July

9

2019

San Francisco, CA, 07/09/2019 – Ideate Software, a veteran Autodesk Developer Network member and provider of applications for Autodesk Revit software, will attend, exhibit, and lead presentations at  BILT NA 2019 in Seattle, United States, July 18-20, 2019.

BILT NA

BILT NA is part of Digital Built Week and is the main conference for AECO industry professionals. Ideate Software continues its tradition of providing best-in-class presentations at BILT NA.

Ideate Software Application Demonstrations

Attendees are invited to visit booth #37 to talk about Revit challenges and see how Ideate Software applications address those challenges:

  1. Ideate BIMLink – Precise Revit data control
  2. Ideate Explorer – Fast Revit data discovery
  3. Ideate Sticky – Accurate Excel data display
  4. Ideate StyleManager – Easy Revit style management
  5. IdeateApps – Efficient Revit data production. BILT NA 2019 attendees are invited to participate in Ideate Software’s research and get a no-cost subscription to IdeateApps expiring 15 December 2019. Please visit Ideate Software on booth #37 for more information.

Enquire about our latest promotion — get $2,000 off this Ideate Software Bundle. 

Two Ideate Software Presentations

Title: Deciphering the Language of Revit Warnings
Date: July 18, 2019
Presenter: Richard Taylor, Technical Evangelist, Ideate Software
Overview: Failure to manage warnings in a Revit project could result in poor performance, slow synchronization times, incorrect schedule data, or even file corruption. During this session, attendees will learn how to manage and fix Revit warnings using Revit tools and how the Warnings Manager add-on application developed by Ideate Software can streamline the process. 

Title: We All Secretly Love Revit Parameters
Date: July 20, 2019
Presenter: Sash Kazeminejad, Customer Success Manager, Ideate Software
Overview: Project, Key, Family, Shared, Global … the list of parameters goes on and on, and the types and uses can seem overwhelming. Attendees of this session will learn about common pitfalls of poorly organized Revit data, how and when to use Shared and Project parameters, how to manage parameters for use across linked Revit files, and common strategies for resolving poorly managed parameters. 

Data Day

Leaders from the architecture, engineering, construction, and building owner industries attend Data Day to talk about data in their industry. Starting the day before BILT NA, Data Day presentations, labs, and discussions focus on the current state of data, what can be done with the data, and how data drives business decisions. “This event has grown in popularity so much that we extended it from one day to two this year,” said David Haynes, Ideate Software director and Data Day chairperson.  David has been the Data Day chairperson for the past 3 years.


About Ideate Software

Ideate Software empowers Revit users to gain unprecedented control over their data. Ideate BIMLink, Ideate Explorer, Ideate Sticky, Ideate StyleManager, 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.

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July

2

2019

You may know Brian Mackey from BIM conferences, Autodesk events, Revit user group meetings, or maybe from his Revit Geeks Blog. Now you can hear from him at an Ideate Software webinar!

Brian is a well-known consultant with BD Mackey Consulting who has been working in the AEC industry for 30 years, and he is an avid user of Ideate Software solutions. We were pleased to have Brian as a beta tester of our latest Revit add-in, Ideate StyleManager, and I was honored to welcome him to our latest customer webinar.

Here’s a link to the recording of the webinar. Watch it to see Brian demonstrate how he uses Ideate StyleManager to review and clean up Revit templates. He said, “I love this tool. I use it often.”

Brian also spoke a bit about how he uses the Ideate Warnings Manager, saying, “For those concerned with Revit warnings, Ideate’s Warnings Manager is a must-have tool.”

Visit our website for more information on our Revit productivity tools. Give them a try with a free trial version, or subscribe today. 


About the Author

Richard W. Taylor, Associate AIA – Technical Evangelist 
Richard has more than 30 years of experience working for companies that develop architectural and engineering software solutions, such as Intergraph, Bentley, and Autodesk. He has over 18 years of Revit experience, and he was part of the original development of Revit while at Revit Technology Corporation. He worked for 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 Master of Architecture from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. As Technical Evangelist, Richard works with AECO clients worldwide, developing and consulting on BIM solutions. Find Richard on Twitter.

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June

21

2019

Are you looking for a way to increase the time your team spends on interesting and valuable design work? If yes, watch this recording of our webinar to learn about a real-world example of how an architecture firm teams with a BIM consulting services firm that uses Ideate Software tools to streamline model health check-ins with Revit projects. 

Speakers:

  • Richard Taylor, Technical Evangelist, Ideate Software
  • Dan Gallivan, Director of Information Technology, Payette
  • Cara DiPierro, BIM Manager, myCADD

Payette, the 2019 AIA Architecture Firm of the Year, “aspires to become known for our innovative culture and elegant architecture, which we view as the fusion of design and performance.” Recognizing that its people are its number one asset, it focuses on cultivating knowledge so people can focus on great design.

