A Newbie's Review of SW-2005

Big step for me coming over from VectorWorks to Solidworks. Having said that, let me state the following after 3 weeks of using this program.
Things I love about SW
1.    The way holes are treated like objects and just not mere solid subtractions. 2.    The whole part-assy-drawing work flow. 3.    Parametric parts libraries. 4.    OpenGl real-time rendering. 5.    Working with models from an isometric or non standard plane approach. 6.    Piping Add-on 7.    Defining parts with dimensions. 8.    Design tables 9.    Feature Manager 10.    Overall feel of the program 11.    Photoworks 12.    VRML and the integrated HTML publisher.
Things I hate about SW
13.    No automatic view label with the view scale, not the sheet scale only. 14.    Lack of simple drafting symbols like graphic scales, different view and section callouts etc. 15.    No simple align tool/function in part, assy and drawing modes. 16.    Documentation, or lack thereof. 17.    Flaky performance. 18.    Flakier stability. 19.    Even flakier save to pdf. 20.    Ctrl-C, Ctrl-P ability to copy and paste parts, assy's, sketches, components etc. 21.    Small selection of importable file formats. 22.    Cosmos can only test parts, not assemblies. 23.    Inability to detach the feature manager and locate on another monitor. 24.    Detached tool menus will not stay in place on dual monitor setup. 25.    No snap for detached tool menus. 26.    Inability to use multiple XL tables throughout a drawing. 27.    High price
Overall I just love the program and look forward to committing myself to it. I guess I just expected this program to be a little more polished like Adobe or Macromedia software.
Kerry Donnelly Radiowave Industries, Inc.
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How would I automatically filter this guy out when I'm reading google groups? He does (almost) nothing but talk about VX. I assume he's a regular troll and VX salesman or something?
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Tell that to my employer. At work Google is my only way to access USENET posts. BTW, Google is pretty damn good for being free, and after seeing their free email service I wouldn't be surprised if they offered a nice kill-file-like feature.
Regards, Chris
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