Monday, December 7, 2015
Run Revit in a Fully Certified and Supported Cloud Environment, Including Native on Mac OS X
Autodesk and Frame just put Revit on the Mac, Officially
by Anthony Frausto-Robledo AIA, LEED AP
As hinted at back when Architosh first spoke to Frame’s founder, Autodesk has officially backed certified versions of Autodesk Revit and AutoCAD for the Frame Cloud
The day has come–officially! You can now run Autodesk Revit, fully supported on your Mac, and stay in your Mac!
Different Forms of Native
For many people in the global architectural industry, the desire to run Revit on Mac computers has been all consuming. In fact, in a display seen by this author in Autodesk’s San Francisco exhibit space more than four years ago, Autodesk noted that Revit was the most popular Autodesk application running on Apple Mac hardware.
Of course, it never ran natively under OS X. And it still doesn’t! But things are different as of this week.
At Autodesk University Autodesk and cloud-computing company Frame announced the complete certification of Autodesk applications in a virtual environment. In a nutshell, run Autodesk Revit or Autodesk AutoCAD in a fully certified and supported cloud environment.
What’s different about this official supported version and Autodesk’s previous and still running Boot Camp official support is that under Boot Camp you turn your Mac into a Windows PC. That’s not the Mac experience. So, this is truly the first official support of the Mac version because you run Revit at full speed off the cloud through your browser and you stay in your Mac environment. The solution also works on iOS, Android and Chrome Books not to mention Windows OS’s.
Business Moving to Cloud
Frame pioneered the delivery of rich graphics applications from the cloud directly into any browser with no plugins required. Now, the combination of Frame for Business with certified applications from Autodesk provides unprecedented flexibility, performance and scalability for businesses wanting to deploy their Autodesk workflows in the public cloud.
“Leading businesses around the world are embracing the public cloud for its rapid access to flexible, scalable and low cost IT resources,” said Nikola Bozinovic, CEO of Frame. ”With Autodesk officially certifying Frame platforms, it’s clear the next wave of public cloud transformation is underway through the delivery of Windows applications.”
The Frame Solution
Frame’s solution with Autodesk is simply a certified and structured version of general Frame accounts which come in Frame for Business and Frame Personal. Subscription to Frame for Business starts at $12.99 USD per user per month.
Frame and Autodesk have released guides and documents to help answer the many questions folks may have. You can find a key one here.
To give things a test try (for free) you can visit: www.cadonthecloud.com, a featured Frame site.
Below is a video from Frame at Autodesk University 2015 announcing the new offering.
There's more information available on the architosh website »