While designing structures to be safe and stable, structural engineers deal with large models that contain detailed elements. Managing the details of elements in Revit can be tedious, time consuming and risky if they are not properly coordinated. Use Ideate BIMLink instead, and you can pull the Revit data into Excel, easily make changes, quickly verify the accuracy of the updates, and push it all back into Revit within just minutes.
Tasks: Data Extractions/Imports and Level and Grid Comparisons
We have several resources available online that can help you get the most out of Ideate BIMLink:
- Blog Post: Get the Revit XYZ Data You Need
- Help File: Sending Coordinate Data for Revit Modeling to the Field
- Help File Integrate Revit Coordinate Properties
- 15-minute Video: Coordinate Data for Virtual Design and Construction
This post is the eighth in a series related to the results of our survey of architecture, engineering, construction, and building-owner companies. Our previous posts covered the time savings possible by using Ideate BIMLink to:
- Manage Revit sheets
- Create and modify rooms and areas
- Swap structural framing instances
- Coordinate spaces & rooms and audit & fix device elevation
- Compile quantity takeoffs, assign assembly codes, and swap types
- View and revise tasks
- QA/QC doors, hardware, and other elements
Keep an eye out for our next blog post, which will cover coordinating survey data and height data for virtual design and construction usage. And check out our Ideate BIMLink ROI web page, where we separated the time savings data by discipline.
Contact us if you have any questions. We look forward to hearing from you.
About the Author
Sash Kazeminejad - AIA, LEED AP - Customer Success Manager
Sash earned his Master of Architecture from Montana State University and is a California registered architect, LEED Accredited Professional. He has extensive experience in project management; BIM management; design for architectural firms in California, Montana, and Oregon; and leading classroom and online BIM training. He provides consulting, sales, support, and training solutions to AECO customers around the globe. Find Sash on LinkedIn.