A typical challenge that remains constant across many software vendors is often interoperability with previous or vertical versions running on the same platforms. In the case of Autodesk products, AutoCAD object enablers have been made available over the years to reduce potential issues when sharing data.
Commercial Software tends to get updated on a regular basis to enable businesses to improve their user's productivity or even to add additional functionality which ultimately gives a better ROI for the investment in the software.
Many business now invest in Autodesk Subscription to maintain their software and gain the benefits of Autodesk 360, but that said whilst some business try to keep at the cutting edge and invest in industry specific versions of software and/or move to the latest release as soon after release as possible.
Other businesses may not have the same needs so will only be using vanilla AutoCAD software or may not have rolled out or invested the latest release.
Historically AutoCAD object enablers had to be downloaded manually but these days most come with the products, but there is of course still a crossover especially if a company using Vanilla AutoCAD in an earlier release (for example 2010) is trying to view data from an AutoCAD vertical product on a newer version (for example 2013 vertical), so what happens then?
Fortunately where these scenarios occur you can still download AutoCAD objects enablers to enable you to see the relevant data, enabling you to collaborate effectively even if you are using a different version and/or release of software.
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