[off topic] Revit feedback to Autodesk
Through my work we've been invited to give examples supporting our assertion that Revit is increasing in cost and stagnating in features. I have prepared the following text and I'm happy to get some feedback. I don't know how big a customer we are, but we are an engineering company with around 16500 employees across the world.
Autodesk has plenty of example of what users think are problems, and have been thinking for years as the diminishing returns diagram shows. Autodesk even has a letter from over a thousand architectural offices. I think it’s a bit cheeky to ask us to spend time collecting examples for them when there are many lists of examples already. Here is the harshest and then most polite list I know of.
All sorts of more-or-less serious limitations and bugs in Revit:
Autodesks own Revit wishlist appears to contain 499 pages of suggestions, but they have not shown any overview so it's hard to know how effective the system is for consolidating suggestions to gain useful insights. (In fact it seems suspicious that there are 499 pages and after that the next button does not work.)
There is also a variety of non-public user groups collecting feedback.
Lack of IFC 4 support is a scandal. Vectorworks, Tekla and ArchiCAD have been certified since mid to late 2019. Revit has been trying since August 2017. They have opened development of the exporter to a non-autodesk community which has improved transparency but which sees very little activity with only 7 contributors, one very active one one half as active) and 150+ unresolved issues.