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Robb

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AutoDesk Design Review
« on: September 11, 2006, 07:48:38 PM »
Anyone using it? Recommend it? Pros/Cons/Bugs

Find it useful?

Thanks.

rkmcswain

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Re: AutoDesk Design Review
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2006, 07:54:46 AM »
Anyone using it?

Yes.

Recommend it?

Depends on your needs.

Why do you think you need this?
Do you have any specific questions?

Have you visited: http://dwf.blogs.com/beyond_the_paper/

Tramber

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Re: AutoDesk Design Review
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2006, 09:52:46 AM »
Since Autodesk offers to visualize DWG for free, it's hard to beleive that the DWF is a "must use" format.

rkmcswain

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Re: AutoDesk Design Review
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2006, 12:56:15 PM »
Since Autodesk offers to visualize DWG for free, it's hard to beleive that the DWF is a "must use" format.

Design Review gives you the ability to markup the file, which can then be loaded into the DWG for revisions.
No chance that the DWG is changed by reviewer and DWF is smaller.


Lin-Z

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Re: AutoDesk Design Review
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2006, 01:30:15 PM »
It makes it a lot easier to see just what the reviewer was referring to.  Instead of "That doohickey on the side near the thing with the stuff" you can load the markups directly into your AD software and see just what particular "Thingiemadoodle" they meant.  It works especially great on large drawings - you don't have to hunt down the one teeny part that needs to be changed. You can just zoom in on a particular markup.

Tramber

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Re: AutoDesk Design Review
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2006, 02:13:50 PM »
That's true, but I mean that it is sometimes very difficult to make people accept DWF in their mailbox better then PDF. What I deplore.

I was a user of the old version, the DWF composer. I abandonned it. You know why ? Because I was one of the only one to be equiped !

Partners prefered to keep on sending DWG or faxes ! Boughhhh

Draftek

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Re: AutoDesk Design Review
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2006, 03:38:46 PM »
DWF - bleh!

Don't get me started.

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Re: AutoDesk Design Review
« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2006, 05:46:23 AM »
DWF - bleh!

Don't get me started.


Why? What's wrong with DWF?
Alastair Mallett Autodesk Certified Professional
Technical Director
Hunters South Architects

Draftek

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Re: AutoDesk Design Review
« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2006, 08:01:15 AM »
Without going into too much detail and ranting:

Try using dwfs for posting drawings on a web site to be used by various customers like engineers, architects, etc.

The problem is really Autodesk's implementation of the viewer plug-in. One of my sayings around here is: "I haven't slept that well since we replaced the dwfs with pdfs".


Dave R

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Re: AutoDesk Design Review
« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2006, 08:06:18 AM »
Draftek -

Take a look at this. No client or plug-in necessary.

Without going into too much detail and ranting:

Try using dwfs for posting drawings on a web site to be used by various customers like engineers, architects, etc.

The problem is really Autodesk's implementation of the viewer plug-in. One of my sayings around here is: "I haven't slept that well since we replaced the dwfs with pdfs".



Draftek

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Re: AutoDesk Design Review
« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2006, 08:26:56 AM »
If and I say IF that works then good for them. Its too late for us as our customers are very happy with PDF.

Now, if I were doing some type of collaboration project, I might reconsider DWF.
« Last Edit: September 13, 2006, 09:42:29 AM by Draftek »