What is it?
Ideastation went online in June 2014 as an initiative to engage & empower the AutoCAD Electrical user community. Users can make the most of this platform by sharing their ideas for new features, or feature enhancements they would like implemented in the product.
How does it work?
You know how it works while posting an idea, but we wanted to tell you a little more about how we process the postings and how seriously we take your ideas. The AutoCAD Electrical Ideastation team gets together and reviews new ideas on a weekly basis. We rely on the number of kudos to initially decide the importance of the idea, i.e. the more kudos received, the more important the idea is for us, because it simply shows that many of you face the same problem. During the reviewing process, we categorize the ideas into these 8 buckets and provide feedback to the user in the form of comments.
An idea could go from one bucket to another. For example, if an idea needs more information, we ask the user for the information we need and place it in 'comments requested'. After receiving appropriate and adequate comments, the idea is pushed into 'under review' or 'future consideration' depending on its implementation feasibility. It could then go to the 'accepted' and lastly 'implemented' bucket. At any particular point in time, the idea will reside in only one bucket.
Up until now…
Since launching the Ideastation in June 2014, we have had over 8000 unique visitors and 258 ideas posted by users. As of March 2015, 4 ideas have been implemented and shipped into the market. Moreover, 16 other ideas have been taken up for design and implementation in future releases of the product. If you have posted on the Ideastation, you can check the status of your idea by checking which bucket it is placed in.
We are currently in the process of implementing the next set of ideas, stay tuned for more information on their release.
Thank you for supporting the AutoCAD Electrical Ideastation community by posting your idea(s). This helps us realize what functionality matters to you, what your pain points are and what enhancements you would like to see in the product.
As we rely so heavily on kudos, please take a few minutes to review others' ideas and if you face the same or similar challenge, or you think it is a great idea, give their ideas a kudo!
Happy posting and kudo-ing!
Rajeshree & Samreen