The architects that work at MyCADD know Revit software, BIM, Payette’s business, and Ideate Software tools. They use Ideate Software tools for a variety of tasks that allow Payette’s architects to concentrate on elevating design and not managing software.

Visit our website for more information on our Revit productivity tools. Give them a try with a free trial version, or subscribe today. 


About the Author

Richard W. Taylor, Associate AIA – Technical Evangelist 
Richard has more than 30 years of experience working for companies that develop architectural and engineering software solutions, such as Intergraph, Bentley, and Autodesk. He has over 18 years of Revit experience, and he was part of the original development of Revit while at Revit Technology Corporation. He worked for 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 Master of Architecture from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. As Technical Evangelist, Richard works with AECO clients worldwide, developing and consulting on BIM solutions. Find Richard on Twitter.

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June

18

2019

The Ideate Software team has returned from a beautiful autumn in Melbourne, Australia. We made the long journey to attend the BILT ANZ 2019 conference and meet with customers and prospective customers in both Melbourne and Sydney. I returned to Boston, MA just in time to enjoy Memorial Day, the unofficial start of summer in the United States.

BILT ANZ BadgesAt BILT ANZ, we participated in a boardroom luncheon, a presentation zone, and of course, our ever-popular exhibition booth!

I presented a session on the language of Revit warnings, and my colleague Sash Kazeminejad, presented a session on Revit phasing. Yes, we all learned that Demo is NOT a phase! Both sessions were well received and led to much discussion at the Ideate Software booth on the exhibit floor.

It was inspiring to speak with so many Ideate Software customers in Australia and New Zealand about their usage of Ideate Software solutions and to hear how our data management and productivity tools save them time and money.

We are now focused on the upcoming BILT NA 2019 in Seattle in July. I’ll present my Revit warnings session again, and Sash will share everything you need to know about Revit parameters. If you are attending the conference, be sure to sign up for our sessions.

As the month of June means summer is in full swing in New England, I can only look back at my autumn Australia experience as seasons of positive change for the BIM community!


Sash is always ready to talk about the amazing solutions from Ideate Software!


Seasons of Change! From autumn leaves straight to summer sun.

Visit our website for more information on our Revit productivity tools. Give them a try with a free trial version, or subscribe today. 


About the Author

Richard W. Taylor, Associate AIA – Technical Evangelist 
Richard has more than 30 years of experience working for companies that develop architectural and engineering software solutions, such as Intergraph, Bentley, and Autodesk. He has over 18 years of Revit experience, and he was part of the original development of Revit while at Revit Technology Corporation. He worked for 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 Master of Architecture from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. As Technical Evangelist, Richard works with AECO clients worldwide, developing and consulting on BIM solutions. Find Richard on Twitter.

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May

8

2019

We were delighted to welcome CBT Architects to our latest customer webinar. CBT Architects is a Boston-based design firm with about 230 architects, interior designers, and urban planners. For 51 years, CBT has worked on a broad range of national and international projects, including urban district development, hospitality environments, multi-family residential, corporate, civic, and academic.

The company uses the full suite of Ideate Software applications. They joined this event to showcase the productivity improvements they have experienced using 3 workflow examples from their daily work.

Please see below a recording of the webinar. Please watch it and share the link with others you think would benefit from the information.  

During the 30-minute session, Nirva Fereshetian, CIO and Associate Principal, CBT Architects, provided an overview of how her team stays current on Revit software and Revit plugins, including Ideate Software applications, through regular lunch-and-learn sessions. 

“We use Ideate tools on all scales from resolving individual model issues to helping project teams validate/check their project data, to using office-wide information on our model management processes to proactively support all projects.” 

After Nirva’s introduction, three members of the CBT Design Technology team demonstrated how they use our applications:

  • Rood Vincent showed how he uses Ideate XRay to reduce the time spent finding hidden elements from 30 to two minutes.
  • Lynn Quagliato provided a real-life example of how she used Ideate BIMLink to validate the data in a hotel project in which they needed to get furniture counts for hundreds of units.
  • William Paquette demonstrated how he uses Ideate Explorer to quickly assess issues and easily clean up models during frequent reviews.

Following their presentations, I facilitated a discussion and the CBT team answered questions on several topics, including on how they use the applications, how they measure return on investment, and how they structure their lunch-and-learn sessions. 

For more information on how Ideate Software applications can help you streamline your Revit workflows, please visit our solutions pages or contact us at sales@ideatesoftware.com.
 


About the Author

Richard W. Taylor, Associate AIA – Technical Evangelist 
Richard has more than 30 years of experience working for companies that develop architectural and engineering software solutions, such as Intergraph, Bentley, and Autodesk. He has over 18 years of Revit experience, and he was part of the original development of Revit while at Revit Technology Corporation. He worked for 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 Master of Architecture from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. As Technical Evangelist, Richard works with AECO clients worldwide, developing and consulting on BIM solutions. Find Richard on Twitter.

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