Design Intuition
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CAD app for woodworkers.   Demo ($179.97)
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Design Intuition now has editable 3D blueprints!

Design Intuition is a woodworking design tool for Mac OS X targeting home hobbyists and independent woodworking professionals. The robust software includes a library of customizable plans, materials list, cutting diagram and blueprints -- all without the hefty price tag usually associated with design tools.

This new version of Design Intuition represents a huge change in the way we present information and how it can be manipulated, said creator Jonathan Sand, adding that a Windows version of the software will be available before
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PPC, Mac OS X 10.2.6 or later






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DragonDave reviewed on 18 Jan 2011
You should NOT purchase this software. It is no longer being supported, though I image they'll still take your money. It hasn't been updated for years. The information about version 2 "coming soon" has been on there for YEARS. There is no tech support, and they will not answer your e-mails. The phone number is disconnected.

I owned this product, and was sucked into paying extra for the promised version 2 - that was years ago. While the product was nice, I now have licensing issues with it (they have a bizarre licensing scheme), and there's no tech support to help.

Don't waste your money. The only other product I've seen is the free Sketch program from Google.
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Philipt18 reviewed on 19 Dec 2010
I guess the product and the company don't exist anymore, as the link to the company's web site doesn't go anywhere.
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Anonymous reviewed on 02 Dec 2004
It's sad that a couple of (albeit reasonable enough) gripes can lower the star rating of this product as it stands. Which, from what I've seen, at least, is one of the only products available of its kind with so many features, so elegant an interface, and so reasonably prices. Also, to the (again, reasonable) comment about giving out a lot of information, I feel the same way, but didn't get the vibe that this guy was going to really load my mailbox with spam, or sell the info to anyone else. He says as much on the site. Anyway, my two cents' worth. A really great, simple to use, and flexible piece of software IMHO.
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Anonymous reviewed on 08 Jun 2004
it's a shame as well, I would have loved to have tried this -- but posting all my required information doesn't validate the tests. I can tell by your sales pitch that I probably won't be left alone to test it for quite some time.

So, sorry -- I'll keep my personal and corporate information, you can keep your program. Remember, your target market has a short attention span... and filling out all that information for what? A single post on MacUpdate? You'll need to earn more headway to spike my interest than that. Coming from a Creative Director, here, so let's say I'm helping your business.

In the meantime, as the user below has pointed out, spend some time coding your website properly. The design is mediocre, the coding is newbie... where's your DOCTYPE for the love of @#%?
[Version 1.3]


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Anonymous reviewed on 10 Apr 2004
Site registration doesn't work, so there's no way to evaluate the product. Therefore, ratings are for the obnoxious site construction the developers have used.
[Version 1.1.1]

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Jonathan Sand (developer) replied on 11 Apr 2004
Registration does fail occasionally, but it's rare -- usually when you register with an email address that is already in use. This will happen, for example, if you accidentally register a second time.

We're quite interested in fixing anything that inconveniences you, so please feel free to write us at support@gizmolab.com.
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Downloads:12,553
Version Downloads:6,948
Type:Multimedia Design : Author Tools
License:Demo
Date:26 Feb 2006
Platform:PPC 32 / OS X
Price: $179.97
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Design Intuition now has editable 3D blueprints!

Design Intuition is a woodworking design tool for Mac OS X targeting home hobbyists and independent woodworking professionals. The robust software includes a library of customizable plans, materials list, cutting diagram and blueprints -- all without the hefty price tag usually associated with design tools.

This new version of Design Intuition represents a huge change in the way we present information and how it can be manipulated, said creator Jonathan Sand, adding that a Windows version of the software will be available before Christmas. "We took our customers' suggestions to heart and made improvements from their perspective."

GizmoLab has made many other improvements to Design Intuition. In addition to overhauling the 3D rendering engine," Sand said. We've also reduced the number of mouse clicks by thousands per day, which means less tedium, more focus on design. All-in-all our customers will have greater joy of use."

Home hobbyists speak highly of Design Intuition's easy-to-use interface and feature-laden software. I never thought I had the intellectual fortitude to use CAD design techniques until Design Intuition, said customer David Zoch. Can design and simplicity be uttered in the same breath? Absolutely.


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