“I have to say, this year’s event was the best AU I have been to over my long career of attending and exhibiting at these shows,” said Ideate Software President Bob Palioca, who attended his first AU in 1986. 

There were two significant differences between this year’s conference and prior ones: 1) We increased the number of workstations at our booth from two to five, and 2) We had a large group of team members there from leadership, software development, support, customer success, sales, and marketing. In addition to the Ideate Software professionals, Ideate Software advocates Brian Mackey, owner of BD Mackey Design, and Sash Kazeminejad, project manager at Annex Architecture and former customer success manager at Ideate Software, were also at our booth. 

Ideate Software at AU 2023
The extensive resources enabled us to devote more time to individuals, demo our products in more depth, and even help customers with specific workflow issues they were facing.

As always, our main purpose in attending AU was to show our customers how much we appreciated them. We did that this year through several ways, including:

  1. Delicious Latin food at Chica in The Venetian
  2. A digital photo booth where many customers took pictures of their teams and with Ideate Software personnel
  3. Fun swag, including Ideate Software socks that were a huge hit

    Ideate Software at Autodesk University 2023 - Swag
  4. A drawing for a box of Recchiuti Gourmet Chocolates, a true San Francisco treat

In addition to connecting with the AECO community, visiting with many of our 350 beta testers, and attending learning sessions,:

  • Ideate Software hosted the Women in BIM event and provided space for the organization to hold meetings with current and prospective mentors 
  • Our leaders saw what our partner Modulus Consulting is doing with autonomous scanning and reality capture
  • Nivin Nabeel, our North America Customer Success Manager, led a well-received session called, “Clone Yourself and Save Time on Repetitive Revit Tasks”


We are all back to work and reviewing our notes for opportunities to continue delighting our customers with outstanding BIM tools that save users time and improve the quality of their Revit models.

Fun Memories      

Ideate Software Booth at AU 2023
Ideate Software Booth at AU 2023 AU 2023 - Ideate Software
Ideate Software at AU 2023 - Photo Booth AU 2023 - Ideate Software


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Ideate Software is delighted with our partnership with Women in BIM, a diverse network of female professionals within the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industries that is dedicated to supporting women who work in BIM-related roles.

Recently we were proud sponsors of their conference in London, which women from across the AEC industries attended for personal development, education, and mentoring. The conference was held at The View, home of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. 

Women in BIM Conference
Representing Ideate Software at the event were our UK/EMEA Customer Success Manager Steve Deadman, and our UK/EMEA Territory Lead Nick Johns. Both commented on the large number of attendees, the range of topics covered by speakers, and the high level of engagement of all those present. We send out our congratulations to everyone involved in putting on such a compelling, relevant, and valuable event.

As sponsors of the Evening Drinks Reception, Steve and Nick had the opportunity to connect with people from across the UK as well as other European countries in a casual environment. They enjoyed positive, insightful, and inspiring conversations on several topics, including BIM and women within the BIM arena, and Ideate Software tools for Revit. 

A key topic for us at the WIB London conference was Ideate Automation and the time and effort-savings that it entails. If you couldn’t attend the event, join our two December webinars showcasing this solution.

  1. Clone Yourself and Save Time on Repetitive Revit Tasks with Ideate Automation – A reiteration of the class delivered by our Customer Success Manager Nivin Nabeel at Autodesk University 2023.
  2. Dynamically Export DWG, PDF, and NWC files with Ideate Automation and Ideate BIMLink

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Ideate Software was on the road again visiting the beautiful city by the Bay in late October! 

San Francisco is the headquarters of Ideate Software, but Technical Evangelist, Richard Taylor, hopped across the country from Boston to present a lunch and learn session for the AIA San Francisco Center for Architecture.

Massachusetts Bay to San Francisco Bay! Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge to Golden Gate Bridge!

Massachusetts Bay  San Francisco Bay

Richard delivered a presentation called “Clone Yourself and Save Time on Repetitive Revit Tasks,” where he showed how Revit users can stop wasting time on tedious, repetitive tasks and reduce intense boring work with top BIM data management workflows that essentially allow you to clone yourself and gain an employee.

