May

25

2018

Whether you’re new to Ideate Software or in need of a refresher, this free, online course will be time well spent. We will walk through processes often requested by our customers and show you how our solutions will help keep projects of all complexities on time and on budget.

Revit project management is complex; professionals from multiple disciplines need quick access to Revit data, yet the environment is dynamic, and many people do not work in Revit. Spend an hour with us and learn how to:

  • Keep Revit files in top working order and streamline quality control processes with five-minute audits in key areas
  • Simplify editing and project management by moving data from Revit to Excel for easy updating, and then having the ability to import it back into Revit
  • Ensure the team views current information by displaying Excel spreadsheets containing non-BIM data, such as code checklists and general notes, within your Revit files
  • Decrease the time spent on common tasks and increase the accuracy of BIM data in a Revit model

Class Schedule

United Kingdom and European Time Zones
Date: Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Time: 1:30 PM BST / 2:30 PM CEST

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Australian and Asian Time Zones
Date: Thursday, June 21, 2018
Time: 9:30 AM AWST / 11:30 AM AET

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North and South American Time Zones
Date: Thursday, June 21, 2018
Time: 9:30 AM PDT / 12:30 PM EDT

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For More Information

Visit our Events page for details of all upcoming events. For more information on how Ideate Software tools can streamline your Revit workflows, visit our website or contact us at sales@ideatesoftware.com.

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September

12

2017

San Francisco, CA, 09/12/2017 Ideate Software, a veteran Autodesk Developer Network member, announced today that Craig H. Dodge, director of Sales, and Richard Taylor, technical evangelist, will attend BILT EUR 2017. They will demonstrate proprietary Ideate Software tools that enhance the experience of Autodesk® Revit® software users.

“Ideate Software tools streamline Revit workflows for professionals in the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) community,” said Mr. Dodge. “This conference provides an ideal opportunity for us to connect with our customers and others in the community, listen to their challenges and show them how Ideate Software addresses those challenges, and learn of new issues with Revit workflows that we may address in future releases of our software.”

BILT is the premier global BIM training conference for those who design, build, operate, and maintain built environments. It’s the only global, non-profit conference series dedicated to expanding BIM adoption through education

Here are highlights of the tools developed by Ideate Software that keep Revit projects on time and budget by dramatically reducing the time spent on tedious tasks, and increase the accuracy of Revit models by eliminating error-prone editing and updating processes:

  • Ideate BIMLink – Moves data from Revit into Microsoft Excel for easy editing
  • Ideate Explorer – Searches all elements in a Revit model, even those not in the Revit browser
  • Ideate Sticky – Places Excel files containing non–BIM data onto Revit project files, which are not able to manage or format non-BIM data
  • IdeateApps – Streamlines the tasks that daily Revit users perform most often

The BILT EUR 2017 conference will be held on October 5 - 7, 2017 at the Radisson Blu Scandinavian Congress Centre in Aarhus, Denmark. Visit the Ideate Software team in the Exhibition Hall at booth number 11.


About Ideate Software

Ideate Software allows Revit users to have unprecedented control over their data. Ideate BIMLink, Ideate Explorer for Revit, Ideate Sticky, and IdeateApps were all developed to solve persistent problems in Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) workflows. Ideate Software solutions enable Revit users to save time, increase accuracy, improve project deliverables, and elevate design.

Autodesk, the Autodesk logo, ATC, and Revit are registered trademarks or trademarks of Autodesk, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries and/or affiliates in the USA and/or other countries.

Microsoft Excel is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries. All other brand names, product names or trademarks belong to their respective holders.

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June

16

2017

This week, I had the pleasure of meeting with the pdx Revit User Group at the fabulous Portland AIA to share Excel knowledge gleaned from years of trial and error in my role at Ideate Software. Many people in the room contributed to the discussion both from a technical standpoint and by providing examples of how they use Excel in their Architecture, Engineering, and Construction workflows.

My favorite new tip came from Ideate Software’s Jesika DiGregorio…I did not know that you can use “Alt+Enter” within a formula to help visually organize complex nested formulas without impacting the results!

Using “Alt+Enter” within a Revit formula

Thanks to all who attended, welcomed me to your group, and shared your expertise.

You can download the presentation and sample files from here:

For more information on our Revit software add-ins that help customers get the most out of their Revit software, visit the Ideate Software website or contact your authorized Ideate Software partner.


About the Author

Glynnis Patterson, Revit expertGlynnis Patterson, NCARB — Director of Software Development
Glynnis is a Registered Architect and has worked within the BIM industry since 1998. A graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, she has worked as an architect, educator and construction site manager. Glynnis is currently the Director of Software Development at Ideate Software, and she continues to work with AEC clients worldwide, developing, and consulting on solutions to Building Information Modeling challenges. In her spare time Glynnis does volunteer work for ECLC of New Jersey and Grow it Green Morristown. Follow Glynnis on Twitter.

