November

25

2019

Like many of you, the Ideate Software team recently returned from Autodesk University energized by successes, excited about possibilities, and yes, a bit exhausted.

Along with several of my colleagues, I attended learning sessions to hear about what’s new at Autodesk, discussed Ideate Software solutions with Revit users and celebrated with customers at our Customer Appreciation Party.

In addition to demonstrating our Revit productivity tools, we were honored to welcome the following top industry influencers to our booth to share their experiences with our software and thank them for their outstanding support and exemplary use of our solutions: 

Many attendees said that they appreciated hearing industry professionals talk about real projects with real deadlines and the potential fiascos averted with Ideate Software tools. 

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Shown above — Brian Mackey of BD Mackey Consulting, giving an interview as part of our Customer Appreciation meet-up at our booth.  

We also gave away no-cost, one-year, single-user subscriptions to IdeateApps; offered a hard-to-resist “get-to-know-us” incentive on a single, six-month stand-alone subscription to all five of our products; and had several prize draws for the purpose of generating fresh ideas. 

For me, our most interesting promotion was the one where we asked daily Revit users to describe a Revit workflow they would like to see automated. As the Director of Software Development, I’m always seeking ideas that address the needs of AECO professionals, and the best way to get those ideas is to ask the people directly involved. We got a lot of responses, and we will be pleased to announce the winners soon. We’re already discussing the possibility of including them in future releases.

If you missed us at AU and would like to learn about our Revit productivity applications, please contact us at sales@ideatesoftware.com. You can also browse our website, try any of our tools with a free trial version, or subscribe today.

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About the Author

Glynnis Patterson, NCARB – Director of Software Development
Glynnis is a registered architect and has worked within the building information modeling (BIM) industry since 1998. A graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, she has worked as an architect, educator and construction site manager. Glynnis is the Director of Software Development Services and continues to work with AECO clients worldwide, developing, and consulting on solutions to BIM challenges. In her spare time, Glynnis volunteers for the local high school and with growitgreenmorristown.org. Find Glynnis on LinkedIn.

 

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November

4

2019

Did you miss the webinar where I reviewed worksets for all disciplines and demonstrated how to move elements to the correct worksets using Ideate Explorer? Here’s a link to the recording.

Watch the recording to also learn about the power of two key components of Ideate Explorer:

  1. Get more information about selected elements with Ideate Query. You can try to schedule some information in a Revit schedule, but that is limited in the amount and type of data shown. With Ideate Query, you can easily get more information on a selection of elements, for example, their in-place usage, if they are pinned or which levels they are on.
     
  2. Eliminate potential performance issues caused by warnings with Ideate Warnings Manager. In Revit, you can see warnings at a simple level. With Ideate Warnings Manager, you can  categorize your warnings, easily select them, get information about who created/updated them and more, so you can make informed decisions about what you want to do with them. 
 

About Ideate Explorer

Ideate Explorer allows you to audit your BIM models with certainty; it provides lightning-fast Revit data discovery and manipulation. It is a true model browser that shows content in your Revit model, not only the items that are currently in your project.

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About the Author

Sash Kazeminejad - AIA, LEED AP, BCI, BCC - Customer Success Manager
Sash earned his Master of Architecture from Montana State University and is a California registered architect, LEED Accredited Professional, and a Bluebeam Certified Instructor. 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

16

2019

San Francisco, CA, October 16, 2019Ideate Software, an Autodesk Authorized Developer and Autodesk Developer Network member, is offering several incentives to encourage Autodesk® Revit® software users to visit their booth at AU in Las Vegas on November 19-21, 2019. 

With thousands of BIM professionals in attendance, AU is an ideal place for us to discuss the industry’s workflow challenges,” said Glynnis Patterson, Director of Software Development. “When applicable, we will demonstrate how our applications address those challenges. We will also look for ideas for future software developments that answer the needs of AECO professionals.”

