Im keeping track of Revit suites that Autodesk store but since 2012 products came out. Have they discontinued a few suites?
Building Design Suite
Revit Architecture Visulaization Suite ( I could never get on that page for a price anyways). Or should i just stick with the local resellers and request a quote?
Suites are alive and well:
well on the in the autodesk "shop online"
there is no Autodesk Building Design Suite
and like i stated the "Revit Architecture Visulaization Suite"
for the past 2 months that suite comes up with a error page.
But I do see now that when you do go to the
Autodesk Building Design Suite web page
it does states to only buy this from a reseller and not from the Autodesk "shop online" site
is this true????
you need to go to a reseller to purchase the new suites
the Revit Architecture Visulaization Suite has been discontinuted
locate a reseller: http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/partner/searc
How is it free when the price is substantially higher than the Revit Architecture Suites of 2011, 2012 or 2013 and how is it conscionable for a Suite package of 2013 be discontinued when we are not even 1/2 way through 2012?
Because Revit 2013 has Revit Architecture and Revit
MEP and Revit Structure all in one, and now selling for
a fraction of what they WERE selling for together. Plus
you get free programs with it. Maybe something you know
about it I don't? Please explain.
Edit: But I tend to agree that when any company lets
marketing people go wild with product "shell games"
like this, the company suffers eventually.
The AutoCAD Revit Suite has not been conmpletely "discontinued." You can no longer purchase it as a package, but you can continue to get updates on it as part of your subscription.
i still don't get it. (sorry).
we have many seats of Revit Architectural Suite 2013; what do you mean by 'updates'? meaning patches or new versions? does the forced upgrade to 'Building Design Suite' account for our yearly subscription fee? we just received a quote from one of our resellers for $1,195 per upgraded seat. what gives?
yes, you can continue to get updates and new versions of Revit, AutoCAD, and AutoCAD Architecture that are part of the Suite you currently own, for the length of your current subscription, and for the length of any renewed subscription. If you have a year left on your current subscription, you can choose to renew it for 1, 2, or 3 years. If you renew it for a year, then you will get updates to waht you currently have until the end of that term. Once the term of the subscription expires, then you will have to "crossgrade" to a Building Design Suite.
I don't know about any of the numbers a reseller is quoting you. You need to find out from them, but I would guess that fee to crossgrade from a Revit Arch Suite to a Building Design Suite includes your subscription, and could be a multi-year subscription.. It also includes at least 6 more valuable pieces of software, depending on if you are going to Premium or Ultimate. The Navisworks Simulate portion of BDS Premium used to sell on its own for around 10 grand.
Yes, if you renew during your current subscription. (You are on a current subscription, right?) You cannot let your subscription laspe, and then try and renew.
You will be paying now for 3 years of subscription on each license if you decide to do this. It may be more cost effective to crossgrade to the Buildling Design Suite Premium, plus you'd get all the other software that comes with BDS Premium.
What I'm saying is something like this (but don't quote me on it because I don't have any access to the "numbers" and I'm not a reseller): You can pay now for a 3 year subscription for your Revit Arch Suite, and keep getting upgrades for 3 more years on those 3 products. Lets say that costs $1000 per license for the 3 years. (Again, I'm making that figure up). Alternativly you can crossgrade to BDS Premium for a shorter term subscription for the same money, and get more software. Pay $1000 now for 3 more years of 3 pieces of software, or pay $1000 now and get 12 pieces of software for a year subscription. Either way, it's the same money-out-of-pocket now.
All of these "possibilities" should be worked out with your reseller.
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