San Francisco, CA, 12/18/2014-Ideate, Inc., a multi-decade veteran Autodesk Developer Network member and Autodesk Gold Value Added Reseller today announced the availability of Ideate Explorer for Revit 2015.1. This Ideate Software  solution includes enhanced functionality customers have requested, specifically a modeless interface. Now, users will be able to work in the Autodesk Revit and the Ideate Explorer for Revit environments at the same time.

Ideate Software is a set of far-reaching Building Information Modeling (BIM) data management tools that help the Revit community clean up models, delete problem items, analyze files quickly, improve speed and accuracy in data flow, increase collaboration and overcome repeated workflow interruptions.

This recent Ideate Explorer for Revit update provides BIM and Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) managers, project leaders, facility managers, architects, engineers, and other users an enhanced tool for model auditing, power selection and model maintenance. With it, they can get a global view of model contents, and locate, isolate, modify and/or effectively delete unwanted elements from the Revit model.

Ideate Director of Software Development Glynnis Patterson says, "This new release lets our customers delve both deeply and seamlessly into their Revit files, since they can now work in Revit and Ideate Explorer at the same time. We make sure our BIM data management solutions are robust and our updates meaningful and frequent. This new functionality answers a No. 1 customer request."

Bob Palioca, President, Ideate Inc. says of the new Ideate Explorer release, "As our AEC customers ask for greater speed and fluidity in our Revit-based solutions, we respond. This point release is another leap forward in our ongoing commitment to our customers' success."

Customers who tested the new functionality offered comments on the most valuable aspect of Ideate Explorer to their workflows. Marcus Roman, Associate/Architect for NBBJ, noted greatest value in "Being able to quickly see elements in the model and identify errors." Andy Brahney, Senior Revit Technician at Ramboll UK said, "Being able to find which workset elements are on; this helps greatly with the QA process." And, Dan Dankert, CAD/BIM Manager for Mead & Hunt acknowledged, "Finding lost and incorrect objects."

Ideate Explorer for Revit carries a five star rating on the Autodesk Exchange Apps Store, and is available with a non-commercial free trial. For more information, call 888.662.7238, contact [email protected], and for support, contact [email protected].

About Ideate, Inc.

Ideate, Inc. is a leading Autodesk Authorized Developer with 25+ years' experience in software development and specific focus on Building Information Modeling (BIM).  As an Autodesk solutions provider, Ideate has offered quality software, training, support and custom consulting services to the architectural, engineering and construction (AEC) industries since 1992. Headquartered in San Francisco, California and operating Autodesk Authorized Training Centers (ATCs) in California, Oregon and Washington, Ideate is recognized as an Autodesk Gold Partner for Architecture, Engineering and Construction, one of Autodesk's highest levels of authorization.

Ideate Software is a comprehensive set of far-reaching BIM data management tools. Ideate BIMLink powers the "I" in BIM, allowing users to pull data from an Autodesk Revit file into Microsoft Excel for fast and precise editing, and push the data back into Revit with equal ease. Ideate Explorer for Revit lets users search, filter, quantify and select to easily manage the 100,000+ elements in a Revit model. Both solutions help Autodesk Revit users solve problems in AEC workflows and help the Revit community leverage BIM to its fullest advantage.

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