Thursday, April 16, 2009

Revit Architecture 2010 Download Available

Its finally here…the (RAC) Revit Architecture 2010 download is available at the following link -

Couple things to note from the Autodesk website…

  • The executable file contains both 32 and 64-Bit versions of Autodesk Revit Architecture 2010.
  • The executable file can be applied to both the standalone and Suite versions of Autodesk Revit Architecture 2010.

With the download being combined with 32 and 64-bit versions, it will install the appropriate version of Revit based on the OS you are using.

And as always, please be sure to read the Read this first document before installing Revit.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Revit Architecture 2010 Download Available for Subscription Members Soon

For the first time this year, Subscription customers have been able to download their new software products from Subscription Center, in addition to receiving their DVD.

Now, the download isn’t going to be available for everyone on the subscription center at the same time.  Based on comments (on the AUGI forums) from Scott Latch, Product Manager for Revit Architecture, this is how the subscription download process will work…

“I just got off the phone with the manager of the Electronic Fulfillment group and we are going to make the downloads via Sub Center live right now. I'm told you will not be able to see it until your Auto-Fulfillment is processed and the notification email is sent. Operations is working to get through these as quickly as possible, so please be patient.

The download page on will not be available until the First Customer Ship date. The Electronic Fulfillment download is a Subscription benefit.”

For those of you who currently have Revit (2009 or earlier WITH subscription), you can log-in to the subscription page and download the product when you get your Electronic Fulfillment notification.

Also, it doesn’t show in the location most people look at for downloads…meaning the Product Download link in the upper left corner. (This link actually brings you to the list of “Add-Ons” that Autodesk provides to subscription members.)  There should be a link on the main page under a Product Download header called - Download you product software (see image below).


If you don’t have the link shown (circled above) on your main page, then select the Product Download in the upper right.  This will bring you to the download page, which should then give you the same link as see above…image

One thing to keep in mind with the Subscription Page…the content you see may be different than someone else.  The content is based on your individual company, the software your company has purchased, and the access you may have to the site.  Some “end users” may or may not have access to download the software.  If you are not the person who manages the software or at a minimum manages the subscription and you can’t see the download, check with the person in your office/company who does do this and see if they can download it.  If no-one in your company can see the download, check with your reseller about subscription access.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Portable License Utility No More for 2010

Another tool that is going away is the Portable License Utility for the 2010 products.  Taking its place will be an on-line system to transfer your license from one computer to another…which is being called License Transfer Utility.  This will transfer your license to an Autodesk server, which you must log-in to, then allow you to use the same tool to import the license on the other computer.  When you want to transfer it back, you do the same process.


This utility is product specific, so each product that you have installed will have it’s own utility.  You can access the utility via (Windows) Start->Programs->Autodesk, and then the product you would like to transfer.  In that product “folder”, you’ll see an option for License Transfer Utility.  This is only for the 2010 products, this will not transfer 2009 and older products…you still have to use the “old” Portable License Utility.

Network License Activation Utility No More for 2010

For the majority of the Autodesk 2010 products, the Network License Activation Utility has been removed and will no longer be used.  In order to get a new network license, you now have to either call Autodesk Activation – 1-800-551-1490, or it can be done via the following web site -

Friday, April 3, 2009

Revit Architecture (RAC) 2010 Release Date

**EDIT** Please see this post as the public download is now available! **EDIT**

I finally received the update from Autodesk I’ve (everyone’s) been waiting for…Revit Architecture 2010 will be released on April 16!!  Remember, this is the First Customer Ship date, so you should start to see media with-in a couple weeks or so after this date.  The web download has been pretty timely in recent years with the release date, but don’t be surprised or alarmed if it’s not up right away.  I’ll have an updated post when the download is available! 

And remember, subscription members can download the product via the subscription site as well.  It’s possible that the download will be available sooner than the 16th, but based on what happened on April 2, I’m guessing Autodesk is going to be very careful as to when they post the link on the subscription site.

Oh, one other thing…Revit 2010 will have the option to install as 32bit or 64bit!  You won’t have to download the 64bit version from the subscription site anymore!

Note: Please keep in mind that occasionally a FCS (First Customer Shipment) date may slip due to unforeseen events.

Autodesk® Revit® Architecture 2010

April 16

AutoCAD® Revit® Architecture Suite 2010

April 16

AutoCAD® Revit® Architecture Visualization Suite 2010

April 16

Autodesk® Revit® Structure 2010

April 16

AutoCAD® Revit ®Structure Suite 2010

April 16

AutoCAD® Revit® MEP Suite 2010

April 16

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Revit Architecture 2010 is NOT AVAILABLE YET

**EDIT** Please see this post as the public download is now available! **EDIT**

Just want to give an update to something that happened today.  Autodesk posted a download link for Revit Architecture 2010 on the Subscription Site…by accident.  Some folks were able to download it but the link HAS BEEN REMOVED.  I verified everything with Autodesk and the link will be available soon.  The release date hasn’t been given to us yet, but we are hoping to find out very soon.  I will post an update when the release date is and when the download is available…for real this time.