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V8 update questions [message #168837] Mon, 23 January 2017 10:17 Go to next message
Morten Leikvoll
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1. If I try out V8, can I somehow get my data back to 7.7? I do want to
try full modular designs and I am thinking maybe that will cause
problems going back, but maybe if I flatten my design, can I then go
back? If there is no way back, I have to wait trying V8 until I get
spare time, but if I can take my data back to 7.7, I want to try it ASAP.

2. I realize you have more programmers on the job now, but the history
of releases show that some times it is best to stay one version behind.
Will the subscription model even allow this?

3. I have not seen any offer for upgrade from 7 to 8. Should I wait,
visit a webpage or do I have to explicitly ask someone?
Re: V8 update questions [message #168838 is a reply to message #168837] Mon, 23 January 2017 10:27 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Antti Louko
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Morten Leikvoll wrote:

> 3. I have not seen any offer for upgrade from 7 to 8. Should I wait, visit a
> webpage or do I have to explicitly ask someone?

I think even if you purchased 7 license a month ago, you must start paying their
protection money without any compensation. This is probably also "non-negotiable".

At least in Linux, it seems totally possible to have different versions of Eagle
installed and even run them at the same time and copy/paste between them. I
don't know how this works in Windows or Mac, though.
Re: V8 update questions [message #168868 is a reply to message #168837] Mon, 23 January 2017 22:43 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Jorge Garcia
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On 1/23/2017 5:17 AM, Morten Leikvoll wrote:
> 1. If I try out V8, can I somehow get my data back to 7.7? I do want to
> try full modular designs and I am thinking maybe that will cause
> problems going back, but maybe if I flatten my design, can I then go
> back? If there is no way back, I have to wait trying V8 until I get
> spare time, but if I can take my data back to 7.7, I want to try it ASAP.
Hi Morten,

I'm not 100% sure. I think designblocks are treated as a special type in
the file format. You can try it out now, it won't overwrite V7 it
installs to it's own directory.
>
> 2. I realize you have more programmers on the job now, but the history
> of releases show that some times it is best to stay one version behind.
> Will the subscription model even allow this?
It does, when a new update becomes available you will see a download
update button on the control panel. Click it when you want to, it will
tell you what the latest version is.
>
> 3. I have not seen any offer for upgrade from 7 to 8. Should I wait,
> visit a webpage or do I have to explicitly ask someone?
Contact Lourdes.Vasquez@autodesk.com there is an offer.
>

Hi Morten,

See my comments inline above.

Let me know if there's anything else I can do for you.

Best Regards,
Jorge Garcia
Autodesk Support
Re: V8 update questions [message #168869 is a reply to message #168868] Mon, 23 January 2017 22:47 Go to previous messageGo to next message
rachaelp
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> Jorge Garcia wrote:
>
>> 2. I realize you have more programmers on the job now, but the history
>> of releases show that some times it is best to stay one version behind.
>> Will the subscription model even allow this?
> It does, when a new update becomes available you will see a download
> update button on the control panel. Click it when you want to, it will
> tell you what the latest version is.
But would you be able to have multiple versions of v8 installed? Say install 8.0.0 now and be able to run 8.1 in parallel when that became available? Sometimes you want to test out a new release before committing to it, other times you need to maintain different release versions for different clients jobs....

Best Regards,

Rachael

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Re: V8 update questions [message #168871 is a reply to message #168869] Mon, 23 January 2017 22:56 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Jorge Garcia
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> But would you be able to have multiple versions of v8 installed? Say install 8.0.0 now and be able to run 8.1 in parallel when that became available? Sometimes you want to test out a new release before committing to it, other times you need to maintain different release versions for different clients jobs....
>
> Best Regards,
>
> Rachael
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Hi Rachael,

As of right now EAGLE doesn't update in place so you would be able to
have them side by side I intend to do that myself once we reach that point.

If I hear of any attempt to make EAGLE update in place then I'll make
sure to request the option to not overwrite the previous version.

Best Regards,
Jorge Garcia
Re: V8 update questions [message #168884 is a reply to message #168868] Tue, 24 January 2017 07:34 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Morten Leikvoll
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Registered: November 2007
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On 23.01.2017 23:43, Jorge Garcia wrote:
> On 1/23/2017 5:17 AM, Morten Leikvoll wrote:
>> 1. If I try out V8, can I somehow get my data back to 7.7? I do want to
>> try full modular designs and I am thinking maybe that will cause
>> problems going back, but maybe if I flatten my design, can I then go
>> back? If there is no way back, I have to wait trying V8 until I get
>> spare time, but if I can take my data back to 7.7, I want to try it ASAP.
> Hi Morten,
>
> I'm not 100% sure. I think designblocks are treated as a special type in
> the file format. You can try it out now, it won't overwrite V7 it
> installs to it's own directory.

It sounds to me like I need to be cafeful and backup my user folders..

>> 2. I realize you have more programmers on the job now, but the history
>> of releases show that some times it is best to stay one version behind.
>> Will the subscription model even allow this?
> It does, when a new update becomes available you will see a download
> update button on the control panel. Click it when you want to, it will
> tell you what the latest version is.

This does not give a clear answer. What if I do intall latest, but find
bugs that requires be to go back a version?

>> 3. I have not seen any offer for upgrade from 7 to 8. Should I wait,
>> visit a webpage or do I have to explicitly ask someone?
> Contact Lourdes.Vasquez@autodesk.com there is an offer.

Thanks Jorge, I will.
Re: V8 update questions [message #168919 is a reply to message #168884] Tue, 24 January 2017 20:43 Go to previous message
Jorge Garcia
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Hi everyone,

I've asked for clarification, so that I can give straight answers to the
main questions of this post. Once I have them I will post again.

Let me know if there's anything else I can do for you guys.

Best Regards,
Jorge Garcia
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