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Hi Brad and all,

In addition, the 3D platform they have ridden to the high stock price isn't catching on in the engineering market like it is a monster hurdle for the engineering companies to change their proocess to utilize the new "modeling" design paradigm.

I'm a structural engineer working for an A/E firm and spend most of every day using ADSK's products, I agree that the engineering market is not ready for what ADSK is moving towards.

The 3D product that you speak of, the name escapes right now, has been tested by our most knowledgable CAD people. They are unimpressed.

In the right situations and with the right clients, it is a powerful tool.

Using it in normal production work just doesn't make sense because it takes a lot more time and effort on our part and most clients won't pay for that extra work. There is no benefit for our clients, so why should they pay more for the extra service?

That said, do you really think the Street has priced into the shares a major success for this product?

Like you said, ADSK's conventional CAD product is best of breed and it alone should have many more years of growth and profits left in it.

Rich (who might short it on CAPS, but otherwise I don't play that game)
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