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Revit users are encouraged to stop by booth AE490 to get demonstrations of all Ideate Software solutions that aid in accessing, managing, controlling, finding, and filtering Revit data. The demonstrations will include the significant fall 2019 updates to Ideate BIMLink and IdeateApps, many of which directly respond to customer requests, as well as demonstrations of the new Ideate StyleManager, launched in June of this year.

Attendees should stop by the Ideate Software booth to:

  1. Meet top industry influencers such as Brian Mackey from BD Mackey Consulting, Duygu Yenerim from Page, Jeremy Skalitzky from Eppstein Uhen Architects, Nirva Fereshetian from CBT Architects and Veronica Quintero from Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates,  while enjoying a wine and cheese buffet and some good conversations – on November 20 from 5:30 PM. Both Brian Mackey and Nirva Fereshetian participated in Ideate Software customer webinars, during which they shared their valuable BIM expertise.
     
  2. Participate in prize draws
    • Daily Revit users – Describe a Revit workflow you want automated and you can win a $200 Amazon voucher. Your entries will be reviewed by a panel of industry experts who will award prizes for the top two ideas that could have the greatest impact on Revit users.
    • Current Ideate Software customers – Bring a non-customer to learn about our products. Judges will offer prizes in the following categories: 
      • New company 
      • New division in a company that already uses Ideate Software products
      • New Revit user (from a new or existing customer company)
    • All Revit users that don’t already have a subscription to IdeateApps – Sign up for a no-cost one-year, single-user subscription to this collection of nine tools. IdeateApps was designed to simplify tasks that daily Revit users perform most often and help BIM Managers reduce the number of support questions they have to answer on a regular basis.
       
  3. Get to know Ideate Software by obtaining a single, 6-month stand-alone subscription to all our products for only US$500. 
     
  4. Learn about the Ideate Software customer appreciation party and join it to celebrate another year of our partnership. 

Ideate Software will also exhibit at Autodesk’s Forge DevCon on November 18, where we will showcase the integration between Warnings Manager for Revit warnings and the Autodesk BIM 360 platform.


About Ideate Software
Ideate Software 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, 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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October

10

2019

Are you an engineering professional looking to take your Revit warnings management skills to the next level? 

Here’s a link to a short, 30-minute recording of a recent webinar that will show you how to do that with the Warnings Manager feature in Ideate Explorer.

Review this recording to get: 

  • A quick overview of Ideate Explorer, our Revit add-on application that shows you every instance of every element in your model 
  • An introduction to the Ideate Explorer Warnings Manager, our feature that makes it easy to avoid the problems that come with too many warnings in a model
  • A demonstration of how to resolve several Common, Calculated, and Geometric Revit engineering warnings

We host these webinars to help clients get the most out of their Ideate Software tools. If you have a topic you’d like us to cover, please let us know

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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October

7

2019

On Thursday, September 26, 2019, Ideate Software attended the TECHPerspectives event hosted by Microsol Resources in Boston, Massachusetts. Microsol Resources is a strategic partner for Ideate Software.

The event was located on the ninth floor of a downtown Boston office building, complete with a beautiful adjoining roof deck and garden. We actually located our table outside for the welcome breakfast, but we had to move inside the conference facility when the sun and breeze became a bit too strong.

Many excellent Ideate Software customers such as Stantec, Payette, CBT Architects, SMMA, DiMella Shaffer and Gensler also attended the informative sessions, panel discussions, and keynotes. You can review the agenda.

Ideate Software had a small table and was demonstrating our five amazing productivity solutions for Revit. We even played our customer video during breaks.

Ideate Software is proud to partner with Microsol Resources, and we are proud to be an integral part of the AECO community around the globe. From the top of a downtown Boston office building, our view of the future is exciting for Revit productivity and efficiency.


Boston, Coffee, and Ideate Software…………..what more do you need?

 

Boston TECHPerspectives
Andy Hinterman, Senior Associate of LDa Architecture & Interiors poses for a picture with Richard Taylor, Technical Evangelist for Ideate Software. (Andy also coordinates the Boston Revit User Group with sponsorship from Microsol Resources)

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

 

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