Viele haben bemerkt dass beim Installieren der 2014 er Pakete der Design Review 2013 installiert mit.
Des Öfteren trat dann die Frage auf: Ist Design Review tot? Hier nun eine offizielle Aussage von Autodesk dazu. Autodesk VP/IPG CTO, Brian Mathews, was on our team when he invented the DWF format. Our first foray into sharing design data via the internet was a WHIP! plug-in for the Netscape Navigator browser. Internet Explorer had not really emerged on the scene yet. Sun Microsystems had just released Java, so we wanted to call our files whip files (.whp) so you could whip design data all around the web. AutoCAD VP, John Lynch, worried that people would not associate the solution with Autodesk, so we called them Drawing Web Format (DWF) files (.dwf). When applications other than AutoCAD were able to create these files, the name was evolved to Design Web Format (DWF). So I have been a DWF proponent from the very onset. My first blog was Beyond the Paper that was based on what could be done with DWF files instead of just printing them. Customers have noticed that there was no release of Autodesk Design Review for 2014. They feared that Autodesk was dropping support for DWF. This was of particular concern to Autodesk Vault users where DWF files are an integral part of the solution. This is also a concern for reprography shops who took our advice and archived data as DWF files instead of TIF since DWF files could be scaled up or down to fit the paper without loss of visual fidelity. Adding fuel to the fire is that we shut down Autodesk Freewheel at the end of January. This particularly affected users who purchased McDwiff from the Apple store. McDwiff hosts an Autodesk Freewheel display inside of a native iOS window on iPads. Program Manager, Susan Scott, has also been with DWF since the early days. Susan recently shared an email with me that I thought I would share with you. A couple of weeks ago, we received a request about DWF files that were too large for Autodesk Design Review (ADR) to open. After I explained that ADR would not be updated, I have been helping customers find work-arounds. Along with finding some short-term solutions, I reached out to our ADR and DWF teams. Here is a high-level summary status of ADR and DWF:
I hope this clears up some of the mystery about what is going on with Autodesk Design Review and the DWF format. With regard to Autodesk Freewheel, we shut it down because:
Autodesk will continue to offer desktop applications bundled into Suites for years to come; however, eventually you are going to want to do everything from your mobile phone or tablet device. Yes we could port our powerful applications to iPhones and the wide variety of flavors of Android devices, attempting to account for the particulars of each one, or we can make our applications available as services from servers in the cloud with lots of CPU power and memory suited to the job. Rather than port solutions like Autodesk Design Review to the cloud/mobile/social world, we will offer cloud-based services to supplant the functionality. Until that time, customers can download, install, and use Autodesk Design Review 2013. ADDITION 1 BASED ON COMMENTS: The "cloud architecture" is the way forward. Solutions will start with the public cloud and then eventually move to the private cloud. One day you will have a local server in the middle of nowhere — where there is no internet connectivity. Scientists, engineers, and workers (i.e., all team members) will all be using desktops, laptops, phones, and tablets to look at one source of truth (i.e., huge data file on the server) via a local area network instead of everyone having their own copy of the data (i.e., DWF file) that could be out of date. There will also be offline mode support for temporary disconnections from servers like when people travel on airplanes, although more and more flights nowadays seem to be equipped with internet access. ADDITION 2: Although private cloud support is a ways off, we do have Autodesk Remote today. You can host our applications on your own servers today and access them via your local area network — no internet connectivity required.