The sad part about that is yes the beta seems to be more stable than the
released version if you can get thru the installation manager's FUBAR
approach for installing software. This has been true in previous beta's
Jean Marc wrote:
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But I've heard from several people who are running Beta that they are much
happier with 09 than 08. If the original poster can wait till 09 is released
and has settled down a bit, that might be the ticket. It would be a shame to
go through all the trials and tribulations of getting used to the quirks and
foibles of the 08 interface if the 09 interface will be much easier to live
I don't think it's the interface per-se, but the new tools.. off the top
of my head they now have a 'slot' tool (other than just using the offset
tool), they have a hinge mate, and create dim on creation of geometry..
and many others.. best thing would look at the 'whats new' for 2k9
I'll second that notion, if your going to upgrade, upgrade to 2k8, if
your going to keep maintenance going, upgrade to 2k8, install 2k9 and
learn it for when they release it. 2k9 will be released Sept./Oct. But
if your not going to do maintenance, go with 2k8 but get 'in writing'
from the var that you will receive any future upgrades to 2k8. (they
might come out with SP5. and it would suck to be stuck at SP4.)
IMHO,.. if you are NOT independent and you are working for someone
else and like to twiddle your thumbs, like pretty graphics, like to
brag that you have the latest version and get paid regardless of your
productivity levels ... definitely...upgrade!
(ah yes,.. add it,.. fix it, repair it,.. break it,.. make it slower
and cuter,...business model at it's best... it keeps going and going
I pretty much hate SW2008. I spend more time looking for tools than
actually using them.
On the other hand, I started way back when SW96 came out. When there
were like 10 features. And it was actually FAST. I would gladly trade
speed for features.
On the other other hand my brother loves all the shortcuts hidden in
SW08. It just takes a while to find them.
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