June

21

2019

Are you looking for a way to increase the time your team spends on interesting and valuable design work? If yes, watch this recording of our webinar to learn about a real-world example of how an architecture firm teams with a BIM consulting services firm that uses Ideate Software tools to streamline model health check-ins with Revit projects. 

Speakers:

  • Richard Taylor, Technical Evangelist, Ideate Software
  • Dan Gallivan, Director of Information Technology, Payette
  • Cara DiPierro, BIM Manager, myCADD

Payette, the 2019 AIA Architecture Firm of the Year, “aspires to become known for our innovative culture and elegant architecture, which we view as the fusion of design and performance.” Recognizing that its people are its number one asset, it focuses on cultivating knowledge so people can focus on great design.

The architects that work at MyCADD know Revit software, BIM, Payette’s business, and Ideate Software tools. They use Ideate Software tools for a variety of tasks that allow Payette’s architects to concentrate on elevating design and not managing software.

Visit our website for more information on our Revit productivity tools. Give them a try with a free trial version, or subscribe today. 


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 18 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.

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June

18

2019

The Ideate Software team has returned from a beautiful autumn in Melbourne, Australia. We made the long journey to attend the BILT ANZ 2019 conference and meet with customers and prospective customers in both Melbourne and Sydney. I returned to Boston, MA just in time to enjoy Memorial Day, the unofficial start of summer in the United States.

BILT ANZ BadgesAt BILT ANZ, we participated in a boardroom luncheon, a presentation zone, and of course, our ever-popular exhibition booth!

I presented a session on the language of Revit warnings, and my colleague Sash Kazeminejad, presented a session on Revit phasing. Yes, we all learned that Demo is NOT a phase! Both sessions were well received and led to much discussion at the Ideate Software booth on the exhibit floor.

It was inspiring to speak with so many Ideate Software customers in Australia and New Zealand about their usage of Ideate Software solutions and to hear how our data management and productivity tools save them time and money.

We are now focused on the upcoming BILT NA 2019 in Seattle in July. I’ll present my Revit warnings session again, and Sash will share everything you need to know about Revit parameters. If you are attending the conference, be sure to sign up for our sessions.

As the month of June means summer is in full swing in New England, I can only look back at my autumn Australia experience as seasons of positive change for the BIM community!


Sash is always ready to talk about the amazing solutions from Ideate Software!


Seasons of Change! From autumn leaves straight to summer sun.

Visit our website for more information on our Revit productivity tools. Give them a try with a free trial version, or subscribe today. 


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 18 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.

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May

8

2019

We were delighted to welcome CBT Architects to our latest customer webinar. CBT Architects is a Boston-based design firm with about 230 architects, interior designers, and urban planners. For 51 years, CBT has worked on a broad range of national and international projects, including urban district development, hospitality environments, multi-family residential, corporate, civic, and academic.

The company uses the full suite of Ideate Software applications. They joined this event to showcase the productivity improvements they have experienced using 3 workflow examples from their daily work.

Please see below a recording of the webinar. Please watch it and share the link with others you think would benefit from the information.  

During the 30-minute session, Nirva Fereshetian, CIO and Associate Principal, CBT Architects, provided an overview of how her team stays current on Revit software and Revit plugins, including Ideate Software applications, through regular lunch-and-learn sessions. 

“We use Ideate tools on all scales from resolving individual model issues to helping project teams validate/check their project data, to using office-wide information on our model management processes to proactively support all projects.” 

After Nirva’s introduction, three members of the CBT Design Technology team demonstrated how they use our applications:

  • Rood Vincent showed how he uses Ideate XRay to reduce the time spent finding hidden elements from 30 to two minutes.
  • Lynn Quagliato provided a real-life example of how she used Ideate BIMLink to validate the data in a hotel project in which they needed to get furniture counts for hundreds of units.
  • William Paquette demonstrated how he uses Ideate Explorer to quickly assess issues and easily clean up models during frequent reviews.

Following their presentations, I facilitated a discussion and the CBT team answered questions on several topics, including on how they use the applications, how they measure return on investment, and how they structure their lunch-and-learn sessions. 

