Our Ideate Software Support team fields all types of questions from AECO professionals from around the world. Recently a customer asked about mapping Excel Linestyles to Revit Linestyles; it seemed that the Revit Linestyles weren’t displaying as shown within the Excel file when they used Ideate Sticky to create a Revit schedule.
It turns out that the customer hadn’t heard that it is possible to map Excel Linestyles to Revit Linestyles via the Ideate Sticky settings menu. We created this option because the default settings that come with Ideate Sticky don’t always meet the exact needs of every user. You can review the Ideate Sticky mapping selection via this Online Help topic.
The Settings icon within Ideate Software applications is your friend . Here it is in Ideate Sticky.
In addition to Ideate Sticky, we added the Settings icon to many of our other applications, including: Ideate BIMLink, Ideate Explorer, Ideate ReNumber, Ideate SheetManager, and Ideate ViewCreator. The settings icon, represented by a cog wheel, is generally where you will find specific settings, such as default library or rule paths, as well as any default mapping or creation settings.
We recommend that you review the settings options for EACH of the Ideate Software applications mentioned above. You might find something new and exciting that you never even knew existed! For those of you familiar with the Jetsons cartoon, we have no Spacely Space Sprockets, but we might have some Cogswell Cogs.
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.