August

15

2017

Enhanced Room Data Incorporated into Ideate ReNumber

This blog post is part of a series exploring the room data in Revit. In this post, the third of four, I cover how the enhanced room data Ideate Software provides is incorporated into Ideate ReNumber.

Ideate ReNumber, included in the toolset IdeateApps, allows our customers to quickly and repeatedly renumber or rename elements in their model. The process is repeatable with the push of a button, returning consistent results every time and automatically handling uniqueness requirements in Revit.

One Click to Renumber all Doors, Lights, or Furniture in a View

The expanded room data increases the ability to renumber based on room data, either by including the information in the resulting value or by incrementing alphanumeric values per room, starting the increment over with each new room. These two features combined allow all the doors, lights, or furniture in a view to be renumbered with the click of a button, no matter how your project is structured. Ideate ReNumber will automatically handle:

Ideate ReNumber also supports transferring values from one parameter to another. For example, it can be used to transfer room information in a linked file to the associated spaces, or to name interior elevations displayed in a schedule or on a sheet based on the room they display.

Renaming spaces using Ideate ReNumber
Renaming spaces using room names. Space numbers can also be updated.

The name of a space can be updated to match the name of the room in the architectural model. This is most effective in a schedule, where all the spaces of a phase are listed together.

Create and Share Rules

Many of the rules mentioned are included as default choices in Ideate ReNumber, but additional rules can be created or loaded from the ‘Bonus Rules’ folder of the install. These rules can then be shared using a network location so that all installs have access to the same rules. If you would like to learn more about creating rules or sharing them within your company, feel free to contact us.

Improved room data is just one of the new features in Ideate ReNumber, recently released for Revit 2016, Revit 2017, and Revit 2018. Give it a try today.

For information on our Revit software add-ins that help our customers get the most out of their Revit software, visit the Ideate Software website or contact your authorized Ideate Software partner.


About the Author

Jesika DiGregorio - Software Team Lead Jesika received her Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Oregon in Eugene where she also spent time studying advanced math. Her work experience includes Junior Designer at an award-winning firm specializing in architecture and land planning, and Intern Architect at a firm that provides services in planning, design, construction documents and construction administration for projects of all sizes. After working in architecture design for several years, Jesika decided to pursue her interest in programming and her love of efficient systems. She now serves as a Software Team Lead for Ideate Software.

 

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July

25

2017

You want your Revit models to reflect your attention to detail, but the Revit spellchecker doesn’t check data in Schedules. Take pride in your deliverables with Ideate SpellCheck. Available for Revit 2016, 2017, and 2018, Ideate SpellCheck, a tool in our IdeateApps collection of Revit add-on applications, enhances your quality control process by checking all open Sheets and Views, Sheets in a Sheet list, and all Schedules. It even checks the spelling in many languages, including some not covered in Revit. 

  • Avoid embarrassing mistakes
  • Eliminate time-consuming manual processes
  • Increase your clients’ confidence in you

Learn more about Ideate SpellCheck. Then try it out with a free trial of IdeateApps, tools designed to streamline the tasks that everyday Revit users perform most often.

Have a Revit challenge you’d like addressed? Post it on the Revit Ideas page of the Autodesk Revit Forum or send us an email. Either way, we’ll review it and take it into consideration.

For more information on our Revit software add-ins that help our customers get the most out of their Revit software, visit the Ideate Software website or contact your authorized Ideate Software partner.

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July

11

2017

You’ve said that Revit guide grids aren’t easy to use and that they have too many limitations. Those limitations disappear with Ideate Align! Available for Revit 2016, 2017, and 2018, Ideate Align, a tool in our IdeateApps collection of Revit add-on applications, eliminates time-consuming manual processes by enabling you to align all Plan Views in a set, so they will synchronize perfectly across all Sheets. 

  • Coordinate View locations across many Sheets
  • Use it for any View type, including Schedules, Legends, Sections, Elevations, and Drafting
  • Create easy-to-read deliverables

Learn more about Ideate Align. Then try it out with a free trial of IdeateApps, tools designed to streamline the tasks that everyday Revit users perform most often.

Have a Revit challenge you’d like addressed? Post it on the Revit Ideas page of the Autodesk Revit Forum or send us an email. Either way, we’ll review it and take it into consideration.

For more information on our Revit software add-ins that help our customers get the most out of their Revit software, visit the Ideate Software website or contact your authorized Ideate Software partner.

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March

1

2017

Autodesk Revit software allows a dizzying array of sophisticated options to display or hide elements within the Building Information Model. Model managers know about Visibility Graphics and Reveal Hidden Elements, but add Phasing, View Filters, Linked Files, or Scope Boxes, and things start to get complicated.

Now, add in the possibility that you have new staff who might just ignore Worksets or decide to make a new Level because they can’t find the existing one in the Elevation, and you’re headed for a Visibility Tornado of problems!  

We’ve recently add a new class to our extensive schedule of online classes titled, “Hide-and-Seek with Revit Elements using Ideate XRay and Ideate QuickSelect.”   

This class is geared towards advanced and guru-level Revit users who are responsible for model management. The goals of the class are to:

  • Provide a methodology to evaluate the causes of visibility problems
  • Demonstrate how to solve some of the more complicated visibility conditions
  • Train staff on how to solve visibility issues without help from the BIM Manager

Register for our next live online class scheduled for April 20th at 11:30 PDT. We hope you’re able to join us!

If you aren’t available for the April 20th class date, we have made a recording of an earlier presentation you can review ANY time! (Eat pizza and watch in your pajamas!)


About the Author

Richard W. Taylor - Associate AIA - Technical Evangelist Ideate Software
Richard Taylor has over 25 years of experience working for companies that develop architecture and engineering software solutions such as Intergraph, Bentley, and Autodesk. He has over 15 years of Revit experience and was part of the original development of Revit while at Revit Technology Corporation. He worked 12 years at Autodesk where he presented, taught, and worked to improve features in Revit. Richard holds both a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies and Masters of Architecture from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. Richard is currently a Technical Evangelist for Ideate Software Solutions and continues to work with AEC clients worldwide, developing, and consulting on BIM solutions. In his spare time, he is active in his local community and is an elected member of the local Planning Board where he evaluates new developments, regional planning, and design criteria. @Rwtaylor_Revit

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February

1

2017

Do you need some fun and light listening material on the way to and from work?

BIMThoughts is podcast about BIM technology and techniques, and recently, they dedicated an entire podcast to a review of IdeateApps from Ideate Software.

BIM experts, Bill Debevc and Kristina Gardenhire, give an independent and honest look at IdeateApps. You can enjoy their light banter and helpful, but frank discussion about IdeateApps here.

Learn more about BIMThoughts, the team, and other important BIM topics.


About the Author

Richard W. Taylor - Associate AIA - Technical Evangelist Ideate Software
Richard Taylor has over 25 years of experience working for companies that develop architecture and engineering software solutions such as Intergraph, Bentley, and Autodesk. He has over 15 years of Revit experience and was part of the original development of Revit while at Revit Technology Corporation. He worked 12 years at Autodesk where he presented, taught, and worked to improve features in Revit. Richard holds both a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies and Masters of Architecture from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. Richard is currently a Technical Evangelist for Ideate Software Solutions and continues to work with AEC clients worldwide, developing, and consulting on BIM solutions. In his spare time, he is active in his local community and is an elected member of the local Planning Board where he evaluates new developments, regional planning, and design criteria. @Rwtaylor_Revit

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