Product Description AutoDesk Revit , overview: Its powerful tools let you use the intelligent model-based process to plan, design, construct, and manage buildings and infrastructure. AutoDesk Revit supports a multi discipline design process for collaborative design. Design Model building components, analyze and simulate systems and structures, and iterate designs. Generate documentation from Revit models. Collaborate Multiple project contributors can access centrally shared models.
A custom boot producer, in contrast, will have a strong incentive to incorporate the materials and processes it has in stock and expects to use in future even if this produces a boot that is not precisely right for the present customer. For example, the producer will not want to learn a new way to bond boot components together even if that would produce the best custom result for one client. The net result is that when one or a few users want something special they will often get the best result by innovating for themselves.
A model of the innovate-or-buy decision (von Hippel 2005) shows in a quantitative way that user firms with unique needs (in other words, a market of one) will always be better off developing new products for themselves. It also shows that development by producers can be the most economical option when n or more user firms want the same thing.
However, when the number of user firms wanting the same thing lies between 1 and n, producers may not find it profitable to develop a new product for just a few users. In that case, more than one user may invest in developing the same thing independently, owing to market failure.
This results in a waste of resources from the point of view of social welfare.