Thursday, September 4, 2014

Upgrade Raid

It's that time again!

Time for everyone to start randomly opening files in the newest version of Revit and converting them without any regard for how badly it will fuck everyone else over.  I'm fortunate to at least be in the same office as these douchebag fucks - so if they upgrade, I get to upgrade (although I was still left installing 2015 in the middle of the day because a project I needed to work on had been converted), then someone converted a file that needed to stay in 2014 Revit because another firm that had not yet upgraded could access it.

This underlined an important point - one that should get someone at Autodesk drawn and quartered, if you are an MEP firm, etc., working for an Architectural firm that keeps upgrading to the newest version of Revit, then YOU get to shell out the cash to upgrade to the newest version of Revit as well, since it can't be converted or saved back to previous versions - and while I've read and heard dozens of excuses about how 'Revit changes so much that it's just not possible', I call bullshit.

Bull Fucking Shit.

Autodesk knows that the gimpy motherfuckers at architectural firms will want the latest and greatest Revshit, and are most likely on a subscription basis (so they will get it whether they want it or not), and that will FORCE the rest of the industry to fall in line and result in massive profits.  This is after those same firms were forced into using Revit in the first place (besides the exorbitant cost of licenses - they also had to upgrade machines, server/network infrastructure, find training, lose productivity, etc. etc.) only now to find their eyesockets permanently affixed to the Revit dick.

From a larger firm's point of view, this is a good thing, because they were robust enough (at least in theory) to make the switch (even in a down economy) and knew that smaller firms were going to be crushed (even if they jumped on the Revit dick with both cheeks spread wide open).  Every year sees more and more firms being forced into switching over, underlining yet another important point - if this software actually benefited anyone, then all but the most hardcore holdouts would have been on-board with it from day one.

Revitbots will claim that people are 'clinging to outdated blah blah' while they steer the ship headlong into the rocks, dragging all of the firms they strapped to the hull across the barnacles, ripping skin, muscle, and bone apart, before finally tearing into the hull, and sinking the ship.

And as they go down for the last time - you will hear them say 'Don't worry (glug glug) - they'll fix this (glug glug) in the next release....'

Fuck every release of Revit since Autodesk aquired it, and fuck every release they shit out in the future.  And if you don't like it - GET FUCKED.

-The Cranium Copulator

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