Structural engineering building information models present their own unique challenges to project navigation and auditing within the Revit environment. Ideate Explorer is here to help with both daily production tasks and project auditing tasks that are unique to Structural engineers.

For example, Structural engineers tend to utilize Reference Planes and Opening elements more frequently than their architectural or MEP counter-parts. Both of these element types are not exposed within the Revit Project Browser, but are easily discovered within Ideate Explorer as shown below.

Finding Reference Planes with Ideate Explorer

Additionally, Structural Engineers can use the Ideate Query tool within Ideate Explorer to select weld symbols according to their parameter values or to sort the project data quickly by the Level or Phase settings.

Learn more about how Structural Engineers can make the most of Ideate Explorer in this short Ideate Explorer video.

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Glynnis Patterson, Revit expertGlynnis Patterson, NCARB — Director of Software Development
Glynnis is a Registered Architect and has worked within the BIM industry since 1998. A graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, she has worked as an architect, educator and construction site manager. Glynnis is currently the Director of Software Development Services at Ideate, Inc. and continues to work with AEC clients worldwide, developing, and consulting on solutions to Building Information Modeling challenges. In her spare time Glynnis does volunteer work for ECLC of NJ and Grow it Green Morristown. Follow Glynnis on Twitter.