Revit Architecture Suite 2009.1 - Now with AutoCAD Architecture (formerly Architectural Desktop)
Those of you on Autodesk Subscription have probably noticed the shiny new box that arrived on your desk recently. So what's in this new Revit Architecture Suite box?
Well as far as Revit goes - It's the same as what you're probably using already. I assume it will be the latest build of Revit, but that can be obtained from Autodesk (currently at Web Update #2)
AutoCAD is still provided in the box, but you probably don't use that much, right? So what is AutoCAD Architecture (formerly Architectural Desktop)?
Well I think that essentially Autodesk are providing an easy way for users to transition from AutoCAD to AutoCAD Architecture to Revit, using only one license. It may or may not be useful if your office has already transitioned to Revit exclusively, as Revit is seen as Autodesk's "Premier" Building Information Modelling solution. Here are some links to have a look at, relative to your situation..
If you're a Revit user and a tiny bit curious as to what AutoCAD Architecture is, check out:
- AutoCAD Architecture product page (in particular the FAQ and Product Brochure PDFs) for a general overview
If you're transitioning from AutoCAD or AutoCAD Architecture to Revit, or you're a seasoned Revit veteran with more than an inkling of curiosity - the following may be useful:
- Amy's AutoCAD Architecture Tutorials (check out the video titled "Moving from AutoCAD Architecture to Revit Architecture")
If you're new to Revit... well you're probably already at the right site!