An evaluation version of AutoCAD-80 (and AutoCAD-86 on the IBM) is now running on the Vectrix, a beautiful $5,000 670x480 display with 511 colors selected out of a menu of 16,000,000. The version for the Aurora is released, and actually sold more copies than the Microangelo version in January.
The program now fills memory pretty thoroughly, and the main development project is to compact it a little more. It is also being fixed to run on multi-user Turbodos systems.
There was some discussion of whether we should fix on PL/I (now that the 8086 version is coming out) or on C as a single language for AutoCAD. C, however, is impossible for AutoCAD-80, while PL/I has much less future than C on the new machines, particularly the 68000. This leaves us stuck with two versions forever.