Revit 2014 dwf(x) files now have diffuse testures baked on, so you can see 'realistic' revit models in Design Review.... As they discontiune it...
It is a sad day, I use ADR all the time
It is absolutely incredible and unacceptable that Autodesk continues to play with users without giving any official information, not even partial about the future of this product.
I'm a professor, and I require all my students to submit their drawings via Design Review. I grade with markup tools and email right back. Makes everything efficient & convenient. Would be a shame to see this go away.
Autodesk Design Review 2013 will continue to be available for download from our website, but Autodesk is focusing on delivering enhanced cloud and mobile workflows that integrate with desktop collaboration. Enhancements to the desktop viewing experience will most likely come from that work, and not a desktop-only solution like Design Review. The DWF file format did not change as part of the 2014 releases, so Autodesk Design Review 2013 works perfectly with the 2014 product line.
Thanks for the update, Scott. But an online tool isn't going fly very well when the vast majority of our users *aren't* mobile, and bouncing up to the cloud and back is less efficient than working on files on our internal network. Once there is reliable and fully private or in-house cloud service then we can give that a go.
The DWF file format did not change as part of the 2014 releases, so Autodesk Design Review 2013 works perfectly with the 2014 product line.
Can you please direct us to where we can download Trueview 2013 as an offline installer? ADR 2013 won't work with later versions, and the only delivery method for ADR is the Akaimai download manager which I don't use.
Thanks for your time.
EDIT: Found them Here
I envision an offline mode for web-based tools for situations like when people are out in the middle of nowhere, on a plane, or deep in a basement.