AutoCAD fulfilled 25 years, like a mature girl or a man getting out of his mastery.
From the Engineering Blog we took the six lessons learned from the AutoCAD History:
Do not work with the good ones, better with the most popular, AutoCAD decides to evolve at the rate of DOS
If one competes and is better, buy it. AutoCAD works closely with SoftDesk for Civil Engineering
Work with the majorities, AutoCAD detaches from UNIX / Mac and decides to absorb Softdesk
If competitors sell cheap, let's offer a Light version. AutoCAD takes out LT versions to compete on prices
If they do not buy you, tighten their necks. AutoCAD eliminates support for previous versions (it did with R14 and 2000)
Jolin, let's just make it up. AutoCAD, aware of its technical competence, seeks to improve aesthetics.