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Mar 26, 2006


Tony Tanzillo

AutoCAD 2007 is Release 17.

A 'big R' increment generally means a change in both the file format and binary compatibility of ARX/DBX applications.


Yes, please drop the silly year labels and just increment the release number already.....

Chris Blocher

The Autodesk fiscal year runs from February 1, 2006 to January 31, 2007. So when we release software on March 23, 2006, it is actually part of fiscal year 2007. Our naming reflects what fiscal year we release software in.

Henrik Vallgren

You'd think that one would use Microsoft Visual Studio 2003 to develop AutoCAD 2004 applications, but no, Autodesk recommends the Microsoft Visual Studio .Net release from 2002. MS Visual Studio 2005 is too new for AutoCAD 2006 but is finally recommended for AutoCAD 2007.


If AutoDesk went back to the release number thing, then they might loose money. For example, if a person has version 16.0, they may be less likely to think they need version 16.1, especially when it costs the same as version 17.0 when it is finally released.

Microsoft did the same thing. Win 2000 = Win 5.0, Win XP = 5.1.

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