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SEATTLE, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) announced today that it has begun shipping the preview version of IntelliCAD® by Visio, its 32-bit Microsoft Windows-based CAD application that offers unprecedented compatibility with Autodesk AutoCAD files, commands and applications.
To date, more than 2,000 CAD testers have signed up to participate in the IntelliCAD preview program. They are receiving an early opportunity to gain firsthand experience in the way that IntelliCAD handles legacy AutoCAD data and to discover for themselves how IntelliCAD enhances the drafting productivity of AutoCAD users. Visio will continue to process qualified preview applicants from the general public via its Web site at http://www.visio.com/intellicad/ through the end of December.
"We're excited that so many CAD users want to try out IntelliCAD and see how it handles their legacy data," said John Forbes, vice president and general manager, technical products at Visio. "We believe that the greater the number of people who take it upon themselves to 'reality-check' our claims, the more people will become convinced that Visio is truly offering an affordable alternative to AutoCAD that maintains compatibility with legacy data."
The IntelliCAD preview allows CAD users to experiment with the IntelliCAD software at no charge. With the preview, participants can try out the IntelliCAD software with the AutoCAD files they use in everyday work. The following are some areas that AutoCAD users are likely to test extensively:
The general public in the United States may sign up to participate in the preview via an electronic form posted on Visio's Web site at http://www.visio.com/intellicad/. Preview participants are not obligated to provide Visio with testing feedback, but they are encouraged to contribute their suggestions and report bugs. The preview will operate until Jan. 31, 1998. Visio plans to ship the final version of IntelliCAD before the end of the first quarter of 1998.
Visio Corp., a leading supplier of enterprisewide business diagramming and technical drawing software, was founded in September 1990. The Seattle-based company pioneered the drawing and diagramming market with the release of Visio 1.0 in November 1992 and has since released additional Windows-based products for the creation and exchange of drawings and diagrams in business. Visio's powerful product architecture, combined with partner programs and third-party relationships in key market segments, is establishing Visio as a desktop platform standard for the creation of graphical solutions. The company currently markets the Visio product line in nine languages and in more than 40 countries, with more than 1.5 million users throughout the world. For more information about Visio Corp. and its products, customers can contact Visio at 800-24-VISIO (248-4746), ext. 93W.
NOTE: Visio and IntelliCAD are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Visio Corp. in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks, trade names or company names referenced herein are used for identification only and are the property of their respective owners.
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