Ideate BIMLink comes with a huge variety of sample link definition files to help you make the most of the software immediately. One set of sample link definitions is for quality control. In that sample link folder, you’ll find templates for a variety of tasks. “QC” in the link definition title means “Quality Control.” “MC” in the title means “Multiple Categories.”  

Each sample link definition also includes a brief description explaining the use. Be sure to review these descriptions for important information about each defined workflow.

The Perfect Tool for Cleaning and Managing your Revit Model

Here are three examples of how you can use Ideate BIMLink to streamline the quality control process:

  1. Audit names for BIM protocol standards – Many building codes or owner requirements reference COBie or other BIM protocol naming standards that include rules on how the model elements, rooms, and spaces should be named, and often the names cannot include spaces. You can use the out-of-the-box sample link in Ideate BIMLink to find elements that have spaces in the names and then easily remove those spaces.
  2. Manage duplicate type marks – One of the most common Revit warnings relates to duplicate type marks. Most databases, as well as COBie, require that type marks be unique. By removing duplicates, you improve file performance and follow good database protocol. This can be accomplished with the sample link called "QC-MC-Duplicate_Marks_Type" that comes with Ideate BIMLink.
  3. Audit Revit room and space data related to view references – For interior elevation views, the ability to report on the room or space data means that the view name can be easily correlated to the room/space number and name. The simplest way to audit the interior elevation is to use the sample link that comes with Ideate BIMLink called "QC-Views_Interior-Audit."

For more information on each of these workflows, read the related help file.  

For implementation services or to learn more about how Ideate BIMLink can help your business, please contact [email protected].

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.