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Message 31 of 33 (1,912 Views)

Re: What's going on? No more FM Desktop?

09-24-2009 12:32 PM in reply to: SDave1
As an alternative to the now discontinued FM Desktop you may want to check out faciliCAD. They are currently offering a 30% discount on software as a competitive upgrade solution for FM Desktop users. In addition to their existing product line, faciliCAD has recently released a new product called Web Manager. Web Manager gives the client realtime access to their data and drawings through the internet and intranet. It does not require the republishing of dwf files every time data in the database changes.

-Val
*Wanderer
Message 32 of 33 (1,912 Views)

Re: What's going on? No more FM Desktop?

01-14-2010 06:27 AM in reply to: SDave1
Well, here's an announcement from Autodesk...

http://news.autodesk.com/portal/site/autodesk/?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20100114005109&newsLang=en

http://www.fmsystems.com/fmdesktop/

Looks like Autodesk won't be taking a 'build their own' approach,
they're going to, instead, partner with FM:smileyfrustrated:ystems and let them do it.

"""Building upon a shared goal to bring the benefits of BIM to the
operations phases of a building’s lifecycle, the two companies will now
work together to integrate BIM data from Autodesk software products,
such as Autodesk Revit Architecture, with FM:smileyfrustrated:ystems’ facilities
software to support enhanced building operation and maintenance."""

There's a conference call in a couple of hours, and I might get the
opportunity to ask some questions...

Wanderer wrote:
> Well, according to the Autodesk site, *they* won't be updating it any
> longer... http://autodesk.com/fmdesktop
>
>
> But, my *guess* is that there won't be anything to report until at least
> February of 2010 (from the adesk site: "Standard product support and
> Subscription benefits will continue to be available through January 31,
> 2010.")
>
>
> Melanie Perry
> ***not all who wander are lost***
> http://augi.com/autocad
> http://mistressofthedorkness.blogspot.com
>
> jon_in_texas wrote:
>> Any news?? this was back in Feb....
*Wanderer
Message 33 of 33 (1,912 Views)

Re: What's going on? No more FM Desktop?

01-14-2010 10:58 AM in reply to: SDave1
During the call, my question about RMEP compatibility was answered right
away, thanks!
They say the aforementioned FMSystems developments will work with the
other Revit platforms as well, not just architecture.

(my concern stemmed from some of the FMDesktop vertical caveats
mentioned at the bottom of these posts:
http://mistressofthedorkness.blogspot.com/2007/04/free-and-updated-autodesk-products.html
and
http://mistressofthedorkness.blogspot.com/2007/10/autodesk-launches-fmdesktop-71-product.html
)

I'm sure Shaun Bryant and Robin Capper will probably blog the other
details we picked up.

Cheers!

Melanie

Wanderer wrote:
> Well, here's an announcement from Autodesk...
>
> http://news.autodesk.com/portal/site/autodesk/?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20100114005109&newsLang=en
>
> http://www.fmsystems.com/fmdesktop/
>
> Looks like Autodesk won't be taking a 'build their own' approach,
> they're going to, instead, partner with FM:smileyfrustrated:ystems and let them do it.
>
> """Building upon a shared goal to bring the benefits of BIM to the
> operations phases of a building’s lifecycle, the two companies will now
> work together to integrate BIM data from Autodesk software products,
> such as Autodesk Revit Architecture, with FM:smileyfrustrated:ystems’ facilities
> software to support enhanced building operation and maintenance."""
>
> There's a conference call in a couple of hours, and I might get the
> opportunity to ask some questions...
>
> Wanderer wrote:
>> Well, according to the Autodesk site, *they* won't be updating it any
>> longer... http://autodesk.com/fmdesktop
>>
>>
>> But, my *guess* is that there won't be anything to report until at least
>> February of 2010 (from the adesk site: "Standard product support and
>> Subscription benefits will continue to be available through January 31,
>> 2010.")
>>
>>
>> Melanie Perry
>> ***not all who wander are lost***
>> http://augi.com/autocad
>> http://mistressofthedorkness.blogspot.com
>>
>> jon_in_texas wrote:
>>> Any news?? this was back in Feb....
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