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#1 Doug Stephenson

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Posted 18 February 2021 - 08:38 AM

Good morning and I hope all are staying as warm and safe as possible.

 

I am considering, (going to), upgrade to 2020.

My question is, will it be the same procedure as 2016 to 2018?

2016 projects open in 2018, 2018 opens in 2020?

 

Thanks so much.

 

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#2 Jason Bishop

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Posted 18 February 2021 - 08:44 AM

Hi Doug-

Yes, Softplan is forward compatible, but not backwards.  2018 will open in 2020, but 2020 will not open in 2018.



#3 Philip Frank

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Posted 18 February 2021 - 10:45 AM

Keep in mind Doug that SoftPlan 2022 is due out soon.



#4 Keith Almond

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Posted 18 February 2021 - 11:14 AM

Check to see if there is a grace period in which you get the upgrade to 2022 for free, if you purchase 2020. Alternately consider going to Softplan+ and paying the upgrade as a monthly payment. That way you have all the benefits of Softplan+ and get upgrades free. For us the upgrade to Softplan+ was a no-brainer. Do the math with the upgrade cost every 2 years and the monthly payments.


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#5 Joseph Smith

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Posted 18 February 2021 - 11:38 AM

After updating to new releases I ALWAYS keep one release back live incase things go bad with the new install.  for example i've been using V2020 for a few years but my V2018 is available and active for use incase the worst happens or a project i have to make tweaks and don't want to advance to next release.

 

2022 available soon, eager to see advancements.


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#6 Doug Stephenson

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Posted 19 February 2021 - 07:17 AM

Thank all for the quick response.

 

Philip, never thought about that. I'll keep it in consideration.

Keith, already Softplan+ and will discuss with sales.

Joseph, I typically keep at least 3 versions. It only takes me 3 to 4 times to learn from my mistakes.



#7 Keith Almond

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Posted 19 February 2021 - 11:10 AM

If you're already a Softplan+ subscriber, then you don't have to discuss with Sales ... ALL upgrades are included in your PLUS subscription. You can just download the latest version with your Key number.


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