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    Revit 2016 Retirement

    How many years can I expect to be using 2016?
    We have a large project with multiple phases over several years and conformed documents are not due until 2022. Normally this would not be a concern, however, upgrading to or past 2017 has some unsettling ramifications due to the text modifications of 2017.

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    You can use 3 versions before your current one and I think you can contact AutoDesk if you need to go further back. I think 2016 was still the one with the serial numer and not the username and password loging right? I'm pretty sure if you keep that data safe you should be OK with installing it again if needed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robin Deurloo View Post
    You can use 3 versions before your current one and I think you can contact AutoDesk if you need to go further back. I think 2016 was still the one with the serial numer and not the username and password loging right? I'm pretty sure if you keep that data safe you should be OK with installing it again if needed.
    So, should we forego installation of Revit 2020 and beyond so we can have use of 2016 in year 2022?
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    If you stick with 2016 you might as well should not pay for maintenance... Be sure to have all the setup files and updates downloaded before it goes away in case you need to reinstall on other computers.

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    At the risk of asking a stupid question:

    If documents arent due until 2022, how can there be that much text in the project already, that makes it not worth upgrading?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charles Karl View Post
    So, should we forego installation of Revit 2020 and beyond so we can have use of 2016 in year 2022?
    Sure.
    If you want to hobble every other project in your office because of this one project.

    It does depend on what type of license you have.
    I just checked our network AEC Collection 2019 license, and that authorizes 2015, 16, 17, 18 and 2019

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    I'd beg to be off that project if I had to use 2016 until 2022...heck I'd do it if we couldn't upgrade to 2019... The performance improvement from 2016 to 2019 is enough to pay for the text issue, assuming more than a few people working on it.
    Last edited by Steve_Stafford; April 8th, 2019 at 07:57 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Twiceroadsfool View Post
    At the risk of asking a stupid question:

    If documents arent due until 2022, how can there be that much text in the project already, that makes it not worth upgrading?
    The phased project is already in CA of a complete design including a new addition from foundation to the existing building gut and remodel (All done in Revit 2016). Actual demo and renovation have started and more to be phased in in the future. Eventually the owner will be relocating departments as required for a smooth transition to new or renovated spaces over the next couple years.

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    Just received a note from our reseller that Autodesk will work with firms that have special requests such as this.

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    I still advocate upgrading the project at the first available pause, after a deadline is met.
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