January 8, 2013

Windows 8 Support: Update from Autodesk and Ideate Software

My colleague, David Haynes, Director of Consulting, blogged recently regarding Ideate’s position on implementing Windows 8 with Autodesk software. I’d like to update that information to include Autodesk’s own position on Windows 8, posted in November 2012.

Ideate Software, including Ideate BIMLink and Ideate Explorer for Revit are not yet supported for use with Windows 8. We are currently working to test and approve our products for use with this platform. It is Ideates recommendation that you hold off on migrating to Windows 8 until Autodesk has officially approved Revit for use on this platform.

Ideate is committed to approving our own software in tandem with any Autodesk approval for Revit products. In the meantime, our technical support team will continue to assist customers who have issues with products that are not currently supported. If you do decide to run Autodesk software on the Windows 8 platform know that this is an unsupported operating system and technical support whether from Autodesk or Ideate may not be able to address all issues.

Note: The Ideate Solutions blog and Autodesk’s AutoCAD Services and Support page will be updated as new Windows 8 compatibility information becomes available.

Glynnis Patterson is a registered architect and the Director of Software Development at Ideate, Inc. In a previous life Glynnis spent many hours looking at blueprints with a scale, highlighters, and a scratch pad to develop detailed cost estimates.