Frequently Asked Questions

Why are some parameters gray?
The most common reason for a grayed out parameter is that you are using an Instance link, but intended to edit the Type data.  This is easily remedied by using the Convert Link function.  Learn more about Read-Only Properties.

Which versions of Revit work with Ideate BIMLink for Autodesk Revit 2016?
Ideate BIMLink 2016.2 works with all Revit® 2016 platforms - this includes Revit®, Revit® Architecture , Revit® Structure, and Revit® MEP.

Do I need to uninstall my Trial version before I activate my standalone or network version?
No, the trial installation can be activated with a valid license code or valid network license file.  It is however always advisable to check our website for the latest version.  Older installations that have been activated can be easily uninstalled and then reinstalled with the latest version without disruption to the licensing.

Does Ideate BIMLink work across linked Revit files?
Yes, this functionality was added in October 2014.  For more information see Include Linked Elements

Does Ideate BIMLink permit swapping one Type or Family for another?
Yes, this functionality was added in December 2013.  For more information, see Utilize Type Swapping.

Which elements can be created using "NEW" in place of the ID column?
The creation of new elements is supported for the following categories:  Unplaced Rooms, Unplaced Spaces, Unplaced Sheets Unplaced Areas, Schedule Keys, Generic Models and Masses.  Learn how to create new elements.

How does Ideate BIMLink handle project units?
See Property Units for information on how Revit project units are managed within Excel.

How does Ideate BIMLink handle Key Schedules?
See Managing Key Schedule Data for information on how Revit key schedules interact with Ideate BIMLink.

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