November

18

2020

Watch the recording of this 30-minute webinar for a quick overview of four Ideate Software solutions that can help you ensure your Revit model performs well and has the highest quality deliverable. Comments made by people who attended the live session include: 

  • “The solutions demonstrated are incredibly helpful for checking the health of a Revit model. We have been exploring these functions within our company and tweaking the template spreadsheets to suit our company standards. We soon hope to make Ideate Software tools part of our standard internal Revit model audit processes.”
     
  • “I am taking on a role in which I will be maintaining the Revit models. It’s good to know about the tools that can help me maintain good model health.”
     
  • “The great set of pre-set queries and reports is very helpful to give users immediate value from the tools, without requiring much setup. The ability to then customize those starting blocks to adapt to a firm's unique requirements is very helpful.”

Webinar Highlights

  1. Ideate BIMLink
    • Review and edit data by extracting it from Revit to an easy-to-use Excel spreadsheet
    • Use the preconfigured library links or modify them to meet your needs
    • Review the included Ideate_HealthCheck.xlsx spreadsheet to make model review a snap
  2. Ideate Explorer 
    • Audit with certainty by seeing every instance of every element in your Revit model
    • Search for elements based on parameter information with Ideate Query
    • Review and fix Revit warnings with Ideate Warnings Manager  
  3. Ideate Dashboard for Autodesk BIM 360
    • Review Revit model information that has been published to BIM 360 for warnings
    • See Partner Cards that are configured to allow Revit warning review across models
  4. Ideate StyleManager
    • Safely remove non-standard styles
    • Understand the impact to the model if a style is simply deleted
    • Analyze, merge, rename or delete a multitude of Revit styles with confidence

Browse 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 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.

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November

10

2020

Companies around the world are using Autodesk BIM 360 as a repository for multiple projects used by people working from home, employees at disparate offices and consultants who work at different locations. Users who want to know about Revit warnings in a lot of projects have faced the tedious task of opening each project. That workflow is streamlined with Ideate Dashboard for Autodesk BIM 360.

Ideate Dashboard is a cloud-based service that provides just-in-time information about Revit warnings within the BIM 360 project information management environment. It gives BIM Managers, BIM Team Leaders and Users quick access to relevant and actionable warnings data. 

Watch the recording of this webinar to see a demonstration of this new service and how it can save you time by making it easy to determine:

  1. Where the critical warnings are
  2. Which files you should open
  3. Who will fix the problems

 
 
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About the Author

David Haynes, Director, Ideate Software
David is a registered architect and a project management certified professional. Before joining Ideate, David had his own architectural practice and was president of a commercial design-build construction company for 15 years. A graduate of the University of Arizona, he has worked as an architect, contractor, and developer, and he was a national construction manager for a national retailer. David currently provides business process analysis, data integration, and change management solutions for AECO clients involved in the design and construction industry across the United States. Find David on Twitter.

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October

29

2020

Do you have a requirement from a client or contractor for a sheet schedule that lists each sheet and each revision on a sheet? If so, you probably have faced a challenge, because Revit only displays the current revision in a sheet list for both revisions per sheet and revisions per project. Unfortunately, there is no built-in solution in Revit to schedule every revision on every sheet. 

In addition to the previously mentioned scheduling challenge, you more than likely require revisions to appear in the titleblock for sheet issuance purposes. If so, you face another hurdle, because Revit only allows sheet issuance edits to one sheet at a time; editing multiple sheets is difficult and time consuming, since many projects have well over 100 sheets.

Fortunately, Ideate BIMLink and Ideate Sticky offer simple solutions to your Revit Revision workflows. Watch the recording of this 30-minute webinar for discussions and demonstrations.

 

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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.

 

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October

26

2020

We were delighted to be a Silver Sponsor of Tech + Virtual 2020, an online conference that brought together AEC and technology specialists from the United States and beyond.

