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    Autodesk Building Design Suite Premium?

    We are considering upgrading one of our 8 Revit/Autocad suite network licenses to the premium suite. At this time, we don't have a need for the other flavors of Revit, or Max. We would upgrade as an insurance policy for the future. I am wondering if there are other firms in the same boat. Have you pulled the trigger and upgraded? What was your rational? Did you upgrade all of your network licenses or just one?

    Thanks!
    Scott Hopkins AIA LEED AP
    Peikert Group Architects

    #2
    Hi, Scott. There are comments about this in the last pages of this other thread:

    http://www.revitforum.org/showthread...ription-Center
    Freelance BIM Provider at Autodesk Services Marketplace | Linkedin

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      #3
      Have not updated my license yet - But think I´m going to, just to be able to play with RST, MEP and MAX (Don´t really need them though...)

      Self-employed, so only have one license to upgrade... If I were in an office with 8 licenses, I´d probably only update one license (again, just to play with), unless there was a real need for the other flavors.
      Klaus Munkholm
      "Do. Or do not. There is no try."

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        #4
        Thanks for the link. I missed that thread. I've got two huge projucts under construction at the same time so lately I've been too busy to keep up with or contribute to the forum. Ultimately I can't see our office using either Revit Structure or MEP. There ain't any engineers in our area using either of these programs. Even if there were, I'm not sure we would need our own copy of Revit Structure or MEP. With regard to Max, it sounds like the work flow from Revit to Max is still a real pain in the a$$.

        Nonetheless I am considering upgrading just so that I don't' miss out on any new toys!
        Scott Hopkins AIA LEED AP
        Peikert Group Architects

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          #5
          A use for MEP in an Architecture office might be to use the new "Placeholder" ducts that are available in MEP. They don't have to be part of a system, and literally can be drawn anywhere, even by an architect that doesn't know any better :-). Then let your engineer "Design" the system.

          So if you do any projects with exposed duct, and you want to show the engineer the design intent, open your Arch model MEP and use the new tool.
          Scott D Davis
          Sr. AEC Technical Specialist
          Autodesk, Inc.
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            #6
            "Placeholder" ducts? Sounds very useful for us architects. And at the risk of sounding spoiled... Why is that tool not included in RAC?
            Klaus Munkholm
            "Do. Or do not. There is no try."

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              #7
              My cool box of goddies arrived in the mail today. I had to wait as the 22 gig of software would have killed 3 months of my internet bandwidth LOL
              Phillip Miller
              Kiwi Codes Solutions Ltd
              Makers of "Family Browser" and "Project Browser" for Revit.

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                #8
                Originally posted by Scott D Davis View Post
                A use for MEP in an Architecture office might be to use the new "Placeholder" ducts that are available in MEP. They don't have to be part of a system, and literally can be drawn anywhere, even by an architect that doesn't know any better :-). Then let your engineer "Design" the system.

                So if you do any projects with exposed duct, and you want to show the engineer the design intent, open your Arch model MEP and use the new tool.
                More info on place holder ducts.

                http://wikihelp.autodesk.com/Revit/e...aceholder_Duct
                Jeff Hanson
                Sr. Subject Matter Expert
                Autodesk, Revit - User Experience

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                  #9
                  I love the idea of Architects being able to place (real) ducts and structure, but i cant justify leaving the program to launch another program to open a local copy again, just to do it. Dont misunderstand my point, i still love the new suites, and im hoping we crossgrade a few of ours, to get a few more licenses of the entire package (we only have one RST and one RME right now), but i wouldnt use it for that.

                  For non systemic ducts, a line based Family can do just as well, and can have more artisitic flair of the designer really wants it to look good.

                  Plus you can place it from RAC. Now if Placeholders (or ducts) ever make it in to RAC, that would be sweet (suite?).

                  Still, kudos on the Design Suite. I think its a great package, even if not everyone agrees.
                  Aaron "selfish AND petulant" Maller |P A R A L L A X T E A M | Practice Technology Implementation
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                    #10
                    I'm upgrading without a direct need too... For the same reasons as stated above, just want to be able to play with this.
                    Martijn de Riet
                    Professional Revit Consultant | Revit API Developer
                    MdR Advies
                    Planta1 Revit Online Consulting

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