Autodesk has recently accepted our application into their OEM program.
What this means, is we will have the ability to sell a customized version of AutoCAD that is pre-configured for Land F/X.
The Pros of such a version -- the interface will be simplified and customized by us, to have just the basic AutoCAD commands necessary, and the full suite of Land F/X tools. It will be a fully licensed version of AutoCAD 2012. It will cost less than $2,000 (note that does not include the Land F/X license cost), and the yearly upgrades will be less than $350.
The Cons of such a version -- it will have none of the AutoCAD 3D features. It will not have any ability to load any LISP file or any other type of customization. The interface can not be customized, and will be locked in the form that we deem (thus, no Ribbon).
In order to proceed, we will have to pre-order 25 copies. As we debate whether this would be a wise investment, we'd like to use this forum to discuss the issue further, and get input from users. Please chime in if you'd be interested, and if you might be able to commit to a deposit. Please let us know what rare AutoCAD commands you would want to be sure are included, and what reservations you might have about it.