For more information on how Ideate Software applications can help you streamline your Revit workflows, please visit our solutions pages or contact us at sales@ideatesoftware.com.
 


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 18 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.

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May

1

2019

San Francisco, CA, 05/01/2019 – Ideate Software, a veteran Autodesk Developer Network member and provider of Autodesk Revit applications, will attend, exhibit, and deliver presentations at  BILT ANZ 2019 in Melbourne, Australia May 23-25, 2019.

“As the premier BIM training conference, BILT is a perfect time for us to meet with Revit users who design, build, operate, and maintain built environments” said Glynnis Patterson, Director of Software Development, Ideate Software. “We learn about current trends as we discuss how our Revit add-on applications streamline processes and enhance the quality of Revit models.”

Two Ideate Software Presentations

  1. Title: Deciphering the Language of Revit Warnings
    Date: May 24, 2019
    Presenter: Richard Taylor, Technical Evangelist, Ideate Software
    Overview: Failure to manage warnings in a Revit project could result in poor performance, slow synchronization times, incorrect schedule data, or even file corruption. Join this session where we will break Revit warnings into three categories and show how to manage and fix them using Revit tools. We will also feature the Warnings Manager Revit add-on application developed by Ideate Software. 
     
  2. Title: Revit Phasing from A to Z
    Date: May 25, 2019
    Presenter: Sash Kazeminejad, Customer Success Manager, Ideate Software
    Overview: Without a fundamental understanding of Revit Phasing, project documentation and phasing timelines may not behave as intended and could be problematic to sort out. People from all disciplines will benefit from learning how to navigate and operate Phase settings to properly manage the Revit model and design process, both internally and with consultants.
    Ideate Software Product Demonstrations

Attendees are invited to visit booth #28 to discuss Revit challenges and learn about Ideate Software products that address those challenges:

  1. Ideate BIMLink – Precise Revit data control
  2. Ideate Sticky – Accurate Excel data display
  3. Ideate Explorer – Fast Revit data discovery
  4. IdeateApps – Efficient data production. BiLT ANZ 2019 attendees are invited to participate in Ideate Software’s research and get a no-cost subscription to IdeateApps expiring 15 December 2019. Please visit Ideate Software at booth #28 for more information.

About Ideate Software

Ideate Software empowers Revit users to gain unprecedented control over their data. Ideate BIMLink, Ideate Explorer, Ideate Sticky, and IdeateApps were all developed to solve persistent problems in architecture, engineering, construction, and owner (AECO) 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.

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January

23

2019

To provide outstanding sales, training, and support of our Autodesk Revit productivity applications around the world, Ideate Software partners with leading companies that are just as passionate about helping Revit users as we are. In the United Kingdom, we team with Excitech, the area’s largest Autodesk Platinum Partner. We were pleased that this partnership gave us the opportunity to present our products at the January 2019 University of the West of England (UWE) “Peer to Peer BIM” event. 

From my Boston, Massachusetts office, I presented virtually with Excitech’s Nick Johns, who was on site at the event. 

University of the West of England Event
Nick Johns, Excitech, on the ground at UWE, with Richard Taylor, Ideate Software, leading the presentation online from Boston, MA

During the presentation, I discussed common Revit data management workflows and challenges that are simplified or solved by using Ideate Software applications.  

The audience of UWE academia, BIM managers, and architects, including representatives from a leading UK infrastructure, buildings, developments and housing group, showed real interest in the presentation. People asked questions, shared their experiences, requested follow-up meetings, and committed to placing orders.

Although I’m always up for in-person meetings with Revit enthusiasts around the world, the partnership with Excitech made it easy and economical for me to virtually be in England. It offers me the ability to help those learning about or using BIM and Revit in their efforts to efficiently plan, design, construct, and manage buildings and infrastructure. I send out a big thank you to Nick Johns, Excitech, and UWE.

Visit our website for more information on our Revit productivity applications. Give them a try with a free trial version, or subscribe today. 


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 18 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.

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