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    Yup, I got an email this morning telling me the new version was ready for download. It did not say which version, so I assumed it was referring to 2016.

    I just went on an interview this morning at a shop that uses 2015. If they hire me, and are planning to update their own shop immediately, I will probably update right away, so we can all suffer together. Barring that happening, I will wait to finish a couple of contracts I am currently working on to update the program.

    Truthfully, since I started leasing the program, there really is no reason to put off updating to the newest version. It isn't going to cost me any more money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dana W View Post
    Truthfully, since I started leasing the program, there really is no reason to put off updating to the newest version. It isn't going to cost me any more money.
    IMO, money isn't the primary reason why people delay updating to the most current release. It's a combination of coordination with existing products, and there's typically a lot of bugs discovered after public release that either got missed, or they didn't have time to fix during beta testing. Having said that, AutoCAD 2016 seems pretty solid to me, especially if you're happy with 2015. For me, there's nothing too earth shattering, but some of the improvements and new features could significantly increase productivity depending on workflow.

    Just a note to anyone with a Suite, they're typically released at least a few weeks after AutoCAD, so don't look for the new version of those to show up in your Autodesk account just yet. ;P

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    Quote Originally Posted by nestly View Post
    IMO, money isn't the primary reason why people delay updating to the most current release. It's a combination of coordination with existing products, and there's typically a lot of bugs discovered after public release that either got missed, or they didn't have time to fix during beta testing. Having said that, AutoCAD 2016 seems pretty solid to me, especially if you're happy with 2015. For me, there's nothing too earth shattering, but some of the improvements and new features could significantly increase productivity depending on workflow.

    Just a note to anyone with a Suite, they're typically released at least a few weeks after AutoCAD, so don't look for the new version of those to show up in your Autodesk account just yet. ;P
    Good point, but my price won't change, at least not for a while. I wonder if I can run both versions side by side, or if the download overwrites the existing one. It never did that before but there may be some differences between subscription and perpetual that I am not aware of, being a noob at it. When Autodesk promoted me to account administrator, I first thought they may charge me more cuz i iz more impotint now.
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    We are waiting for new PC's as our boxes don't support 2015, so we will load them straight away with 2016 that will be around June/July so we will maybe get update 1 to load. And we have CIV3D so it will be close.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nestly View Post
    there's nothing too earth shattering, but some of the improvements and new features could significantly increase productivity depending on workflow.
    Yup, I think the geometric center snap was a loooooong time coming. How many times have we drawn a diagonal or two across a polygon to find its center?

    By the way, isn't 2016 a file format change incremental?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dana W View Post
    Yup, I think the geometric center snap was a loooooong time coming. How many times have we drawn a diagonal or two across a polygon to find its center?

    By the way, isn't 2016 a file format change incremental?
    Yeah, the Geometric Center Osnap was a highly requested Wishlist item, but it's not something I really have a need for. (It would have been handy for the AutoCAD 1 minute challenge thread a few months ago)

    Autodesk broke the cycle of changing AutoCAD file formats every 3 years, the newest DWG format remains 2013. Last time that happened was 2000-2004.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nestly View Post
    Yeah, the Geometric Center Osnap was a highly requested Wishlist item, but it's not something I really have a need for. (It would have been handy for the AutoCAD 1 minute challenge thread a few months ago)

    Autodesk broke the cycle of changing AutoCAD file formats every 3 years, the newest DWG format remains 2013. Last time that happened was 2000-2004.
    I have to run beam center lines and things for floors a lot. That center snap will make it go a lot faster. In a residential structure the bearing pockets and columns can be various shapes. Plus, I have to find the center of rectangles all the time in cabinetry. It'll be handy. That'll sure make a bunch of lisp code obsolete.

    I had heard they were not changing the file format again, but I wasn't sure.

    Here we sit, waiting for SP1. If it can run parallel with 2015 I may download the "Beta" just for fun. However, I am not sure I will be able to do that being on a lease agreement. Both versions will sorta be on the same 1 seat license, I think. I'm going to look into it.
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    I know, object snap tracking can find the rectangle center, but it is tedious.
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    I'm really not that familiar with Desktop licensing yet, but I don't see any reason you shouldn't be able to download 2016 and run it as a trial for 30 days parallel with 2015. I wouldn't consider installing any of the betas, the shipping version has been populating subscription accounts since Thursday, and my understanding is that it will be widely available to everyone on Monday (Mar 23)

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