SAN FRANCISCO, California - 7/9/2013 - Ideate, Inc., a leading Autodesk Authorized Developer and Autodesk solutions provider offering quality software, training, support and custom consulting services for Building Information Modeling (BIM) to the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industries, today announced a new release of Ideate Explorer for Revit, the Autodesk Revit add-on that lets users explore, quantify and manage the more than 100,000 building elements in an Autodesk Revit file. Ideate Explorer for Revit 2013.3 is a significantly enhanced release over previous versions. Its productivity-related improvements and enhancements support several important workflows:

  • It is three times faster than previous versions, with ultra-fast launch and ability to speed through mega files
  • Added pre-defined filters let users find Model, Annotation or Audit elements
  • Users can create custom filters for use in making parameter-specific selections
  • A new, improved user interface provides even more time- and click-savers:
    • A smaller dialog that remembers user preferences
    • Improved, faster Export to Excel
    • Check All/Uncheck All--a faster one-step operation
    • Ability to isolate Elements from within Ideate Explorer
  • Enhanced information about CAD Links and Imports

Glynnis Patterson, Ideate Director of Software Development says, "Ideate Explorer for Revit is designed to help the everyday Revit user navigate quickly through the building information model and to assist BIM Managers in performing regular project audits. These audits are vital to the health of the Revit project and can now be done in less time due to our significant performance improvements."

Bob Palioca, President, Ideate Inc., says of this latest release, "We develop our solutions to contribute to our customers' success. We are delighted with this highly intuitive, greatly enriched, more powerful Ideate Explorer for Revit."

Revit users can test drive the software with a 30 day free trial, and can also register for Free Online Training with no purchase required. Those who already have Autodesk Revit 2014, pre-2013 versions of Autodesk Revit, or who are interested in network licensing options can contact [email protected] Keep up with the latest improvements to Ideate Software on YouTube. 

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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This post was originally published on the Ideate Solutions Blog 07.25.2013