Torsten Moses of TM-CAD Engineering announces the death of LT-Extender:
I ceased the production and distribution of the LT-Extender software with immediate effect due to copyright reasons. I also no longer provide any support services for the LT-Extender software.
The software allowed AutoCAD LT to be programmed to run vertical applications, a feature that customers desire.
A photo at the TM-CAD Website illustrates a headstone engraved with the words, "Killed by a lawyer." We know that Autodesk had sued the company in 2003, telling upFront.eZine at the time that its complaint was against companies who are...
...redistributing Autodesk proprietary files, copying AutoCAD files to their machines deploying AutoCAD LT, [and] modifying protected Autodesk code.
Knowing how slowly law suits progress in Germany, the "lawyer-killing" of LT-Extender may well be the outcome of Autodesk vs TM-CAD Engineering.
TM-CAD promises customers an alternative to LT-Extender, to be announced.
Source. (h.t. Owen Wengerd)