I don't like long posts or I would have told the joke about economic systems. The one that ends with, in Russia, if you have one cow and your neighbor has two, you shoot one of his.
Back in the day, the forums used to be much more helpful. Some of the most frequent posters, with a lot of depth, are really judgmental and limiting in their approach. Used to be there was a fellow on payroll who very kindly set the tone and patiently explained the nuances.
At least Trimble answers questions and lets you know they are working on issues, sometimes. The real issue is the institutional shortsightedness about UI design.
Enough bitching. What sort of work do you do? I'm a sculptor/furniture designer myself. I actually killed myself designing this Altar in SU before I paid a friend to get it right in Rhino so I could send it out to CNC.
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