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,
Although I am not sure on exact dates, a quick search on our blog revealed this for 2011:
and this for 2010:
Hope this helps!
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).
I have just stumbled upon this timeline from Between The Lines Blog. Hope it helps!
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!
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.