Hello, I am using the student version of 2013-14. Is it worth to upgrade to version 2015 or wait for 2016?
Surely worth it - unless you want a still better version that is coming in 2020
There are features that get revised/added with new versions. There was several good improvements from 2013 to 2014, and a few good ones (to me) from 2014 to 2015. The new versions are released in October IIRC. Since you're half way there, just wait until 2016. I don't think it's absolutely necessary to up grade every year if it's for personal use. At work we purchase the subscription service annually so we get the service packs and unlimited support. And IMO the support is well worth it from Fisher Unitech. But if you will be needing to open 2015 files, then 2014 will not open them. And there is no way for a 2015 file to be saved as 2014.
As Student version does not allow upgrade, I need to buy the 2015 Student version if I want to use SW 2015. I plan to do some surface modelling. It seems that SW 2015 have some new features that are related to it. Am I right?
go through all the what's new videos and decide if it make sense, but here's another option
you're using the student version so you must be in school, if your school is any reasonable size, you may not need to buy a license, they may have access to the student version program that allows you to get a copy from your university
the only thing that would hold me back from upgrading is if i was working with someone that had an older version
I don't use surface modeling in SW, so I'm not sure what the new features are. As Jared stated, review the what's new info.
The student versions are a year behind, at least that's what my VAR has told me. So if you buy the 2015 student version you are getting the 2014 version. Might want to check that before you buy. My VAR has been a little hit or miss and I am not 100% sure.
student version JUST switched over to 2015, it happens around the sp2/sp3 commercial release so they won't see 2016-2017 until next spring
I would use whatever is compatible with your school. You won't be able to work on files at school if it has an older version. The instructor would not be able to open either.
similar to Jared's 1st comments
Thanks. I am the only one to use CAD software at school for a personal project. There is no need to worry about compatibility issue which is usually very important. I intend to do some 3D surface design (e.g. cover for toys, racing car, plane, etc.) and metal sheet related stuffs in one project.
For a student or personal use, eh just go with the latest version always. At home I use the latest version. At work, I always wait until SP5.0. Only being a year behind the latest release, in CAD software, is pretty much bleeding edge.
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