We hope everyone enjoyed the virtual events of Autodesk University 2021 and enhanced their knowledge of Ideate Software plug-ins for Revit. Although we didn’t see anyone in person, we connected with many Revit users, both customers and non-customers, to hear about Revit challenges and how Ideate Software add-ins can help. We also shared details of current discounts available: 

Two “Get to Know Us” Opportunities

  • Single-User Bundle* – Prove to yourself the value of our products with our six-month, single-user stand-alone bundle that includes a subscription to all our Revit add-ins for just US$500
  • Small-Teams Bundle* – Introduce your team to all five of our Revit plugins with our six-month multi-user cloud network bundle priced at $US995

*These six-month offers also include a $500 credit toward your next annual subscription purchase of any Ideate Software bundle.

Large Quantity Promotion

  • More Users – More Value Bundle – This bundle includes 25 of each of our five titles in cloud-network format plus a 2-hour software training course. Currently priced at US$8,000 (value is US$12,000)

All subscriptions come with unlimited access to all our learning materials, videos, Help files, technical support and blog posts.

Go to our store to access any of these deals. Have questions? Contact us at [email protected].

Don’t delay! These deals are scheduled to expire soon. 

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Anyone interested in managing Revit warnings will want to watch the recording of this interactive webinar. Over the course of one hour, Glynnis Patterson, our Director of Software Development, and I discussed Revit warnings:

  1. Which Revit warnings are most important?
  2. Which can be ignored?
  3. Who should fix warnings?
  4. How can you fix warnings?
  5. How do Ideate Software applications help?

New Features to Ideate Software Tools for Revit Warnings Management 

In addition to Ideate Explorer and Ideate Warnings Manager, which Revit users around the world have used for several years to manage Revit warnings, we talked about the new Warnings Dashboard that can be integrated with Ideate Automation. We demonstrated how the Warnings Dashboard provides insight into the health of a Revit project by displaying items determined by our beta testers as the most important: 

  • Number of warnings
  • Descriptions of Top 10 warnings
  • Warnings per MB
  • Warnings over time


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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We are pleased to announce that Dan Tartaglia, manager of the Development team at NBBJ Digital, will lead an instructional demonstration at Autodesk University on how to use Ideate BIMLink to extract data from a Revit model and visualize that data in Microsoft Power BI to better understand the health of the Revit model. 

NBBJ and Dan have used Ideate Software plugins for Revit software for many years, and Dan actively participates in our beta testing program to help ensure our products address real challenges that Revit users face. 

Make sure to attend his presentation, Analyzing Revit Data Using Microsoft Power BI, on October 5, 2021 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time or watch a recording of the session, which will be available shortly after the broadcast.

During the session, you will:

  1. Hear about the value of Ideate BIMLink and Microsoft Power BI
  2. Discover where to find learning resources for Ideate BIMLink and Microsoft Power BI
  3. See how to extract data from a Revit model using Ideate BIMLink and bring it into Microsoft Power BI
  4. Walk through examples of using Microsoft Power BI to examine the data from the Revit model

About Dan Tartaglia
Dan Tartaglia has been in the AEC industry since 1986. He has been working for NBBJ for 15 years. Before that, he was at Bentley Systems and a few other architectural firms in the Philadelphia area. Over the years, his responsibilities at NBBJ have evolved. Currently in the NBBJ Digital Team, he manages the Development Team and creates in-house tools mostly using the Revit API at the project and company levels to help automate and improve Revit efficiency. He also supports Revit projects, provides guidance, leads training on Revit and Microsoft Power BI and creates a number of Power BI dashboards for all levels of the company.

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San Francisco, CA, September 22, 2021 – Ideate Software, an Autodesk® AEC Industry Partner and Autodesk® Authorized Developer, is pleased to announce that it will once again participate in Autodesk University.

“We look forward to connecting with the AECO community at AU 2021. We appreciate that it will be online and free, attracting more people from across the globe than the traditional in-person events,” said Glynnis Patterson, Director of Software Development, Ideate Software. 

Ideate Software invites all AU participants to visit its online booth to watch short how-to videos that show how Ideate Software applications for Revit solve common workflow challenges and to view customer testimonials.

Glynnis continued, “During the conference, thousands of Autodesk Revit users will focus on professional development. When visiting our booth, they will learn how Ideate Software’s Revit add-ins can help them reduce the time spent on model management while enhancing model quality.”   

Throughout the conference, attendees can reach out to members of the Ideate Software Sales and Technical teams to discuss the Revit plugins: 

  1. Ideate BIMLink – Control Revit data with precision and speed
  2. Ideate Explorer – Audit Revit models with certainty
  3. Ideate Sticky – Integrate and format non-BIM data into Revit projects
  4. IdeateApps – Simplify everyday Revit tasks with efficiency and elegance
  5. Ideate StyleManager – Analyze, delete or merge non-standard Revit styles

To learn more about how Ideate Software products help Revit users save time, increase model accuracy, improve deliverables and elevate design, visit the website. You can also download 14-day trial versions or take advantage of their current promotions:

A) a US$500 single-user bundle to use all the Ideate Software solutions for 6 months,

B) a US$995 multi-user cloud network bundle to give several people on your Revit team access to use all the solutions for 6 months.

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



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Those of you who saw the AIA ‘21 Conference Keynote Address by Shelley Halstead on July 29 have probably already checked out the website of the organization she founded called Black Women Build-Baltimore.  If you didn’t see the keynote, I highly recommend that you visit the site. Glynnis Patterson, Director of Software Development at Ideate Software, and I attended the keynote, and were blown away by her candour and can-do attitude. Based on the comments made during the keynote, others were in awe as well.

Shelly is a carpenter, an entrepreneur, and a lawyer. Her business, Black Women Build-Baltimore, buys rundown homes in Baltimore and empowers black women to work as carpenters on the homes. They learn and hone skills while getting the chance to become homeowners and create generational wealth. The program “is offered to capable women who are ready for change and would not otherwise have the opportunity.”

Her inspiring presentation was one of my favorites. I walked away with a huge appreciation for who Shelly is and what she does, and I am pleased to share her story. We have contributed to this fantastic organization and hope you’ll consider doing the same. If you want to know more about Black Women Build-Baltimore and are interesting in donating to their cause, please visit https://blackwomenbuild.org/

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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