I would like to ask all of the kiwi users (and extend this inquiry to our mates across the ditch in Oz), what support there might be from you all, for an attempt at "persuading" all of the local NZ and Australian manufacturers and suppliers, to start making native .rfa content, for inclusion on web sites instead of only .dwg.
Since we cannot get numbers from anyone for Revit seats in EnZed right now it is difficult to make the strongest case to people like Steel Select, or CSR in Aus, or Marley, Hafele / Hettich and so on, to make Revit stuff available.
I think the time has come when there is a critical mass in NZ and Revit must now be classed as a mainstream platform of significant numbers.
This must already be so in Australia in 2006 ?
What have any of you done so far, to try and get Revit content created for manufacturer product web site download ?
(for instance, anytime I contact a manufacturer by e-mail or see a rep, I am always on their case that Revit content is now valid to supply, however, they always scratch their heads and say Revit..what ? ? ?, and otherwise say that dwg is OK why can't you use that.
For those of you now using the local kiwi firm ProductSpec , you will already appreciate this service, however, instead of being limited to .dwg, how about if we had .rfa to grab the description with and do the business ?
Many of you will know from talking to others just who has Revit and although we are all unwilling to declare this publicly, somehow we need to be able to form a pressure group to get something done.
If manufacturers do not hear the noise they will not respond.
In the meantime, ArchiCAD and even VectorWorks (increasingly) enjoy dedicated content access in our country while we have only .dwg.
So, how do any of you feel about the above ?