Giorgio Vasari was an Italian painter, writer, historian and architect who was born in 1511 and died in 1574. He is remembered for his biographies of other Italian artists and is considered the founder of art-historical writing. In his honor, Project Vasari is the name of the latest technology preview on Autodesk Labs.
Project Vasari is a design tool with analysis capabilities available via the cloud. Project Vasari is compatible with Revit in that files created by Project Vasari can be opened using Revit 2011, and Revit files can be opened by Project Vasari. There are some limitations in that, as a conceptual modeler, Project Vasari does not support some features (e.g., detailed model elements such as walls, windows, doors, etc.) The thinking is that you would start with Project Vasari and then continue with Revit 2011 to make more detailed models - not the other way around.
As we did with the Inventor Fusion Technology Preview, Project Vasari is available in two forms: a streaming download and a full download. Both do not require an install!
The Labs page for Project Vasari features some YouTube videos. For those without YouTube access, here are some alternative links:
So please give Project Vasari a try. Let us know what you think at labs.vasari@autodeskcom or get into the real community spirit and participate in the Facebook discussion forum. Although we love getting your emails and respond swiftly, when you use the forum, everyone gets to see both the questions and the answers. Project Vasari will be available on Autodesk Labs until May 15, 2011.
Writing our own art history is alive in the lab.