Glass Eye 2000 Software

$149.95 USD
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  • Draw your own lines and curves, or use the library of 400 patterns
  • Resize your patterns easily to the perfect size
  • Instantly numbers all of your pieces for you
  • Determine your glass needs with the materials usage calculator
  • Print patterns to your home printer - prints larger patterns on multiple sheets if necessary


Product Description

Glass Eye 2000 Standard Edition is the software that gives stained glass artists a simple way to create, adapt, and print custom patterns using their computers. Start with any of the 400 patterns in its library or design a pattern from scratch with a collection of easy to learn, easy to use drawing tools. Glass Eye 2000 has been called "the industry standard in stained glass design software" by both Spectrum Glass and Glass Patterns Quarterly. Runs on Windows 98 and all later versions, including Windows 8, and Macs with Boot Camp, Parallels or VMware Fusion. The software occupies 64MB hard drive space.
Please note opened software can not be returned.

Features:

  • Draw Patterns and Add Glass Colors
    Use the drawing tools to create patterns, then apply realistic glass colors and textures.
  • Resize to Any Dimensions
    Scale your pattern to the size you need
  • Number the Pieces
    Instantly numbers even complex designs
  • Import Images from a Scanner or Digital Camera
    Use your favorite photos and more to design a pattern. Import images and trace to create pattern lines for a one-of-a-kind pattern.
  • Print Full-Size Patterns
    Print from your printer! If a design doesn't fit on a single sheet, it automatically "tiles" the image to several sheets you can then assemble into a full-size pattern.

    Getting Started is Easy! Software Includes:
  • Extensive help system (for an example see computer screen image below)
  • In-depth tutorial
  • Introductory Video
  • Free technical support for 30 days

    Plus:
  • Includes a calculator that shows materials usage, and a handy cost estimator that takes the guesswork out of pricing your design. For an example see the computer screen image below.
  • Experiment with different glass colors and textures in your design to visualize your creation before cutting a single piece. Glass Eye 2000 can number all your pieces instantly. For example see the numbered Hummingbird pattern below.
  • Includes 400 patterns, 77 from CKE. For an example see the Poppies pattern below.
  • Design with bevels. Includes bevel library with 72 stock bevels and 89 Mika bevel clusters. For an example see the bevel pattern below.

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Product Details

  • Runs on Windows 98 or later versions including Vista and Windows 7
  • Runs on Macs running Virtual PC or Boot Camp
  • Occupies 64 MB hard drive space

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Pros : A reasonably simple program dedicated to stained glass.
Cons : 1: Licensing is very problematic. OS upgrades kills the license and requires relicensing. 2: They charge $35 for relicensing support if you need it more than one time a year. 3: Software customer support is average. 4: Expensive if you want features that should be included in the first place.
Other Thoughts : If you are seriously into stained glass design, do not expect that the base product, at $149.00 will meet your needs, you will almost immediately be looking at the "upgrading" to the $295 and $450 versions.
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Pros : While this program works reasonably well, in the end you will regret buying it. The license issued with the program purchase works once! No re-installs. If you have a hard drive failure, which you will eventually, or other damage that results in the loss your license, you will pay full price for another. If you don't, you lose all your previous design files. Think about it before you buy!
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Pros : I seriously have no comment on any pros. The description of the software sounds much more positive than the software itself.
Cons : One of the main features of the software was that you could pick glass and plug it into your design. This feature did not work for me. I spent HOURS online with someone from Dragonfly software and even he was stumped as to why this feature did not work. This issue was NEVER resolved. Also, I really wanted the feature that figured out the cost of the glass needed for a piece. Did not work. The advice for Dragonfly, because they couldn't fix it, was "try a new operating system on your computer." I have Vista. So, without any guarantee, I need to spend another $100 or so to get a new operating system IN THE HOPE that this software will work. I updated to a semi-professional system, so I spent close to $400 for NOTHING!!! I don't recommend this software.
Other Thoughts : I had a customer rep actually get on my computer and navigate to figure out why certain features would not work. He could not figure it out. So, I was left high and dry. I spent over $400 for nothing
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