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We use it quite extensively for redlining drawings from sub-consultants and subcontractors and for archiving. It creates and edits DWF’s which are basically Autodesk’s version of PDF. The DWF is more functional in my opinion for cad type work and also is well integrated with Autodesk products allowing you to publish an entire set of layouts or sheet sets with one command. We found it a little buggy at first but Autodesk has been aggressively developing the product and issuing regular version updates.

The program used to be $199 but Autodesk is giving it away for now so there is no reason why everyone shouldn’t be able to use the file format.


Christopher Banbury, PE



Ark Engineering, Inc.

PO Box 10129, Brooksville, FL 34603

22 North Broad ST, Brooksville, FL 34601

Phone: (352) 754-2424

Fax: (352) 754-2412



From: Donald Bruckman [mailto:bruckmandesign(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Monday, February 11, 2008 3:16 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: RE: Shop Drawings


Do any of you folks utilize the Autodesk product “Design Review” ?   I don’t use it a lot because I’m usually the issuer and not the receiver and I haven’t received much in this format either, even when I specify it, but informally, my clients seem to like it as a markup device and it seems to keep good record of the comments. 


Only trouble seems to be when shop drawing creators don’t use ACAD and so can’t translate it. 


For some reason, I still receive a lot of hand drawn shop drawings and you get this long, pregnant pause from the other end of the phone when you mention the spec requiring e-submittals..


Anyone used it and NOT like it for some reason?