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AutoCAD History - when did it become windows compatible?

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Coosbaylumber

Odd...

Had near zero problems with R-14 back when, running under Win98.

 

We bought a 166 computer in the East Bay area of SFO, (new H.D.) and loaded up Win 95 (who knows what version) then Acad R-13 on to it. After a bunch of work, got it to fire off repeatedly, tablet, plotter, computer etc. Next afternoon, we got R-14 in the mail and essentially scrapped the R-13 system. Loaded up R-14 on to that 166 and it took off right away. Then we got Win 98 at the end of year 1997, and loaded it up, and viola all troubles were gone. Scrapped anything still on R-12 or R-11 and loaded up R-14 after that on to every computer. Only had troubles with fonts and such a time. Bought two new 200 MHZ computers and never looked back, for had a few jobs to complete.

 

I can remember calling up Autodesk (not a toll call for us) and was told to contact our dealer for any problems. The call to the dealer was toll, so it became sort of call after..... with that dealer.

 

 

Wm.

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Coosbaylumber

Right now, am thinking that we had Vango and CivilCad on the system someplace. We had to DXF out everything to them, including text or they got one huge file with zero showing. Took us remainder of the week to get them going once again, for vendors were new to 98 at the time.

 

Wm.

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David Bethel

I'm still running R12 DOS on a Win 98SE machine as my main platform.

 

Other machine is XP running R12c4aWin, R13c4aWin T14.01, 2000 when I have to. 2011 DWGTrueView as required for conversions.

 

For a 1 time session R13 is very stable and VERY VERY FAST on XP. I don't push my luck. 2011 dwgconvert is slower than molasses

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peli59

As I remember was the R12 released for DOS, Window and Unix.

One of my major customer(a large train manufacture) still works in R12 for Unix to produce electrical diagrams.

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SLW210

I now feel even older than when I woke up this morning.

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Currahee

I read the first page so someone may have answered the question on page 2 or 3, but they officially come out with a (early)late release of windows 3.0 with AutoCAD 12 which was a "beta" for Windows and then they come out with their "official version of AutoCAD 12 "For Windows". That's how they marketed it. I still remember it and still have the 4 or 5 1.44 disks

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Currahee
I'm still running R12 DOS on a Win 98SE machine as my main platform.

 

Other machine is XP running R12c4aWin, R13c4aWin T14.01, 2000 when I have to. 2011 DWGTrueView as required for conversions.

 

For a 1 time session R13 is very stable and VERY VERY FAST on XP. I don't push my luck. 2011 dwgconvert is slower than molasses

 

You mean you still running that r13 dog...that was/is the black sheep that AutoCAD released. But hey, if its working for you...:thumbsup:

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David Bethel

Actually it turns out that windows and the adesk interface with windows was more to blame for r13 being a dog than he program itself. I regularly create animation rendering files with r13 on windows 7 64 bit machine that literally run for days without crashing. And it is the only legacy release the doesn't have issues with 7. I believe the problem was in the ms*****.dll files that came with 13. It even became a lot more stable once 2000 was installed on any machine. 9x me or XP ( I skipped Vista )

 

That is if you went through all of pains of getting R13 from r13_a1 to r13_c4 with the 6 so releases / patches / fixes in between :)

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Currahee
Actually it turns out that windows and the adesk interface with windows was more to blame for r13 being a dog than he program itself. I regularly create animation rendering files with r13 on windows 7 64 bit machine that literally run for days without crashing. And it is the only legacy release the doesn't have issues with 7. I believe the problem was in the ms*****.dll files that came with 13. It even became a lot more stable once 2000 was installed on any machine. 9x me or XP ( I skipped Vista )

 

That is if you went through all of pains of getting R13 from r13_a1 to r13_c4 with the 6 so releases / patches / fixes in between :)

 

Wow, didnt know that...interesting;)

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