San Francisco, CA, October 16, 2018 – Ideate Software, an Autodesk Authorized Developer and Autodesk Developer Network member, announced that it will attend Autodesk University in Las Vegas on November 13-15, 2018. 

“As a developer of applications that enhance Autodesk Revit software, we make it a priority to attend Autodesk University,” said Bob Palioca, President. “In addition to demonstrating our products, we ask Revit users to discuss challenges they face, and we convene after the conference to consider building tools to address those challenges.”

Representing Ideate Software at the conference will be Glynnis Patterson, Director of Software Development; Craig H. Dodge, Director of Sales; Richard Taylor, Technical Evangelist; Sash Kazeminejad, Customer Success Manager; and Rahul Verma, Business Development.

Conference attendees are invited to stop by booth A225 to learn about current promotions and get demonstrations of all Ideate Software tools, including Ideate Explorer with Warnings Manager. The Warnings Manager helps users keep their Revit models in top working order by:

  1. Ranking Revit Warnings based on importance
  2. Notifying users when “High” ranked warnings appear in the model
  3. Enabling users to easily fix problems using tools in Revit while the Warnings Manager dialog box is open

While at the booth, attendees can register for a free one-year, single-user subscription to the IdeateApps collection of nine tools that simplify tasks that daily Revit users perform most often*.

*This offer is available to individuals/companies that do not already have a subscription to IdeateApps.

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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After the 2018 BiLT NA Conference in St. Louis, the event organizers announced the top 10 speakers and sessions as decided by the audience. We are pleased to let you know that Sash Kazeminejad’s presentation titled “Revit Phasing from A to Z” was ranked number eight! View the Top 10 list.

“I’m thrilled that attendees found my presentation so valuable,” said Sash. “As a Customer Success Manager, I get to work with and help solve problems for a lot of Revit users. I keep track of hot topics and try to present information that will help a broad audience address current challenges and streamline workflows.”

Sash’s presentation on Revit phasing:

  1. Served as a reminder of the importance of coordinating phasing before modeling anything
  2. Explored the graphical settings for phasing and where phasing belongs in Revit’s overall graphical hierarchy
  3. Highlighted the reasons users should not create demolition phases
  4. Featured tips and tricks, such as how to use phasing for presentations

Watch this video to see how to create new views with the correct phase settings with the Ideate Software Ideate ViewCreator tool, one of the nine tools included with our IdeateApps collection that streamline tasks that daily Revit users perform most often. 

For implementation services or to learn more about how IdeateApps can help your business, contact sales@ideatesoftware.com

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San Francisco, CA, September 3, 2018 – Ideate, Inc., a Bluebeam Platinum Partner, announced that it will sponsor and exhibit at the Mechanical Contractors Association of Western Washington’s 2018 Conference on September 20, 2018, at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, WA. It is also hosting the cocktail reception from 3:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. in rooms 602-604. The reception is open to all attendees, and full conference attendees will receive two drink tickets in their conference packets. 

“This conference attracts professionals who use Bluebeam Revu software. As a leading provider of Bluebeam products and services, we appreciate this opportunity to showcase the reasons Ideate is the best choice for Bluebeam software, training, and consulting services,” said Bob Palioca, President of Ideate. 

Attendees are invited to visit Ideate at booth 16 to meet David Haynes, Certified Bluebeam Consultant, and Ethan Collins, Account Manager. David and Ethan will discuss how Ideate helps customers get a strong return on their investment in Bluebeam software with:

  • Personalized service – A dedicated Account Manager that:
    • Works on customer service questions and quotes
    • Helps manage licenses and installations
    • Recommends the best licensing options
  • Dedicated support – A team of Bluebeam Certified Consultants and Instructors that:
    • Provides an alternative to contacting Bluebeam 
    • Leverages their knowledge to quickly provide the right answers
    • Works with Bluebeam to get client issues escalated and resolved
  • Training options
    • FREE, live webinars led by Bluebeam Certified Instructors
    • Recordings of free webinars available 24/7
    • Classroom and online training and consulting 
  • Easy, cost-effective ordering process
    • Easy to navigate website
    • Convenient and secure online ordering
    • Possible discount when purchasing multiple licenses

MCAWW helps its members through numerous services, including resolving labor disputes, providing customized training, answering safety-related questions, and assisting with bid procedures. Its conference is open to all employees of MCAWW member firms. For a list of members, visit the MCAWW website. For more information on the conference, review the Registration Brochure.

