AutoCAD Civil 3D General Discussion

AutoCAD Civil 3D General Discussion

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davis.kalnins
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Civil 3D release dates

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12-07-2010 06:10 AM

Hello!

 

I'm doing a research about Civil 3D and Land Desktop evolution history. I ahev made up a little story how it all has come to nowadays, but i can not find exact release dates of these products. i thought maybe someone here has these dates or maybe someone knows where to look for these dates? i ve been seraching everywhere, but i really cannot find this info. can anyone help me?

 

thanks in advance,

 

Davis

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SethHall
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Re: Civil 3D release dates

12-07-2010 07:54 AM in reply to: davis.kalnins

Hi Davis-

 

Although I am not sure on exact dates, a quick search on our blog revealed this for 2011:

 

http://beingcivil.typepad.com/my_weblog/2010/04/its-official-civil-3d-2011-released-today.html

 

and this for 2010:

 

http://beingcivil.typepad.com/my_weblog/2009/04/subscription-download-of-civil-3d-2010-.html

 

Hope this helps!



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Re: Civil 3D release dates

12-07-2010 08:18 AM in reply to: davis.kalnins

Release dates tend to vary based on your geographical location.  After doing a quick search, "spring" sounds like a good description of the release date (with the year appended).

 

http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/AutoCAD-Land-Desktop/Land-Desktop-2007/m-p/1508665/highlight/true#M423...

 

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Bill_Myron
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Re: Civil 3D release dates

12-07-2010 08:32 AM in reply to: davis.kalnins

I have just stumbled upon this timeline from Between The Lines Blog. Hope it helps!

 

http://autodesk.blogs.com/between_the_lines/autocad-release-history.html

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AllenJessup
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Re: Civil 3D release dates

12-07-2010 10:55 AM in reply to: davis.kalnins

Did you start with David C. Arnold?

 

Allen

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davis.kalnins
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Re: Civil 3D release dates

12-07-2010 12:02 PM in reply to: davis.kalnins

thank you all for your help! i think that really every spirng, something like the end of march or beginning of september, they have made the new version. thank you!

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Re: Civil 3D release dates

12-07-2010 12:40 PM in reply to: davis.kalnins

For later Land Desktop releases and Civil 3D that is true. If you go back to early LDT releases to Softdesk and then D.C.A. You could have a couple of releases a year or nearly three years in between. Major releases were always tied to AutoCAD releases before AutoDesk bought the software.

 

So Release 9 was September 1987, Release 10 was October 1988 and Release 11 was October 1990. So that gives you a year or two in the fall. Release 12 was June 1992, Release 13 was November 1994 and Release 14 was February 1997. So now it's stretching to over 2 years and in the summer, fall or winter.

 

The current yearly cycle came about when they started selling Subscriptions (formerly VIP Program) and customers began complaining that they were paying a yearly fee and sometimes not getting any new release for 2 plus years.

 

DCA was renamed Softdesk in around 1992. AutoDesk bought Softdesk for $72 million in 1996 and after one release renamed it Land desktop.

 

I'm just old enough to remember when all this happened. Had to look up the dates.

 

Allen

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Re: Civil 3D release dates

12-08-2010 01:24 AM in reply to: AllenJessup

thank you very much! this is very good info, can't find it so easy in web :smileyhappy:

 

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