We’re pleased to bring our customers new features to our 2021, 2020, 2019 and 2018 versions of Ideate BIMLink. Many of the enhancements are the results of feature requests from customers, and all the enhancements will save you time by streamlining Revit data management tasks.
May 2020 Updates
MEP — Create Spaces from Linked Room Data: Quickly create a space for every room within the linked Revit architectural model. It has the following benefits over the Revit “Automatically Create Space” method:
- Create all spaces at once, not just floor-by-floor
- Simultaneously name the spaces per the rooms or add your own prefix/suffix
- Simultaneously number the spaces to match the rooms or add your own prefix/suffix
- Simultaneously copy any custom room-based properties into relevant space-based properties
New QC Workflows — Walls: Identify problematic conditions with new link definitions to leverage these properties:
Note: These properties are available in Revit 2018.1 and later.
For the Revit 2021 version only: The “Cross-Section” and “Angle from Vertical” property is now available for review and editing within Ideate BIMLink.
Structure — New Data Category <Sketch>: This multi-category link allows reporting on sketch lines from floors, ceilings, railings, roofs or structural foundations. The data can be used as part of a structural comparison with third party analytic tools.
New Health Check Content: Review the Health Check folder for common dashboard-related content. (click image to enlarge)
If you have a feature request, please let us know.
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.