Quite an outrageous title huh? The SysQue approach is traditional .rfa and the Autodesk approach are .itm which was developed specifically for fabricators. This is not about which program is better, or whether .itm files being in Revit is an abomination to traditional Revit design. We all use the tools we are provided, at the end of the day we all just want to do our jobs the best we know how, get paid, go home and someday retire!
So why should SysQue consumers want Fabrication .itm files to successfully be introduced to Revit? The simple concept of competition. Competition drives innovation, it drives price, and it drives failures. The SysQue product is the only product I am aware of that seeks to accomplish LOD 400 standards for fabrication ready components in the Revit environment. While this is good for SysQue it is bad for consumers. If you feel the purchase price is too high, you aren’t getting the right attention, or the right training, or whatever grievance you might have; the right competition should be in place for you to take your business else ware. Lack of competition harms the consumer.
I suspect there is enough market available for both Fabrication and SysQue to coexist. The longer these products are on the market many of us may eventually experience them both in the professional environment. Two companies, trying to solve the same problem with two different approaches.
Who wins? Consumers!