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Harley Ellis Devereaux Design Technology Leader, Brett C. Gatti, Discusses Long-Term Autodesk Revit

January 16, 2012 -

Harley Ellis Devereaux Design Technology Leader, Brett C. Gatti, Discusses Long-Term Autodesk Revit

Brett C. Gatti, Design Technology Leader for Harley Ellis Devereaux, led a discussion on “Long-Term Autodesk Revit Projects and the Autodesk Yearly Release Cycle” at the November 2011 Autodesk University Leadership Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Gatti’s discussion outlined reality in the architecture and engineering design industry, where most projects span multiple releases of Autodesk’s Revit software. His session brought together industry professionals facing a new software release, to discuss how to determine which projects should migrate to the new version and which should be completed in the current one. 

Gatti facilitated discussion on the pros and cons of adopting the latest release on in-progress projects, common pitfalls encountered during such a transition, and the development of a logical process to efficiently upgrade projects to a new release. Gatti’s experience has generated an extensive list of “lessons learned” which he shared with attendees. 

Gatti notes, “The decision to migrate a project to a newer version has direct impact on production cost, project team efficiency, design quality and most importantly the value we deliver to our clients. Not all projects warrant in-progress migration. Knowing which projects to bring forward requires thoughtful consideration and an understanding of the pertinent issues.”