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Thursday, February 9, 2012

Some history

There have recently been a few posts in the blogosphere about Revit and Autodesk history.  I have here collected links to some of the more interesting ones, as well as links from previous posts on What Revit Wants that deal with Revit history.


The Building Coder: The Genesis of Revit and its API
This is an excellent history post with interviews from key players.

Phil Read and Revit - history

Arch | Tech: 11 Years Ago (Yesterday) - the soft drink machines didn't even need money!

Autodesk - 30 years of history

BDExpert article (translated)


Previous posts dealing with Revit history:
A li'l bit of Revit history...Part 1

Assume Revit nets $100/mo per subscription. That means they need 5,000 subscriptions just to break even. "The question is," summarizes Brad, "How long will it take to ramp up to 5,000 subscriptions?"
 
A li'l bit of Revit history...Part 2


A li'l bit of Revit history...Part 3

First round of venture capital was in 1998.
First lines of code were written in 1998.
 

A li'l bit of Revit history...Part 4 (Revit 5 Features)

Align, split, trim, offset tools
These editing tools are like their CAD equivalents, but better.

Revit History - Revit Release 3 - AUGI Forums

Revit History - Revit 4.1 packaging
Credit to David Light

Revit History - Revit 4.0 video


Timeline of BIM Software Development
· 1982 - Autodesk was founded
· 1983 - Autodesk Launches AutoCAD version 1.2
· 1989 - Parametric Technology Corporation introduces the first version of Pro / ENGINEER
· 1992 - Autodesk Launches AutoCAD 12 for DOS and becomes synonymous with CAD
· 1997 - Charles River Software founded. Foundation development team came from Parametric Technology Corporation
· Charles River Software renamed as Revit Technology Corporation
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Revit Timeline - History of Revit software and companies
Versions:
1.0 2000 04
2.0 2000 08
2.1 2000 10
3.0 2001 02
3.1 2001 06
4.0 2001 11
4.1 2002 01

Revit 2003 was still pretty great

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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