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Thursday, December 29, 2011

Announcing Revit LT. Get it while it's FREE. #AIA #BIM

I'm curious. Do you guys even pay attention to this stuff?  Are you trying these programs out?  Do you realize Autodesk has just created Revit LT?  Like cannibals that eat their young, Autodesk has created yet another product that competes with its own core products, making it more confusing for customers to decide what to purchase, while potentially creating a lesser product for those in the cheap seats to cut into the profit margins of their resellers, which will prevent them from maintaining a level of tech support to support the industry.  

It's like if my son drew a masterpiece picture, but did it on the front wall of my house in sharpie markers. While I think it's well needed to have Revit LT, it's too little and too late to try to convince AutoCAD LT users to switch. With such a low profit margin and considering that you can buy Autodesk software online below a reseller's cost, does Autodesk think anyone will waste their time trying to sell a product like this?  I'm so happy I've left that world...

Gotta go now.  It's time to install this on our 70 year old principal's computer. 

BIM -It is Alive in the Lab

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Project Spark is a free technology preview of a simplified 3D building information modeling (BIM) solution. The purpose of the technology preview is to validate the statement:

    Using Project Spark, building professionals can create designs efficiently with real-world building objects, produce more reliable documentation faster, and share files with consultants using Revit or AutoCAD-based products.

You can learn more about Project Spark at:

Project Spark on Autodesk Labs

The differences between Project Spark and Autodesk Revit include:

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Based on this list:

  • Is there a need for something like Project Spark?
  • Can non-Revit building professionals easily work with the user interface?
  • Does Project Spark offer the right set of functionality that non-Revit building professionals need? Is it too much functionality? Is it too little?

Please share your thoughts at labs.revit.spark@autodesk.com or the discussion forum. We can't answer these questions without you.

Virtual Goldilocks is alive in the lab,.


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