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.”

Autodesk Universtiy

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 the 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 their products for only US$500. 
     
  4. Learn about the Ideate Software customer appreciation party and join them to celebrate another year of your partnership. 

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

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


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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October

1

2019

When developing the content for this webinar on workflows for Revit MEP data management, I asked several Ideate BIMLink and Revit users to talk about the Revit MEP workflows that bug them. Here are the ones mentioned most often:

  • Editing schedule data
  • Controlling visibility 
  • Quality control
    • QA/QC
    • Naming for COBie Standards
    • Device Elevations
    • Reviewing and modifying workset assignments
  • Pulling data from linked files
  • Automating revision workflows
  • Reviewing hard-to-locate coordinate data 

Watch the recording of this 30-minute webinar to learn how to streamline these workflows with Ideate BIMLink. 


 
Ideate BIMLink ships with over 200 pre-defined link definitions with common family and system parameters. It includes a generic MEP categorization that then drills down further into mechanical, electrical and plumbing sub-disciplines. Start with these preconfigured links, and then customize them to meet your needs. You can save the links on a shared drive, so team members can access them, and you can even have them be part of your Revit template. 

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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September

27

2019

Architects, engineers, consultants, and building owners and operators (AECOO) across the world continue to strive to advance their adoption of building information modeling (BIM).

I recently had the honor of speaking at a meeting hosted by Saskatchewan BIM (SaskBIM), an organization in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan that brings together members of the local AECOO community that share an interest in BIM, integrated project delivery and sustainable design. 

SaskBIMThe presentation I did was titled, “COBie Data Management and Data Exchange using Ideate Software for Revit.” 

COBie, or Construction-Operations Building Information Exchange, is an international standard relating to managed asset information including spaces and equipment.

The SaskBIM group reached out to Ideate Software because there was an interest in how our products are leveraged to support COBie-based data within the Revit environment. The challenge is that a lot of manual editing of COBie data has to happen in Revit and people are looking for efficient ways of gathering model data to edit COBie fields, so the information can be handed over to building managers for asset management. I think it was a hot topic, because the room was filled to capacity and several people dialed in from other locations. 

After the presentation, Tyler Buhr, who heads the SaskBIM group and is an Associate Partner with Henry Downing Architects said, “You had some GREAT reviews last night regarding your presentation. I had feedback from a lot of the attendees that you did such a great job and provided a lot of clarity on the data exchange process and where the capabilities of Ideate Software tools really assist with it.”

Here’s a  link to the recording of my presentation.

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

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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