“When we got our first view of Autodesk’s Revit technology, two things were clear to us: Customers would want a MagiCAD version that worked with Revit. And it had to be available soon. When Autodesk moves, you want to move at the same speed – or even faster if possible!
As a long-time partner of ADN – Autodesk Developer Network – we could jump-start our development of MagiCAD for Revit. The first beta version was available in 2009. The first release came in 2010. The latest version 2012.4 is the fourth release.
The Revit technology is far from a ‘new and improved’ AutoCAD. It’s a whole new concept for design software. Revit is a parametric software built as a database. Autodesk says Revit is short for ‘Revise it’ – meaning it allows for easy changing and updating of any model.
Designing with MagiCAD for Revit is both a familiar and a new experience, depending on whether you have used MagiCAD before or not. You get the well-known productivity values in MagiCAD for AutoCAD, such as real products and integrated calculations, together with a Revit flavour!
MagiCAD for AutoCAD and MagiCAD for Revit are developed side by side. The main difference is that they work on separate Autodesk technologies. MagiCAD for AutoCAD has been on the market since 1998. It’s appreciated and used by thousands of designers. MagiCAD for Revit is new and growing.
It’s our job to deliver outstanding productivity on both Autodesk technologies. It’s the needs and preferences of our customers that drive the development of MagiCAD, now and in the future.”
Pauli Keinonen is head of software development for MagiCAD.
In January 2019 we unified our brand under MagiCAD. Progman Oy and our subsidiary companies CADCOM AB and Progman Software UK Ltd, were renamed to MagiCAD Group. In addition to this, MagiCloud was renamed to MagiCAD Cloud.