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AutoCAD 2012 on windows 8

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09-14-2012 12:31 AM




Please guide me, weither AutoCAD 2012 support  on windows 8 OS or not




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Re: AutoCAD 2012 on windows 8

09-14-2012 06:59 AM in reply to: RamanSBV

If you can give it a try with AutoCAD 2013, it will work smoothly on Windows 8. I tested Visual Studio 2012 can create a plug-ins in .NET 4.5 that runs well on AutoCAD 2013 (in Windows 8). Of course .NET 4.0 is recommended, but 4.5 still works though.


You can do the same test from the attachment, but reference AutoCAD 2012 DLL files, see how it works on VS 2012, .NET 4.5 and Windows 8.



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Re: AutoCAD 2012 on windows 8

09-14-2012 08:34 AM in reply to: RamanSBV

Hi RamanSBV,


If you want the official word from Autodesk, then read this - http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/ps/dl/item?siteID=123112&id=19048377&linkID=9240617.


Autodesk saying something is 'not supported' doesn't mean it won't work for you on that OS. It means we've either not run our full set of test suites for that configuration, or (if we have) those tests revealed some problems. So its up to you if you want to take the risk. (For personal experimentation and testing, the risk is probably acceptable. For a production system your company relies on - that's up to you, but I wouldn't do it :-)).



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