David Edited by: DavidRaines on Jun 3, 2010 8:52 PM
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> What is the real reason Autodesk will not permit Revit to be saved back to a previous version, say at least 1 year. Updating does not occur simultaneously at once therefor us using a newer version must go back to using a earlier version until our consultants are able to upgrade. It doesn't make any sense. I can still save back to an earlier version of AutoCAD. Why not be a little more user friendly.
> Edited by: DavidRaines on Jun 3, 2010 8:52 PM
because the model will be tainted if it could be opened in earlier
versions. It would lose any content that could only be created with the
latest version which would defeat the purpose of the software. I didn't
understand this originally either and it sort of PO'd me but now that
I've been using Revit for a bit and see what 2011 does that 2009 and
2010 didn't I can see why someone can't use my 2011 models. There's a
free 30 day trial download of 2011 that can be installed if it's a big
problem for someone. Revit isn't like AutoCAD where you can stay with
R14 and be OK. Gotta get on the upgrade trail with this software. Not
Autodesks fault in this case IMO
Dave - DDP
Acad 2011 and Revit 2011
Win 7 Pro 64 bit
Intel I7-860 @2.8GHz
12GB DDR3 RAM
That answer isn't satisfactory. All new software contains new 'features' that the previous version didn't have. Revit's content isn't new per version.
They should at least let us use an "export to previous version" tool and let us choose to update OR NOT an existing file where we will do only some basic changes !
I'm the only one to work on Revit 2011 and Civil 3D 2011 in my company ! everybody else is on Acad with different Releases licenses (from LT2000 to 2011)
So when I make something in Civil that I've to give to someone else, I HAVE to export it from civil to ACAD otherwise they will only see a dumby empty dwg
When I'm in Revit 2011 I can't event export my 2011 rvt to a dumber 2010 rvt with some massing elements or open a subcontractor's RVT2010 file, move some walls, without converting it to 2011and making it unopenable for them... that's realy silly IMHO !
At least the latest version should be able to open, edit, and save back a project created in a previous version. So now if consultant A has Revit 2008, consultant B has Revit 2009, and consultant C has Revit 2010, they can't work together at all? OK, they could all upgrade to 2011, but then they would lose the ability to work with anyone who uses a previous version. What's the solution, besides having a license for every release?
What's the solution, besides having a license for every release?
Subscription allows you to keep and run older versions of the software. Up to 3 years older.
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