Oh yeah, it's another nail in the coffin for the reseller channel. I hope they create an iPad version. But hey, how do we load our models on it? Does Autodesk dare ask to store our models on their cloud? Will there be a sync software? What if the model is 100s of MBs or getting updated frequently? How do you share your model with others at the office? Worksets? Central file syncing?
A waste of time for most users? We'll just have to wait and see.
United States users with decent bandwidth can try online versions of Revit 2014 and Revit LT 2014
Here's an outgrowth of some work that we did in Autodesk Labs. Software Development Manager, Frederic Loranger, who also worked on Project Twitch and Project Blink, was happy to announce that Autodesk Revit 2014 and Autodesk Revit LT 2014 online trials went live on autodesk.com yesterday morning (April 18th).
Here are the links for your reference:
The online versions do check for eligibility. At this time, these links are not visible to everyone. Users must be in the US and must have a decent internet connection to our data centers. For those who meet the criteria, this is a great way for them to try Revit without having to download and install the application itself.
Web-based CAD tools are alive in the lab.