Updated: For the latest information on Windows Vista Support please refer to http://suppport.autodesk.com
Questions & Answers About Vista Products
1. Which Autodesk products will support Vista?
Almost all of Autodesk’s 2008 applications will support Vista. Exceptions to 2008 compatibility include AutoCAD® Utility Design, Autodesk MapGuide® Enterprise, and Autodesk Streamline® software, which will not support Vista. We expect to provide Windows Vista support for the Autodesk® Inventor™ 2008 software family in a future service pack release.
The 2008 version of AutoCAD, now available, is compatible with both the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows Vista Home Basic, Home Premium, Ultimate, Business, and Enterprise. AutoCAD LT 2008, also currently available, is compatible with 32-bit versions of Windows Vista.
2. What about 2007 or previous products?
Autodesk is currently working on future Windows Vista support for 2007 versions of Autodesk® Design Review, Autodesk® Buzzsaw®, and Autodesk® Constructware® software and services. Autodesk now offers service pack updates for AutoCAD 2007 and AutoCAD LT® 2007, featuring 32-bit support for Windows Vista. Outside of these efforts, Autodesk currently plans no retrofits for 2007 or older applications.
3. Why hasn’t Autodesk developed Vista retrofits for all of its other previous products?
Microsoft’s development of Vista represents a major change in the Windows OS. Given the level of modifications required for products to fully exploit the benefits of Vista—well as the number of applications Autodesk offers—we felt it was most critical to focus our efforts on maximizing the quality of our 2008 offerings. We believe that customers who select our 2008 products will be pleased with the performance they experience in Vista.
4. Does support for XP end with 2007 products?
No. Autodesk 2008 applications provide full support for both XP and Vista.
5. Do Autodesk’s Vista offerings run on both 32- and 64-bit systems?
The 2008 versions of AutoCAD, Autodesk® Maya®, and Autodesk® 3ds Max® software are offered in native 64-bit forms to enable the full advantages of greater memory capacity. Our other native 32-bit products can run within 64-bit systems. Autodesk Revit® products will support memory of up to 4 GB, and we expect to provide full 64-bit addressing support in a future release.
6. Are the 2008 products available now?
US and regional availability for 2008 products will vary and may change. Some products are available now. Time frames are based on Autodesk’s fiscal year – which runs from February 1 to January 31.