Inside the Factory Sessions

Inside the Factory

By David Smolker

We are kicking off a new series for the Revit Blog: Inside the Factory Sessions. Through these conversations we hope to provide greater transparency to you, our customers and community, to what goes into the making of Revit. In each session, we’ll tackle a different topic: performance in Revit, the development process, openness, the product roadmap.

We value your feedback, your suggestions for topics, your points and counter-points, and we’re going to do our best to ensure you are heard. Have a question about the making of Revit? Want to suggest a topic you’ve been wondering about? Leave us a note in the comments or send questions you’d like us to discuss to revitfeedback@autodesk.com.

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Episode 4: “Ask me anything” Double Feature

An AMA with the product people that make Revit. Our panel takes your questions about what goes on inside the factory.

In this episode:
– Sasha Crotty, Senior Product Manager, Platform
– Harlan Brumm, Senior Product Manager, Architecture
– Aaron Vorwerk, Senior Technical Marketing Manager
– Martin Schmid, Product Manager, MEP
– Kyle Bernhardt, Director, Building Design Strategy

In this episode:
– Sasha Crotty, Senior Product Manager, Platform
– Harlan Brumm, Senior Product Manager, Architecture
– Aaron Vorwerk, Senior Technical Marketing Manager
– Martin Schmid, Product Manager, MEP
– Gernot Jeromin, Product Manager, Structural Steel
– Dan Peticila, Product Manager, Concrete and Steel Connections Automation

Episode 3: Revit Cloud Worksharing

In this episode: we discuss Revit Cloud Worksharing with Autodesk Senior Engineering Manager, Mohit Mehta. Topics covered include data privacy, uptime and resilience, and the role of the Cloud in extending the experience of working in Revit.

Topic Tracker:

00:20 — Mailbag
03:15 — What happens to my data?
05:30 — Hosting data outside the United States
06:00 — Uptime and health.autodesk.com
07:45 — The process of resiliency
10:50 — Resiliency and performance
15:15 — Being part of the critical path
17:00 — 99% uptime and downtime mitigation
18:14 — What happened to Communicator?
21:10 — Will we all move to the cloud?

Episode 2: Forums, Feedback, and A Balancing Act

In this episode: Our team discusses the role of forums and feedback in forming the Revit Roadmap. Then we are joined by Burns & McDonnell Engineering’s Senior Specialist and Building Solutions Manager, Jeff Campbell, to give his perspective on the “give and take” of working with the development team to improve Revit.

Topic Tracker:

02:26 — Revit Ideas
09:46 — Not all ideas are equal in terms of effort
12:17 — Beta program, user research, customer meetings, and feedback
18:06 — What makes the Roadmap?
24:10 — Closing the loop
25:58 — Jeff Campbell of Burns & McDonnell Engineering joins
28:23 — The “give and take” of engagement with Revit development
34:58 — New features and working together through rough patches
38:08 — Transparency and the “why” of developing Revit

Wondering how you can provide direct feedback on new Revit features and functionality in development? Join the Beta program by requesting access at revit.preview.access@autodesk.com.

Episode 1: Performance Matters

In this episode: Revit Senior Product Managers, Sasha Crotty and Harlan Brumm, share thoughts on performance and testing in Revit, covering recent advancements and the roadmap for improvement with Senior Technical Marketing Manager, Aaron Vorwerk.

Topic Tracker:

05:37 — Multi-threading and parallel processing
11:43 — Optimizing Revit performance
19:45 — Recent performance upgrades
23:39 — Platform development and portfolio benefits
28:03 — Hardware, software, and testing
32:36 — Performance roadmap
35:38 — Issues with your model — send it to us!

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    2 comments

    1. t.leszkowicz

      ha ha! so your reaction is very slow - over 10 years of not solved simple problems. there is no effort to find lists of them so please do not tell people such stupid things

      1. David Smolker
        David Smolker

        We appreciate the feedback and thank you for taking the time to hear us out. Our intent is to share our efforts to make Revit better for everyone and provide some insight into the challenges entailed therein. All constructive feedback is most welcome and we leave it up to you -- our viewers -- to join and help guide the conversation in ways that are useful. Thanks again for listening.

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