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*Gordon McLean
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In which countries will it be available?

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03-24-2006 03:12 AM
Hi,

I can only find information on Revit Systems on the US site, is it only
being launched in the US?

Gordon
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LGutwillig
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Message 2 of 9 (381 Views)

Re: In which countries will it be available?

03-27-2006 06:07 AM in reply to: *Gordon McLean
Hi Gordon,

This first release of Revit Systems is being launched in the Americas and EMEA only. It is packaged as part of the Autodesk AutoCAD Revit Series - Systems Plus, it is not available as a standalone product. It is only available in imperial units which is why the focus of this launch is on the Americas and those countries in EMEA that use imperial units.

-Laura
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numpty
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Message 3 of 9 (381 Views)

Re: In which countries will it be available?

04-02-2006 04:46 AM in reply to: *Gordon McLean
This means that the programmers must have had a lot of difficulty in getting Revit Systems to work correctly. Only selling the product to the US (can't think of anywhere else that uses Imperial) points towards a disfunctional product. Yeeesh - and people thought that ABS was a bad egg!
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sinisia
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Message 4 of 9 (381 Views)

Re: In which countries will it be available?

04-03-2006 09:25 AM in reply to: *Gordon McLean
Your assertion is not correct at all. It's simply a business decision based on cost of investment versus opportunity and ROI. Think about how many excellent US products are not available overseas and vice versa. Has nothing to do with initial product quality.
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numpty
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Message 5 of 9 (381 Views)

Re: In which countries will it be available?

04-03-2006 09:46 AM in reply to: *Gordon McLean
Seems as though Autodesk's own spokesperson belittles the first release too (see links below). I would say that this points towards the poor "initial product quality".

http://jtbworld.blogspot.com/2006/03/will-you-jump-on-new-products-like.html

http://www.crn.com/sections/breakingnews/dailyarchives.jhtml?articleId=183702289

If the product was fully functional and in good working order then it would make perfect business sense to release it world wide.
*Scott Davis
Message 6 of 9 (381 Views)

Re: In which countries will it be available?

04-03-2006 11:01 AM in reply to: *Gordon McLean
Numpty,

You just had a response from the person who is the Autodesk Product Manager
for Revit Systems. I would take his comments as the MOST qualified person
to dipute your claims.


wrote in message news:5130165@discussion.autodesk.com...
Seems as though Autodesk's own spokesperson belittles the first release too
(see links below). I would say that this points towards the poor "initial
product quality".

http://jtbworld.blogspot.com/2006/03/will-you-jump-on-new-products-like.html

http://www.crn.com/sections/breakingnews/dailyarchives.jhtml?articleId=183702289

If the product was fully functional and in good working order then it would
make perfect business sense to release it world wide.
*Leonid Raiz
Message 7 of 9 (381 Views)

Re: In which countries will it be available?

04-03-2006 03:04 PM in reply to: *Gordon McLean
Your comments indicate that you do not consider all the pieces that go into
a product for building industry. Software represents just a fraction of the
overall effort and cost. CAD for building industry is different from other
kinds of software because (a) in order to sell one needs to provide a fair
amount of content (libraries of components) and (b) building components vary
considerably from country to country. Therefore even perfectly functional
software which is in good working order may not be appropriate for a
particular country when content is not there. For example the cost of
creating localized Brazilian content and translation to Portuguese may be
greater then expected revenue from Brazil.

wrote in message news:5130165@discussion.autodesk.com...
Seems as though Autodesk's own spokesperson belittles the first release too
(see links below). I would say that this points towards the poor "initial
product quality".

http://jtbworld.blogspot.com/2006/03/will-you-jump-on-new-products-like.html

http://www.crn.com/sections/breakingnews/dailyarchives.jhtml?articleId=183702289

If the product was fully functional and in good working order then it would
make perfect business sense to release it world wide.
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numpty
Posts: 219
Registered: ‎05-25-2004
Message 8 of 9 (381 Views)

Re: In which countries will it be available?

04-04-2006 12:39 AM in reply to: *Gordon McLean
You're prob right Leon - but I have spent a bit more time considering now. I know that Autodesk wouldn't intentionally do anything that didn't make market sense. I am also aware that it takes a great deal of time to build a content library and if one type (ie imperial) is ready then it makes sense to sell it whilst the other is being constructed.

If you read the following post from Mel then you'll understand the way I feel about RS:

http://discussion.autodesk.com/thread.jspa?threadID=461868

I am very keen to learn more effective ways of MEP engineering. Unfortunately I can't get a trial for ABS (I'm in the UK) and my boss has read bad things about it in these discussion groups. As my company already uses AutoCAD I feel my best option now is to learn as much VBA, ARX etc so that I can do the best job within my company. I have spent almost a year wating for RS to be released hence a little cross about the units.

I apologise to the Autodesk team working hard on RS and hope that the product does well.
*Tiss
Message 9 of 9 (381 Views)

Re: In which countries will it be available?

10-03-2006 03:32 PM in reply to: *Gordon McLean
Who in their right mind would choose to work imperial over metric ?

4'6 and 5/8ths - 2.5" = ?


wrote in message news:5129562@discussion.autodesk.com...
This means that the programmers must have had a lot of difficulty in getting
Revit Systems to work correctly. Only selling the product to the US (can't
think of anywhere else that uses Imperial) points towards a disfunctional
product. Yeeesh - and people thought that ABS was a bad egg!
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