17 years ago
is the english language version of the
first french speaking CAD portal, with its almost 20000 registered members.
Since its creation, in November 2002, CADxp.com quickly became the first
French-speaking CAD portal (Computer Aided Design). In three years, 20
000 members registered! An all the more astonishing result as CADxp is a
private initiative, voluntary, and without financing. Beyond the success
of this atypical project, demonstration is made for the need of
exchanging experiences between CAD users. There are some users groups of
CAD softwares, but these groups are narrowly sponsored by editors
themselves and allow only occasionally to discuss CAD in general, i.e.
respective merits of such or such software, strategic choice of a
software, and especially of their interworking, an increasingly
significant topic at a time when the word "PLM" (Product Lyfecycle
Management) is on all mouths.
For several years, discussion forums also calls "newsgroups" have been
the only ressource for technical support. They allow exchanging textual
messages, and sometimes file attachments. CADxp wished right from the
start to supplement the resources offered by these newsgroups by
creating a true portal, i.e. a Web site gathering a whole of resources
and not only discussion forums.
You will find on CADxp an images gallery, a download zone, a Web links
directory, a Guestbook, quizzs, press releases, articles suggested by
the visitors and published by the webmaster, reports, a video library,
an encyclopaedia, a selection of CAD related books, ads, polls, a
calendar of CAD events, an address book, real time chats, a neswletter,
resources for the webmasters, and so on...
CADxp wanted to be right from the start an initiative independent from
editors and resellers in order to guarantee its freedom of expression.
All CAD software without exception is welcome. It is true that one notes
a preeminence of the Autodesk software, this is due partly to the actual
market state and to the history of CADxp, created by Patrick EMIN,
specialist in the AutoCAD software.
The keyword search functionalities on the forums make CADxp the best
place for technical support for the CAD users.
If CAD is the main theme of CADxp, it would not be possible to talk only
about software without also speaking about hardware, the relationships
at work and the organization of engineering departements, to talk about
new technologies, used and designed by CAD.
The success of CADxp is also related to the will not to censure any
subject, provided naturally it does not contravene the Net etiquette
rules, and provided it's not out of topic. In order to guarantee this
editorial line, all information which is published on the site is
permanently checked, several times per day. This very fast reactivity is
one of the points most appreciated by CADxp visitors. Besides, one feels
a very great implication of the participating members, who endeavour to
guarantee this policy.
Although CADxp is not a company with lucrative goal, it is possible for
companies, as for individuals, to benefit from the vast audience of the
site by placing advertising banners. These incomes make it possible to
deaden operating expenses of the site. If you have a professional or
personal site, not necessarily related to the CAD world, you can very
easily post your advertising banner on CADxp by contacting the webmaster.
CADxp is at
CADxp was created by Patrick EMIN, user of CAD software for about
fifteen years, certified Autodesk trainer during five years, specialized
on AutoCAD, and author of several books about this software.