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  • Writer's pictureKelvin Mays

Using Glasseye software by DragonFly

Updated: Jun 21, 2019

This is an exported design from Glasseye

I have used Glass Eye for stained glass design since 1996. I was also using AutoCAD for my day job as a mechanical designer. My employer allowed me to use the floating licence on my home computer or at times stay after working hours to use the more powerful CAD system. At that time I had over 15 years experience with AutoCAD so it was easy for me to use and trace pictures or write programs to develop designs such as flowers, perspectives and so on.

I continued to work with AutoCAD as my primary program until I retired in 2017. That is when I lost my floating licence. With AutoCAD now being a annual licence fee of thousands of dollars  it was a too expensive for my little startup. First I tried TurboCAD. It was low cost enough around $400 but after 27 years of using AutoCAD everything was just in the wrong place and it was very hard for me to learn and use. So I pull out my Glass Eye 2000 software installed with help from a very automated tech support system got it activated on my desktop. It works great and it is for stained glass with all of the glass from different companies already to just paint in. I highly recommend this product and with the free trial it is hard to pass up giving it a try. It also perfect compliment to AutoCAD because it can import drawings in the DXF format right in. I now use TuboCAD to open the old designs and export them to DXF so Glass Eye 2000 can import.

I use Glass Eye 2000 not just for design but to keep my shop inventory current and to determine if I am pricing my work at a fair and affordable price. It is a great tool for designs from early planing up to printing out the final pattern for construction.

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