May

17

2017

San Francisco, CA, 05/17/2017 – Ideate Software, a veteran Autodesk Developer Network member, announced today that it has launched its spring 2017 updates for Ideate Sticky, which include the new 2018 version and enhanced features of the 2017 and 2016 versions. These solutions are designed to work with Autodesk® Revit® 2016, 2017, and 2018, and the timing of the updates aligns with the Autodesk launch of Revit 2018.

Ideate Sticky is a Revit add-on solution developed by Ideate Software to address the lack of a text editor in Revit, which makes it difficult for Revit users to organize and format essential non-BIM data. Ideate Sticky enables users to format non-BIM data, such as code schedules, design data, and general notes in Excel and display them on Revit project files.

“Many of the improvements included in our spring 2017 releases are the direct result of feedback from customers,” said Glynnis Patterson, director of software development, Ideate Software. “We at Ideate Software take pride in the fact that we remain up-to-date on industry trends, and one of the ways we do that is through frequent conversations with customers.”

Enhancements in these latest releases that save time, increase accuracy, improve project deliverables, and elevate design include:

  • Significant improvements to the File Open process
  • Addition of a progress bar on File Open
  • Bug fixes:
    • Images and hidden rows or columns within the same Excel file no longer cause the image to be misplaced
    • Conflicts between Ideate Sticky and custom or third-party applications have been addressed

“This new release of Ideate Sticky demonstrates once again the advantage Ideate Software has over the competition,” said Bob Palioca, president, Ideate Software. “We know what BIM managers and daily Revit users need, and the certified engineers and architects that make up our software development team create solutions to address those needs.”

Ideate Sticky for Revit carries a five-star rating on the Autodesk App Store and is available with a non-commercial free trial. Download the trial today. For more information on Ideate Sticky for Revit 2018, call 888.662.7238 or contact sales@ideatesoftware.com. For support, contact support@ideatesoftware.com.


About Ideate Software

Ideate Software allows Revit users to have unprecedented control over their data. Ideate BIMLink, Ideate Explorer for Revit, Ideate Sticky, and IdeateApps were all developed to solve persistent problems in Architecture, Engineering, and Construction workflows. Ideate Software solutions enable Revit users to save time, increase accuracy, improve project deliverables, and elevate design.

Autodesk, the Autodesk logo, ATC, and Revit are registered trademarks or trademarks of Autodesk, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries and/or affiliates in the USA and/or other countries.

Microsoft Excel is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries. All other brand names, product names or trademarks belong to their respective holders.

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May

9

2017

San Francisco, CA, 05/09/2017Ideate Software, a veteran Autodesk Developer Network member, announced today that it has released its spring 2017 versions Ideate Explorer for Revit, which include the new 2018 version and enhancements to the features of Ideate Explorer 2017 and 2016. These solutions are designed to work with Autodesk® Revit® 2015, 2016, and 2017, and the timing of the updates aligns with the Autodesk launch of Revit 2018.

Ideate Explorer is a powerful Revit model management tool. With it, Revit users automatically search for, filter, quantify, index, and select any and all elements—even ‘missing’ and hard to find ones—in a current view or an entire Revit file.

“We developed many of these improvements in response to customer comments about challenges they face while working in complex building information models,” said Glynnis Patterson, director of software development, Ideate Software. “I thank everyone who has provided feedback so far and encourage others to do the same. It’s because of you that we continue to meet the evolving needs of the architecture, engineering, and construction community.”

Enhancements in these latest versions that save time, increase accuracy, improve project deliverables, and elevate design include:

  • New Workflows
    • Family Editing changes make it easy for users to determine whether a Reference is strong or insignificant
    • Nested Element and Model Group data changes let users easily exclude nested elements or groups from a selection set, so they can review and edit other properties
  • New Save and Load selection sets buttons give users easy access to Revit software’s saved selection tools, enhancing auditing and QC processes
  • Improved Revit multi-stair object (2018 only) 
  • Ability to use Ideate Explorer with Perspective View (2018 only)

“Once again, we released our updates the same month as Autodesk. We are committed to this timing, so our customers can benefit from the advancements as soon as possible and get a maximum return on their software investment,” said Bob Palioca, president, Ideate Software.

