The MEP Analysis Extension for AutoCAD MEP and Revit MEP has been an immediate hit. Part of the initial feedback was that the install did not always work on Windows Vista and 64-bit versions of Windows XP. This update corrects that issue.
Yesterday a Mr. Richard Feder from Fort Lee, New Jersey wrote in:
I downloaded and browsed through the calculators in the MEP Analysis program. The layout seems convenient, and the options seem appropriate; however, the expiration date at the end of October makes me wonder why I would learn to use the program, then integrate it into my work flow, just to see it expire in 4 months. It doesn't make sense for me to spend time on this.
The purpose of putting things on Autodesk Labs is to get feedback from users. We recognize that this is a time commitment on your part. We appreciate it. Feedback from users like you helps shape the future of our technologies. Ones that are well received may move on to become products. Ones that are not so well received die a quick death before we spend any more time and resources on them. So if the type of data you work with involves an analysis of a mechanical, electrical, or plumbing nature, then now is the time to check that the MEP Analysis Extension meets your needs. The benefit that a productized version of these tools could provide is intended for users like you. Now is your chance to make certain that this is so. The last thing that you want is a productized version of this down the road that you attempt to use and discover that it does not meet your own business needs. Thanks for contacting us. I do hope you will try the MEP Analysis Extension.
Actually this advice applies to all of the technologies and utilities available on Autodesk Labs. Keep those cards and letters coming in: firstname.lastname@example.org. Responding promptly to customer feedback is alive in the lab.