Is this a legit AutoCad seller? Is this a legit AutoCad seller? AELLC (Structural) (OP) 2 Sep 13 12:52 This website - does anyone know if it is legit, selling genuine licensed AutoCAD? http://www.autodeskmarket.com/index.php?main_page=... RE: Is this a legit AutoCad seller? rollupswx (Mechanical) 2 Sep 13 18:05 I am pretty sure this is a legitimate site http://store.autodesk.com/store/adskus/en_US/pd/Au... RE: Is this a legit AutoCad seller? rollupswx (Mechanical) 2 Sep 13 18:08 A simple Google search turns up some interesting information. http://autodeskmarket-com-reviews.measuredup.com/9... Since Autodesk is a trademark name I would be wary of any website that uses it in their url and isn't actually the Autodesk company. RE: Is this a legit AutoCad seller? AELLC (Structural) (OP) 3 Sep 13 13:07 After reading that, I don't think it is legit. RE: Is this a legit AutoCad seller? berkshire (Aeronautics) 3 Sep 13 15:32 Be very careful with this stuff, Make sure you know the distributer before you buy!! I just bought another program , not a cad drafting program . The printing on the box and the DVD discs looked legit, I could not tell it from the original. It was in a sealed box. The first clue, was a PDF of the installation instructions on registration, that said it was not required to register this copy. I went ahead and registered it anyway, The next thing I got was a flag to contact customer service. They then explained that I had a clone copy of their software, and not only would they not support it but they wanted to know here I got it, and asked me to sent it to them. I worked out a deal with them where they sent me a legitimate copy of their software at a small discount in exchange for the bogus software. Of course the original seller would not respond to my calls and emails. I cannot say anymore than this at this time because the originator of the software is going after the forger. B.E. You are judged not by what you know, but by what you can do. RE: Is this a legit AutoCad seller? bankst (Mechanical) 19 Sep 13 11:32 Doesn't look legitimate to me, sorry. Their support email is a gmail email as well, which raises some red flags to me. To be safe, I would buy directly from Autodesk, or from a certified Autodesk reseller which you can find a list of on their website. Tim Banks Application Engineer www.vmhinternational.com NX 8.5 / Solid Edge ST6 RE: Is this a legit AutoCad seller? cfee (Industrial) 14 Feb 14 15:54 In the mean time, if you're looking for an "inexpensive" AutoCAD, try PROGECAD 2014 (30-day free trial). It looks almost IDENTICAL to AutoCAD, so there's absolutely ZERO learning curve, reads and writes direct DWG's (no file translation required for "compatibility" and its general performance is VERY smooth. The User interface corresponds to "Classic" , and every AutoCAD function I've been able to discover is preserved (not to say there's NOTHING I've missed...) and a couple of additional interesting functions (like WINTOPO - direct raster-to-vector conversion, and PDF-to-ACAD: vectors) are included in the program. At a cost of $500/seat, with multi-seat discounts also available, it may be a good "Home" ACAD allowing you to use the $5500 licensed AutoCAD at work, and have something at home you can LEGALLY use for MUCH of your after hours work support. Its 3D is ACIS based and pretty strong, and its components work seamlessly in true AutoCAD, too. Shades are faceted, but photo ray-traced renders are smooth, and the components cross over seamlessly. It's not PERFECT, but it IS impressive, and QUITE useful. I am NOT a distributor (this is NOT a commercial endorsement) for ProgeCAD - I'm just a favorably impressed user. Good Luck and let us know how it goes ! -C.