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From: Markajohn(--nospam--at) [mailto:Markajohn(--nospam--at)] 
Sent: Wednesday, June 15, 2005 12:46 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: RE: Arch. Desktop / Revit Structure

As you probably know, the emphasis of both products is 3D and
coordination and they are mainly used by Architects.  They are also more
expensive than full AutoCAD.  I don't knwo what your interest is but
after I saw how expensive revit was, I didn't have any more questions
about it.

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Q.E.D., once more.

I am not sure when the cost of development of such systems is ever going
to "climb down" to the point where a small firm--or a collaboration of
small firms--will feel impressed to use it.

Most everything we do now uses an aggregation of disparate tools--CAD,
standalone programs almost all of which qualify as "utilities," some
premier "desktop" packages (e.g. RISA, Visual Analysis, Woodworks Design
Desktop), and above all, the Internet.

Single-source everything-under-the-hood solutions tend to lock us in;
the "failure" of even a single component poses lots of problems. Easier
and less costly to throw out a single malfunctioning tool than discard
the entire "Swiss Army Knife."

Sight unseen (by me), sounds like "Revit" is something of a throwback. I
submit that such a solution will not gain widespread usage until its
per-seat cost is reduced to that of, say, Microsoft Office Professional.
I'm just not sure how that can be attained, what with the development
costs of large-scale projects.

Well, except that one thing comes to mind: Open-source development. If
you could get enough open-source geeks interested in such a project, it
could possibly take off. Open-source offers economies of scale ("hey,
it's 'free', let's try it!") that CAN lead to widespread adoption and de
facto standardization.

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