Keeping track of view names, particularly interior elevations, just got easier with Ideate BIMLink.  The latest version of Ideate BIMLink for 2013, 2014 and 2015 has the unique ability to report on the Room or Space data as it relates to some types of View References. A View Reference is the generic term for the Annotation elements such as Elevation Marks, Sections Marks, Cameras, etc. that refer to a specific view.

Using Excel to properly name or audit interior elevations within Revit.

In the image above the three unique Ideate BIMLink properties are being combined in Column L:  Elevation Room: Name, Elevation Room: Number, and information from Elevation Orientation (Column I) to derive a text value for the view direction (Column M). You can learn more about this auditing workflow in our Help File topic: Audit View Names.

About the Author

Glynnis 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 across the nation, developing, and consulting on solutions to Building Information Modeling challenges. In her spare time Glynnis does volunteer work for eclcofnj.org and growitgreenmorristown.org @GVPinNJ