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When was Flexi first introduced

Discussion in 'General Software' started by VonsGraphix1969, May 19, 2020.

  1. VonsGraphix1969

    VonsGraphix1969 New Member

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    Hey guys....
    I started with a DOS based sign program in 1990, then we went to CAS Mate & then Scanvec Amiable released Inspire for the digital printing part of our business... My question is this... Does anybody remember what year was Flexi FIRST introduced to the market after Inspire??? I have $20 riding on this question with a friend... I say late 90's like 98, 99 or 2000.. Can anybody confirm this date??
     
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  2. Fred Weiss

    Fred Weiss Merchant Member

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    I got my first Flexi in 1995 and it was version 5.
     
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  3. Solventinkjet

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    Looks like 1989 based on their Wiki page.
     
  4. The Yanki & The Brit

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    Say good bye to that fiver!
     
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  5. Matthew Scher

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    Depends on what you mean exactly. FlexiSIGN was introduced for Macintosh back in 1992. It was called version 2 back then. I started working for Amiable Technologies that year with the release of 2.1. Back in 1991 folks were using FlexiCAD on the Macintosh to drive some converted pen plotters to cut vinyl with a hot knife. In 1994 Flexi was released for Windows. The first version of Flexi released AFTER Scanvec Inspire was in 1998. That was also the year that Scanvec acquired Amiable and became Scanvec-Amiable. That was version 6.0 and was a complete user interface change from all prior versions. Though powerful, it took some time to get used to it. The latest version is based on the same base as Flexi 6.
     
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  6. player

    player Major Contributor

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    It did not import and export vectors very well.
     
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  7. FrankW

    FrankW Very Active Member

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    Dont mix up: Amiable was a company who sells Flexi for years when they merge with Scanvec (the Company who have made Casmate and Inspire) to Scanvec Amiable (Today SA International) in 1999. When Casmate was 6.5 and Inspire was 1.0 Flexi was 5.x. But they have made a complete redesign with version 6.
     
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