Richard Taylor's Presentation

The 30+ attendees learned how to create new Revit family and project parameters using Ideate BIMLink, how to easily manage materials to ensure Revit model accuracy, and how to automatically create comprehensive document issue and revision data. 

In addition, attendees learned how to avoid annotative clashes and ensure accurate documentation within their Revit projects by using IdeateApps

Ideate Automation was the breakout star of the 90-minute presentation. You can review the eye-popping breakout star by watching our Ideate Automation video without leaving your computer or visiting either Bay!

Joining Richard at the event for lively discussions about all things BIM and data management were Ideate Software team members Rahul Verma and Moe Kress.

Taking advantage of his cross-country trek, Richard also took the opportunity to visit some important Ideate Software customers in the San Francisco area, visit the Autodesk office, and have some excellent coffee along the way!


Before you could say “Revit’s your Uncle,” Richard was flying back across the country from the Pacific to the Atlantic shores.  

Ideate Software is spanning the country from sea to shining sea with Revit productivity and BIM data management workflows for all Revit users.

We will see you in Las Vegas for AU2023!

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San Francisco, CA, October 23, 2023 – Excited to hear from Autodesk® and discuss Ideate Software applications that streamline Autodesk Revit® workflows, Ideate Software is sending company leaders as well as a large group of software development, support, customer success, and sales team members to Autodesk University 2023.

Autodesk University 2023“Whether you are a prospective customer looking to increase productivity or an existing customer with a feature request, you’ll find the right person to talk with at our booth number 856,” said Glynnis Patterson, Director of Software Development, Ideate Software. “While discussing BIM with us, anyone is welcome to step into our photobooth for a fun remembrance of the event.”

In addition to the Ideate Software professionals, two customers will also be in their booth:

  • Brian Mackey, owner of BD Mackey Design
  • Sash Kazeminejad, project manager at Annex Architecture and former customer success manager at Ideate Software

“Both Brian and Sash are well known within the BIM community,” said Glynnis. “We are pleased that they will be there to share real-world examples of how they use Ideate Software tools to deliver better Revit models faster.”

Ideate Software also invites Revit users to the presentation, Clone Yourself and Save Time on Repetitive Revit Tasks, by Customer Success Manager – Americas, Nivin Nabeel, to see demonstrations on how to:

  • Export Revit model health data effortlessly while you sleep overnight
  • Generate comprehensive QTO (Quantity Take-Off) data in a snap
  • Get reports on essential Revit family and project metrics
  • Export data from Revit files to PDFs, NWC, IFC, and DWGs quickly, conveniently, and overnight

People not attending Autodesk University can visit or send an email to [email protected] to learn more about their Revit productivity-enhancing tools. 

About Ideate Software - Ideate Software, an Autodesk® AEC Industry Partner and Autodesk® Authorized Developer, empowers Revit users to gain unprecedented control over their data. They developed Ideate BIMLink, Ideate Explorer, Ideate Sticky, IdeateApps, and Ideate StyleManager to solve persistent problems in architecture, engineering, and construction, and owner-operator (AECO) workflows. They developed Ideate Automation as a scripting solution to easily automate repetitive Revit and Ideate Software tasks for consistent and repeatable results.

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

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We were pleased to welcome Nigel Davies from Evolve Consultancy to a webinar to share how Ideate Software products have revolutionized the way he and his team complete tasks by reducing weeks of work to hours. 

Watch the recording of this 30-minute webinar to see how Evolve Consultancy uses Ideate BIMLink to streamline workflows on a high-demand, new-build project called the Center for Arabic Calligraphy, where the client requires extensive, detailed, weekly reports on 19 KPIs. You’ll also learn how they use:

  • Ideate BIMLink to complete required reports on COBie 
  • Ideate Automation to perform a standard weekly reporting process overnight that used to take almost a full day 


About Evolve Consultancy

Founded in 2005, Evolve is an internationally renowned BIM consultancy providing services and support around the design, development, and implementation of technology-enabled data production processes to contractors, architects, and engineers in the UK, the US, Europe, Middle East, and Australia.

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