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Thu, Feb 3, 2011 at 1:23:18 PM | Subscription




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I currently subscribe to Revit, but I am considering why I should maintain my subs.

I do work for an organisation on a freelance basis using the latest release 2010. I cannot use the upgraded version 2011 to do work for my clients because they use 2010. So there is no need to upgrade.

I know the subscription offers me the chance to keep my software up to date, and to use previous versions, but there will be no need to upgrade if clients I do work for don't have a subscription.I would like to use the latest release to further my own knowledge of the product, but this is false economy.

Why can't Autodesk provide the facility to save as a previous release?

I know there is a lot of info in a BIM model and associated file, but this should really be a necessity.

Does anyone share my view?

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Thu, Feb 3, 2011 at 1:40:40 PM | Subscription



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I don't share your view because there is a tremendous software advantage in not having to maintain backward compatibility.  If enough users really want this, someone will write an app that will do this.

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Thu, Feb 3, 2011 at 9:38:10 PM | Subscription



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i'm totally agaisnt backward compatibility. Sound like a great new poll question though.


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Thu, Feb 3, 2011 at 10:35:29 PM | Subscription




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nothing is more annoying than someone using old software.

I like scooters. and motorcycles.

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Fri, Feb 4, 2011 at 9:24:54 AM | Subscription




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I agree with all your comments, but it is frustrating when you do work for a client and send it off to them, then you receive a message saying they can't open it and could you save as a previous release.

I don't like doing this either.

I do CAD work as well for clients, and believe it or not, a few were still on AutoCAD LT 2000 !!! and 2006

I would also prefer if people kept their software up to date, but unfortunately, this is not the case. I would like to ditch the previous releases I have, since my machine has several different versions of Revit & Architecture on it, and I have to remember which version I need to use.

I think I will continue with the subs, since I can use the software for "one-offs" when they come up, and I can also use the previous releases.

thanks for the comments, I agree this would be a good poll question.


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Thu, Feb 10, 2011 at 3:07:30 PM | Subscription




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Welcome to Autodesk taking on the CAD world, Plus live engine software and rolling back to old code is a mess. Autodesk took over the delelopment of this software to move forward not backward at all. Autocad has been always a back to forward approach to the CAD world. But all in all a simple program, compaired to Revit.

The subscription is just like buying magazines they keep sending you notification that your subscription about to run out, but in the end your stuck with 5 years prepaid of getting a magazine to no longer like of care for.LOL! Good sales marketing, like pushing a junkie to do more drugs!LOL! IMHO!

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