2 pointsIn other news, but fitting right into this discussion: Affinity Designer, on sale 50% off: 27,99 € Affinity Photo, on sale 50% off: 27,99 € Affinity Publisher, on sale 50% off: 27,99 € Fast, stable and easy software, with Apple Silicon support results in a forum with 600.000 postings, and being a serious rival for adobe, finally. I seriously suggest, Serif should buy AutoDesSys. Or at least team up. Serif would enter the windows world and 3D, also get hold onto dwg, AutoDesSys would gain insight to a modern interface, programming style and integrate extended 2d layout capabilities. Serif form•z 2023 would cost 99 € / $ and blow sketchup into insignificance. btw, this is serif's mission statement: We started out in 1987 developing creative software for Windows and built up a decent suite of apps over a 20-year period. But there were problems. Apart from these legacy apps being locked into Windows, they were becoming bloated, hard to maintain and the core foundation of them was not built with consideration of the latest developments in hardware. So, we decided to start again. We threw all that old code away and began development of the Affinity range from scratch. It was a big gamble and turned into a massive project - it took the best part of 5 years from writing the first line of code to releasing Affinity Designer, our first Affinity app, in October 2014. Since then we’ve not looked back. We’ve now got a full creative suite of applications covering photo editing, desktop publishing and graphic design which have won the biggest awards available in the industry and have been adopted by over a million customers worldwide. This success has been great, but our main focus remains on pushing the boundaries of what is possible with creative apps. We love doing what we do, and we are just getting started.
1 pointActually, here my e-mail I sent to Serif and ADS on 2020.02.26. Only ADS gave me their opinion on the idea. "Dear CEO of Serif, I am writing this email because of an idea, a business idea. As an Afﬁnity package user and being an architect/Interior Architect I also work with FormZ 3D modeller developed by Auto Des Sys (ADS) in the USA for many years. On the ADS forum (forum user Hugo) I mention frequently about the possibility of working together with Serif. Now, I thought, I write this email directly to Serif. The Afﬁnity Publisher application is so well developed, beautiful GUI and it’s wonderful to work with. The 3D modeller Form Z made by Auto Des Sys is such a brilliant 3D modeller and also wonderful to work with. But, some tools Serif make better, much better, like Publisher. I am running my own business for more than 26 years now and when started my architect business I decided to work with the Mac for two reasons. The ﬁrst one in the CAD world not many company’s (at least here in the Netherlands) worked on the Mac at that time and second the publishing/advertisement business produces the best print output. The idea to combine CAD on Mac with high publishing quality to deliver better CAD drawings, became a unique selling point within my work. CAD drawings were not really beautiful because of poor vector orientated. Still today the CAD output is limited. For this reason I believe it would be interesting for Serif and AutoDesSys to scrutinise working together. 3D modelling by FormZ and 2D layout by Afﬁnity Publisher. Or working together to develop the GUI of the FormZ application by Serif. I believe if Afﬁnity Publisher is able to read vector drawings on scale, most of the work is done. I hope to hear from you Kind regards / Gegroet"
1 pointHow interesting, this is my suggestion, more or less, in the recent past... In posts I commented I suggested to work together with Affinity, because their software/development/concept is an answer in many ways. Good to know more people know about the Affinity suite.