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bhavens
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Announcement: Autodesk ends development on Constructware

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05-13-2009 03:44 PM
http://www.bdcnetwork.com/blog/1340000734/post/1260044526.html

Anyone heard anything concrete about this?
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matt.wheelis
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Re: Announcement: Autodesk ends development on Constructware

05-13-2009 07:52 PM in reply to: bhavens
The blog post contains a mis-characterization. Autodesk remains committed to customers' use of Constructware - including a new release just last weekend. A response on the blog can be found here:



http://www.bdcnetwork.com/blog/1340000734/post/1260044526.html



We understand that Constructware is important to your business, and again reiterate that we are dedicated to your success.



Matt Wheelis

Sr. Product Manager

AEC Simulation Product Line

Autodesk, Inc.
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bhavens
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Re: Announcement: Autodesk ends development on Constructware

05-14-2009 05:28 AM in reply to: bhavens
Thanks, Matt. We had been informed that we wouldn't see any major development in the near term, but with current projects extended out to 2013, we were obviously concerned when we saw the blog entry (it's initial title was "Autodesk Pulls the Plug on Constructware").
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larryadams
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Re: Announcement: Autodesk ends development on Constructware

05-15-2009 12:30 PM in reply to: bhavens
Some additional information.

http://www.specialtypub.com/emailblasts/CT_09_NEWSFLASH_05_Autodesk.htm
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matt.wheelis
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Re: Announcement: Autodesk ends development on Constructware

05-15-2009 01:30 PM in reply to: bhavens


Hi Larry. As you can see, we’re seeing a lot of hyperbole out there around our plans for Constructware these days.



As you’ve seen us say in other venues:



It is true that, like many other businesses, we’ve had to make some hard decisions during these challenging economic times. It is also true that one of those many decisions has been to scale back our plans for new features and enhancements in the Constructware product.

This does not, however, mean that we are eliminating development of the product, or even in some cases new features or enhancements.



We are in a process of evaluating ongoing customer needs for the product in the context of current circumstances. In fact, we just released an update to Constructware this week that includes enhancements such as new aggregate custom reports, the ability to rename additional modules, and new routing recall options.



I would like to emphasize that we remain committed to our customers’ use of Constructware, that we are dedicated to their success, and will work hard to make sure that our plans for this product are consistent with that.

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andre.agar
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Re: Announcement: Autodesk ends development on Constructware

05-17-2009 02:33 PM in reply to: bhavens
I've heard about it and I'm currently weighing my options.

Any of you guys heard of e-Builder? They seem to be gaining stride - http://www.e-builder.net/newsroom/releases/2009-eb-7.html

Or any of you know of any other project management software programs out there similiar to Constructware?

Although I like Constructware I'm a bit worried.
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tomchildress
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Re: Announcement: Autodesk ends development on Constructware

05-27-2009 08:03 AM in reply to: bhavens
If moving off Constructware, I would recommend looking at Skire's Unifier solution. We selected that and they have since become the industry leader. Very flexible and new functionality being added regularly. I have heard of eBuilder but they are still new to the game.
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constructionprocessconsultant
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Re: Announcement: Autodesk ends development on Constructware

06-02-2009 12:54 PM in reply to: bhavens
e-Builder has been around for 15 years….hardly new to the game. There are many good tools out there, including Skire, but it depends on how you define industry leader. Each firm has traction in various industry segments. Both have structured workflow, very flexible reporting engines, and cost driven financial summaries that are owner focused. In my experience on another client driven project, e-Builder was implemented and seemed a bit easier to use and configure. I have also run across Proliance but they seem to be a bit behind and way over priced. Any experience with them? I read they were bought out by Trimble and heard that Skire might be looking to sell as well. So far nothing good has come out of the firms that have sold, IMHO. What are you hearing out there?
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