Ding dong the DWF is dead... and playing DWF is likely going to lead to some fire drills when we begin to see issues... Bluebeam Anyone?!!

Is Design Review discontinued? - Page 4 - Autodesk Community: "Re: Is Design Review discontinued?
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09-19-2013 05:25 AM in reply to: O.Maille
Thank you for the question. I am not here to delude anyone. If you want an electronic review process, given the current state of Autodesk 360, Autodesk Design Review is still the way to go. But the original question was is Design Review being discontinued, and the answer is yes, it will eventually be replaced by Autodesk 360. Until that time, the 2013 version is available for download from the Autodesk site and works with the 2014 product line since the DWF format did not change.


Scott Sheppard
Program Manager
Autodesk Labs
Autodesk, Inc."



'via Blog this'



So the long answer backed up on multiple sites now from a conversation with a co-worker:















...what is bloating the PDF?  (Hint it is the DWF to PDF translation)


From Autodesk's lack of action over the past few years and now they are
abandoning 
further development of DESIGN REVIEW for the desktop in favor of
the cloud. DWF to us is dead. DWF itself I suspect will disappear.




from:


http://labs.blogs.com/its_alive_in_the_lab/2014/02/vpipg-cto-brian-mathews-was-on-our-team-when-he-invented-the-dwf-format-our-first-foray-into-sharing-design-data-via-the.html 

·       
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.
Collaboration
is alive in the lab. - Scott sheppard
And...



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http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/Design-Review/Is-Design-Review-discontinued/m-p/4419091 
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09-11-2013 01:08 PM in reply to: jeffreybm
Autodesk
Design Review 2013 will continue to be available for download from our
website, but 
Autodesk is focusing on delivering enhanced cloud and mobile
workflows
(emphasis RA/mine) that integrate with desktop collaboration.
  Enhancements to the desktop viewing experience will most likely come
from that work, and not a desktop-only solution like Design Review. The DWF
file format did not change as part of the 2014 releases, so Autodesk Design
Review 2013 works perfectly with the 2014 product line.




Scott Sheppard

Program Manager

Autodesk Labs

Autodesk, Inc.
 






The second site on AD Forums:






Re: Is Design Review discontinued?Re: Is Design Review discontinued?
09-11-2013 01:08 PM in reply to: jeffreybm
Autodesk Design Review 2013 will continue to
be available for download from our website, but Autodesk is focusing on
delivering enhanced cloud and mobile workflows that integrate with desktop
collaboration.  Enhancements to the desktop viewing experience will most
likely come from that work, and not a desktop-only solution like Design
Review. The DWF file format did not change as part of the 2014 releases, so
Autodesk Design Review 2013 works perfectly with the 2014 product line.




Scott Sheppard

Program Manager

Autodesk Labs

Autodesk, Inc.

 We are in 2015 - and about every 3 years the autodesk file format changes- so AutoDESK 2016 I suspect we will see DWG 2016 format file save option...(emphasis RA/mine) 






Then on page 4:






Re: Is Design Review discontinued?Re: Is Design Review discontinued?
09-19-2013 05:25 AM in reply to: O.Maille
Thank you for the question. I am not here to
delude anyone. If you want an electronic review process, given the current
state of Autodesk 360, Autodesk Design Review is still the way to go. But the
original question was is Design Review being discontinued, and the answer is
yes, it will eventually be replaced by Autodesk 360. Until that time, the
2013 version is available for download from the Autodesk site and works with
the 2014 product line since the DWF format did not change. 




Scott Sheppard

Program Manager

Autodesk Labs

Autodesk, Inc.






 If you want an electronic review process,
given the current state of Autodesk 360, Autodesk Design Review is still the
way to go. But the original question was is Design Review being discontinued,
and the answer is yes, it will eventually be replaced by Autodesk 360. Until
that time, the 2013 version is available for download from the Autodesk site
and works with the 2014 product line since the DWF format did not
change. 






So ADR desktop is dead... unless you want to do everything in
AutoDESK's cloud. This is controverts the objective for server to be able to
a stand-alone.






Autodesk no longer supports it... so the next file version
change that comes out expect issues. We've been on 2013 and are still on file
format version 2013 in AutoCAD 2015... but about every 3 ACAD versions the
file format updates.






: )




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