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i am looking for a copy of cadkey 99. i've got 98 buit want to upgrade to 99. anyone selling a copy?
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Been doing this too long
Good grief, a year and a half after the original request someone has a response. Boy is this group dead. Will someone please turn off Cadkey’s life support so we can have a funeral and get on with our lives.
Seriously, “KeyCreator” is alive a well, a great program that will beat anything today for designing tooling in most industries. Why anyone would want the clunkyness of Cadkey when they can have the performance of a Ferrari with KeyCreator is just crazy.
I am begginer of this, want to start with the basic tools.
is there a manual available
This was one of the most innovative innexpensive softwares of it's time, even though I have progressed to other solid software, it's still the fastest 2d and even limited 3d and solid design software for the dollars. I still use it all the time after advancing to Alibre.
I don’t see the move to Alibre as advancing. Please elaborate. Funny, I’ve never thought of Cadkey as 2D software, to me it has always been 3D, after all, it was the first true 3D software for the PC, albeit wireframe. It was never inexpensive, about 3k when we first purchased it back in the 80’s. Cadkey 99 is 6 or 7 years old, light years ago in the world of software development. If someone is looking for basic tools to learn then it may work, but in my opinion, would be a waste of time and effort. BTW I do have some manuals around here someplace.
A user since version 3
I really liked the cadkey 99 and still use it from time to time. It's great for 2-d mold drawing and it has 3-d surfacing and solids. I also have many add ons for it. I agree with hancast. Don't be a software snob. Find what works for you and use it. Most people only learn a small portion of a softwares capabilities and never master it before having to relearn the next upgrade. Some guys just get all pumped up by what ever the software salesman are hyping. It's a tool newer isn't always better. My 30 year old Bridgeports have outlasted a dozen import mills. I have a calculator that has a thousand functions. Doen't seem to add, subtract, divide, multply and trig functions any better than the 15 year one it replaced. Although it was alot cheaper . Funny how some things never get any cheaper, Software for one, even though the disc there on are.
Mark Reynaert, President Mark Mold and Engineering MrMold@aol.com http://markmold.com
I still don't understand all the rave about Autocrap (autocad). I used it back in school.....but i think Cadkey just kills it when it comes to 2d design......I don't know
I'll always have a place on my desktop.
Have Been Using Cadkey Since Geocad 2.11 (dos)
Running Cadkey 99 Right Now And It Works For Me Just Fine.
I Aquired My 99 From Ebay Auction , That Might Be A Good Place To Look.
does anyone want to sell their Cadkey 99?