October

14

2020

San Francisco, CA, October 14, 2020 Ideate Software, an Autodesk® AEC Industry Partner and Autodesk® Authorized Developer, is pleased to announce that is a Gold Sponsor of the first Autodesk University that is entirely digital and free to attend. This interactive event will bring together designers, engineers, and builders to learn about emerging technologies and trends that will help them achieve their goals. It starts on November 17 and continues through November 20 with live and on-demand classes, events, and activities.

Ideate Software provides Revit productivity applications to BIM managers and Revit users around the world and is a veteran AU sponsor. 

“For years, AU has been an ideal place for us to interact with BIM professionals,” said Glynnis Patterson, Director of Software Development, Ideate Software. “Since this year’s conference is free and 100% online, we expect it to attract many more people. For us as a sponsor, this means a greater opportunity to connect with AECO professionals around the world about BIM workflow challenges and solutions. We are excited about the discussions and possibilities offered by this event.”

Ideate Software invites all AU participants to:

  • Visit its online booth, which will include videos, documentation, and links to future classes hosted by the company
  • Register for its live webinar – Beyond Traditional Revit Data Editing Tasks & Ideate BIMLink that will take place on Day 3 of AU – November 19, 2020
  • Access its on-demand breakout session featuring BIM professionals’ insights and testimonials on Revit productivity challenges and Ideate Software solutions
  • Participate in a live Q&A session with the Ideate Software team 

Throughout the conference, members of the Ideate Software Sales and Technical teams will be contactable regarding inquiries about their products: 

  • Ideate BIMLink – Control Revit data with precision and speed
  • Ideate Explorer – Audit BIM models with certainty
  • Ideate Sticky – Easily integrate and format non-BIM data into Revit projects
  • IdeateApps – Simplify everyday Revit tasks with efficiency and elegance
  • Ideate StyleManager – Analyze, delete, or merge non-standard Revit styles
  • Ideate Dashboard — Manage Revit Warnings within your Autodesk® BIM 360® environment with this new service 

For more information about Ideate Software applications, please visit www.ideatesoftware.com


About Ideate Software - Ideate Software, an Autodesk® AEC Industry Partner and Autodesk® Authorized Developer, empowers Revit users to gain unprecedented control over their data. Ideate BIMLink, Ideate Explorer, Ideate Sticky, IdeateApps, Ideate StyleManager and Ideate Dashboard for Autodesk BIM 360 were all developed to solve persistent problems in architecture, engineering, and construction, and owner (AECO) workflows. Ideate Software solutions enable Revit users to save time, increase accuracy, improve project deliverables, and elevate design.

Autodesk, BIM 360, and Revit are registered trademarks or trademarks of Autodesk, Inc., in the USA and/or other countries. All other brand names, product names, or trademarks belong to their respective holders.

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October

6

2020

As a developer of software that streamlines workflows for Revit users who design, build, operate, and maintain built environments, Ideate Software is pleased to sponsor the Tech+ Virtual Conference

Tech+ Virtual Conference

Attend the online conference on October 22, 2020 to learn about the latest in AEC technological innovation, hear from industry thought leaders, and view demos from an array of companies. 

The event is organized by The Architect’s Newspaper, which delivers quality news to the community of architects, designers, engineers, landscape architects, lighting designers, interior designers, academics, developers, contractors, and others interested in the built urban environment

As a Silver Sponsor, we will contribute to the discussion by delivering a workshop and “opening up” our booth to any online visitors that stop by to learn more about our solutions. Keep an eye out for more information. 

We look forward to connecting with you there. Learn more about the conference and register today.  
 

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September

7

2020

IdeateApps is one of the products developed by Ideate Software to increase Revit efficiency. It is a collection of nine focus-driven tools that decrease the time spent on common Revit tasks and increase the accuracy of BIM data in a Revit model. Designed for all Revit users – new and experienced – these tools help keep your projects on time and on budget. 

In addition to webinars (live and recorded), we offer robust online Help files and short how-to videos. These resources complement our in-product Help, substantial sample content, and awesome technical support team.

Watch the recording of this webinar to learn how you can save time and increase model accuracy:

  1. Spend less time renumbering elements – Ideate ReNumber
  2. View all instances of difficult-to-find items – Ideate QuickSelect
  3. Learn which dependents will be deleted along with your selection – Ideate SmartDelete
  4. Check spelling of all data, including text within schedules – Ideate SpellCheck
  5. Understand why elements aren’t visible in a particular view – Ideate XRay

SHEET AND VIEW TOOLS

  1. Place views on sheets and easily manage sheets – Ideate SheetManager
  2. Align all plan views in a set to synchronize across all sheets – Ideate Align 
  3. Easily copy sheets with aligned views – Ideate Clone 
  4. Create a series of views with the proper parameters – Ideate ViewCreator 

Browse 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 20 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 and LinkedIn.

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August

17

2020

To allow Ideate Software customers to easily deploy and manage our software applications across their organizations, we recently created Ideate Software Installer.

Ideate Software Installer: 

  1. Installs and updates all Ideate Software solutions with one click
  2. Easily standardizes licensing across all products at the same time
  3. Allows you to create deployments packages for different user types (e.g., general users and BIM managers) across your organization

ISI works by installing all the MSIs located in the ‘IdeateInstallers’ folder, regardless of any version already on the target PC. You have the option of using the manual mode, which install all versions of all products, or customizing the installation to only the versions and products you use. 

Watch this short video for the details, instructions, demonstrations, and customer Q&A, and then download it today!


 

 


About the Author

Jan Sako – Support and Q/C Manager 
Jan has been supporting Ideate Software customers with installations and deployments for seven years. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Communications. He brings extensive experience in customer issue resolution and general IT troubleshooting. His other passions are green technologies, specifically reuse and recycling, and various other environmental initiatives. Jan previously worked within the sustainability movement in the San Francisco Bay Area. Currently, Jan represents Ideate’s UK office. 

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August

11

2020

Do you and your team spend too much time trying to figure out why an element is invisible in certain views in your Revit projects? The reason that it’s so time-consuming is because Revit allows a dizzying array of sophisticated options to display or hide elements within the building information model. We here at Ideate Software have uncovered more than 50 ways to hide an element! Revit out-of-the-box capabilities are limited for diagnosing visibility issues. Ideate XRay is the answer!

Ideate XRay will quickly search through the 50+ potential causes, identify the reasons the elements are invisible, and allow you to correct the problem. Within moments, your elements are visible, and you can get back to modeling.

Want to see some demonstrations? Watch the recording of the 30-minute webinar.


 
Here are some comments from people who attended the webinar:

  • “I am one of the main people in our office that others come to in order to ‘find’ those elements that are hidden. I have to run through all of these possibilities each time. Great to know that we have something they can start to use to solve their own issues.”
     
  • “This is a very important topic. This issue can take hours of troubleshooting from the BIM Support teams and delay the modeling work of the design team. In addition, this tool can help to find elements that were incorrectly hidden in view by inexperienced users and can create an issue when delivering the model to clients, since these elements can have an impact on the data collection effort.”
     
  • "Yes, this is a very useful tool, not just in troubleshooting, but in raising awareness of the layering of issues that happen when designers are not checking various settings when modeling.”

In addition to this webinar recording, please review our recent Blog Article post on the Ideate XRay Selection Wizard.

Browse 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 20 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 and LinkedIn.

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