The recently-launched OpenDesign Channel network opens the door for all IT resellers to sell AutoCAD LT and SketchBook Pro.
Before the OpenDesign Channel network was launched by Autodesk distributor WorldsView Technologies, only Autodesk Authorised Resellers (AARs) were authorised to sell Autodesk products.
AARs have to meet a series of stringent accreditation criteria that include having the technical expertise and a commercial knowledge in the building, manufacturing, infrastructure, or process, energy and mining industry sectors.
There are only 15 WorldsView Technologies AARs in South Africa – companies that have invested millions in getting accreditation to sell specialised products such as AutoCAD Revit Architecture Suite and AutoCAD Civil 3D. There are, however, many smaller resellers who have a need for Autodesk products that don't require ongoing specialised support.
Identifying the needs of these resellers led to the launch of the WorldsView Technologies OpenDesign Channel and the offering AutoCAD LT and SketchBook Pro.
AutoCAD LT is a drafting and detailing software program focussed on boosting the users' business productivity. A set of 2D tools allows accurate and efficient creation, modification, and documentation of drawings. Using the genuine DWG file format provides stability and compatibility when communicating with clients and colleagues. In addition the software optimises the way the user works with menu and user interface options. Packed with powerful features, AutoCAD LT is built for drafting and is currently available via WorldsView Technologies' OpenDesign Channel.
SketchBook Pro is painting and drawing software, offering best-in-class sketching tools for professional designers and artists from all industries. Designed specifically for use with digitised pen tablets and tablet PCs, SketchBook Pro equips the user with the tools needed to move easily from pen and paper to a digital environment.
Sketchbook Pro drawing software features an artist-friendly, gesture-based user interface that is so fast and intuitive even new users can be productive within minutes. It represents the next generation of digital drawing that focuses on the user, translating technology into a natural drawing experience. SketchBook® Pro is currently available from WorldsView Technologies' OpenDesign Channel.
The WorldsView Technologies' OPENDesign Channel initiative has also opened the world of digital design solutions by offering full AutoCAD and AutoCAD Raster Design to accredited Platform Channel partners. Companies with experience in the digital design industry and a good knowledge of AutoCAD can become a WorldsView Technologies OpenDesign Channel partner.