I am wondering what the verdict is on 2013 release?
anyone reporting any issues that suggest we should wait till SP1?
How bout slow saves?
Any other issues?
I will not give nor do I have specifics. Look at past history of when we release service packs. Based on past history, SP-1 should be right around the corner. It sounds as though you are trying to make a decision about when to adopt or roll out AutoCAD MEP 2013. You are asking if you should wait for SP-1 or not. You will not be waiting long if that helps.
Let me also help by inviting other forum members to share their experience here with 2013.
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Yes ... you are dead on. Hoping to make a decision of when to move to 2013... it is not that easy with several 3rd party softwares in the mix.
We moved up to AMEP 2013 from 2012 about a month ago, and just updated to SP1 yesterday when it came out. Haven't had speed issues other than the product taking a really long time to load if it's run off of a conventional hard disc drive (SSD's are much quicker).
What we have experienced is a range of other behavior:
Hoping SP2 is coming up next week lol. Program still seems really buggy to me even with SP1.
I'm not sure what's up with our 2013 MEP, but it is MUCH slower than MEP 2012. Especially the plumbing. And the plumbing files with it's pitched pipe gets very big. Takes like 10 seconds between selecting the + sign to draw a pipe from another pipe, to the actual drawing of the pipe.
Duct also gets slow once it get over like 5MB.
Also it's very frustrating to have to export everything in a 3D view to a lower version so that everyone else can open the drawings. I hate that Autodesk decided not to allow saving back to a lower version. The only product I have used where they did that previously was REVIT. Now they do it to MEP. Bad decision. Not everyone of their customers is on subscription or upgrades every year, so now those of us that do upgrade, have to deal with this aggravation.