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Glass Eye 2000 Standard Edition

by Dragonfly Software
Windows 8 / Vista / 7 / 98 / 95
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

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Product Features

  • Glass Eye 2000 is software that gives stained glass artists a simple way to create, adapt, and print custom patterns using their computers. Start with any of the 400 patterns in its library or design a pattern from scratch with a collection of easy to learn, easy to use drawing tools. Glass Eye 2000 has been called "the industry standard in stained glass design software" by both Spectrum Glass and Glass Patterns Quarterly.
  • Use your scanner to import patterns. Just scan, rotate if you need to, resize, and print.
  • Experiment with different glass colors and textures in your design to visualize your creation before cutting a single piece. Glass Eye 2000 can number all your pieces instantly.
  • Includes a calculator that shows materials usage, and a handy cost estimator that takes the guesswork out of pricing your design.
  • Glass Eye 2000 can print to any Windows-compatible printer on a single sheet or at the design's actual size. If the design doesn't fit on a single sheet, it automatically "tiles" the image to several sheets you can then assemble into a full-scale pattern.

System Requirements

  • Platform:   Windows 8 / Vista / 7 / 98 / 95
  • Media: CD-ROM

Product Details

Product Manual [3.02mb PDF]
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces
  • ASIN: B0002DUN02
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: March 23, 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,492 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

Product Description

If you're a stained glass professional or hobbyist who loves to design your own windows, then Glass Eye 2000 is the product you have been waiting for. With this software you can create custom patterns that are easier to view and edit than any pencil and paper drawing. The CD contains a short "Welcome to Glass Eye 2000" video presentation as well as a comprehensive tutorial guiding you through virtually every product feature in twenty simple lessons.

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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Try It !!! You'll Love It !!! September 23, 2004
I bought The Glass Eye a few years ago just as I was getting ready to retire from a position as Systems Manager for CADD equipment (Computer Aided Design and Drafting). As a Systems Manager, I had more than fifteen years of experience managing, drawing, and teaching CADD in two different companies. I had been designing and drawing stained glass layouts using a variety of drawing packages. I have been working with stained glass for almost thirty years and have been selling my work, seriously, for about six years.

With The Glass Eye, I was amazed at how quickly I could put a design together. I was able to easily put any type of picture (or piece of a picture) into a bitmap background, draw the lead/foil lines over it to create my stained glass drawing, then scale it to the size I wanted, and print out my patterns. This was a simple, quick way to create my own custom designs. I used The Glass Eye for about a year and a half, until Glass Eye 2000 became available.

As soon as I read about the new features, I was ready to purchase the Professional Version without even trying it. But, I downloaded the trial version. After just a few days, I ordered the Professional Version. I was happy with The Glass Eye. I am ecstatic with Glass Eye 2000.

The best new feature, in my opinion, is the glass library. With it, I can choose manufactures' colors (with catalog number) and paint my design with streakies, waterglass, textures, etc. I have actual glass samples which I purchased from the glass manufacturers and the library takes a lot of guesswork out of how the glass will actually look in the finished project. I also like the new text writing feature and the fact that the individual pieces of glass in my design are numbered for me. To be able to email a drawing (in .
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best August 29, 2004
I have the Professional Plus Edition and can't believe how much this software has helped in my design work. I find it very user friendly, an exceptionally fun and useful tool for creating designs in a short period of time with instant results thanks to all the different effects. It's exciting to watch my designs come alive when the glass colors and textures are added. I wonder how I ever got along without it. What used to take me days is now done in a few hours. One of the nicest features (of the many) is once my drawing is complete and I add the color and glass texture I am able to present to my client a very professional looking presentation. Another big big plus is that if any changes are to be made they are done in minutes. You truly do make a quality and useful program for us stained glass people. Keep up the good work.

P.S. If you are wondering about customer support, they're THE BEST and Very Prompt. They even ask for your input and suggestions as to what features you might like to have on their future upgrades. Incidentially, which most are Free!

