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AutoCAD 2013, Windows 8

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12-08-2012 06:15 AM

Will the educational version of AutoCAD run on Windows 8? Microsoft says it's compatible but some people have said it doesn't work. Also wondering about the educational version of Revit.

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Re: AutoCAD 2013, Windows 8

12-08-2012 09:26 AM in reply to: kmfinchpdx
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Re: AutoCAD 2013, Windows 8

12-08-2012 09:52 AM in reply to: DarrenP

I looked through the questions and answers but did not see a definite answer if the educational version of AutoCAD 2013 and Revit will install and work in Windows 8. Sounds like some people are experiencing problems with it. Not sure what to do. Any suggestions. I have a 64 bit machine. Seems to be working for some but not for others. Wonder why?

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Re: AutoCAD 2013, Windows 8

12-08-2012 10:18 AM in reply to: kmfinchpdx

windows 8 isn't supported yet

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Re: AutoCAD 2013, Windows 8

12-08-2012 10:59 AM in reply to: DarrenP

Does Autodesk plan to release an update sometime soon that will work with Windows 8 (for Autocad and Revit)?

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Re: AutoCAD 2013, Windows 8

12-10-2012 12:16 PM in reply to: kmfinchpdx

kmfinchpdx,

 

Hello. AutoCAD is not a supported product for Windows 8 at this point- which means it has not been thoroughly tested. It could very well work, but we have not tested it.

 

Please note that the educational version is the same program as the regular version, it just has an educational license and should watermark files. As for an update- no specific update for any of our 2013 products to offer Windows 8 support has been released or announced at this time.

 

Thank you for taking part in our community!

 

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Re: AutoCAD 2013, Windows 8

12-10-2012 01:31 PM in reply to: kmfinchpdx

Anybody who knows what updates will be released when are bound by non-disclosure agreements, so you won't find a conclusive answer.  Pure speculation: based on past releases, programming knowledge, prior release timings, etc. I would say you will see the next release come out before any update to 2013 products that will "guarantee" compatibility with the new OS.  There may not even be a compatibility release, although I'm reasonably confident the higher-ups at AutoDesk have had a look at the work required vs. the potential benefits rather than simply saying "No".

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Re: AutoCAD 2013, Windows 8

12-10-2012 02:28 PM in reply to: dgorsman

I'm a bit puzzled as to why AutoCAD 2013 seems to work in Windows 8 for some users and not for others. Same with Revit. Seems like in years past the launch date for the next year's AutoCAD version is sometime during the summer? Maybe Autodesk should put out a beta version of AutoCAD 2013 for Windows 8. I'm no programmer but Windows 8 seems like a major overhaul from any previous version.  Of course if Windows 8 is where the PC world is headed Autodesk would probably make more money by putting out a compatible version ASAP? Not sure, just some thoughts.

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Re: AutoCAD 2013, Windows 8

12-11-2012 07:20 AM in reply to: dembkod

Is there a chance that I can still use my AutoCAD 2012 in the future when I upgrade to the windows 8 os? 

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Re: AutoCAD 2013, Windows 8

12-11-2012 07:37 AM in reply to: mansker2004

Possibly. The strange thing is that Microsoft claims on it's Windows 8 site that AutoCAD 2012 is compatible. Evidently it is for some but not for others.

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