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Registered: ‎11-19-2013
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Software upgrade implementation

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11-21-2013 09:52 AM

Hello there,


My company(about 8 people) is looking into finally upgrading our software after 14 years. We currently work in AutoCAD2000. Because of the major costs it would take, as well as the concerns with the immediate productivity dive that it would cause, my bosses would like to slowly purchase in upgraded licenses of AutoCAD architecture.


Does anyone have any advice on how best to incorporate AutoCAD Architecture while working with the other ACAD2000 licenses?

Any help, or direction would be great. Thanks

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Re: Software upgrade implementation

11-25-2013 10:27 AM in reply to: cbhenderson

Given the huge disparity in functionality, not to mention wildly different file formats and AEC objects, the only viable method would be to use the different products for different job.  Trying to mix and match one project/share files between the current Architecture vertical, and the decade and a half old vanilla CAD package would be a sure fire way to create problems, generate ulcers, and mess up projects at the last minute.


At the minimum, I would upgrade the non-Architecture seats to AcadLT 2014, and hope to eventualy upgrade those to either vanilla or Architecture.  At least running LT would let your other staff do _something_ with the AA files.

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