Are you an MEP professional using Revit software? If yes, chances are that you coordinate room-based data with space elements several times during each project and you audit and fix the elevation levels of devices and fixtures several times. These tasks may not take much time in simple models, but what do you do if there are hundreds or thousands of elements?
Fortunately, you can use Ideate BIMLink and some of the out-of-the-box content to pull element data to Microsoft Excel where you can easily review the spreadsheets for errors and quickly make any corrections necessary. Then use Ideate BIMLink again to push all the data back into Revit. What once took hours will only take minutes.
Tasks: Space & Room Coordination and Device Elevation Quality Control
We have several resources available online that can help you get the most out of Ideate BIMLink. Here are links to a few:
• 4-minute Video: Quality Control for Devices and Fixtures
• Videos: Ideate BIMLink video playlist
• Blog Post: Space Needs Analysis: Bridge Revit Areas and Pivot Tables
• Help File: Assign Space Types
• Blog Posts: All Ideate BIMLink blog posts
• Help Files: All Ideate BIMLink Help files
This post is the fourth 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:
Keep an eye out for our next post, which will cover quantity takeoff and assembly code assignments as well as type swapping.
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.