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Fri, Feb 13, 2004 at 4:03:28 AM | why not upgrade??



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I don't handle the licensing at my firm, so I don't know that much about it but why are there still people using 5.1? If it's subscription based, why wouldn't you upgrade to 6.0?


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Fri, Feb 13, 2004 at 6:08:28 PM | RE: why not upgrade??




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I agree. Especially in AEC firms using a multi-workset environment. The borrowing worksets option comes in handy when you get 5 or 7 people working on the same project. It helps manage the workflow a little better.

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Tue, May 3, 2005 at 11:26:37 PM | RE: why not upgrade??




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We use 6.1 at school and i love it.

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Wed, May 4, 2005 at 3:59:37 PM | RE: why not upgrade??




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Quoting revitclass101 - 2005-05-03 18:26:37

"We use 6.1 at school and i love it."

That is great. The new generation of designers and enginneers using Revit. What other design platforms are they teaching these days? I haven't been in school for awhile. I'm getting kinda old.

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Wed, May 4, 2005 at 4:13:38 PM | RE: why not upgrade??




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One reason why people might not be upgrading is there might be a hardware issue. I know that if they increase the requirements too much more for 9, we won't be able to upgrade, a couple of our computers are close to the minumum requrements for 8. At a small firm like ours, buying new computers every year is not feasible, so we may just not be able to upgrade right away. It would be nice if there was some way to use files worked on in newer versions of Revit with older versions, just so that we could upgrade slowly. Especially if they are going to come out with three new releases every year. We just bought the computers we have (most of them) back in August, and in the next two or three releases of Revit we will have to get new ones already, if they keep upping the requirements like they have been. But that might be why some people are still working with 5.1.

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Fri, Sep 16, 2005 at 3:52:16 PM | RE: why not upgrade??




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Priority asked what other platforms are being taught in school. Having just graduated, I think unfortunately far too few. I taught myself both AutoCad and SketchUp, and had to beg for a seat in the VIZ4 class, which was only taught once a year. Though I recognize the value of hand drawing for idea generation and design flow, the job hunt was a lot easier for me, having a basic knowledge of some of the programs out there, than for some of my classmates. I know its not the same at some schools, but for me it was an uphill battle to learn those programs. I had never even heard of Revit until I started working. I think it would be of great benifit if some of those more experienced in the field offered to speak at schools, to help teach the professors, not just the students, of the value of technology in the workplace. Many in academia are afraid of the computer taking over design, and of having nothing truly original because of the limitations of programs. However, I have already learned in my limited use of Revit that just about anything I can dream up on the back of a napkin can become reality with such a varried program. Thanks to all of you out there who are working hard to make it more accessable to those of us that are still struggling to make the adjustment.

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