Right now we are at a crossroads at my office, we are running winXP and autocad architecture 2008 & autocad Civil3D 2008.
in the past we have always used a version for about 3 years (basically until we cant get support for it anymore) and then upgraded, so our previous version was 2005.
We have a total of 9 work stations with 11 autocad installs
3 Autocad Arch.
2 that have both
2 that have Autocad Arch. but really arent heavy users
thats 7 with autocad arch & 4 with Civil 3D (two of which overlap)
we are trying to figure out our options right now since we want to upgrade to Win7 and autocad 2010/11.
Since autocad 2008 does not work on win 7 we have to do both, or save Win7 for later but its cost is not as big of a deal compared to Autocad so prob just do both.
How can i compare cost of subscription to cost of upgrading every few years as well as different versions cost? If the two light users used CAD LT would we experience any compatibility issues from someone working on a drawing, saving it and so on?
also, we are an engineering firm who uses autocad architecture for its Steel detail library but dont use any of the architectural functions. is this worth it? we have older versions, is it possible to pull the steel detail library into a new version of regular Autocad?
what do people reccommend?