Gehry Does Revit : Pigs Fly Addition : BIM

So off business wire the other day I read that Gehry Technologies has teamed up with Autodesk to offer ” to transform business and design workflows with Autodesk BIM solutions.”  Now there Digital Project built on DSS’s Catia Engine is a competitor to Revit, No?  However, Gehry Technologies sells technology, services and consulting to firms wanting to implement BIM.  And now they are offering Revit as a platform.  That’ some feather in the cap for Autodesk.  “This new business relationship with Autodesk is a key element of our growth strategy,” added Dayne Myers, CEO of Gehry Technologies.  And there you have it, Revit equals growth, Revit equals the future.  I am not saying that some BIM 2.0 Platform might come along and knock everyone off their feet, but for now Revit’s got the lead and its pulling away.


Oct. 19, 2011, 9:30 a.m. EDT

Autodesk and Gehry Technologies to Work Together to Improve the Way Buildings are Designed and Constructed


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  1. #1 by Javaknight on October 27, 2011 - 8:10 am

    What’s Revit penetration like in the UK, compared to. . . say. . . ArchiCAD?

  2. #2 by Jim Foster on October 27, 2011 - 8:47 am

    I would assume Archicad has better penetration in Europe but distilling the numbers gets difficult as they are not generally broken out by the companies themselves. To break it down quickly Nemetshek is had $150 million Euro Revenue last fiscal year, Autodesk had $2,000 million or $ 2 billion. $150 Euro converted is approx. $212 Million, so Autodesk roughly ten times the size. You can argue Nemetshek is just about architecture/buildings while Autodesk is spread among other business units, however, net dollars equals marketing muscle. Personally, I am asked to provide AutoCAD or more prevalent now Revit deliverables here in the US, not once asked for Archicad, so I am following what the market is asking for and not really saying one is better than another, just responding. Do you have any data in the UK and what firms are working with?

  3. #3 by Javaknight on October 31, 2011 - 8:33 am

    Not really (I am sure the data is publicly available), but I wouldn’t compare total Autodesk revenues with Nemetshek’s both for the reason you mention and for the fact that Autodesk marketing capabilities are spread across several products (as the figures that you report seem to be gross figures across several products as well?) Knowing what I do about Revit (as compared to other BIM packages) and Autodesk (as compared to other forward thinking tech firms) I am not sure if I would equate Revit to the future. (although, it may continue to do quite well in the future)

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