Rising complexity in project design and sustainability goals has catapulted digital tools to the forefront of the AEC industry. The event facilitated knowledge-sharing and discussions on this topic with classes from experts such as Fiona Cousins, Director | Americas Digital Services Leader at Arup, Julia Murphy, Director at SOM (an Ideate Software customer) and Foteinos Soulos, Senior Associate at SHoP Architects (an Ideate Software customer).

Harnessing digital tools to enhance productivity and innovation is a topic we are passionate about. Our colleague Sash Kazeminejad delivered a workshop session titled “Beyond Traditional Revit Data Editing Tasks & Ideate BIMLink.” In this class, he explained how Ideate BIMLink can be utilized for project health checks and general QA/QC tasks.


Session breaks gave us the chance to interact with the Tech + community and share about our bundle promotion (6-month access to all our products for $500), new product improvements (the new version of Ideate Sticky allows users to connect non-BIM data from a Word or PDF document into Revit projects, in addition to Excel) and future industry trends. It was a pleasure to be part of this learning experience.

Want to talk with us about any of these topics? Contact us at [email protected].

 

 

 

 

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October

14

2020

San Francisco, CA, October 14, 2020 Ideate Software, an Autodesk® AEC Industry Partner and Autodesk® Authorized Developer, is pleased to announce that is a Gold Sponsor of the first Autodesk University that is entirely digital and free to attend. This interactive event will bring together designers, engineers, and builders to learn about emerging technologies and trends that will help them achieve their goals. It starts on November 17 and continues through November 20 with live and on-demand classes, events, and activities.

Ideate Software provides Revit productivity applications to BIM managers and Revit users around the world and is a veteran AU sponsor. 

“For years, AU has been an ideal place for us to interact with BIM professionals,” said Glynnis Patterson, Director of Software Development, Ideate Software. “Since this year’s conference is free and 100% online, we expect it to attract many more people. For us as a sponsor, this means a greater opportunity to connect with AECO professionals around the world about BIM workflow challenges and solutions. We are excited about the discussions and possibilities offered by this event.”

Ideate Software invites all AU participants to:

  • Visit its online booth, which will include videos, documentation, and links to future classes hosted by the company
     
  • Register for its live webinar – Beyond Traditional Revit Data Editing Tasks & Ideate BIMLink that will take place on Day 3 of AU – November 19, 2020
     
  • Access its on-demand breakout session featuring BIM professionals’ insights and testimonials on Revit productivity challenges and Ideate Software solutions. This will become available on November 17th, but you can bookmark it now so you don’t miss out when it goes live. 
     
  • Participate in a live Q&A session with Richard Taylor, Technical Evangelist at Ideate Software on November 18th — 4:00 p.m. PST, 7:00 p.m. EST | November 19th — 8:00 a.m. HKT, 11:00 a.m. AEDT

Throughout the conference, members of the Ideate Software Sales and Technical teams will be contactable regarding inquiries about their products: 

  • Ideate BIMLink – Control Revit data with precision and speed
  • Ideate Explorer – Audit BIM models with certainty
  • Ideate Sticky – Easily integrate and format non-BIM data into Revit projects
  • IdeateApps – Simplify everyday Revit tasks with efficiency and elegance
  • Ideate StyleManager – Analyze, delete, or merge non-standard Revit styles
  • Ideate Dashboard — Manage Revit Warnings within your Autodesk® BIM 360® environment with this new service 

For more information about Ideate Software applications, please visit www.ideatesoftware.com


About Ideate Software - Ideate Software, an Autodesk® AEC Industry Partner and Autodesk® Authorized Developer, empowers Revit users to gain unprecedented control over their data. Ideate BIMLink, Ideate Explorer, Ideate Sticky, IdeateApps, Ideate StyleManager and Ideate Dashboard for Autodesk BIM 360 were all developed to solve persistent problems in architecture, engineering, and construction, and owner (AECO) workflows. Ideate Software solutions enable Revit users to save time, increase accuracy, improve project deliverables, and elevate design.

Autodesk, BIM 360, and Revit are registered trademarks or trademarks of Autodesk, Inc., in the USA and/or other countries. All other brand names, product names, or trademarks belong to their respective holders.

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