Ideate Explorer for Revit carries a five-star rating on the Autodesk App Store and is available with a non-commercial free trial. Download the trial today. For more information on Ideate Explorer for Revit 2018, call 888.662.7238 or contact sales@ideatesoftware.com. For support, contact support@ideatesoftware.com.


About Ideate Software

Ideate Software allows Revit users to have unprecedented control over their data. Ideate BIMLink, Ideate Explorer for Revit, Ideate Sticky, and IdeateApps were all developed to solve persistent problems in Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) workflows. Ideate Software solutions enable Revit users to save time, increase accuracy, improve project deliverables, and elevate design.

Autodesk, the Autodesk logo, ATC, and Revit are registered trademarks or trademarks of Autodesk, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries and/or affiliates in the USA and/or other countries.

Microsoft Excel is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries. All other brand names, product names or trademarks belong to their respective holders.

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May

9

2017

It’s here! Our spring 2017 versions of Ideate Explorer for Revit, which include the new 2018 version and enhancements to the features of Ideate Explorer 2017 and 2016. These solutions are designed to work with Autodesk Revit 2015, 2016, and 2017, and the timing of the updates aligns with the Autodesk launch of Revit 2018.

Ideate Explorer is a powerful Revit model management tool. With it, Revit users automatically search for, filter, quantify, index, and select any and all elements—even ‘missing’ and hard to find ones—in a current view or an entire Revit file.

Watch this video to learn about the new time-saving features of Ideate Explorer, including:

  • New Workflows
    • Family Editing changes make it easy for users to determine whether a Reference is strong or insignificant
    • Nested Element and Model Group data changes let users easily exclude nested elements or groups from a selection set, so they can review and edit other properties
  • New Save and Load selection sets buttons give users easy access to Revit software’s saved selection tools, enhancing auditing and quality control processes
  • Improved Revit multi-stair object (2018 only)
  • The ability to use Ideate Explorer with Perspective View (2018 only)

Ready to install the new version? If you are on subscription or maintenance, simply go to the Help menu and click the “Check for Updates” option. If you’re not on subscription or maintenance, contact your Ideate Software partner or sales representative.

Don’t have Ideate Explorer yet? Download a free trial today.

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

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May

1

2017

San Francisco, CA, 05/01/2017Ideate Software, a veteran Autodesk Developer Network member, announced today that it launched its 2017 spring releases of Ideate BIMLink for Revit, which include the new 2018 version and enhancements to the features of Ideate BIMLink 2017 and 2016. These solutions are designed to work with Autodesk® Revit® 2015, 2016, and 2017, and the timing of the updates aligns with the Autodesk launch of Revit 2018.

Ideate BIMLink is a Revit add-on solution developed by Ideate Software to dramatically reduce the time spent on BIM data management tasks. With it, users pull information from Revit files into Microsoft Excel for easy editing and then push it back into Revit with speed, ease and accuracy.

“Throughout the year, we listened as our customers explained building information modeling challenges,” said Glynnis Patterson, director of software development, Ideate Software. “In direct response to that feedback, our software developers created enhancements to Ideate BIMLink.”

Enhancements in these latest versions that save time, increase accuracy, improve project deliverables, and elevate design include: 

  • The ability to:
    • Create new Revit Revision Data (Sequences) from an Excel spreadsheet and edit much of that data within Excel
    • Create Model Groups Link definitions within Revit
    • Review and edit line pattern information from a Line Style link
    • Read Room and Space data across linked files
  • Additional information reporting for Material images 
  • A lower room calculation point
  • A new Search box in the New Link Category dialog 
  • An advanced visual feature to the Import Dialog

“The improvements included with our spring 2017 releases demonstrate our ongoing commitment to our clients; we continuously develop extensive, high-quality information solutions that increase the productivity of BIM managers, Revit users, and Revit project teams, and that increase the return on the company’s software investment,” said Bob Palioca, president, Ideate Software.

