This weekend I successfully upgraded our single site Vault Pro 2012 to 2013 without a hiccup, thanks for the great doco that exists on this topic.
However, I'm not having the same experience on the client side. here's what I did on two test machines before I started to push the 2013 client out to users. Each machine has Vault 2012 client, and ACA 2012. I understand I may have gone 'off script' by leaving 2012 in place when I installed 2013, but if they can't co-exist I'd like to learn that up front. (and I was hoping to retain both so I could have both environments for testing and troubleshooting until all clients are moved to 2013)
Installed Vault 2013 Client. (Did NOT uninstall 2012 client yet)
Opened ACA 2012, noted the Vault ribbon was there, but it was the 2012 ribbon, and it launched 2012 client.
Uninstalled 2012 Vault client. Vault Ribbon disappeared from ACA 2012, no 2013 Vault ribbon.
Checked Add/remove programs, vault 2013, Change, Add/Remove features. Toolbars and plugins aren't listed.
Used Repair install on V2013, Launched ACA, no ribbon.
Used Reinstall option on V2013, Launched ACA, no ribbon. (seemed to finish too fast)
When searching for help, this was ironically the article I came across (A+ for humor, C- for helpfulness), I haven't found an article talking about problem using 2012 ACA with 2013 Vault yet. Can anyone assist, and let me know where I can find such articles? Also, is the coexistance of the two clients unsupported, not recommended, etc?
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Are you saying that Vault 2013 client does not plug into to AutoCAD 2012? (this backwards functionality existed in Vault 2012 going back two versions) Can you please verify this is the case, I'm not sure I understood your answer.
I have removed V2012 and V2013, rebooted, then re-installed V2013 client. No Toolbar in AutoCAD 2012.
Thanks Darren, I had read that, I guess I didn't take it at face value, that there is no backwards compatibility for the 2013 client, it relies on the forward compatibility of the 2012 client.
Perhaps I'm just not doing well with reading comprehension, but I feel like the above is stated in a very roundabout way by advertising the forward compatibility of the 2012 client. I had read the page you linked to before our upgrade, and didn't understand this entirely. I was expecting to upgrade clients to 2013 at my own pace because of 2012's forward compatibility. I didn't understand that the clients needed to remain 2012 until AutoCAD was also upgraded.
Thanks for your responses.
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