August

21

2019

San Francisco, CA, 08-21-19 –  McMillan Pazdan Smith (MPS) is a proven design industry leader that leverages building information modeling (BIM) technology on all of their projects. Autodesk® Revit® is one of the BIM technology solutions they use to improve engineer coordination, enhance stakeholder communications, and increase building efficiencies and cost savings. To quickly assess Revit model health and identify sub-optimal practices, MPS uses Ideate Explorer.

Dan Warren, MPS’ BIM Operations Administrator, said, “Ideate Explorer allows our team to rapidly triage problems, so we spend our efforts on issues that provide the greatest return on model health. Providing a thorough model health assessment used to take a half to full day; now, we can turn our reports around in less than half the time.”

He continued, “Having used Ideate Explorer for a while, I can say that it is by far the best tool I’ve ever seen for both managing model health and resolving pesky Revit issues that plague our project teams. I cannot imagine how we could efficiently resolve the issues we face daily without this tool.”

When discussing the benefits of Ideate Explorer, Dan also mentioned:

  1. Ideate Explorer helps users understand the importance of data structure and modeling practices
  2. With Ideate Explorer, it is easy to document situations where modeling and drafting practices impact performance
  3. The Ideate Explorer interface is quick, reliable, and easy to understand

Ideate Explorer provides numerous ways for users to decrease the time spent on model management, increase the accuracy of their models, and reduce model size. Revit professionals use it to find and delete problem items, find and edit elements, and gain a full view of all elements in a Revit model. Ideate Explorer also includes Warnings Manager for reviewing and managing Revit warnings, Navigate for navigating through view-based elements within Revit, and Query for searching on parameters.

For more information on how MPS uses Ideate Software products, visit our website. For a free trial or to subscribe to any Ideate Software solution, please check ideatesoftware.com
 


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, and 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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July

23

2019

San Francisco, CA, July 23, 2019Ideate Software, a veteran Autodesk Developer Network member, announced that its Revit workflow and training content is now available to users of Eagle Point Software’s Pinnacle Series

Pinnacle Series logoPinnacle Series is a platform designed to help maximize the productivity and performance of architects, engineers, construction (AEC) and manufacturing professionals around the globe. It allows users to take full advantage of their technology solutions by allowing and enhancing continuous learning, knowledge capture and sharing and increased productivity.

Pinnacle Series customers now have access to the vast range of eLearning workflow solutions from Ideate Software. The Ideate Software Revit productivity solutions are purpose-built to enable their users to access, manage, control, find, and filter all their Revit data with ease. 

“Along with our add-on applications for Autodesk Revit software, we develop clear and concise support material, including short how-to videos,  online Help files, and webinar recordings,” said Bob Palioca, President, Ideate Software. “All around the world, Ideate Software customers refer to this support material to find innovative ways of using our applications. By offering these eLearning assets through Pinnacle Series, we are further supporting their learning process, helping them save time, enhance quality control, and collaborate with their team members better.”

For more information about these powerful solutions for AEC professionals, please visit www.ideatesoftware.com and www.pinnacleseries.com


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, and 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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July

17

2019

BIM Managers and Revit users, you owe it to yourself and to your firm to implement the right solutions to your Revit problems and be freed from wasting time on menial tasks.

To make it easier for you and your team to adopt the tools you need, we launched a new promotion valid through September 30 2019.

Get the Ideate Software Bundle Multi-User (network) 5 - SUBSCRIPTION for $5,000
(down from $7,000)

This bundle includes 5 network licenses for each of the following titles: Ideate BIMLink, Ideate Explorer, Ideate Sticky, Ideate StyleManager, and IdeateApps.

Do you need to further increase your Ideate Software license count? Get 25 network licenses for twice the price of 5.

Ideate Software Bundle Multi-User (network) 25 - SUBSCRIPTION $10,000
This bundle includes 25 network licenses for each of the following titles: Ideate BIMLink, Ideate Explorer, Ideate Sticky, Ideate StyleManager, and IdeateApps.

Contact us or order this or any other bundle online today straight from our website.
 

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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.

Microsoft Excel is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries. All other brand names, product names or trademarks belong to their respective holders.

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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June

12

2019

San Francisco, CA, June 12, 2019 – Ideate Software, a veteran Autodesk Developer Network member, is pleased to release its latest Revit add-on application, Ideate StyleManager. With it, Revit users will maintain style standards by easily analyzing, deleting, or merging non-standard styles.

Ideate StyleManager evolved from talks with customers,” said Glynnis Patterson, director of software development. “When answering questions about challenges faced when managing Revit Object Styles, customers noted similar challenges in adjacent areas. From their input, we decided to expand the capabilities of this new application to include managing Line Styles, Line Patterns, Fill Patterns, Filters, View Templates, Scope Boxes, Materials, and Material Appearance Assets.”

An indication of the importance of this solution was the number of beta testers, which well surpassed that of other Ideate Software tools. “Ideate StyleManager is shaping up to be an amazing tool, as it's covering several gaps in Revit,” said Fabio L Oliveira, BIM manager, Woolworths Group.

Challenges with Revit styles arise when users import content, because the corresponding styles automatically come with the content. Proper management of these styles reduces publishing errors and end-user confusion, but the management process in Revit can be time consuming and risky, and errors can dramatically impact the models and production documents. 

Revit users will use Ideate StyleManager to:

  • Safely delete styles that otherwise cannot be deleted or purged in Revit software
  • Merge non-standard styles into standard styles
  • Forensically analyze the usage of all styles to understand the true scope of a deletion
  • Clean up Object Styles, Line Styles, Line Patterns, Fill Patterns, Materials, Material Appearance Assets, View Filters, Templates, and Scope Boxes
  • Understand which views are using which View Filters

Phyllis Robbins from Eppstein Uhen Architects said, “Managing [unapproved styles] has always been impossible, as there is no easy way to understand what is used and what is extraneous. Ideate StyleManager makes it quick and easy to strip families of unnecessary junk.”

“As a company driven by the success of its customers, we are excited to offer this solution to problems articulated by those customers,” said Bob Palioca, president, Ideate Software. “Based on their feedback, we know that Ideate StyleManager will help businesses become more productive and improve the return on their investment in Revit software.”
 


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, and 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.

Microsoft Excel is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries. All other brand names, product names or trademarks belong to their respective holders.

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