Ideate BIMLink for Revit carries a five-star rating on the Autodesk App Store and is available with a non-commercial free trial. Download the trial today. For more information on Ideate BIMLink for Revit 2018, call 888.662.7238 or contact sales@ideatesoftware.com. For support, contact support@ideatesoftware.com.


About Ideate Software

Ideate Software allows Revit users to have unprecedented control over their data. Ideate BIMLink, Ideate Explorer for Revit, and Ideate Sticky were all developed to solve persistent problems in Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) workflows. Ideate Software solutions enable Revit users to save time, increase accuracy, improve project deliverables, and elevate design.

Autodesk, the Autodesk logo, ATC, and Revit are registered trademarks or trademarks of Autodesk, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries and/or affiliates in the USA and/or other countries.

Microsoft Excel is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries. All other brand names, product names or trademarks belong to their respective holders.

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April

18

2017

San Francisco, CA, 04/18/2017Ideate Software, a veteran Autodesk Developer Network member, announced today the publication of its latest “Spotlight on” customer success profile. This profile features Steinberg and its use of two Autodesk® Revit® add-in tools developed by Ideate Software: Ideate Explorer and Ideate BIMLink.

“The Ideate Software products serve as a perfect data map and platform that provide checks and balances needed in a world full of parameters and geometries,” said Gautam Shenoy, BIM Leader, Steinberg.

For 60+ years, Steinberg has been shaping environments and creating inspiring places through research, technology, and innovative design. Its 150 professionals bring a wide range of expertise to clients in the higher education, housing, urban mixed-use, civic, and commercial sectors. Through weekly design charrette sessions, its employees pin up their designs for others to review, leading to best practices
across sectors, an increase in creative thinking, and design excellence.

To enable its teams to focus on exceeding customers’ expectations, Steinberg uses Revit Software and Ideate Software Revit add-in solutions.

“We use software tools to take building information modeling beyond understanding and massaging design concepts,” said Mr. Shenoy. “We use them to easily collaborate with clients, and because we ask our consultants to use the same products, we achieve a fully collaborative design environment, and all changes are coordinated quickly and accurately.”

The Ideate Software products Steinberg uses most often are Ideate Explorer and Ideate BIMLink:

  • “Without Ideate Explorer, teams hunt through Revit models for specific elements and manually select those for editing,” said Mr. Shenoy. “With Ideate Explorer, we quickly search for 100,000+ elements, make selections based on filters or data sets, and easily edit them to align with design updates.”
  • “[Ideate BIMLink], a powerful and progressive tool, enables us to leverage the parametric database within our Revit models by moving the data into Microsoft Excel for easy review/editing, and then pushing the edited data back into the Revit model with speed and accuracy,” said Mr. Shenoy.

“I’m delighted that Steinberg, which focuses on understanding design principles and encourages grand ideas, uses Ideate Software tools. By streamlining Revit workflows and enhancing collaboration between both Revit and non-Revit users, they help Steinberg design incredibly beautiful buildings, including Thompson Hotel in Hollywood, California and Parkside Hall in San Jose, California” said Bob Palioca,
president, Ideate Software.

Read Ideate Software Presents: Spotlight on Steinberg for more details.

Ideate Explorer and Ideate BIMLink carry five-star rating on the Autodesk Exchange Apps Store. Free trials of all Ideate Software products are available. For more information, call 888.662.7238, or contact sales@ideatesoftware.com.


About Ideate Software

Ideate Software allows Revit users to have unprecedented control over their data. Ideate BIMLink, Ideate Explorer for Revit, Ideate Sticky, and IdeateApps were all developed to solve persistent problems in Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) workflows. Ideate Software solutions enable Revit users to save time, increase accuracy, improve project deliverables, and elevate design.

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