Anyone else a bit underwhelmed by the "new" features in Civil 3D 2014??
If it has the Live Maps feature as vanilla AutoCAD does then as the maps etc can't apparently be printed this renders what could be a great feature almost useless (presumably it's a licensing thing) and don't get me started on the Geotechnical Module only being available in the Suite edition of Civil 3D.
Hopefully there have been a lot of changes "under the hood" that they don't boast about and now it doesn't crash using gradings and they've fixed the Quick Profile Bug etc etc
Obvioulsy I'll need to wait until it is released before I can be more critical....
The interoptibility with previous versions is good to see. Hopefully the pressure networks are ready to be used without being hacked together. I've given up on using them as it's just a pain in the ****. Generally yes, the new features are underwhelming at best. The software is overpriced so it should contain all features without having to purchase a "suite". If 2014 is stable we will use it but this is probably the end of our subscription either way.
I noticed that they have focused more on performance and stability this time opposed to "new" features that are worthless.
Did they succeed (realising you can't possibly comment on Beta testing without the Non Disclosure Agreement Police paying a visit)
will have to wait a few weeks yet until it's finally released
Not as far as I'm aware - so just guesses for now
I am starting to see less and less reasons to maintain Civil 3D subscriptions. My company has around 60 licenses of Civil 3D. 2013 didn't offer anything useful to us. Pressure pipes could have been useful, but they were so limited that there was no reason for us to upgrade everyone from 2012. Maybe pressure pipes will be useful in 2014, but after that, there isn't really anything else that I can even think of that I'd like to see except bug fixes. The slim chance that they will fix the bugs isn't worth paying thousands and thousands of dollars per year.
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