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Author: Glynnis Patterson Autodesk, Ideate Software

My colleague, David Haynes, Director of Consulting, blogged recently regarding Ideate’s position on implementing  Windows 8 with Autodesk software. I’d like to update that information to include Autodesk’s own position on Windows 8, posted in November 2012.

Ideate Software, including Ideate BIMLink and Ideate Explorer for Revit are not yet supported for use with Windows 8. We are currently working to test and approve our products for use with this platform. It is Ideate’s recommendation that you hold off on migrating to Windows 8 until Autodesk has officially approved Revit for use on this platform.

Ideate is committed to approving our own software in tandem with any Autodesk approval for Revit products. In the meantime, our technical support team will continue to assist customers who have issues with products that are not currently supported. If you do decide to run Autodesk software on the Windows 8 platform know that this is an unsupported operating system and technical support whether from Autodesk or Ideate may not be able to address all issues.

Note: The Ideate Solutions blog and Autodesk’s AutoCAD Services and Support page will be updated as new Windows 8 compatibility information becomes available.

For more information on the software solutions, training, and consulting Ideate provides, please visit the Ideate, Inc. homepage.


     Glynnis Patterson
Glynnis Patterson, NCARB
Director of Software Development

Glynnis is a Registered Architect and has worked within the BIM industry since 1998. A graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, she has worked as an architect, educator, and construction site manager. Glynnis is currently the Director of Software Development at Ideate Software, and she continues to work with AEC clients worldwide, developing and consulting on solutions to Building Information Modeling challenges. In her spare time Glynnis does volunteer work for ECLC of New Jersey and Grow it Green Morristown. Follow Glynnis on Twitter.