May

17

2018

As a Bluebeam Certified Consultant, David Haynes gets to speak with users and help them get the most out of their software. Here are answers to recent questions he received that may be helpful to others:

Q. When changing a keyboard shortcut in Revu 2018, does Revu warn you if the shortcut is already in use?
A. Yes. If you select a letter that is already in use, you will get a warning message, for example: “C is currently assigned to Cloud. Select Reassign to proceed and remove the current Keyboard Shortcut Assignment or try another.” 

Q. Can you add shortcuts to a task that doesn’t already have a shortcut?
A. Yes. You can add a keyboard shortcut if the task is blank, and you can add one if it isn’t. The only shortcuts you can’t reassign are those that are assigned by Windows.

Q. If we update to Revu 2018, can we still collaborate with those on 2017?
A. Yes. The screen will look different, but the file will be the same.

Q. When a file is synced in Studio, where does it go? Is it saved locally somewhere? 
A. If you are in Projects, it will be held on your local machine. If you are in Sessions, the file will be held in the Cloud, and you will be able to check it in and out. 

Q. In Sessions, do users without a license still have full mark-up capabilities?  
A. Yes. That has not changed. 

Q. If the Cloud crashes while I am syncing to Sessions, can I recover the information? 
A. Yes.  The file will stay in the Pending box. It’s the same process as when a user is disconnected from the internet. Changes are kept in the Pending box until the user reconnects to the internet, at which time the Pendings are completed.

We hope you found this helpful. If you have other questions, or if you would like a free trial of Bluebeam Revu, please contact us at  bluebeam@ideateinc.com
 

 

 

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May

11

2018

Did you miss the recent webinar on Bluebeam Revu 2018? No worries. We have the recording for you. Watch at your convenience and learn about:

  • The new dynamic Properties toolbar that:
    • Keeps your most-commonly-used features and commands at your fingertips
    • Provides improved panel views that leave more room for you to stay focused on document and drawing details
  • Revu’s Studio Project's new dashboard-style interface that lets you access files across multiple projects at once
  • New custom keyboard shortcuts and instructions on how to create and share them with your entire project team
  • The new built-in video tutorials, pre-loaded tool sets, and sample files that can be used to jumpstart new Revu users, allowing your whole project team to spend less time training and more time getting the job done

Designing, engineering, bidding, and building are more challenging than ever, and you are dealing with tighter budgets and shorter timelines. Bluebeam Revu is evolving with your needs. For a free trial of Bluebeam software or more information, please contact us at bluebeam@ideateinc.com.

 

 

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May

10

2018

As is the case every few releases, Autodesk has incremented the FlexLM license manager version required to support its network licenses. The version ’11.14.1.3’, available for download here, is required to run the 2019 product year licenses.

Ideate software licensing, including for the 2019 releases will work fine with any version past 11.9, including the newest one.

Updating your Flexera LMTools is relatively straight-forward if you watch out for these common mistakes:

Custom installation folder

If you are using anything other than “C:\Autodesk\Network License Manager,” make sure to change the 3 paths on the ‘Config Services’ tab accordingly after installing the new LMTools.

Multiple services on the same License manger

When multiple services share the same LMTools install (e.g. Autodesk and Ideate Software) or LMTools only serves licenses for non-Autodesk software, make sure the secondary vendor daemon (e.g. ‘ideate.exe’) and log file (‘ideate.log’) are present in the installation folder after the update. Autodesk daemon ‘adskflex.exe’ installs with LMTools downloaded from Autodesk website by default.

Multiple versions of LMTools for different software products

Running multiple instances of LMTools on the same server (because some software titles will only run on a specific LMTools version) gets even more complicated. In addition to the above, be sure to stop and start the individual services from within their applicable LMTools instance and use the correct ‘path to lmgrd’ on the ‘config services’ tab.

Final reminder: Checking the ‘force server shutdown’ tick box, then hitting ‘stop server’ will stop ALL services that LMTools can reach, however clicking ‘start server’ will start ONLY the currently selected one. Be sure to switch to any other service you may have and perform a ‘start server,’ then ‘reread license file’ separately.

Hope these suggestions will make this infrequent but inevitable task a little bit easier. You can always find more answers on https://ideatesoftware.com/support, or feel free to reach out with any Ideate software-related questions or suggestions. 
 


About Ideate Software

Ideate Software empowers Revit users to gain unprecedented control over their data. Ideate BIMLink, Ideate Explorer, Ideate Sticky, and IdeateApps were all developed to solve persistent problems in architecture, engineering, construction, and owner (AECO) 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.

 

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May

1

2018

San Francisco, CA, 05/03/2018 – Ideate Software, a veteran Autodesk Developer Network member and provider of Autodesk Revit applications, announced that it will be attending, demonstrating at, and presenting at  BiLT ANZ 2018.  Sash Kazeminejad, Customer Success Manager, will lead a presentation, and he and Craig H. Dodge, Director of Sales, will demonstrate how Ideate Software tools streamline Revit workflows. The conference will be held at the Royal International Convention Centre in Brisbane, Australia on May 24-26, 2018.

“This conference is a ‘must attend’ for Ideate Software, because it attracts people from the architecture, engineering, and construction industries who use Autodesk Revit software to plan, design, construct, and manage buildings and infrastructure,” said Mr. Dodge. “Our software tools address persistent challenges experienced by people who use Revit.”

Ideate Software Presentation

  • Title: We all love Revit Parameters!
  • Date: May 24, 2018
  • Presenter: Sash Kazeminejad, Customer Success Manager, Ideate Software
  • Overview: Attendees will learn to control and master Revit data. They will gain an understanding of the Revit data structure of each kind of parameter, which impacts how Revit data is extracted, modified, and controlled.

Ideate Software Product Demonstrations

Attendees are invited to stop by booth #3 to discuss Revit challenges and learn about Ideate Software products that address those challenges:

BiLT, the premier global BIM training conference for those who design, build, operate, and maintain built environments, is holding 2018 conferences in Asia, ANZ, Europe, and the United States. Ideate Software will be at all of them except Europe.


About Ideate Software

Ideate Software empowers Revit users to gain unprecedented control over their data. Ideate BIMLink, Ideate Explorer, Ideate Sticky, and IdeateApps were all developed to solve persistent problems in architecture, engineering, construction, and owner (AECO) 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.

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April

30

2018

Revit 2019 has a new feature that shows dependent elements that may possibly be deleted if a level is deleted.

Did you know that Ideate Software has offered this feature in IdeateApps for several years? Plus, our Ideate SmartDelete application works on ALL dependent elements of ANY selected object, not just levels, and it’s available for Revit 2016 through 2019!

Watch this demonstration of Ideate SmartDelete to see how easy it is to review your deletion set; preview other elements, dimensions, regions, keynote tags, etc. that will be deleted with your set; and remove elements you don’t want deleted.

Ideate SmartDelete is part of the IdeateApps collection, a set of nine tools we developed to streamline activities that daily Revit users perform most often.

Don’t wait for the features you need. Try IdeateApps today!

See what else is new in Revit 2019.

Visit the Ideate Software website to learn more about how Ideate Software applications can streamline your Revit workflows.
 

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