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Autodesk’s Future AEC Apps Will Embrace The Mac—Multiplatforms

Learn more about Autodesk’s views on future AEC development working across platforms, including Mac.

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Recently, Autodesk CEO Andrew Anagnost spoke to Architosh at length about the future of interoperability with BIM and future AEC apps, including significant comments about the Mac. We shared that conversation in a feature story published here last week.

There was something else that we spoke about though. We also touched base lightly on why Revit has never come to the Mac and if in the future there might be the possibility it will move beyond its monolithic Windows codebase.

Revit on the Mac

The answer isn’t a simple “yes” or “no” and involves strategic decisions related to how Revit will evolve with reference to both the cloud and with reference to its own internal engines and core codebase. Anagnost explains the issues at an overview level, and we discuss them in our Special Feature in our Xpresso newsletter, October issue, just arrived yesterday!

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Our special follow-up article in Xpresso delves into the AEC ecosystem and the comparison between AEC and the manufacturing industry. This has significant relevance to how Revit and future Autodesk AEC solutions may evolve. To quote:

“I do believe our knowledge of the manufacturing space will be an asset to our ability to solve the AEC ecosystem challenges,” says Anagnost. “It’s not going to be the same or a cut and paste. They are different types of ecosystems. But technologically, what lubricated that ecosystem can lubricate this [AEC] ecosystem.” 

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