Archive for May, 2012

DraftLogic Electrical and AutoCAD 2013

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

Autodesk Release Cycles

Those who have been using AutoCAD for a while know that Autodesk releases a new version of AutoCAD each and every year.

Fortunately for those who develop software top of AutoCAD, like us at DraftLogic Inc., three years of AutoCAD releases are considered something of a ‘family’ wherein major changes are avoided so that applications like DraftLogic Electrical need little or no alterations to work between each new member of the same family. Unfortunately, there are usually ‘third-party application breaking changes’ between the families…

A New Family

AutoCAD 2013 is the start of a new family of versions & true-to-form Autodesk has included some major changes that affect developers like DraftLogic Inc. & applications like DraftLogic Electrical.

DraftLogic Electrical Current Release Cannot Be Configured In AutoCAD 2013

So you have likely already guessed that DraftLogic Electrical does not work as-is on AutoCAD 2013. This is pretty definitive, as both our Visual Basic and our ObjectARX code will not load run as-is…so no workaround to make things go.

2013 Compatible Release Soon

We have completed a preliminary assessment & have identified a fair amount of work that needs to be done to build an AutoCAD 2013 compatible version of DraftLogic Electrical. Given what we know so far, our estimate is that we will release an AutoCAD 2013 compatible version in six to nine months. As work progresses, we will be able to update you with a more definitive release date.

Dean Whitford, CEO
DraftLogic Inc.
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