May

6

2021

We were thrilled to have the opportunity to speak on a recent BIMThoughts podcast about exciting updates to Ideate Software solutions. 

This entertaining conversation was between hosts Bill Debevc, Carl Storms and Dana De Filippi and Ideate Software’s Glynnis Patterson and David Haynes. It was about how globalization and working from home allows users from different countries to work on the same projects or deliver project plans in other languages, and how Ideate Software is supporting this change by translating ouir Revit productivity solutions into five languages (French, German, Spanish, Japanese, and Simplified Chinese).

Listen to the podcast to hear the conversation and learn something about the participants. 

BIMThoughts is a podcast about BIM technology and techniques. Its hosts interview top BIM professionals, learn what makes them tick, and discusses their views on BIM, Revit, and the architecture, engineering and construction industries.

 


 

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March

23

2021

Thank you to everyone who participated our March online user group meetings. The workflows shared by our guest speakers as well as the discussions and questions from attendees made for informative meetings that we hope delivered value to everyone.

Although you may have attended the meeting scheduled for your local region, you may want to listen to the others, because each featured different guest speakers and Q&A sessions. 

Here are links to each of the recordings and a few details of the speakers and the topics covered:

Recording of Americas User Group Meeting

Guest Speakers

Thesla CollieThesla Collier, Genslerr
Associate BIM Manager
Gensler 
Thesla shared some of her favorite tips to using Ideate Software applications.

 

Sara Troy, Modulus ConsultingSara Troy
Director of Operations
Modulus Consulting
Sara presented a creative Ideate BIMLink and Ideate Sticky workflow that Modulus developed to manage municipal grading calculation requirements.

Jan Sako, Ideate SoftwareJan Sako
Support and QA Manager
Ideate Software
Jan talked about the benefits of Ideate Installer.

 

Recording of APAC User Group Meeting 

Guest Speakers

Holger DeGroot, ModmationHolger DeGroot
CEO & Founder
Modmation
Holger showcased some tips for managing warnings to ensure Revit model health with Ideate Explorer.


Tang MinJin, Surbana JurongTang MinJin
Executive BIM Manager
Surbana Jurong 
Tang demonstrated how Surbana Jurong automated the creation of 300+ sheers with Ideate BIMLink.

 

Recording of EMEA User Group Meeting

Guest Speakers

Neil Rooney, ElecktaNeil Rooney
Senior Medical Facility Design Specialist
Elekta
Neil shared some tips for converting a Revit project from English into other languages.

     

Paul Suggleby, HOKPaul Duggleby
Senior Associate
HOK 
Paul discussed how he uses Ideate Explorer to audit his Revit projects at HOK.

     

Jan Sako, Ideate SoftwareJan Sako
Support and QA Manager
Ideate Software
Jan talked about the benefits of Ideate Installer.

 

Plans for our next online user group meetings are well underway. Check out our Events page for dates and times and register today!

If you are interested in being a guest presenter, please contact Richard Taylor

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March

11

2021

IMAGINiT Technologies recently hosted a webinar on Ideate Software products. IMAGINiT is a value-added reseller of Autodesk products, including Revit, making them an ideal partner of ours. 

During the webinar, our Technical Evangelist Richard Taylor fielded questions while I led a presentation on the importance of addressing Revit model and health standards as well as behaviors that lead to model health and standards issues. I also demonstrated some of the ways to combat these issues using two of our Revit applications, Ideate Explorer and Ideate StyleManager

  • Ideate Explorer
    • Filter to review model standards for model clean-up of CAD imports, groups and lines
    • Refine selections to find elements modelled as in-place families and pinned elements
    • Compile and rank warnings and select elements for easy warnings clean-up
       
  • Ideate StyleManager
    • Review object styles sub-categories, including usage analysis, delete unused elements, merge and purge from one style to another
    • Review filters, including usage analysis, delete unused elements, merge and purge from one filter style to another
    • Review fonts and text styles, including usage analysis, merge and purge from one style to another

I used architectural and MEP models for the examples, but the workflows covered can be extended to other disciplines.

In case you missed the presentation or would like to see it again, here’s a link to the recording.

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

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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March

8

2021

Recently I had the pleasure of discussing Ideate Software solutions on a webinar hosted by The Architect’s Newspaper, a publication that serves architects, designers, engineers, landscape architects, lighting designers, interior designers, academics, developers, contractors, and other parties interested in the built urban environment. 

The Architect's NewspaperThe 60-minute presentation called Advanced Revit Model Health Checks using Ideate Software Tools was attended professionals interested in:

  • The importance of performing periodic Revit model health checks
  • Key areas that should be included in Revit model health checks
  • Revit features that can lead to poor model health

In addition to discussing the problems associated with poor model health, I demonstrated some of the ways three Ideate Software solutions can be used to help keep Revit models healthy. 

  1. Ideate BIMLink 
    • Export data to pre-configured Health Check template to review the health of a project
    • Automate the exporting of Revit model data
       
  2. Ideate Explorer
    • Review model standards for model clean up
    • Find elements that can contribute to file bloat
    • Compile, rank, select and clean up warnings
       
  3. Ideate StyleManager
    • Find and delete or merge non-standard object styles
    • Find and delete or merge non-standard line patterns
    • Find and delete or merge non-standard fonts

A recording of the presentation is available. 

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

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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February

2

2021

We were honored that in 2020, ZGF Architects, BD Mackey Consulting and BIM Guru participated in our webinar series on how customers use Ideate Software solutions. In case you missed the webinars or you’d like to watch them again or share them with your colleagues, below are the links. The recordings are also in our Customer Webinars Playlist on our YouTube Channel. 

If you are interested in showcasing your company, BIM management best practices and use of Ideate Software solutions, please contact us. We’d love to hear from you and share your expertise with our customers.

ZGF Architects and Ideate Software Unveil Winning Revit Strategies


 

Simplify Revit Tasks with Brian Mackey and Ideate Software


 

Revit Model Management with Gavin Crump and Ideate Software


 

We’d also encourage you to access customer-focused webinars from previous years, filled with Revit data management tips and tricks shared by BIM professionals from the following firms:

We will continue this series in 2021, so please keep an eye on our Events page for details. If you’d like to be added to our email distribution list, send a note to [email protected].


 

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