Ideate Software was on the road again visiting the beautiful city by the Bay in late October! 

San Francisco is the headquarters of Ideate Software, but Technical Evangelist, Richard Taylor, hopped across the country from Boston to present a lunch and learn session for the AIA San Francisco Center for Architecture.

Massachusetts Bay to San Francisco Bay! Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge to Golden Gate Bridge!

Massachusetts Bay  San Francisco Bay

Richard delivered a presentation called “Clone Yourself and Save Time on Repetitive Revit Tasks,” where he showed how Revit users can stop wasting time on tedious, repetitive tasks and reduce intense boring work with top BIM data management workflows that essentially allow you to clone yourself and gain an employee.

Richard Taylor's Presentation

The 30+ attendees learned how to create new Revit family and project parameters using Ideate BIMLink, how to easily manage materials to ensure Revit model accuracy, and how to automatically create comprehensive document issue and revision data. 

In addition, attendees learned how to avoid annotative clashes and ensure accurate documentation within their Revit projects by using IdeateApps

Ideate Automation was the breakout star of the 90-minute presentation. You can review the eye-popping breakout star by watching our Ideate Automation video without leaving your computer or visiting either Bay!

Joining Richard at the event for lively discussions about all things BIM and data management were Ideate Software team members Rahul Verma and Moe Kress.

Taking advantage of his cross-country trek, Richard also took the opportunity to visit some important Ideate Software customers in the San Francisco area, visit the Autodesk office, and have some excellent coffee along the way!


Before you could say “Revit’s your Uncle,” Richard was flying back across the country from the Pacific to the Atlantic shores.  

Ideate Software is spanning the country from sea to shining sea with Revit productivity and BIM data management workflows for all Revit users.

We will see you in Las Vegas for AU2023!

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San Francisco, CA, October 23, 2023 – Excited to hear from Autodesk® and discuss Ideate Software applications that streamline Autodesk Revit® workflows, Ideate Software is sending company leaders as well as a large group of software development, support, customer success, and sales team members to Autodesk University 2023.

Autodesk University 2023“Whether you are a prospective customer looking to increase productivity or an existing customer with a feature request, you’ll find the right person to talk with at our booth number 856,” said Glynnis Patterson, Director of Software Development, Ideate Software. “While discussing BIM with us, anyone is welcome to step into our photobooth for a fun remembrance of the event.”

In addition to the Ideate Software professionals, two customers will also be in their booth:

  • Brian Mackey, owner of BD Mackey Design
  • Sash Kazeminejad, project manager at Annex Architecture and former customer success manager at Ideate Software

“Both Brian and Sash are well known within the BIM community,” said Glynnis. “We are pleased that they will be there to share real-world examples of how they use Ideate Software tools to deliver better Revit models faster.”

Ideate Software also invites Revit users to the presentation, Clone Yourself and Save Time on Repetitive Revit Tasks, by Customer Success Manager – Americas, Nivin Nabeel, to see demonstrations on how to:

  • Export Revit model health data effortlessly while you sleep overnight
  • Generate comprehensive QTO (Quantity Take-Off) data in a snap
  • Get reports on essential Revit family and project metrics
  • Export data from Revit files to PDFs, NWC, IFC, and DWGs quickly, conveniently, and overnight

People not attending Autodesk University can visit or send an email to [email protected] to learn more about their Revit productivity-enhancing tools. 

About Ideate Software - Ideate Software, an Autodesk® AEC Industry Partner and Autodesk® Authorized Developer, empowers Revit users to gain unprecedented control over their data. They developed Ideate BIMLink, Ideate Explorer, Ideate Sticky, IdeateApps, and Ideate StyleManager to solve persistent problems in architecture, engineering, and construction, and owner-operator (AECO) workflows. They developed Ideate Automation as a scripting solution to easily automate repetitive Revit and Ideate Software tasks for consistent and repeatable results.

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

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We were pleased to welcome Nigel Davies from Evolve Consultancy to a webinar to share how Ideate Software products have revolutionized the way he and his team complete tasks by reducing weeks of work to hours. 

Watch the recording of this 30-minute webinar to see how Evolve Consultancy uses Ideate BIMLink to streamline workflows on a high-demand, new-build project called the Center for Arabic Calligraphy, where the client requires extensive, detailed, weekly reports on 19 KPIs. You’ll also learn how they use:

  • Ideate BIMLink to complete required reports on COBie 
  • Ideate Automation to perform a standard weekly reporting process overnight that used to take almost a full day 


About Evolve Consultancy

Founded in 2005, Evolve is an internationally renowned BIM consultancy providing services and support around the design, development, and implementation of technology-enabled data production processes to contractors, architects, and engineers in the UK, the US, Europe, Middle East, and Australia.

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Looking for examples of how architects and designers use Ideate Software tools to streamline Revit processes? Watch the recording of this 45-minute webinar. You’ll hear from Goettsch Partners’ Senior Associate Nickolas Popoutsis who shares how their team uses Ideate Software tools to make the workflow easier and reduce time spent on repetitive tasks.

“The work that takes us away from our thought process of design is not time well spent,” said Nickolas. 

Watch the webinar to see some real-world applications on how to:

  1. Eliminate redundancies and the potential for missed updates by live-linking Excel files into a Revit file with Ideate Sticky 
  2. Get drawings set up and running in a clear and organized way by performing quick sheet setups with Ideate SheetManager and Ideate ViewCreator 
  3. Streamline the QA/QC process by coordinating sheet sets with Ideate Align
  4. Simplify the design iteration process by creating design alternatives with Ideate Clone

Browse our website to learn more about our Revit productivity-enhancing tools. Check out our Events page for more opportunities to connect with our team in person and online.

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As the sponsor of the evening drinks reception at the upcoming Women in BIM Conference in London, we are looking forward to talking with fellow BIM enthusiasts in a fun and casual environment. 

  • Date: Wednesday, November 22
  • Event Time: 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Drink Reception Time: 4:40 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Place: The View, United Kingdom

After a full day of hearing influential speakers share their insights and experiences on the people, projects, and processes driving the digital future of the built environment, please stop by the reception for some refreshments, to revisit highlights of the day with peers, and to meet our UK/EMEA Customer Success Manager Steve Deadman, and our UK/EMEA Territory Lead Nick Johns.

We are proud of our association with Women in BIM, a global non-profit organization with a vision to support, empower, and celebrate female BIM and digital construction professionals. During the past 12 months, the organization has seen enormous growth in activities, reinforcing the importance of the group and its people in influencing diversity and inclusion across the construction industry.

Learn more about the conference. In addition to sponsoring the drink reception at the London conference, we are also sponsoring the 11-08-23 WIB conference in Australia.

Check out our Events page for more opportunities to meet with our team online or in person.

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