blog nauseam is the blog of Steve Johnson, owner of cad nauseam.


Steve Johnson has been an AutoCAD specialist since 1985. He originally became well known around the world for his infamously large AutoCAD Release 13 Bug List, which he maintained as part of his duties as the Bug Threadmaster of the long-defunct CompuServe ACAD forum. Steve is also a past President of the Western Australian AutoCAD User Group (WAAUG). As a former committee member on the Applications Programming Special Interest Group of the North American Autodesk User Group (NAAUG APPROG SIG), he also contributed to the NAAUG Newsletter. NAAUG has long since been renamed as Autodesk User Group International (AUGI. Steve was part of the AUGI Benchmark Committee, which assisted in the development by Mark Middlebrook of the AUGI Gauge, a comprehensive AutoCAD benchmark.

Steve was also a Vice President of CADLock, Inc. and a contributing editor for Cadalyst magazine, writing the Bug Watch column from 1995.

Steve holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Information Science) degree. He has developed many hundreds of LISP routines and other AutoCAD customization files in his career and prides himself on producing high quality, low maintenance software.

Steve lives in Perth, the capital city of the state of Western Australia. He enjoys drinking wine, eating Japanese food and driving very fast around corners (not simultaneously). He once played cricket very badly (this is a game like baseball except all the rules are entirely different) and was a keen fencer in his youth. He took a 23-year break from the sport before returning in 2008. His successes at this sport include:

21 Western Australian Veteran Championships
2011 Australian Veteran Sabre Champion
2016 Australian Veteran Foil Champion (50+)
2016 Australian Veteran Sabre Champion (50+)
2016 Asian Masters and Oceania Sabre Champion (50+)
2016 Commonwealth Veteran Sabre Champion (50+)

He speaks enough French to be able to ask for a room with a shower, and enough Japanese to ask you what time the party will start. His other interests include listening to classical and hideously unfashionable progressive rock and metal music, emu wrestling, collecting mushrooms, moderate consumption of Shiraz, Sauvignon Blanc and Teppan-Yaki, delicately balancing throttle and steering at the limit of adhesion, and writing about himself in the third person.


ClassicArray provides an enhanced dialog box interface for AutoCAD’s Array command. Provides many features not present in AutoCAD’s ARRAYCLASSIC command.


ClassicArray is a simple-to use but powerful tool for creating arrays in AutoCAD.

  • Provides a dialog box interface to AutoCAD’s Array command. The familiar interface method provides continuity with earlier releases; use of the Ribbon is not required.
  • Supports Rectangular, Polar and Path array types.
  • Supports the creation of both associative and traditional non-associative arrays.
  • Provides an in-dialog preview panel to give you a quick idea of what your array will look like before any objects are created.
  • Allows creation of a preview array which can be accepted, rejected or modified before the desired array is finally chosen.
  • Base objects can be incorporated into the array or left intact as desired using a simple toggle.
  • Allows simple creation of 3D arrays.
  • Comprehensive Help is available from within the dialog box.
  • Provides Ribbon tabs and toolbars, separated into associative and non-associative sections.
  • Supports AutoCAD 2012 and later (updated for and tested with AutoCAD 2017).
  • Digitally signed for compatibility with security features of recent AutoCAD releases.
  • Setup routines are provided that support either AutoCAD 2012/2013 only or all releases from AutoCAD 2013 onwards. Uninstallation is via the standard Windows Control Panel methods (Uninstall a Program, Add/Remove Programs).
  • Uses AutoCAD’s Plug-in feature to provide application behavior consistent with other add-ins.
  • Acts as a workaround for various AutoCAD Array bugs and limitations.
  • Supports AutoCAD for Windows and vertical products derived from it. Sorry, due to Autodesk API restrictions ClassicArray can support neither AutoCAD LT nor AutoCAD for Mac.

See the ClassicArray Help page if you want to see a full description of the product, including screenshots.


Click to download ClassicArray: ClassicArray.1.1.0 (1.15 MB)

This download is both the 15-day evaluation and the commercial product. It is fully functional, but will not create arrays after 15 days until registered.

Licensed users of ClassicArray 1.0.0 can download and install version 1.1.0 without any additional license purchase. The same registration code will work for both versions.

Previous Releases

ClassicArray.1.0.0 (0.85 MB)

Pricing and Purchase

Please note that the online shop is not yet fully automated and as a result there may be a delay of a day or so between payment and email receipt of your registration code. If you have any problems with the purchase process, please provide feedback using the Contact page.

License Item Cost Purchase
Individual license $12


Up to 20-user license $100

Up to 50-user license $200

Up to 100-user license $300

Unlimited site license $500

All pricing in US dollars. Australian purchasers will be charged an additional 10% GST. Secure payment via PayPal. Product is available by download only.

