Santa Monica, CA (PRWEB) October 12, 2004
OpenCAD International Inc. announces a reduction in the price of its web-based training for AutoCAD, AutoCAD LT, Autodesk VIZ & 3DS MAX.
OpenCAD's Complete-Support Training Site (http://www.complete-support.com) features hundreds of step-by-step tutorials covering AutoCAD, AutoCAD LT, 3DS MAX and Autodesk VIZ. Thousands of working architects, engineers, facilities managers, animators and designers subscribe to the training site every year in order to get the in-depth training and technical support they need. Instructors around the world use Complete-Support tutorials in the classroom to deliver lectures and support independent study work by their academic and professional students.
OpenCAD has just announced a 50% reduction in the price of its training site subscriptions.
Designers who subscribe to the training site before November 30 will pay just $50.00 for a full year of access to the more than nine hunded tutorials currently on the site, and the new tutorials posted every month. After November 30, a subscription will cost $75.00 per year.
Nancy Fulton, President of OpenCAD International Inc., says "When we first launched the Complete Support Training Sites in 1996, we delivered training for AutoCAD 14 and 3DS MAX 2 for $50/year. We subsequently discovered that most users had slow internet connections and began providing training CDs with each subscription for $100-$120 per year. Our system logs now tell us 80% of our users come into our site at DSL or faster speeds, which means our original pricing strategy makes more sense. Customers can still purchase training CDs if they want them, but they no longer come with every subscription."
OpenCAD CEO Mark Mazur adds, "Paid subscribers can access our training site from any computer on the Internet, and our Add Note feature lets users add their own annotations to our tutorials. Our Print feature loads all the pages of a tutorial into one long page for those who want to print tutorials for personal reference. We will still create training CDs from our content on a periodic basis, but we won't include a set with every subscription. The amount we save on CD duplication and shipping is being passed on to our customers in our price reduction."
For $50 per year Complete-Support subscribers can view 900+ tutorials covering:
- AutoCAD 14, 2000, 2000i, 2002, 2004 & 2005
- 3DS VIZ 2, 3DS VIZ 3, Autodesk VIZ 4 and Autodesk VIZ 2005
- 3DS MAX 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6
- and additional tutorials for AutoCAD LT, MAYA, Architectural Desktop, Inventor
Each tutorial delivers 1-3 hours of training, contains an average of 30 full size, full color screen grabs, and all source files. Paid subscribers who run into difficulty following tutorials can email OpenCAD for technical support for fast help. The Complete-Support site features dozens of free tutorials for trial subscribers.
OpenCAD has an Excellent Service rating as a Yahoo Merchant, which means 95% of OpenCAD's customers rate their training service as "Good" or "Excellent". OpenCAD is a registered Autodesk Author/Publisher and a member in good standing of EPIC, the professional organization of electronic authors and publishers.
OpenCAD International Inc.
2629 Main St. #163
Santa Monica, CA 90405
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