Jerry Waier of Pinehaven Stained Glass in Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Glass Eye 2000 is the BEST! September 20, 2004
As a designer for 12 years, I've used many software drawing programs (Photoshop, Illustrator, and more). All of them involve a rather difficult learning curve to become proficient in their use. Glass Eye 2000 is easy to install and so intuitive to use that I was able to begin a project within ten minutes after installation. Among many things, I find the "Properties" function is especially helpful regarding materials usage, construction cost and pricing. Thank you for a wonderful software package. Now, all I have to do is add my imagination. You've thought of everything else!

-- Katherine Bell of Bell Graphics in Jacksonville, Florida
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Customers LOVE Seeing Their Design on Glass Eye 2000 September 1, 2004
Glass Eye 2000 is an indispensable part of my business! As the owner of a studio that does only commissioned work, the "see before you buy" feature has enabled me to nearly double my annual sales. Also, time between initial customer consultation and a signed contract has been substantially reduced. With the use of my laptop and a digital projector, my customers and I can explore glass alternative selections almost instantly. Furthermore, the use of a projector enables the customer to see an accurate rendition of the final product in its intended location. This capability worked particularly well during the design stages of two church commissions currently in progress.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Customer service as it's BEST! August 28, 2004
Dragonfly customer service has been absolutely wonderful to work with. Their timely responses and personal one-on-one care has been a breath of fresh air. The Dragonfly company truly lives up to the pride in ownership that seems to be lost with most online companies. I have great respect and confidence in them and their products.
As a teacher in the Art of Stained Glass, Glass Eye has allowed me to open a world of original designs aimed at beginning students. The software is user friendly and my students can start creating thier own original patterns right away. It is so nice to be able to teach them HOW to design and then be able to produce the piece. The amazing array of glass samples is outstanding! My students just marvel at the details within the program and the ease of use. They cant' get enough!
Once again. Dragonfly has great customer service for a great user friendly product. A BIG high 5 for Dragonfly!

-- Cheryl Hall of Glasworx in Sanford, Maine
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Love Dragonfly Software, Glass Eye 2000
I purchased Glass Eye 2000 professional edition over 12 years ago. Through the years I've lost the software and license a few times due to computer failure, and other things... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Vivian (private)
1.0 out of 5 stars Bad bad bad
Bad customer service. They sent a $450 program in a mailer sleeve. I inserted the disk into my Mac and it started making a sound like it was off balance, wouldn't eject and... Read more
Published 11 months ago by Tim
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
I would recommend this software to anyone who likes to create their own designs. It is easy to use and has a lot of features in just the standard edition alone. I love it!
Published 12 months ago by Amazon Customer
2.0 out of 5 stars Be careful
This is the bare bones program, and other than the most basic CAD functions, it will prompt you to buy an upgraded version. The upgrades are WAY over $150. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars Be Weary of Licensing Scheme
While this is an excellent piece of software be very aware of their stringent licensing scheme. Anytime you want to move your installation/license to another PC, activation code... Read more
Published 21 months ago by yooperjj
5.0 out of 5 stars They came through for me!
I have to say, after reading some of the negative reviews about poor customer service I was afraid I just lost $450!
Last week my hard drive crashed and I lost all my data. Read more
Published on November 4, 2011 by Dan C. Cui
1.0 out of 5 stars Cheated
I had been using the demonstration edition of this software for quite awhile and finally decided to upgrade to the standard edition for $150.00. What a colossal waste of money! Read more
Published on October 30, 2011 by Syd
4.0 out of 5 stars Glasseye 2000 review revisit
My original review didn't give this company very high marks due to the hassle of obtaining a new license key whenever something happened with my computer. Read more
Published on July 3, 2011 by Dave
3.0 out of 5 stars a decent program, but beware...
I purchased this program from another site and was eager to get my hands on it. I am a 12+ year graphic artist and thought I'd have no problem learning the program and thought it... Read more
Published on August 22, 2010 by ihavewebfeet
1.0 out of 5 stars I just can't follow it
I have had this product for 5 years. Every time I try and do something with it, I just can't. I find the instructions to be confusing the layout on top to be wanting and the... Read more
Published on February 17, 2009 by KGA128
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