I'm aware that C3D objects are not backward compatible, but she can't even copy and paste a simple line or circle from 2013 to 2010. That's not really the issue though, of course. Interesting about the license management. I know we used to be able to open multiple AutoCADs on one computer while using one license. But now, if she opens 2010 (to run RiverCAD), then 2012 and 2013, she's using 3 licenses according to FlexLM. I just assumed since they were three different releases, FlexLM sees them as three different licenses.
You are correct that if you open all 3 it will pull from the same license and use 3 licenses from your pool. So you would have to close one to open the other unless you had extra licenses.... but you could upgrade the 2010 seat to 2013 and still use 2010. Although, once you go to 2014, 2010 will be obsolete and will not be included in the 2014 lic file... (You could copy the code from the old license file into the new one, but I’m not sure if that is against the rules…)
That makes sense then. We are all upgraded on subscription. She is only using 2010 because she likes using the original BOSS RiverCAD. She likes the RiverCAD better than the RiverAnalysis besides the fact that River Analysis is set to expire soon. I was just hoping RiverAnalysis would be part of Civil 3D next year or released as a permanent extension. It appears that is an unknown (or unspeakable) at this point.
What is the advice from Autodesk on the topic of not having a method for hec ras import/export in 2013?
I'm still running 2009 for old VBA scripts.
I'm probably going to have to buy a decent pipeline analysis package as SSA is not fit for purpose.
I'll have to install 2012/2011/2010 and try to use the old export methods for Hec-Ras.
I'll have to install 2012/2011/2010 to get google earth images & surface data in and out of the program.
Civil 3d delivers less now than it did in 2010 with minimal stability improvements.
So what happens after December 31 when the current technology preview stops working?
Here is what I have heard so far from the team:
Does anyone in this thread need the following applications?
I think the majority of us will need this application to run with Civil 3D. Ultimate is a huge price increase over premium... It seems to me that if we are on subscription and have Premium we should get this included with our IDSP and not be forced into IDSU for something that is Civil / Hydro / Geotechnical based.....
I would encourage your colleagues to consider adding this to IDSP or providing it as a download for IDSP Subscribers.
I understand Autodesk hast to turn a profit, but, subscribers are your front line in Beta testing.... Keeping us happy and throwing us a bone would be a nice gesture...
Having this in the "Ultimate" suite would probably put this usefull tool out of the reach of most users who would need it. This is a tool that extends the usability of Civil 3D, not Revit Utilities or Navisworks.
Can we split the Revit Structural off into a separate license for one of our actual structural designers to use? Otherwise upgrading to Ultimate just for River Analysis won't be worthwhile for us. I say this a bit tongue-in-cheek, but I just don't see the beneift in upgrading to ultimate for most civil firms. Come December 31, I will most likely recommend that we purchase the extensions for ArcGIS to allow us to use GeoRAS, as we will most likely get more benefit from them.