Autodesk Design Review 2008 is now available as a download from the Autodesk web site.
Release Coordinator, Debbie Bambao, reports that Autodesk Design Review 2008 can be installed side by side with Autodesk DWF Viewer 7.0 but not earlier versions. So the relationship of Autodesk Design Review 2008 to other DWF viewing applications is:
Design Review 2008
|Autodesk Design Review 2007||2008 replaces as a new version|
|Autodesk DWF Composer R2||2008 replaces as a new version|
|Autodesk DWF Composer R1||2008 replaces as a new version|
|Autodesk DWF Viewer 7.0||2008 can peacefully co-exist with 7.0|
|Autodesk DWF Viewer 6.5
|2008 uninstalls 6.5|
This was necessary because Autodesk Design Review and Autodesk DWF Viewer share some libraries in common and the updating of the libraries by Autodesk Design Review 2008 breaks the older versions of the Autodesk DWF Viewer. For example, Autodesk DWF Viewer 6.5 and earlier versions did not have support for Customer Error Reporting. With the release of Autodesk Design Review 2008, we have dropped the DWF Viewer product and are delivering the full design review functionality in the free Autodesk Design Review. Thanks Debbie.