"Let's get logical, logical / I wanna get logical..."
Autodesk bought iLogic from ADN member Logimetrix in December, and now Autodesk is giving it away free to Inventor 2009 users on subscription [Are there any who aren't? - Ed.] under the name of Inventor iLogic Extension 2009. You would use the software to embed engineering info in drawings through rules.
With it now being free, I feel for those who paid $4,300 for the software under its previous owner.
It's a funny feeling when you find good software, make payment through an act of instinctive generosity to support the company's brilliant staff, and then find that your $$-based gesture has become an unnecessary expenditure.
Fer instance, I actually paid for Picasa before Google bought it, who then made it free. Since then, however, I've had the benefit of free updates. I suppose that pay-then-free is less worse than a company (like Computer Associates) promising a $9.95/yr fee forever for anti-virus protection, and then doubling it a couple years later. It's worse, because then companies like CA lose paying customers and its ceo gets thrown in jail.