This seems like a great opportunity for AutoDesSys' Bonzai3d. They need to do a couple of things I think (and fast):
- Get a free version of Bonzai out there for students. It needs DWG import/export, and PDF export among the standard in/out capabilities. Continue to charge more for Bonzai3d with all the bells and whistles.
- Get either Renderzone included (maybe resolution-limited to 1024x768) or work with Maxwell Render to get a free limited renderer via plugin like they have for SketchUp.
So, ADS, how about we get this going in time for the AIA Convention?