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Monday, December 19, 2011

Updated free technology preview of eTransmit for Revit Now Available

BIM -It is Alive in the Lab


eTransmit for Revit is free technology preview on Autodesk Labs that allows you to:

  1. Copy and detach a Revit model and associated files to a single folder for internet transmission
  2. Locate dependent files automatically and include them in the transmittal folder
  3. Choose related dependent files to include in the transmission
  4. Transmit models that are using file-based worksharing or server-based worksharing.

You can learn more about in on Autodesk Labs:

eTransmit for Revit

When released on June 28, the technology preview was set to expire on December 31, 2011. The team has decided to acquire more feedback, so an update has been released that extends the technology preview until June 30, 2012. For existing users whose time was about to run out, you've just gotten a reprieve. For those who have yet to start, the time is now. Let's not let this time go to waste. Please try this and let us know what you think at labs.revit.etransmit@autodesk.com or the discussion forum.

In July the team surveyed users to gather feedback from those who had tried eTransmit for Revit. One of the things that we heard very clearly is that there were a number of people experiencing problems using the initial version. Hence version 1.1 contains many fixes. The survey certainly confirmed that eTransmit for Revit is a useful tool that saves time. Most of the respondents envisioned using it to share models outside their firms a few times per week, and many respondents used it for archiving models as well. As part of this survey, the team asked participants to prioritize twenty-five wishlist items. Based on the ranking, the top 25% are shown here:


The orange bars indicate the total points assigned to each request based on the number of users who classified it as most important, very important, etc. This information can be considered as the team perfects the technology. Many thanks go to everyone who participated in the survey or offered suggestions via other avenues.

Extended time is alive in the lab.


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