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fcernst
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C3D 2013 Service Pack Status

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11-15-2012 05:19 AM

What is the status on a service pack to address the crashing issues?

 

It is already mid-November and I recently received our 90-day pre-bill for our next Subscription, yet we do not have a current stable product. 

I am hitting the Audit command just about every other command now and still crashing frequently. Especially on various Corridor operations such as extracting feature lines, etc.. 

 

I have sent countless feedback retracing my steps for Autodesk and it is getting annoying and tiresome.

 

Where is the product leadership at Autodesk on this?

 

 

Fred Ernst, PE
C3D 2015
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neilyj
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Message 2 of 23 (508 Views)

Re: C3D 2013 Service Pack Status

11-15-2012 05:29 AM in reply to: fcernst

My guess is that they'll issue a Service Pack to provide Win 8 compatibility which will break some functionality that I rely on (see Drive Command in 2012....that took about 9 months to fix, not even sure if it is working properly as I'm now on 2013)

neilyj
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fcernst
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Re: C3D 2013 Service Pack Status

11-15-2012 05:46 AM in reply to: neilyj

Win 8? That would be inexcusable.

 

Here are the stated system requirements from Autodesk for C3D 2013. This is the data we have based our company budget decisions on:

 

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neilyj
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Message 4 of 23 (498 Views)

Re: C3D 2013 Service Pack Status

11-15-2012 05:50 AM in reply to: fcernst

Win 8 compatibility is inevitable.....never mind though....if Autodesk are to be believed we'll be doing all our designs "in the cloud" via iPads...:smileywink:

neilyj
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Win 7 Pro x64, 240Gb SSD, 1Tb HDD
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BrianHailey
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Message 5 of 23 (476 Views)

Re: C3D 2013 Service Pack Status

11-15-2012 07:20 AM in reply to: fcernst

Those that know, don't say.

Those that say, don't know.

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mathewk
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Message 6 of 23 (474 Views)

Re: C3D 2013 Service Pack Status

11-15-2012 07:35 AM in reply to: fcernst
Indeed, as Brian stated (yet again) :smileyhappy: you'll know when we all know...the day it's releaaed.

Why would the addition of Win 8 compatibility be inexcusable? It would be adding additional functionality. Anyway, it's all speculation at this point anyway.

Make sure you have the hotfixes installed in the meantime.
Matt Kolberg
Cansel - Autodesk Division
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fcernst
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Message 7 of 23 (470 Views)

Re: C3D 2013 Service Pack Status

11-15-2012 07:40 AM in reply to: mathewk

To clarify:

 

It would be inexcusable to leapfrog Win 7 stability, and holdback on releasing a service pack, to focus on Win 8 compatibility.

 

Get the product stable on Win 7 first. This is how it was sold to us.

Fred Ernst, PE
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mathewk
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Message 8 of 23 (467 Views)

Re: C3D 2013 Service Pack Status

11-15-2012 07:47 AM in reply to: fcernst
I have no idea how long it takes to make C3D Win 8 compatible. For argument's sake, let's say it takes a week. From Autodesk's perspective it would not be cost effective to release 2 service packs, the second being a week later. From an administrator perspective, it also would not make sense to have to install 2 service packs so close together.

I doubt it's only a week. If it takes 4 months then I would agree with you, give us SP1 now then SP2 later once the Win 8 stuff has been added.

If this is what the delays is (remember it is complete speculation that Win 8 is being added) then I suspect the timing is somewhere in between.
Matt Kolberg
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fcernst
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Message 9 of 23 (461 Views)

Re: C3D 2013 Service Pack Status

11-15-2012 07:54 AM in reply to: mathewk

Civil 3D 2013 was released over half a year ago...The service pack for it is WAY late....

 

No excuses.

Fred Ernst, PE
C3D 2015
Ernst Engineering
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mathewk
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Message 10 of 23 (457 Views)

Re: C3D 2013 Service Pack Status

11-15-2012 08:05 AM in reply to: fcernst
Actually, there have been 2 hot fixes released. They have many fixes that include stability fixes. They aren't called "Service Packs" but they fix things as the SP's do. The latest was released in late September, so the timing is pretty much right on schedule.
Matt Kolberg
Cansel - Autodesk Division
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