With all the anguish over CADalyst's near-demise, it's hard to keep in mind that numerous CAD magazines still exist in print form. There is CAD&RITNYTT from Sweden (I have Februari issue on my desk), and AutoCAD MAGAZIN from Germany (they continue sending me copies). I'm sure there are more; it's just that I'm not sure who they might be.
Here in Canada, Design Engineering continues in print and on-line form. I know about this one, because twice in the last year they've asked me to write for them. Considering that writing and editing a CAD magazine is all that I used to do (1985-1991), and then did none of it for the past decade, writing for a magazine feels almost odd.
(An article I wrote on Autodesk Fusion was posted today at www.canadianmanufacturing.com/designengineering/features/cadreport/article.jsp?content=20090320_153521_11516 and assistant editor André Voshart tells me it's also tagged on the cover of the print edition.)
Feels odd like... what? Belonging to a steam locomotive enthusiast's club? Good old days. What a real magazine used to be like. Digital magazines just not the same as real ones spanning a bookcase shelf.
No, it feel odd like... embarrassment. Since 1996, I've been one of those leading the charge for digitized CAD information delivery. And here I am writing occasionally for a print magazine.
Thus, congrats to the staff of Design Engineering and other publishers who keep going in this print-unfriendly environment. It's a tough slog.