With Ideate BIMLink, Autodesk Revit users can push large amounts of information from a Revit file into Microsoft Excel to use its superior editing capabilities, including:

  • Copy/Paste & Search/Replace for accuracy and speed
  • Powerful formula usage to automate data management

When editing is complete, volumes of precise BIM data can be pulled back into Revit with speed, ease, and accuracy. 

Ideate BIMLink also facilitates many other workflows not available in Revit software. In this 30-minute webinar, we focused on renaming families, types and any other data by using a few of the ~300 link definitions that come with Ideate BIMLink. We focused on reviewing link definitions that are delivered as a part of the following sample libraries:

  1. Project Standards – Prevent problems from occurring (Type Information)
  2. Quality Control – Fix problems that have occurred (Instance Information)
  3. Health Check (new in our May 2020 update!) – Look at dimensions, levels, standards, model lines, revision clouds, etc.

We also reviewed other recent videos that touch upon this workflow such as Elevation Naming Management and Managing Custom Sheet Indexes

Check out the recording of the webinar to get all the details and to hear the 10-minute Q&A session at the end.

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About the Author

Richard W. Taylor, Associate AIA – Technical Evangelist 
Richard has more than 30 years of experience working for companies that develop architectural and engineering software solutions, such as Intergraph, Bentley, and Autodesk. He has over 20 years of Revit experience, and he was part of the original development of Revit while at Revit Technology Corporation. He worked for 12 years at Autodesk, where he presented, taught, and worked to improve features in Revit. Richard holds both a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies and Master of Architecture from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. As Technical Evangelist, Richard works with AECO clients worldwide, developing and consulting on BIM solutions. Find Richard on Twitter and LinkedIn.