the Autodesk dock would allow him a permit/code to build. They also forgot a few things along the way like the fact the boats are usually supposed to float or that the raw materials taken from the ground need to be forged and processed before anyone can use them as steel.

I get into a "workaround" or no solution scenario every single time I use an Autodesk software. These are usually ~$1,500 programs. If you are considering a career using any of their products, become a software developer first. That is the only way you will get the time to design and work rather than troubleshoot the software all day, every day.

AUTODESK. SUCKS. BALLS.

Thought:
Is selling Autodesk the same as selling bottled water?

Answer:
Yes. But you can do more with water.

12:21 PM  

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