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andrew.nao
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is the upgrade worth it?

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01-22-2013 12:06 PM
presently running 2012, it 2013 worth the update? i see posts from people with what looks like serious issues. is there anything worth the upgrade other then having the latest and greatest? are there any patches out for 2013?
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pendean
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Re: is the upgrade worth it?

01-22-2013 02:10 PM in reply to: andrew.nao
If you look in the 2012 forum there are serious issues there too. And 2011. 2010. 2009. And so on. This is a serious issues type of website: I don't know of a site where users have groups hugs and sing praises for software :smileyhappy:

What do you wish to add to your current 2012 (other than the fact of trying to beat the big price increase that is going to hit February 1)?

I recommend you download the trial, fully update it, and test it inhouse and see in addition to any positive or negative comments here.
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rkmcswain
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Re: is the upgrade worth it?

01-22-2013 05:02 PM in reply to: andrew.nao

andrew.nao wrote:
 is there anything worth the upgrade other then having the latest and greatest? are there any patches out for 2013?

(a) In addition to what Dean says, here is a bullet point list of the new 2013 features. Maybe you'll see something that would make your life easier...?  http://cadpanacea.com/node/356

 

(b) Yes. Easy to find. Go to http://support.autodesk.com/ > AutoCAD > Data and Downloads > Updates and Service Packs

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GrantsPirate
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Re: is the upgrade worth it?

01-23-2013 07:19 AM in reply to: andrew.nao

In addition to those listed in the website link from RKMcSwain, the addition of sections and details for documentation of 3D objects is a big one.  It is only important, of course, if you are doing 3D drawings.  For those of us working in 3D it is a very big addition.

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dgorsman
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Re: is the upgrade worth it?

01-23-2013 08:00 AM in reply to: GrantsPirate

Big change, indeed.  But it *is* a first release, so there will always be some areas where they didn't flesh it out as much as we would want, and a few bugs hiding in the corners that only users will find.

 

The big thing for me is version compatibility, especially if vertical content must be coordinated.  If everybody is still working in pre-2013 programs (or vice versa) going forward may require frequent conversion.

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tony.lorusso
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Re: is the upgrade worth it?

07-29-2013 12:27 AM in reply to: andrew.nao

dont' waste your money

 

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Charles_Shade
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Re: is the upgrade worth it?

07-29-2013 05:27 AM in reply to: tony.lorusso

Welcome to the Autodesk Forums!

 

...and now a year later 2014 products are what is readily available.

Some still have the same issues as they did with 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010... Others work along just fine.

Trial and see and maybe don't use for production until after the first SP release; a tried and (anecdotally) true business decision.

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JDMather
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Re: is the upgrade worth it?

07-29-2013 05:52 AM in reply to: tony.lorusso

AutoCAD is a significant purchase.

Performing due diligence as the OP has initiated by starting this thread and following the tips the responders gave  - should help the informed make an informed decision based on their actual need and avoid wasting money.

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Re: is the upgrade worth it?

07-30-2013 01:09 AM in reply to: andrew.nao

In an honest word, "no". 

 

I liked 2012 a LOT myself.  But when 2013 came out I had so many problems with it even on Subscription I never deployed or used it.  But 2014 is available now and it's a gem that has never given me even Issue #1.

 

Your mileage might vary.  But a jump from 2012 to 2014 would be a safe one. 

 

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mrkaplan
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Re: is the upgrade worth it?

08-02-2013 12:08 PM in reply to: andrew.nao

major change of 2013 2014 is the command line . 

be aware it does change right click menus beviour a bit . perhaps you want to test this before you purchase .

i prefered  to stay with 2012 which works fine and has no issues so far .  

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