well, bob z. just asked the IT dude this hypothetical question: "if we had
the solidworks 2004 CD's right now, how soon could we expect it on our
this dude told good ol' bob z., "late february, early march."
OH MY GOODNESS!!!
can you believe this madness? his reasoning; bob z. just had to know, was
that he had a server upgrade to perform at christmas time.
COME ON PEOPLE!!!
what month is this? yes, class, another pop quiz. yes, you in the back.
right, it is september.
sorry for the unreadable rant, but how would you guys feel about this? bob
z. knows that some of you don't really care - you are waiting for sp1.0
anyway. what about the others? if you were ready for swx2004 right now,
but was told you can't have it till march of 2004, what would you do?
letter of resignation?
Dude, I think his job should go to India like all the software jobs are
going. Chickens are coming home to roost with all this crap about IT
geniuses walking on water. They need to learn to move it like the rest of
us and work for a living.
Sure glad I'm self-employed and don't have to put up with that crap anymore.
Forget the IT guy, perhaps you could make a business rational for the
upgrade to your managers. The new features are sure to make a powerful case
for improved productivity. With the types of products your company designs I
would think the hole charts alone would save enough time to justify having
IT spend a few minutes of their precious time installing the upgrade.
We did a "What's really new in SolidWorks 2004" at our last user group
meeting - simply flipping through the "What's New" guide and pulling out the
new features that didn't get the "Rollout" treatment. Lots of good stuff,
plenty of opportunity to save time and money. Running through it at a pretty
good clip it took two full hours.
Contact me off-line, I would be happy to share the presentation notes with
you (and anyone else for that matter).
richard doyle cox
(That'll fool them spammers, eh?)