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Sun, Jul 26, 2015 at 1:10:42 PM | Are people still using older versions of Revit?

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I have been asked by one company to provide them with a quote for creating Revit families for their furniture range. I asked them which versions they are after, but they seem to have no idea. I have Revit2014, which is not that old, but knowing Revit is not compatibile back, I wanted to ask if I should better try to get older version (2012?), so more potential customers will be able to use the families in their projects.

Do you guys know which version is safe, based on market share (if for example only 3% users are using versions older than 2014 it wouldn't be worth going for older versions, but if it's 40% then I'd need to think more about the solution).

I assume having licenced 2014 I won't be able to use the same key to run 2012 for example?

Thanks!

PS. On a side note, how much you normally charge for well built parametric revit families of furniture (no fancy shapes, all squares and rectangles)?


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Sun, Jul 26, 2015 at 8:08:58 PM | Are people still using older versions of Revit?

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Cant help with 2012 or earlier but our recent experience shows 2013 at 5%, the remainder going to later versions.

 


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Mon, Jul 27, 2015 at 3:32:57 AM | Are people still using older versions of Revit?

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Hugh, so you're suggesting that approx 95% of Revit used are version 2014 and newer? That would be close to my guess. And good news too.


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Mon, Jul 27, 2015 at 4:53:01 AM | Are people still using older versions of Revit?

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My stats exclude earlier than 2013 so I simply do not know the proportion of users still running 2012 or earlier.  The counts show 2015 followed by 2016 then 2014 and (much fewer) 2013 so my guess is that distribution is showing an adoption wave peaking between bleeding and trailing edges and that if continued the count for 2012 and earlier would be even smaller

However if your client intends to make their families freely available you may still find it worthwile to create them with as early a version as you can acquire.  Try the Autodesk Developer Network for access to some earlier verions.

As to prices, always consider your value to the client. The fact that you can prepare them quickly isn't as important as tha fact that you can prepare them in the first place. Smile

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Fri, Aug 28, 2015 at 9:02:52 AM | Are people still using older versions of Revit?

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I am still using Pro/Reflex running on my SGI O2 Irix 6.3 workstation from time to time, which as jondotdot has said on the AUGI Forum website is the absolute beginning of Revit, before they even changed the name and called it Revit in fact.  I'd like to hear more from him on what he thinks about it.  see http://forums.augi.com/showthread.php?10925-Origins-of-Revit/page4

 


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Fri, Aug 28, 2015 at 10:19:59 AM | Are people still using older versions of Revit?

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peterdew,  I don't know what your objectives are with this subject but jondotdot may not be the ultimate athority.  Here is what I read "...Not long after Graphisoft began to sell the first seats of Radar CH, Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC) was founded in 1985 and released the first version of Pro/ENGINEER in 1988. This is a mechanical CAD program that is utilizes a constraint based parametric modeling engine. Equipped with the knowledge of working on Pro/ENGINEER, Irwin Jungreis and Leonid Raiz split from PTC and started their own software company called Charles River Software in Cambridge, MA.

The two wanted to create an architectural version of the software that could handle more complex projects than ArchiCAD. They hired David Conant as their first employee, who is a trained architect and designed the initial interface which lasted for nine releases. By 2000 the company had developed a program called ‘Revit’, a made up word that is meant to imply revision and speed, which was written in C++ and utilized a parametric change engine, made possible through object oriented programming. In 2002, Autodesk purchased the company and began to heavily promote the software in competition with its own object-based software ‘Architectural Desktop’....." at this site.

 


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Fri, Aug 28, 2015 at 1:58:09 PM | Are people still using older versions of Revit?

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Thankyou for the link to that story, WWHub, but clearly he has read neither jondotdot's recent comment nor mine from 2000-2004 when I gave up telling everyone.  Incidentally, I don't think Revit can make curved surfaces yet like ProReflex could in 1997, but almost everything else is an improvement, incomparable with ArchiCad.


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Sat, Aug 29, 2015 at 12:49:17 AM | Are people still using older versions of Revit?

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Regarding the history itself, I think this link may give a better perspective on things, WWHub;

https://aehistory.wordpress.com/2006/10/04/2006-revit-mep/

 


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