We would like to run both 2014 and 2013 within our office. I understand 2014 is suppose to be the first version of Civil 3D that is completely compatible with an earlier version, 2013. I need to know if things like styles, survey database etc. will work both ways between 2014 and 2013.
I saw an earlier post on this pertaining just to the survey database but would like to see if any issues have come up since and/or if there are problems in other areas.
C3D 2013 (latest updates), 2014 Infrastructure Design Suite
Win 7 Pro, 64-bit
16 GB RAM
I wouldn't say "completely compatible". Rather, it can be opened and will function reasonably well. Personally I wouldn't try to mix versions in a single office, if only for the support headaches, and this being the first kick at the can. Better collaboration with other companies and meeting client requirements is where I see this being right now.
Thanks for the reply.
I should have stated the only reason for the mixed environment is to evaluate 2014's benefits vs upgrade cost. Only one system will have 2014. I just want to be aware of any issues between the two versions to avoid problems with projects.
Here's an older thread re: Interoperability 2014 to 2013, including some limitations and issues folks have ran into.