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Message 1 of 33
Anonymous
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acad r 14 questions forum

hi all,

 

we have some old school needs and would like to post some questions related to r14. can anyone suggest a place to post such questions?

 

thanks in advance.

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Message 21 of 33
Anonymous
in reply to: Anonymous

As an aside, I had upgraded to R2015 a few years ago and am extremely happy that I did. Absolutely no regrets.

Message 22 of 33
Anonymous
in reply to: Anonymous

hi. it would be super to find a forum where people are still using old versions.
machine shops and the like run ancient machines with xp because it does a job and does it well. i don't see why there is not some architecture forum for people who prefer to work like this.

anyway, do you have command line (keyboard) interface or are you mouse punching icons?
Message 23 of 33
jggerth
in reply to: Anonymous

I liked R14,,,, didn't have any issues running it for years (certainly longer than the Autodesk shareholder's would have liked 🙂 )

 

That said, and acknowledging that you don't want to spend the money on new Acad software rentals (plus traing and support to use it) perhaps it would be worth your while to look at one of the work-a-likes.  Draftsight, for example, is free-to-use-for-any purpose and will run on pretty much any recent desktop (win 7 or later).  It lacks LISP, so that may (or may not) be a deal breaker.

 

It would be a lot simpler in the long term than trying to rely on 20 year old, unsupported software that can't run on a legally available operating system.

 

As far as keyboard vs mouse -- both.

Message 24 of 33
chriscowgill7373
in reply to: Anonymous

I draft with 2 hands, one hand for calling commands, one hand for clicking points in a drawing.


Christopher T. Cowgill, P.E.

AutoCAD Certified Professional
Civil 3D Certified Professional
Civil 3D 2022 on Windows 10

Please select the Accept as Solution button if my post solves your issue or answers your question.

Message 25 of 33
RobDraw
in reply to: Anonymous


@Anonymous wrote:
i don't see why there is not some architecture forum for people who prefer to work like this.

Because they would be very quiet.


Rob

Drafting is a breeze and Revit doesn't always work the way you think it should.
Message 26 of 33
Anonymous
in reply to: Anonymous

thanks. do you call commands with keyboard shortcuts in 2015?
Message 27 of 33
chriscowgill7373
in reply to: Anonymous

I've called commands via keyboard since I worked on R14.  When everyone was screaming in R2009 when they switched to the ribbon interface. it didnt phase me, because it didnt affect the commandline.


Christopher T. Cowgill, P.E.

AutoCAD Certified Professional
Civil 3D Certified Professional
Civil 3D 2022 on Windows 10

Please select the Accept as Solution button if my post solves your issue or answers your question.

Message 28 of 33
Anonymous
in reply to: Anonymous

thanks PH

i'll add cadtutor to the list. we seem to be interested in 3d but not in the acad arena so strictly 2D is fine.

also, you make some good points. part of the issue is we moved to mac after xp and have gotten a bit disillusioned with the various vm configs and running win 7 then win 10 etcetera as vm's and/or partitions. it gets to be way too much. we'd like to SIMPLIFY.

the alternative is to run one partition and for instance i have a partition of win 10 on my mac laptop but this is just for a couple programs.

if there was an option to run 2015 like r14 i would run it in a win 10 partition. problem here is you have to deal with the mac keyboard which i never enjoyed at all ( i personally feel dyslexic doing this all the time and never properly figured it out).

so the thought is to spend $200 on a PC laptop and desktop and just be done with it. if and when we get to the point where upgrading makes sense then we are only out $200 or something.

thanks
Message 29 of 33
Anonymous
in reply to: Anonymous

What discipline do you work in (mechanical, architectural, etc.)?

 

If you are considering going to 3D modeling I would drop r14 like a hot potato and immediately update your software. And I would encourage you to proceed with the 3D modeling. Despite all other options such as Revit, Inventor,... AutoCAD itself is very capable in 3D modeling.

 

I have no experience with Macs so I cant say one way or the other about that.

Message 30 of 33
Anonymous
in reply to: Anonymous

hi PH

we have 3D covered. don't want to get into it as it is too involved a topic.

really just trying to nail down 2D with the same kind of command line efficiency in r14....
Message 31 of 33
Anonymous
in reply to: Anonymous

thanks JG
Message 32 of 33
tomhurns
in reply to: Anonymous

AutoCAD R14 runs fine on brand new high-spec 64bit PC's - as an R14 lover, I want all to know this fact...

 

This is the way to do it, tested working - Installing AutoCAD R14 on Windows 7, WIndows 8 and Windows 10 64bit

 
Message 33 of 33
Christopher2222
in reply to: tomhurns

I use Oracle VirtualBox on my windows 7 to run R14.  However, the 6.0.18 version or 6.0.12 version doesn't have issues as the newer 6.1 versions do if you go that route.

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