About Ideate, Inc.

Ideate, Inc. is a leading provider of solutions designed for the AECO community. Ideate is committed to helping customers get the most out of their workflow investments. It has been working with Bluebeam since 2008 and is a Platinum-level partner. Bluebeam awarded Ideate, Inc. with Platinum status, the highest level possible, for the best-in-class service provided through sales, support, consulting, and training. In addition to its Platinum-level status, Ideate, Inc. is an Authorized Bluebeam Service Provider and a Bluebeam Certified Training Provider.


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The Ideate Software team returned to Portland, OR and Boston, MA from the BiLT NA Conference in St. Louis, Missouri. We are still thinking about all the great conversations, presentations, and events that transpired during the conference from August 9 – 11, 2018.

Did you visit us at the Ideate Software booth, or did you attend one of our classes?

My colleague, Richard Taylor, presented on a topic that continues to plague many Revit users: finding elements that should be visible in views, but for some reason do not! His presentation was appropriately titled “Visibility #$@! Storm with Revit.” As you may be aware, there are over 50 reasons an element may not be visible in a view, and sometimes trying to figure out which one can just drive you insane! If you would like more information, be sure to check out Richard’s BiLT NA blog post.

I also presented at BiLT NA this year, and my topic was, “Revit Phasing From A to Z.” This presentation was successful because the topic of phasing serves as a reminder of the importance of coordinating Phasing before modeling anything. We also took a deep dive into the graphical settings for phasing and hierarchy of where Phasing belongs in Revit’s overall graphical hierarchy. This presentation also served as a reminder as to why we should not create demolition phases.

Phasing in Revit touches functionality within our Ideate Software solutions. Watch this video to see how you can create new views with the correct phase settings with our Ideate ViewCreator tool. 

While Revit Phasing plays an important role in the graphical hierarchy of Revit models, other settings and overrides take precedence over Phasing. This topic was presented to the group as a reminder of how overrides can greatly affect the output of design documentation.

Here’s a picture of my session. I always try and have a casual conversation when presenting to the audience. The red arrow is pointing at me.

For implementation services or to learn more about how Ideate Software tools can help your business, please contact sales@ideatesoftware.com.

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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The Ideate Software team has returned from the gateway to the west in St. Louis, Missouri. We are back in our Portland, Oregon and Boston, Massachusetts locations, but we are still thinking about all the great conversations, presentations, and events that transpired at the BiLT North American Conference on August 9 – 11, 2018.

Did you see us at the Ideate Software booth, or did you attend one of our classes? Fear not, if we were out of your View Range, or maybe on a different city-defined Workset that was not visible from St. Louis.

As you can tell from my bad view analogy and puns, I presented a class entitled “Visibility #$@! Storm with Revit.” During the presentation, we went over a Revit visibility checklist, and we showcased Ideate XRay, one of the amazing tools within IdeateApps. Ideate XRay helps you understand complex Revit visibility problems.

I am pleased to report that the slide below, one of the many tips and tricks in my presentation, was recognized at the closing session as one of the top 10 tips from all the classes presented during the BiLT North America sessions! This slide shows the detailed and highly informative graphics that are included as HELP within Ideate XRay. These graphics were highlighted as extremely helpful in understanding the complex View Range settings in Revit.


Want to learn more about Ideate XRay? Review a short video.

For even MORE fun, you can review a recording of a full one-hour class the power of XRay.

Welcoming people to my presentation on Ideate XRay, showing off new St. Louis Starbuck’s mugs

Stay tuned for a post from my colleague, Sash Kazeminejad, with his take on BiLT North America and Revit Phasing.

For implementation services or to learn more about how IdeateApps can help your business, please contact 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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