Construction professionals, designers and builders using Revit software can dramatically reduce the amount of time they spend compiling quantity takeoffs (QTO), assigning assembly codes to model elements, and swapping design elements by using Ideate BIMLink. They use this solution to pull volumes of data from the Revit file to Excel for easy editing and then push it back into the model with speed, ease, and accuracy.
Here are the time savings you can achieve with Ideate BIMLink. The data was provided by our customers as part of our global January 2020 Ideate BIMLink survey, and the results may vary depending on your company and the nature of the work undertaken.
Common Ideate BIMLink Tasks for VDC Professionals: Quantity Takeoff and Assembly Code Assignments + Type Swapping
We have several resources available online that can help you get the most out of Ideate BIMLink. Here are links to a few:
- Blog Post: Revit 2019 Takes a Cue from Ideate BIMLink 2014
- Blog Post: Avoid Quantity Takeoff Blunders in Revit Projects
- Help File: Create and Manage BIM Quantity Takeoff Data for Revit
- Help File: Utilize Type Swapping in Revit Model Elements
- 3-minute Video: 2-Step Quantity Takeoff
- 3-minute Video: Structural Type Swapping
This post is the fifth 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
Keep an eye out for our next blog post, which will cover views and revisions.
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.