Our Autodesk Design Review 2010 Beta program launched about 4 weeks ago and it has been yet another very positive experience.
Yes, there are still a number of issues that require tweaking but overall the new-product-to-be has received a great reception. We are currently offering Beta 2, which has well over 500 more issues resolved than Beta 1 did. Beta 3 is expected to be released during the week of November 17th, 2008.
Just look at some of the feedback we received so far:
- "My users are so very excited by this Beta release. They like the ribbon, the highlight tools and they love the secure markup feature."
- "Digital Signatures are a blast."
- "My consultants and reviewers asked for these new features for years!"
- "Thank you for listening to your users."
- Love the ribbon! Thats a good move guys. No need to struggle with tiny toolbars anymore."
I really wish we had more Beta participants who actively use API functionality. All other features have received a lot of feedback, with API lagging a little behind.
Another first for us is to offer Beta users a so called BootStrapper Installer. This installer will not only download the application but also take care of all pre-requisites you may need, such as .NET. We still offer the traditional *.exe installer but so far the uptake of the BootStrapper Installer has been good.
When are you going to join us?
To enroll in the Autodesk Design Review 2010 Beta please go to: http://myfeedback.autodesk.com and select Sign up from the Active Zone Menu. You will then be asked to fill out a profile. Please use "DANUBE" in the Beta Code field (at the top of the sign up page) and select “Autodesk Design Review” as your product of interest. You will be emailed a password for the general site once the Beta team has reviewed your application and approved you.
If you are already a member of the MyFeedback Beta community (http://myfeedback.autodesk.com) you do NOT need to sign up. Instead login to the Beta community and click on the User button found at the top of the page. Please add "DANUBE" in the Beta Code field and click Save at the bottom of your user profile. If you have forgotten your password, you can click on the Forgot Your Password link under Login menu and an email will be sent to you with your password or send an email request to [email protected]