As many of you have no doubt noticed, Autodesk has released AutoCAD® 2017. By and large, CADWorx users generally take a slower approach to installing new versions of AutoCAD, but there are a few early adopters out there that might be interested in getting a jump-start on this new version. Some CAD Admins are also looking to begin a testing process to vet AutoCAD® 2017 against their existing systems and software.
As of this writing, CADWorx is not compatible with AutoCAD® 2017. You can install it on your system for testing, but we’re going to have to wait for the CADWorx compatibility release which is usually out by the September Timeframe. Please note that we actually find this to be a good thing since by September AutoCAD SP1 is usually released!
As a reminder, all new sales of AutoCAD® licenses are subject to Autodesk’s subscription-style pricing model, so if you did not get your standalone licenses prior to the cut-off date, you’re going to find the licensing to be a bit different.
Autodesk has an informative page on their website that details the different feature sets of the latest versions of AutoCAD®. If you are still running an older version of AutoCAD®, please take a look, as many new features and enhancements have been added in the last few years. ECE Design is committed to keeping up (and ahead of) the latest software versions and features and will continue to offer guidance and support on how best to integrate these features into your existing workflows.
Finally, for those of you who do non-CADWorx CAD, take a look at BricsCAD!