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    Default How did it all start?

    So how did it all start? What was the spark?

    Question for those in the know ..

    What I am wondering is what sequence of events / circumstances / coincidences / meetings / technology / thoughts / motivations / collaborations etc etc that coincided to give rise to the birth of Revit?

    I know the light bulb needed changing .. but how did you find the light switch in the first place?

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    Default Re: How did it all start?

    Roger, I interviewed Irwin Jungreis (one of the founders) last fall and started writing a brief history of Revit which I've been meaning to finish. I have to send it around to them for them to finish and flesh out.

    You're right - it's a story that deserves telling!
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    Hey there,

    I remember asking David Conant (one of the original designers) if he still had the original, very first working build of Revit. His answer surprised me in the fact that the "first build" was not what I was expecting at all. (I don't want to let the cat out of the bag.)

    The entire story would be great to hear!!
    Let' hear it.
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    Default Re: How did it all start?

    Quote Originally Posted by SCShell
    Hey there,

    I remember asking David Conant (one of the original designers) if he still had the original, very first working build of Revit. His answer surprised me in the fact that the "first build" was not what I was expecting at all. (I don't want to let the cat out of the bag.)

    The entire story would be great to hear!!
    Let' hear it.
    Steve
    Here's a screen shot from a few weeks after we started programming.
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    I still have all the CD's from pre-release 1.0, 2.0 and release 1.0 up to 8.0. I installed 1.0 on an old laptop last April 1st for a "preview" at a SCRUG meeting. Let me tell you, they have come a LONG way since then, right Mr. Davis???
    - JB

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    Default Re: How did it all start?

    Hey Jim,
    How about a screen shot of the 1.0 interface?
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    Default Re: How did it all start?

    Here is something else that few have seen. CRS, its 5 year mission was to seek out ...
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    Default Re: How did it all start?

    Now what we need is T-Shirts with that logo.
    Last edited by Steve_Stafford; 2005-05-31 at 03:34 PM. Reason: added the letter..."r" to shirts 8-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by bowlingbrad
    Hey Jim,
    How about a screen shot of the 1.0 interface?
    I will have to reinstall on a machine, but I could do that some time.
    - JB

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    Default Re: How did it all start?

    Quote Originally Posted by David Conant
    Here is something else that few have seen. CRS, its 5 year mission was to seek out ...
    Its good to see that you spent your early seed money on programing not on graphic design!

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