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mittie
Posts: 14
Registered: ‎03-09-2007
Message 1 of 5 (123 Views)

mac + revit

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03-10-2007 12:21 PM
Thinking of moving to a mac + thinking of moving from ADT to revit. With parallels and or bootcamp and the intel chip I've read that some autodesk users are doing this. So I posted over at the Architecture 2008 (ADT 2008) forum..... some queries about doing this.

I got this reply from David of Autodesk Support.

"Well that's untested and not supported at this time. While it may work
for you; you may also experience Licensing or Activation issues in this
setup that Autodesk cannot address effectively as it depends on the
behavior of bootcamp or parallels."

--
David Kurtz
Autodesk Support
Manchester, NH


So I guess the question is has anyone experience with this issue? Can revit be installed on a mac and not have Licensing or Activation issues?

Any thoughts and or comments?
*david
Message 2 of 5 (123 Views)

Re: mac + revit

03-10-2007 02:52 PM in reply to: mittie
do a search...others have posted similar.
from what I've heard, Revit screams on the Intel-equipped Mac with no
downside
....all hearsay and conjecture mind you
but haven't heard of any problems.

as far as your move from ADT to Revit...
good on ya!
welcome to the club
you'll never look back
and there's lots of knowledgeable helpful folk on here to help you get
started

--
David Ford
Eric Barker Architect, Inc.
881-3016 cell


wrote in message news:5514614@discussion.autodesk.com...
Thinking of moving to a mac + thinking of moving from ADT to revit. With
parallels and or bootcamp and the intel chip I've read that some autodesk
users are doing this. So I posted over at the Architecture 2008 (ADT 2008)
forum..... some queries about doing this.

I got this reply from David of Autodesk Support.

"Well that's untested and not supported at this time. While it may work
for you; you may also experience Licensing or Activation issues in this
setup that Autodesk cannot address effectively as it depends on the
behavior of bootcamp or parallels."

--
David Kurtz
Autodesk Support
Manchester, NH


So I guess the question is has anyone experience with this issue? Can revit
be installed on a mac and not have Licensing or Activation issues?

Any thoughts and or comments?
Contributor
daugustine
Posts: 14
Registered: ‎03-07-2003
Message 3 of 5 (123 Views)

Re: mac + revit

03-12-2007 09:27 AM in reply to: mittie
I think Phil Reed uses a Mac powerbook with Bootcamp....at least he did at AU... and he is one of the guru's of Revit, so if it is good for him, I am sure it would be good for the rest of us mortals!! :-)

Darin Augustine
SJCF Architecture
*David Haynes - Ideate
Message 4 of 5 (123 Views)

Re: mac + revit

03-12-2007 10:15 AM in reply to: mittie
I have run Revit and ADT on macBook Pro with the following results.

1. Runs on bootcamp well, no issues whatsoever.
2. Runs on parallels, but continues to ask each time for activation.
Parallels says this is an Autodesk issue. However, my MS Office asks for
activation too, but allows me to continue, but Revit and ADT will not
reactivate after your 2-3 license tries.

The issue with Parallels is to allocate the correct amount of RAM to the
Parallels VM (it is surprising under 1GB - mine at 924 MB right now).
Parallels is more unstable than BootCamp in MY experience.

David Haynes, AIA
Ideate, Inc.
www.ideateinc.com



wrote in message news:5514614@discussion.autodesk.com...
Thinking of moving to a mac + thinking of moving from ADT to revit. With
parallels and or bootcamp and the intel chip I've read that some autodesk
users are doing this. So I posted over at the Architecture 2008 (ADT 2008)
forum..... some queries about doing this.

I got this reply from David of Autodesk Support.

"Well that's untested and not supported at this time. While it may work
for you; you may also experience Licensing or Activation issues in this
setup that Autodesk cannot address effectively as it depends on the
behavior of bootcamp or parallels."

--
David Kurtz
Autodesk Support
Manchester, NH


So I guess the question is has anyone experience with this issue? Can revit
be installed on a mac and not have Licensing or Activation issues?

Any thoughts and or comments?
*J F
Message 5 of 5 (123 Views)

Re: mac + revit

03-12-2007 06:54 PM in reply to: mittie
David Haynes - Ideate wrote:
> I have run Revit and ADT on macBook Pro with the following results.
>
> 1. Runs on bootcamp well, no issues whatsoever.
> 2. Runs on parallels, but continues to ask each time for activation.
> Parallels says this is an Autodesk issue. However, my MS Office asks for
> activation too, but allows me to continue, but Revit and ADT will not
> reactivate after your 2-3 license tries.
>
> The issue with Parallels is to allocate the correct amount of RAM to the
> Parallels VM (it is surprising under 1GB - mine at 924 MB right now).
> Parallels is more unstable than BootCamp in MY experience.
>
> David Haynes, AIA
> Ideate, Inc.
> www.ideateinc.com
>
>
>
> wrote in message news:5514614@discussion.autodesk.com...
> Thinking of moving to a mac + thinking of moving from ADT to revit. With
> parallels and or bootcamp and the intel chip I've read that some autodesk
> users are doing this. So I posted over at the Architecture 2008 (ADT 2008)
> forum..... some queries about doing this.
>
> I got this reply from David of Autodesk Support.
>
> "Well that's untested and not supported at this time. While it may work
> for you; you may also experience Licensing or Activation issues in this
> setup that Autodesk cannot address effectively as it depends on the
> behavior of bootcamp or parallels."
>
If you have a USB drive attached to the computer when you authorize
Revit it will sometimes write the license info the the boot record of
the USB drive as well as the main drive. This can cause problems with
the license if you disconnect the drive and run Revit.
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