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2008: The end of Architectural Desktop, Autodesk Building Systems, Revit Building and DWF Viewer?

February 14th, 2007 Leave a comment Go to comments

Don’t Panic

It’s 2008!

Did that your attention? Don’t panic, it’s not the end of all those products, mostly re-alignment of the new release names. However there is a rationalisation of the DWF Viewer/Reviewer lineup.

In a flurry of press releases Autodesk announced that the 2008 releases due soon will see the application titles Architectural Desktop/Autodesk Building Systems and Revit Building/Revit Systems consigned to history.

The new AutoCAD shouldn’t be any great surprise:

  • AutoCAD 2008 replaces AutoCAD 2007

The AutoCAD based AEC and Civil “verticals” acknowledge their base platform & adopt simplified naming:

  • AutoCAD Architecture 2008 replaces Architectural Desktop 2007
  • AutoCAD MEP 2008 replaces Autodesk Building Systems 2007
  • AutoCAD Civil 3D 2008 replaces Autodesk Civil 3D 2007

I’m OK with AutoCAD Architecture but can’t read AutoCAD MEP without thinking of OddTodd’s character MEP MepIcon2who only ever says “MEP!

Revit gets similar naming revisions with the historic build number being replaced by “year”. Of course it’s the “Autodesk year” which doesn’t match the calendar for about 10 months

  • Revit Architecture 2008 replaces Revit Building 9.1
  • Revit MEP 2008 replaces Revit Systems 2
  • Revit Structure 2008 replaces Revit Structure 4

At least this ends the “Is Building 9 the same version as Systems 2 and Structure 4” kerfuffle.

Goodbye DWF Viewer:

The free DWF Viewer has been retired but it’s replaced by the equally free Autodesk Design Review 2008. It has all the features you know from DWF Viewer and adds Measure (Length/Area), Mark-up and more.  Scott has already burst into print blog(?) with more about that:

Beyond the Paper: What’s New in Autodesk Design Review 2008
Well the big news for Autodesk Design Review is that it is the first new version that is free right from the get-go…

Hello Impression:

More details on what’s actually in these new releases to follow or visit the Preview 2008 “Buzz” site to subscribe for RSS or Email previews.

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