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mista_eng
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Install multiple versions of AutoCAD on the same machine?

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01-02-2011 02:37 PM

Hi All, 

 

I was wondering if it Autodesk officially supports the installation of multiple versions of AutoCAD on the same machine. Is it even possible? If so, is the installation order oldest to newest? 

 

I ask because we are running on AutoCAD 2008 and are about to buy licenses for AutoCAD 2010/2011. Are files created in AutoCAD 2008 compatible in the newer versions? We'd like to avoid running two or more versions if possible.

 

Thanks!

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frhervet
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Re : Install multiple versions of AutoCAD on the same machine?

01-03-2011 02:28 AM in reply to: mista_eng

Hi,

 

Yes you can have multiple versions of AutoCAD on the same machine.

And oldest to newest is the correct order.

You can open 2008 DWG in 2011 product.

2008 to 2009 are the same DWG.

2010 and 2011 is newer.

 

 

Franck Hervet

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Charles_Shade
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Re: Install multiple versions of AutoCAD on the same machine?

01-03-2011 06:53 AM in reply to: mista_eng

I believe that if you are on subscription you can keep the previous three versions. If you buy an upgrade to a version you are expected to remove the product that is upgraded.

 

The previous poster is correct about compatability but remember that some 2011 features will not be available in 2008.

 

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ajs_rdg
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Re: Install multiple versions of AutoCAD on the same machine?

01-06-2011 04:29 AM in reply to: mista_eng

Ref:

 

http://docs.autodesk.com/ARCHDESK/2011/ENU/filesACAIG/WS1a9193826455f5ff3d6161141208a8044f3-79a2.htm

 

"If you have a previous version of AutoCAD Architecture installed on your system, you can install a newer version of AutoCAD Architecture and keep other versions of the program on the same system. This is called a side-by-side installation. If you have purchased an upgrade version of AutoCAD Architecture, you are required to uninstall the previous version within 120 days of installing your newer product. See your license agreement for more information."

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frhervet
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Re: Install multiple versions of AutoCAD on the same machine?

01-06-2011 07:14 AM in reply to: ajs_rdg

Hi,

 

This text didn't mention Subscription which is the first thing to known.

If you are under subscription you can use past three version and older if you have it.

If you aren't under subscription you must use the last version that Autodesk sells.

 

Best regards.

Franck Hervet

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sponder01
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Registered: ‎11-29-2011
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Re: Install multiple versions of AutoCAD on the same machine?

11-29-2011 09:41 PM in reply to: frhervet

is this the same for LT version 2008/2009 and 2012 on the same machine?  can it be done?

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joane.bonghanoy
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Registered: ‎06-06-2011
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Re: Install multiple versions of AutoCAD on the same machine?

11-29-2011 09:52 PM in reply to: sponder01

Hi sponder01,

 

Yes, the same Policy and rules apply to AutoCAD LT as well as to other Autodesk Products with regard to the installation and the Previous Version Policy provided that you have an Active Subscription.

 

For more details on the Previous Version Policy, feel free to contact our Registration and Activation team at 1800-551-1490, M-F, 930am - 530pm.



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dawnkoch5012
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Re: Install multiple versions of AutoCAD on the same machine?

06-23-2014 05:59 PM in reply to: frhervet

How do you install previous versions from an install disk of a newer version?  I had Autocad3dMap2014, then my computer was reformatted and I have to reinstall CAD. We do not have the physical 2014 install disk.  When requested, Autodesk sent version 2015.  We've been told we can install version 2014 from it.  How?  I do not want to use CAD version 2015.  It would need to work with a Carlson product of the same year and the Carlson 2015 version is not yet available.  I do have the 2014 Carlson install cd.  I also do not want to download from the internet.  RIDICULOUSLY SLOW.  Already tried it and got nowhere.  Suggestions?  Any help would be much appreciated.

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