March 24, 2011

Revit 2012 + Collaboration

Revit and Collaboration – what is new? My name is David Haynes, Director of Consulting Services at Ideate, Inc. Revit has always been about teams working together. In 2012, Revit Architecture 2012 (as part of platform-type improvements), has added new tools to team collaboration.

Revit Server and Project Bluestreak have been available through Autodesk Subscription Advantage Pack or Autodesk Labs for a while now. The exciting new tool is Citrix Ready Application. The benefits seem to include:
  • Ability to have people work on independent hardware easier (MAC OS and Windows).
  • Work remotely (this is great for co-located teams) or telecommuters. Many firms are now partnering in cities where there is only one person in that remote office.
  • Less cost of hardware (since the computing power is elsewhere).
  • Easier rollout of program applications to people who use software on a not regular basis.

Autodesk has used this technology before with Autodesk Map 3D.

Don’t forget to look through other great features our Ideate Technical Team has found in the new 2012 releases for AutoCAD, Revit MEP, Revit Structure, Civil 3D, Navisworks and more:

David Haynes, AIA, LEED AP
Director of AEC Services

David is a Registered Architect and a LEED accredited professional who previously had his own architectural practice and was President of a commercial design-build construction company for 15 years. A graduate of University of Arizona, he has worked as an Architect, contractor, developer and as a national construction manager for a national retailer. David currently develops and implements targeted AEC business solutions – including Revit Architecture, Revit Structure and Navisworks for clients across the United States involved in the design and building process. David is also Ideate’s resident Mac expert. Follow David on Twitter: @dhaynestech

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