Autodesk Graveyard

This page lists some of the Autodesk products that are no longer sold or for which end-of-life or no-more-development have been announced. This is provided as-is for historical interest and with no guarantee of accuracy. However, corrections and additions are most welcome: please comment on the post Autodesk products are falling like parrots.

Product Born Died Notes
123D Catch 2011 2017
123D CNC Utility 2011 2017
123D Make 2011 2017
123D Sculpt 2011 2017
3D Concepts for Windows 1992 1993
3D Print Utility 2013 2017 MeshMixer?
3D Studio Viz 1997? 2008? Different features, file format and price to 3DS Max
A360 Desktop 2013? 2017 See here for expiration notice and FAQ
Actrix Business / Technical 1998 2000
Advance Concrete 2013 2017
AE/CADD / AEC Architectural 1985 1990
Advanced Modeling Extension (AME) 1990 1994?
Animator Pro (DOS) 1991 1994
Animator Studio (Win) 1995? 1995
Application Manager 2014? 2016 Autodesk desktop app
Architectural Studio 2002? 2004?
ArtCAM 2014 2018 Born 2003, acquired from Delcam 2014
AutoCAD AEC Mechanical 1987 1990
Autodesk Animator 1989 1994
AutoFlix 1988 ?
AutoScreen 1983 1984
AutoShade 1987 1993
AutoSketch 1986 2008 See also Drafix
AutoSolid 1988 1990
AutoSurf 1992? 1997?
Beast 2010 2017
Buzzsaw 2001 2017 No longer sold
CAD/camera 1985 1987
CAiCE Visual Transportation / Roads / Survey 2003? 2008? Released one version, stopped development & used technology in Civil 3D
Cellular Automata Lab 1989 1993
Chaos 1989 1994
Civil Design 1999? 2009?
Combustion 2000 2007
Composite ? 2014 Discontinued and free
Delcam for Solidworks 2010? (acquired 2014) 2016
Design Review 2005? 2013 But undiscontinued 2017
Drafix 1998? 1999? Bought to kill competition, renamed as AutoSketch 6
DWF Composer 2005? 2006?
Ecotect Analysis 2008 2015 Development ceased in 2010
Envision (formerly OnSite Desktop) 2002? 2004?
Field Survey 2001 2004?
FMDesktop 2006 2009 Customers prodded over to FM:Systems
Footwear 2014 ?
Freestyle 2010 2011
Freewheel 2012 2014
ForceEffect, ForceEffectMotion and ForceEffectFlow 2012? 2016
Generic CADD 1989 1994 Sales ended 1997
GMax 2001? 2005 Last version made available as freeware
Graphic Impact 1992 1993
Home Series 1991 ?
Homestyler 2010 2017?
HyperChem 1992 1994
HumanIK 2011 2017
ImageModeler 2008 2009 combined with other products
Impression 2007 2009 Free download for subscription customers
Instant Artist 1992 1993
Inventor ETO 2011 2016
Inventor Fusion 2011 2012 Fusion 360
Inventor Optimization 2011 2015
Inventor Publisher 2011 2016 Rent Inventor Pro 1 year – legacy data not supported
Land Development Desktop ? 2004? Provided with Civil 3D until 2009?
Logoa 2011 (acquired 2014) 2017 End announced 2 Nov 2017, executed 22 Dec
Lightscape 1999 2003 1991????
MatchMover ? 2014 Discontinued and free
Mechanical Desktop 1995 2008
Movimento 2008 2014 Discontinued and free
Navigation 2012 2017
Office Layout 1992 1993
Pixlr 2011 2017 Sold to 123RF
Plasma 2002 2004
QuickCAD 1997? 2004
ReMake 2010? 2017 Replaced with ReCap Photo
Revit verticals (Architecture, MEP and Structure) 2005 2016 Incorporated into Revit
Scaleform 2011 2017
Seek 2008? 2017 Sold to BIMobject AB
Showcase 2006 2017
Simulation Mechanical / Algor Simulation 2009 2017
Sketchbook designer 2010 2012
SocialCam 2012 2015
Softimage 2008 2015
Spark 2014 2016 Merged into Forge
Stingray 2015 2018
Stitcher Unlimited 2008 2011?
Structural Detailing 2008 2014
Survey 1999? 2009?
Tinkerplay 2015 2016 Thingmaker 3D Printer
Toxik / Composite 2007 2012 Incorporated into Maya but discontinued
tsElements 2011 2014
T-Splines for Rhino 2011 2017
Utility Design 2013? 2016 Shuffled off to SBS
Volo View 2000? 2005 Design Review
WorkCenter 1995 1998?
World 1995? 1998?

Some information is from John Walker’s Autodesk File. Here’s a list of archived Autodesk community forums that may contain more information about defunct products. Some forums for defunct products are still listed among the living.

Here’s the list of Autodesk products that have not yet been discontinued.

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