AMIX began pilot public operation on January 2, 1992, and planned, after a market-building and software shakedown phase, an official launch of the service in the fall of 1992. On August 21, 1992, Autodesk announced it was divesting AMIX (see page [Ref]). Deprived of the funds needed to roll-out the service, AMIX remains, at this writing, an idea yet untested.