I am currently running Civil 3D 2011, and I am considering upgrading. I would like to upgrade to Civil 3D 2013 since the first service pack has been released, but are there any reasons to upgrade to Civil 3D 2012 instead?
Are there still major issues with Civil 3D 2013?
I am on a subscription so there are no issues there.
I am Running Windows 7-Pro – 64 bit.
I have 8 Gb of Ram, and have a NVIDIA Quadro-600 video card.
I'm still on 2011, so can't really advise. But if you outline what you use the software for, what parts you spend most time in, then someone may advise if 2012 or 2013 is more or less buggy in that area.
Win 7 Pro, 32 bit; Intel Core i5 @ 2.80GHz; 4GB RAM—Civil 3D 2008 & 2011
Credit where credit is due! Give kudos or accept as solution whenever you can.
(No connection with Autodesk other than using the products in the real world)
IDSP Premium 2014 (mainly Civil 3D 2014 but also 3ds Max Design)
Win 7 Pro x64, 256Gb SSD, 300Gb 15,000 rpm HDD
16Gb Ram Intel Xeon CPU E5-1607 0 @ 3.00GHz (4 CPUs), ~3.0GHz
NVIDIA Quadro 4000, Dual 27" Monitor, Dell T3600
I'm in 2012 and a little reluctant to move to 2013, there isn't a whole lot different quite honestly. With 2014 around the corner, I would recommend waiting for 2014. Our entire company has already decided that skipping 2013 completely is the case. We will be rolling out 2014 upon it's initial release (April ish), hoping our friends at Autodesk have spent some time cleaning up all the bugs that are associated to the recent add-ons over the last couple years. Not a fan of seeing things broken that worked perfectly fine in a previous version.