I'm running C3D 2013 SP1 on Win 8 with no major issues (so far). My computer is a 5+ year-old Core 2 Duo 6400 with 2GB of RAM, and Windows 8 (32 bit) and Civil 3D both run great. I upgraded from XP, so going to Win 7 is not really an option. I've been running Win 8 since September, and upgraded to the final version the day it was released. Windows 8 boots up and runs significantly faster than XP ever did on this machine. No way would I go back to XP. BTW, I second the recommendation for Start 8. Best five bucks I've spent in a long time.
Widows 8 x64 + Civil 3D 2012 = no work.
As long as I am using it as AutoCAD, it works fine.
As soon as I start thinking about creating an alignment, crash. Haven't tried anything else.
Then I discovered this topic, so at least I am not thinking about smashing my compiter anymore
Btw, my system is:
AMD A10-4600M with Radeon HD Graphics @ 2.30 GHz
8 GB of RAM
x64 Windows 8
I saw one guy mentioning C 3D 2013 working good on Win 8.
Anybody else with positive experience on that?
As this thread has pretty much pointed out:
C3D 2012 & Win8 = not stable & no support
C3D 2013 w/o SP1 & Win8 = iffy & no support (some seem to not be having a problem)
C3D 2013 w/ SP1 & Win8 = works & no support
I've found that the most issues I have with windows 8 and C3D 2013 is working with profiles & pipe networks.
Luckily if I'm going to be worikng on profiles I reboot to a different HD with win 7 loaded.
I've got the same pbromlems. Autodesk Civil 3D 2013 (on Windows 8) is working normally like Autocad. But doesn't work at all with Alignmen, Surfaces etc...
And I think there is only one solution for this problem - uninstalling Windows 8.
This topic has been discussed ad nauseum - but to reiterate: at this time no version of Civil 3D IS SUPPORTED UNDER WINDOWS 8
Can we please draw a line under this topic now......
I got it, Windows 8 isn't supported nowadays, but my question is... does anybody know when it's going to be supported? I need this program to an University's subject... so I need it quickly.
But I can't understand why it works in some computers and doesn't works in others. What does it depends?
I have no problems on Windows 8 with the majority of what I do.
Profiles, Pipe Networks, Sections are where my problems occur.
I just reboot to a secondary HD with win 7 installed any time I
have to do the above.
Edit: Profiles work ok. Just did some last night