|A project designed, modelled and rendered within ACA.|
So here is my theory. Many have moved to Revit and many of those retain Autocad to create 2d details because of it's mature and powerful drafting set. Very experienced users say that Revit now has very robust drafting tools but I would assume there is a typical learning curve hill to climb and one often stops at the 'I can do most of what I want so I am over learning any more' fatigue mark.
Many stayed with Autocad, perhaps the company bean counters said no to extending the budget, or the wife did. Many have dropped off the wagon (or is that train) and no longer subscribe and they stayed with their current release. Many may have switched to the subscription model seduced by the goodies on offer. Some have even switched over to a package deal that has probably now gone by the wayside, getting Autocad and ACA and Revit and the Rendering package and......
But for those who have moved to the subscription (new version) model (pun?) for their latest version of Autocad, they would now have access to Autocad Architecture by default. And Electrical and Mechanical.
So.... my theory is, that curiosity will eat at the more.. er.... curious and they will install that extra free bit and start exploring - ACA. And more power to them I say. This may indeed increase the ACA users world wide, and create just a little ripple in the time/space continuum and ... ok I am stepping out here in great faith and hope I know. But. It just may happen.
And that may create a little smaller proportional ripple of activity and attention to ACA from Autodesk. For a little more tweaking it needs. It's not quite perfect yet.
What prompted this post? Well Autodesk have apparently created a white paper and I quote
And so, 20th of December we are at that time of year again where many are crazily shopping and preparing wrapping and menu reciting. So I want to wish you all the blessings of the Christmas season. Yes you, the 3 people who read this over the next 2 years :-) And a safe, prosperous and productive new year.