I agree with your comments about updating the libraries when you open an old version file. It becomes ridiculous to have a v6.5 file upgraded progressively each time the new version of AC turns up, then spend a few hours either changing library items to the new version or loading multiple libraries to blunder on (then later having to deal with in my case v7, v8, v 9, v10 library items of almost the same thing) . I have a project going from 2002 that I have had to edit all the library items so I can use the latest v10 (at the time). I just didn't feel the urge to go to v12 on that one.Chazz wrote:owen wrote:One of the longstanding issues with Archicad and its abysmal library management is that when you upgrade, the software does not upgrade the library at the same time, automatically. I think this idea of maintaing old versions of the libraries makes about as much sense as maintaining old versions of the software itself. It's an insane piece of archaic hoop-jumping foolishness.Rakela Raul wrote:you are always going to have to keep copies of your old AC libraries.
I prefer the iPhoto approach. Whenever you upgrade the software it upgrades the photo library database and you are good to go. You never look back.
Here a big hint for GS...make opening old version files as seamless as possible and you will remove one major impediment for upgrading annually (IMO)