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May 29, 2018

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Eric

I hope that as Autodesk invests to help BIM become the record of everything they find a way to hold the BIM data in an file format that will be relevant for more than just a few years. I feel that the promise of Complete BIM in the future is dependent upon the file systems being viable for more than the year or two that the software that created it is available from the vendor.

Dave Ault

And that assumes Autodesk will still be there and assumes they will not kill parts of the software you needed. With 13 down income quarters in a row now and Anagnost firing 23% of the work force in the last year or so who is going to make this brave new world happen?

There is not one single promise made by Anagnost that you can safely plan your future around.

Stefan Boeykens

As long as open data formats and open access to your own design/production/management information are not at the core of their approach, you have to "trust" them to play nice with the data you create.

I hope that their renewed interest in supporting IFC is at least hinting to being more open to play nice with everybody else. No project is made in one software in one format by one team.

So far, it seems that the current crop of Autodesk solutions involves paying the monthly fee for the tools (e.g. AEC Collection or whatever it gets called this year) and paying additional fees per project to have everything running in the cloud - with fees per user per month per project adding to the running costs.

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