San Francisco, CA, 05/01/2017Ideate Software, a veteran Autodesk Developer Network member, announced today that it launched its 2017 spring releases of Ideate BIMLink for Revit, which include the new 2018 version and enhancements to the features of Ideate BIMLink 2017 and 2016. These solutions are designed to work with Autodesk® Revit® 2015, 2016, and 2017, and the timing of the updates aligns with the Autodesk launch of Revit 2018.

Ideate BIMLink is a Revit add-on solution developed by Ideate Software to dramatically reduce the time spent on BIM data management tasks. With it, users pull information from Revit files into Microsoft Excel for easy editing and then push it back into Revit with speed, ease and accuracy.

“Throughout the year, we listened as our customers explained building information modeling challenges,” said Glynnis Patterson, director of software development, Ideate Software. “In direct response to that feedback, our software developers created enhancements to Ideate BIMLink.”

Enhancements in these latest versions that save time, increase accuracy, improve project deliverables, and elevate design include: 

  • The ability to:
    • Create new Revit Revision Data (Sequences) from an Excel spreadsheet and edit much of that data within Excel
    • Create Model Groups Link definitions within Revit
    • Review and edit line pattern information from a Line Style link
    • Read Room and Space data across linked files
  • Additional information reporting for Material images 
  • A lower room calculation point
  • A new Search box in the New Link Category dialog 
  • An advanced visual feature to the Import Dialog

“The improvements included with our spring 2017 release demonstrate our ongoing commitment to our clients; we continuously develop extensive, high-quality information solutions that increase the productivity of BIM managers, Revit users, and Revit project teams, and that increase the return on the company’s software investment,” said Bob Palioca, president, Ideate Software.

Ideate BIMLink for Revit carries a five-star rating on the Autodesk App Store and is available with a non-commercial free trial. Download Ideate BIMLink trial today. For more information on Ideate BIMLink for Revit 2018, call 888.662.7238 or contact [email protected]. For support, contact [email protected].

About Ideate Software

Ideate Software allows Revit users to have unprecedented control over their data. Ideate BIMLink, Ideate Explorer for Revit, and Ideate Sticky were all developed to solve persistent problems in Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) workflows. Ideate Software solutions enable Revit users to save time, increase accuracy, improve project deliverables, and elevate design.

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