Recently I had the pleasure of hosting our newest webinar on Ideate Query, a component of our Revit model browser, Ideate Explorer. Where Ideate Explorer shows every instance of every element in a Revit model, Ideate Query lets you dig even deeper to search on a particular property or parameter. 

During this 30-minute webinar, I start by showing how to use Ideate Explorer to sort by different methods, such as category, family type, level and workset. Then I demonstrate how to complete some real-world activities:

  1. Find overridden dimensions
  2. Find in-place families
  3. Find revisions on sheet
  4. Select doors in fire-rated walls
  5. Review elevation values of devices
  6. Select rebar by host

If you missed the session, would like to see it again or want to share it with a colleague, here’s a link to the recording.


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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.