Further to my last post, Here is a brief summary of this blog’s various poll results that relate in some way to Ribbon and CIP use. The most recent polls are at the top of the list. I have placed in bold those percentages that relate directly to the proportion of AutoCAD Ribbon use among the voters on this blog.
- AutoCAD 2010 users’ Ribbon use: 44% (AutoCAD 2010 users’ CIP on: 36%)
- Ribbon love: 28%
- AutoCAD 2010 menu bar non-users: 23%
- Inventor Ribbon use: 44% (Inventor 2010 users’ Ribbon use: 59%)
- Revit Ribbon use: 42% (Revit 2010 users’ Ribbon use: 58%)
- AutoCAD Ribbon use: 32% (AutoCAD 2009/2010 users’ Ribbon use: 38%)
- CIP on: 27%
- AutoCAD 2009 menu bar non-users: 21%
- AutoCAD 2009 Ribbon one of 3 best new features: 11%
- AutoCAD 2009 Ribbon turned on in some way: 29% (fully visible 13%)
The polls were run at different times over the past couple of years with different questions being asked in different ways about different releases, and responded to by very different numbers of voters. Don’t expect consistent or directly comparable results; this is not a scientific study. As with all polls here, there is a self-selection bias; those people who feel most strongly about a subject are more likely to find these polls and make the effort to vote in them.
The more recent polls generally have significantly greater sample size than the early ones. The smallest poll (AutoCAD 2009 best new features) has 37 voters, the largest poll (AutoCAD users generally using Ribbon) has 751. While the former certainly qualifies as Shaan’s “a few dozen”, the latter does only if you consider 62 to be “a few”. In which case, can I give you a thousand dollars and you give me a few hundred back?
Here are the poll details, which you can also see in the Polls Archive. If you think any of these questions or the available responses are in any way biased or leading , I’d be interested to hear your reasoning.
AutoCAD 2010 users, what are your Ribbon and CIP settings?
Start Date: 15 March 2010
Start Date: 16 January 2010
AutoCAD 2010 users: pull-down menus – is your menu bar turned on (MENUBAR=1)?
Start Date: 14 September 2009
Inventor users: are you generally using the Ribbon?
Start Date: 11 September 2009
Revit users: are you generally using the Ribbon?
Start Date: 9 September 2009
AutoCAD users: are you generally using the Ribbon?
Start Date: 9 September 2009
Do you enable CIP (Customer Involvement Program) in your Autodesk products in production?
Start Date: 23 February 2009
AutoCAD 2009 users: pull-down menus – is your menu bar turned on (MENUBAR=1)?
Start Date: 28 November 2008
Choose the best things about AutoCAD 2009 (up to 3)
Start Date: 11 July 2008
AutoCAD 2009 non-Ribbon users: why don’t you use it?
Start Date: 20 June 2008
AutoCAD 2009 users: in what state do you usually have your Ribbon?
Start Date: 28 May 2008