You may have heard that Autodesk® Revit®  2019 includes the addition of the variable “or” to view filters. This gives users greater control over view graphics by enabling them to create view filters with multiple rules and nested sets with AND and OR conditions. This feature was the most requested change suggested to Autodesk!

Revit Filter Dialog

Autodesk screen shot reprinted courtesy of Autodesk, Inc.

If you’ve always wanted to use this same filtering but with schedules, you should check out Ideate BIMLink, which has offered sophisticated filtering since 2014.

The ability to use “or” for filters is essential to Ideate BIMLink’s support of quality control, quantity takeoff, and other similar processes when casting a broader data ‘net’ is useful. In the image below, for example, unchecking the “Elements Must Pass All Filters” lets Ideate BIMLink look for Design Option content that is either in the Main Model or in the Primary.

Ideate BIMLink Filter Dialog

Don’t wait for the features you need, try Ideate BIMLink today.

See what else is new in Revit 2019.

Visit the Ideate Software website to learn more about how Ideate Software applications can streamline your Revit workflows.

About the Author

Glynnis Patterson, NCARB – Director of Software Development
Glynnis is a registered architect and has worked within the building information modeling (BIM) industry since 1998. A graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, she has worked as an architect, educator and construction site manager. Glynnis is the Director of Software Development Services and continues to work with AECO clients worldwide, developing, and consulting on solutions to BIM challenges. In her spare time, Glynnis volunteers for the local high school and with growitgreenmorristown.org. Find Glynnis on LinkedIn.