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April

17

2017

The first ever BILT Conference (Building Infrastructure Lifecycle, supported by Technology) recently wrapped up in Singapore. This conference had previously been called the Revit Technology Conference.

BILT is an annual event run in multiple regions around the globe, designed to cater to the needs of those who design, build, operate, and maintain our built environment. As a community of professionals, it is dedicated to improving the way industry works together.

The Singapore event kicked off a series of 2017 events that will bring the BILT Conference to Adelaide, Australia; Toronto, Canada; and Aarhus, Denmark.

Singapore skyline at dusk

Still a very Revit-centric event, but the classes, meetings, and discussions the event has expanded to include BIM process, VDC, Digital Engineering, and the overall built-environment lifecycle for buildings and infrastructure.

Ideate Software is an exhibitor at all four BILT events for 2017. We were thrilled to make the LONG journey to Singapore. It’s 9,535 miles from New York City to Singapore on a direct flight. Since it’s only a mere 215 miles from New York up to Boston, I will use the New York flight-miles number as my yardstick! I’m located in Boston, Massachusetts, and I took a direct flight from Boston to Hong Kong. That was ONLY 7,945 miles and a very short 16 hour duration. Yes, it’s literally halfway around the world from Boston!

The trip was worth the long journey to discuss all things Revit and BIM with many Ideate Software existing customers and new prospects. Ideate Software also took the time to visit AEC firms in Singapore and Hong Kong before and after the BILT Asia Conference.

It was an exciting trip, full of incredible discussions about the power of BIM and Ideate Software for this region.

We look forward to more engaging discussions with our customers in Australia, North America, and Europe as the BILT Conference spans around the globe in the coming months. Please look for us at BILT ANZ, BILT North America, and BILT Europe in 2017!

The flight to Australia will be a long one too, so Toronto and Denmark will seem like a short walk up the road for us! However, Ideate Software is thrilled to be a part of the BILT world-wide events.


About the Author

Richard W. Taylor - Associate AIA - Technical Evangelist, Ideate Software
Richard Taylor has over 25 years of experience working for companies that develop architecture and engineering software solutions such as Intergraph, Bentley, and Autodesk. He has over 15 years of Revit experience and was part of the original development of Revit while at Revit Technology Corporation. He worked 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 Masters of Architecture from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. Richard is currently a Technical Evangelist for Ideate Software Solutions and continues to work with AEC clients worldwide, developing, and consulting on BIM solutions. In his spare time, he is active in his local community and is an elected member of the local Planning Board where he evaluates new developments, regional planning, and design criteria. @Rwtaylor_Revit

 

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March

1

2017

Autodesk Revit software allows a dizzying array of sophisticated options to display or hide elements within the Building Information Model. Model managers know about Visibility Graphics and Reveal Hidden Elements, but add Phasing,View Filters, Linked Files, or Scope Boxes, and things start to get complicated.

Now, add in the possibility that you have new staff who might just ignore Worksets or decide to make a new Level because they can’t find the existing one in the Elevation, and you’re headed for a Visibility Tornado of problems!  

We’ve recently add a new class to our extensive schedule of online classes titled, “Hide-and-Seek with Revit Elements using Ideate XRay and Ideate QuickSelect.”   

This class is geared towards advanced and guru-level Revit users who are responsible for model management. The goals of the class are to:

  • Provide a methodology to evaluate the causes of visibility problems
  • Demonstrate how to solve some of the more complicated visibility conditions
  • Train staff on how to solve visibility issues without help from the BIM Manager

Register for our next live online class scheduled for April 20th at 11:30 PDT. We hope you’re able to join us!

If you aren’t available for the April 20th class date, we have made a recording of an earlier presentation you can review ANY time! (Eat pizza and watch in your pajamas!)


About the Author

Richard W. Taylor - Associate AIA - Technical Evangelist Ideate Software
Richard Taylor has over 25 years of experience working for companies that develop architecture and engineering software solutions such as Intergraph, Bentley, and Autodesk. He has over 15 years of Revit experience and was part of the original development of Revit while at Revit Technology Corporation. He worked 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 Masters of Architecture from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. Richard is currently a Technical Evangelist for Ideate Software Solutions and continues to work with AEC clients worldwide, developing, and consulting on BIM solutions. In his spare time, he is active in his local community and is an elected member of the local Planning Board where he evaluates new developments, regional planning, and design criteria. @Rwtaylor_Revit

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