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Aug 14 2000 for me

Hard to believe it's been 20 years

I wandered in the door looking for help with an ATI video card I had just spent big $$$ on.

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I've only been a member for a year or so, it has been a really good experience, I learned a LOT!

Hard to believe this site has been kicking around since I was 9..

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17 years for me this June. I came in here with a bad attitude not happy with my dealer. After we got that corrected 😉 I learned so much and wanted to give back to those that have helped me so much over the years. Still can't repay this forum for the help they gave me and my family 8 years ago when I was laid up in Coma and not given much of a chance to live. Everyone stay safe and healthy through all of this and see you all in 20 years.

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Came here in Sept 2005 and have been grateful for all the help I have received. I still read most posts trying to pick up knowledge.

Everyone stay safe and yes hopefully we will revisit this in 10, 20 and possibly 30 more years!!

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April 2003 for me, seems like forever ago

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3 hours ago, gcode said:

Aug 2000 for me

Hard to believe it's been 20 years

I wandered in the door looking for help with an ATI video card I had just spent big $$$ on.

And MC does not play well with ATI.

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2 hours ago, pro grammer said:

And MC does not play well with ATI.

Isn't ATI dead and gone ??

I had a laptop back in the early years (2000-2003) with an ATI card.

I found a patch for the ATI drivers and it ran fine.

I've still got that laptop. I paid so much $$$ for it and 2 mounting stations back in the day that

I can't bring myself to throw it away

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28 minutes ago, gcode said:

Isn't ATI dead and gone ??

 

Sort of. AMD bought ATI years ago.

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JOINED

January 12, 2001

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Joined

August 27, 2000

 

I have learned much over the years from coming to this site on a daily basis and reading the posts and thread.

Thank you IHS and all of the contributors.  

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5 hours ago, gcode said:

Aug 2000 for me

Hard to believe it's been 20 years

I wandered in the door looking for help with an ATI video card I had just spent big $$$ on.

Quadro G.

Shoulda bought a Quadro...  :hrhr:

 

Thanks to this site (and Ed!), I'm here in Spain :D but more importantly had the honor to meet a bunch of y'all that will be my life long friends :cheers:

There's still a few of you guys i'd love to have a pint with though - hopefully next time!

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Joined april 30th 2002.

We just got fresh V9, I was lost looking for help. I've learnt a lot here and I try to help in my turn. 

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May 2002 for me. 18 years!

Mask on arc wouldn't work until BernieT (where are you Bernie?!?) told me I had to Combine Views first. :thumbsup:

Thank you InHouse for all that you do! Thank you to everyone here who I learn from every day. You're the best!!!

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2 minutes ago, Thad said:

Mask on arc wouldn't work until BernieT (where are you Bernie?!?) told me I had to Combine Views first.

Oh gosh that the worst parts of Mastercam arcs and views! How mAny times I have seen people complain about crashes because of this.

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1 minute ago, Peter from S.C.C.C. said:

Oh gosh that the worst parts of Mastercam arcs and views! How mAny times I have seen people complain about crashes because of this.

I haven't heard of any crashes, just that it won't find all the arcs of the given size until you combine views. Or maybe I heard about them and forgot. 😆

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1 minute ago, Thad said:

I haven't heard of any crashes, just that it won't find all the arcs of the given size until you combine views. Or maybe I heard about them and forgot. 😆

Ya I heard of crashes more than once, I remember my first experience with arc views, I was using vbscript api and it kept telling me my arcs at z0. were some ridiculous number!

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46 minutes ago, Newbeeee™ said:

Quadro G.

Shoulda bought a Quadro...  :hrhr:

I don't think Quadro even existed back then.

Some I remember were 3D Labs, Matrox, Orchid and of course ATI

The problem then is still the problem today... Open GL support..

 

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For me it wasn't until Mar 2004....but it's been 16 years even still

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2 hours ago, gcode said:

I don't think Quadro even existed back then.

Some I remember were 3D Labs, Matrox, Orchid and of course ATI

The problem then is still the problem today... Open GL support..

 

Matrox Cards Ruled the Day for a little while I kept one or two just in case for some older systems   NT 4  Win 2000.

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Jan 2002 for me. Ah the good ole days.

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On 3/23/2020 at 3:09 PM, CADCAM3D5AXIS said:

Matrox Cards Ruled the Day for a little while I kept one or two just in case for some older systems   NT 4  Win 2000.

yeah.. if I remember right the Matrox Mystique was the bomb for a while.

I've probably still got one in a box, buried in the back of a closet somewhere.

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Coming up on 13yrs... Some great info here.

 

Mike 

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I think I joined in either April or May of 2000. Member 53 or 58. I can't recall exactly. I just know It was a LONG time ago, and a LOT of posts ago. :D 

Yes, Windows NT 4.0 and Matrox cards ruled the roost BITD. That was my favorite combo. Rock solid. Zero issues. 

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On 3/23/2020 at 12:34 PM, gcode said:

I don't think Quadro even existed back then.

Some I remember were 3D Labs, Matrox, Orchid and of course ATI

The problem then is still the problem today... Open GL support..

 

Yep, and ATI is STILL dog crap on the OpenGL support. And IT fools are still buyin' 'em. Some people NEVER learn. Of course, "if it works for gaming, it MUST work for CAD/CAM/CAE... 🤪"

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