Chazz wrote:I agree with your comments about updating the libraries when you open an old version file. It becomes ridiculous to have a v6.5 file upgraded progressively each time the new version of AC turns up, then spend a few hours either changing library items to the new version or loading multiple libraries to blunder on (then later having to deal with in my case v7, v8, v 9, v10 library items of almost the same thing) . I have a project going from 2002 that I have had to edit all the library items so I can use the latest v10 (at the time). I just didn't feel the urge to go to v12 on that one.owen wrote:Rakela wrote:One of the longstanding issues with Archicad and its abysmal library management is that when you upgrade, the software does not upgrade the library at the same time, automatically. I think this idea of maintaing old versions of the libraries makes about as much sense as maintaining old versions of the software itself. It's an insane piece of archaic hoop-jumping foolishness.
you are always going to have to keep copies of your old AC libraries.
I prefer the iPhoto approach. Whenever you upgrade the software it upgrades the photo library database and you are good to go. You never look back.
In regards to 64bit here is a link
I'd only consider it a rumour at this stage, but it would be good.
In regards to library parts; the project could store all the parts that are being used (like a .pla) and allow you to use parts from any libraries without having to load the whole library.
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So, generally, even if one does not see huge feature-benefits for their workflow in a new version, it should be noted that the new version has hundreds of bug fixes to existing features ... and will continue to receive bug fixes. For many, that is reason enough to upgrade.
Karl wrote:Karl, do you save your projects as archives and open them with the latest library? Or do you keep each older library on your computer? Sorry to get off topic.
I haven't seen any hassle in moving from 10 to 11 to 12 etc.
Rakela wrote:Simply because fixing is in the obligations of the seller.
the thing is, why new features ?? why just not fixing whats existing !!
maybe a lighter version, dont know..schedules....a zero bugs version x example...
If you do a mistake in your building drawings , do you charge for correcting them?r u kidding ?? dont even wanna hear the word attorney / esquire / subpoena /defendant / plaintiff / deposition / case no./ !!! as a matter of fact, i will make the changes tonite !!