Friday, March 23, 2012

DWF in the Cloud: #Fail

This is a follow-up post to the previous one on DWFx markups in Revit.

I don’t know about you, but this trend of releasing software with major gaps in workflow is starting to really get on my nerves. Do you think that for example if you use ADR on a tablet, you’d want to be able to open that markup on your PC so you can link it into a Revit project? Would you even consider not including this in your core, basic functionality of a software?

Just in case you didn’t know (of course these things go unadvertised by the marketing departments), if you mark up a DWF on your mobile device or in the cloud, you cannot download those markups to your PC. Now if that’s not a major gap in workflow, I don’t know what is. Are they going to fix it in the next release? I have no idea, but this is really irritating as a trend. Do you think your client will find it acceptable to release a construction document set for their building that omits the foundation design, because you didn’t get to it yet?



John Tobin. said...

Thannks for the heads-up David. we're about to start using ADR on an iPad, and I was wondering this very thing. I agree - it's a huge miss.

jesperryberg said...

First of all, always great postings...
Our company always try to use DWF over PDF and the struggle with clients is hard as it is. Why this disconnect in workflow from Autodesk. You would think that they would try to help the customers that are pushing their solutions. Keep it in the lab until the product functions in the real world.
David thankks again for keeping things real.
Best regards
Jesper Ryberg

Valkin said...

I so agree with you the mobile version of DWF should never have been released. I love the DWF. Being able to mark up a drawing and link it into a model is such a benefit. I'm going to continue watch as it updates, but right now it's just a waste of my time.

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