Autodesk Design Review 2008 is now available as a download from the Autodesk web site.
|My posting of Is your system ready for Autodesk Design Review 2008 prompted many questions regarding Windows Vista. There are eleven flavors of Windows Vista yet our system requirements only list Windows Vista Ultimate Edition. The decision to do so is a reflection of where we have fully certified Autodesk Design Review to install and operate; however, some limited testing occurs on other operating systems as part of our release process.|
|Windows Vista Ultimate||32-bit||IE7||full testing|
|Windows Vista Enterprise||32-bit||IE7||limited testing|
|Windows Vista Business||32-bit||IE7||limited testing|
|Windows Vista Home Premium||32-bit||IE7||limited testing|
|Windows Vista Home Basic||32-bit||IE7||limited testing|
|Windows Vista Starter||32-bit||IE7||no testing|
|Windows XP Professional||32-bit||IE7||full testing|
|Windows XP Home||32-bit||IE7||full testing|
|Windows 2000 SP4||32-bit||IE7||full testing|
Note that like AutoCAD and some other Autodesk applications, Autodesk Design Review 2008 leverages OpenGL hardware acceleration for 3D graphics. A software rendering pipeline is available for systems like Windows Vista that support Direct3D instead of OpenGL. Your mileage may vary. In addition, due to differences in the system architecture of Microsoft Vista as compared to other versions of Windows, there are a few known issues for Autodesk Design Review on Vista. These are documented in the Autodesk Design Review 2008 Read Me.
You can try Autodesk Design Review 2008 on the flavors of Windows Vista that have not undergone full testing. From a technical standpoint, it will probably work. It's just that we do not list these other flavors in our system requirements, because we do not conduct full feature testing on these operating system variations. As such these are considered unsupported platforms.