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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Revit release date update (Not April 8th)

I can't officially confirm or deny any information that I'm about to post.
Officially, this information is available to the public on various websites and any reasonable person must take due care to not infer anything from this information.

I'm getting a lot of inconsistent information and requests that I'm not comfortable with, since I'm on your side and I know your time and need for scheduling certain activities are based on information you may have read on this blog.

At this time, all I can do is provide you these snippets:

That is not public information because it's subject to change, so I can't provide that, but it will be available by the end of April at the latest.
> http://forums.augi.com/showpost.php?p=1054881&postcount=24
When it comes to the release date it's just a matter wanting to deliver accurate information, but things are always subject to change as we work to lock down the code and ensure the best possible quality. Things come up at the last minute that can change schedules quickly.> http://forums.augi.com/showpost.php?p=1054910&postcount=32
Unfortunately, we cannot comment on the actual date you will have Revit 2011 products in your hands, but we hope that these technical solutions will help you get ready for the new product and gets you excited for when you do have it.  
> http://revitclinic.typepad.com/my_weblog/2010/03/revit-2011-solutions.html
 So, that's what we have to look forward to at the moment. For the record, I'm posting this on 3/31/10.  It's not an April Fools joke.

That date is wrong. It will be soon after that date, but Revit will not be release on April 8th. Scott Davis Revit Technical Specialist - Autodesk
As soon as I can get to the bottom of this, I'll let you know what the actual ship date will be. 

Hopefully, you'll all agree with Gordon Price:
I would rather not know the product is available until the actual day it is available, if that means autodesk delays a product that isn't bloody ready yet. Picking a ship date and sticking to it even when the product has problems is both an issue of marketing driven development, and the realities of pressing and mailing a bazillion DVDs in a timely manner. Given that the latter is no longer an issue, perhaps the power of the former is also curtailed a bit?
Autodesk, I implore you; make the download available when the product is READY, and not a minute sooner! I would rather hear on April 29th that April 30th is the day than hear on March 25th that April 8th is the day and have buggy junk to download on April 8th and not use till SP1 becomes available some weeks or months later.




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