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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Autodesk discontinues new seats of Revit Suites 4/12/12

I had a feeling this was coming, but couldn't confirm it.  Autodesk has been moving away from single products as they've had architectural, manufacturing and infrastructure suites for several years now.


After April 12th, you can't buy a Revit Suite.  You would have to buy at least Building Design Suite Premium.  It's not the end of the world.  It's only $500 more.   However, subscription is $250 more, but I don't know what the subscription pricing changes are.


At least you'll be able to get Revit (the full package) instead of 3 separate programs.


Hopefully, Autodesk will lower subscription for Building Design Suite Premium.


Also, I imagine after all of the uproar and anger, Autodesk will have a promotion where you can crossgrade from a Revit Suite to Building Design Suite for free if you're currently on subscription instead of making you pay $1495 to do it.  They did that last year and little did we know it was a preface to this move.  


Here's the official pitch.....
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Effective April 12, 2012 Autodesk is discontinuing new seat purchases and upgrades of their Autodesk Revit Suite packages.
  • AutoCAD® Revit® Architecture Suite
  • AutoCAD® Revit® MEP Suite
  • AutoCAD® Revit® Structure Suite
Customers will then have the option to purchase or upgrade to a Building Design Suite Package.

** Customers who have Revit Suite licenses on a Current Subscription Contract are unaffected by this change, but additional purchases or upgrades forward will need to follow the path to a Building Design Suite solution **
Model-Based Design and Visualization Autodesk® Building Design Suite Premium 2012 offers architects and engineers an optimized set of tools in a single economical and convenient package. Create compelling visualizations, document more efficiently, and take advantage of Building Information Modeling (BIM).
Includes:
  • AutoCAD®
  • AutoCAD® Architecture
  • AutoCAD® MEP
  • AutoCAD® Structural Detailing
  • Autodesk® Showcase®
  • Autodesk® SketchBook® Designer
  • Autodesk® Revit® Architecture
  • Autodesk® Revit® MEP
  • Autodesk® Revit® Structure
  • Autodesk® 3ds Max® Design
Tools for Design and Construction Autodesk® Building Design Suite Ultimate 2012 is ideally suited for construction professionals. It offers the power of BIM and an advanced set of comprehensive tools for design and construction in a single economical and convenient package.
Includes:
  • All Solutions Available in Premium, plus….
  • Autodesk® Navisworks® Manage
  • Autodesk® Quantity Takeoff
  • Autodesk® Inventor®

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