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    Out with the old in with the new.

    Hey everyone,

    How long does everyone keep the older versions of Revit installed. Right now I have 2015 - 2017 on my computer. We only start new projects in the newest version. I am hesitant to get rid of the older versions because there may be clients still working with those versions. For the most part we communicate via PDF, but there is the rare occasion where they request our .dwg, or .rvt files. Any input?

    #2
    With the exception of 2017 (due to the Text changes), we've always upgraded all active files to the latest version in the fall.
    Sometimes requires a bit of cajoling and a lot of coordination with consultants, but in the long run, it avoids a lot of headaches.
    Typically, people only have 2 versions installed at any time.
    We also cycle through computers every 3 years, so pretty much never anything more than 3 versions back.
    Dave Plumb
    BWBR Architects; St Paul, MN

    CADsplaining: When a BIM rookie tells you how you should have done something.

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      #3
      I keep three versions at all times. So right now my machines have 2015, 2016, and 2017. When i deploy 2018, 2015 will get uninstalled.
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        #4
        I keep 5 versions (I know, don't yell at me). I have on going projects in R2012, R2014, R2015, and R2016 and have R2017 also installed. I did the Levi's Stadium in R2012 and am still tasked with doing TI revisions for everyone who gets a new office or when the Hall of Fame wants to reroute a glass wall and they have never updated the original model. I figure if Autodesk arrests me that the 49ers will bail me out
        I'm retired, if you don't like it, go around!

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          #5
          Originally posted by DaveP View Post
          With the exception of 2017 (due to the Text changes), we've always upgraded all active files to the latest version in the fall.
          Sometimes requires a bit of cajoling and a lot of coordination with consultants, but in the long run, it avoids a lot of headaches.
          Typically, people only have 2 versions installed at any time.
          We also cycle through computers every 3 years, so pretty much never anything more than 3 versions back.
          Being the drafter, I hardly ever deal with the clients/architects first hand. I guess I could run it by the engineers and see if there is a way to communicate that from here on out we will be upgrading in the fall. Fall seems like an appropriate time, because at that point the software has been released long enough for everybody to have had an opportunity to get it.


          Originally posted by Dave Jones View Post
          I keep 5 versions (I know, don't yell at me). I have on going projects in R2012, R2014, R2015, and R2016 and have R2017 also installed. I did the Levi's Stadium in R2012 and am still tasked with doing TI revisions for everyone who gets a new office or when the Hall of Fame wants to reroute a glass wall and they have never updated the original model. I figure if Autodesk arrests me that the 49ers will bail me out

          Five versions!! Wow, way to make me feel better . It is reasons similar to yours that make me hesitant to uninstall older versions. Right now we have a fairly large catholic school that has been modeled in 2015 and is still on going.

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            #6
            Originally posted by LindseyMcLaughlin View Post
            Being the drafter, I hardly ever deal with the clients/architects first hand
            same with me regarding Architects/Owners/Contractors. I deal with a commercial glazing firm. While I do install every version that comes out I have no say about what Revit version is used on any particular project. If I get an Architectural and Structural Revit model to link as backgrounds and they are done in R2015 then that's what version I must use for the project. Hence, I have lots of versions installed
            I'm retired, if you don't like it, go around!

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