November

18

2020

Watch the recording of this 30-minute webinar for a quick overview of four Ideate Software solutions that can help you ensure your Revit model performs well and has the highest quality deliverable. Comments made by people who attended the live session include: 

  • “The solutions demonstrated are incredibly helpful for checking the health of a Revit model. We have been exploring these functions within our company and tweaking the template spreadsheets to suit our company standards. We soon hope to make Ideate Software tools part of our standard internal Revit model audit processes.”
     
  • “I am taking on a role in which I will be maintaining the Revit models. It’s good to know about the tools that can help me maintain good model health.”
     
  • “The great set of pre-set queries and reports is very helpful to give users immediate value from the tools, without requiring much setup. The ability to then customize those starting blocks to adapt to a firm's unique requirements is very helpful.”

Webinar Highlights

  1. Ideate BIMLink
    • Review and edit data by extracting it from Revit to an easy-to-use Excel spreadsheet
    • Use the preconfigured library links or modify them to meet your needs
    • Review the included Ideate_HealthCheck.xlsx spreadsheet to make model review a snap
  2. Ideate Explorer 
    • Audit with certainty by seeing every instance of every element in your Revit model
    • Search for elements based on parameter information with Ideate Query
    • Review and fix Revit warnings with Ideate Warnings Manager  
  3. Ideate Dashboard for Autodesk BIM 360
    • Review Revit model information that has been published to BIM 360 for warnings
    • See Partner Cards that are configured to allow Revit warning review across models
  4. Ideate StyleManager
    • Safely remove non-standard styles
    • Understand the impact to the model if a style is simply deleted
    • Analyze, merge, rename or delete a multitude of Revit styles with confidence

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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November

10

2020

Companies around the world are using Autodesk BIM 360 as a repository for multiple projects used by people working from home, employees at disparate offices and consultants who work at different locations. Users who want to know about Revit warnings in a lot of projects have faced the tedious task of opening each project. That workflow is streamlined with Ideate Dashboard for Autodesk BIM 360.

Ideate Dashboard is a cloud-based service that provides just-in-time information about Revit warnings within the BIM 360 project information management environment. It gives BIM Managers, BIM Team Leaders and Users quick access to relevant and actionable warnings data. 

Watch the recording of this webinar to see a demonstration of this new service and how it can save you time by making it easy to determine:

  1. Where the critical warnings are
  2. Which files you should open
  3. Who will fix the problems

 
 
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

David Haynes, Director, Ideate Software
David is a registered architect and a project management certified professional. Before joining Ideate, David had his own architectural practice and was president of a commercial design-build construction company for 15 years. A graduate of the University of Arizona, he has worked as an architect, contractor, and developer, and he was a national construction manager for a national retailer. David currently provides business process analysis, data integration, and change management solutions for AECO clients involved in the design and construction industry across the United States. Find David on Twitter.

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October

12

2020

Ideate Dashboard is our new cloud-based service that provides just-in-time information about Revit warnings within the BIM 360 project environment. 

Companies with employees who work from home, disparate offices, or consultants in different locations use BIM 360. Until now, to view the Revit warnings in those BIM 360 projects, users would have to open each of the projects in Revit. Now, with Ideate Dashboard, that is no longer the case. With information about Revit warnings on the BIM 360 home page, your whole team will have easy access to relevant, actionable data and the ability to fix problems more quickly.

Watch this short video to learn about Ideate Dashboard and see demonstrations on how Ideate Dashboard will save you time and enhance your model health by providing:

  • Relevant, curated actionable data on the BIM 360 Project home page
  • Quick access to Revit warnings information for all BIM 360 projects through a Key Performance Indicator (KPI)
  • A stacked ranking of the five worst Revit files in terms of warning count within a given project 
  • A warnings per megabyte file size metric of the five worst Revit files within a BIM 360 project 

 
 
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

David Haynes, Director, Ideate Software
David is a registered architect and a project management certified professional. Before joining Ideate, David had his own architectural practice and was president of a commercial design-build construction company for 15 years. A graduate of the University of Arizona, he has worked as an architect, contractor, and developer, and he was a national construction manager for a national retailer. David currently provides business process analysis, data integration, and change management solutions for AECO clients involved in the design and construction industry across the United States. Find David on Twitter.

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October

8

2020

We're excited to share the news about our two latest solutions for Revit users and BIM managers! Ideate Dashboard and Ideate Automation are now available, on-demand. Please see the product highlights below and click on the links to learn more. 

Ideate Dashboard for Autodesk® BIM 360®

The cloud-based Ideate Dashboard service provides just-in-time information on Revit warnings within the Autodesk BIM 360 project information environment.

Normally priced at US$795 per BIM 360 Account ID per year, this service is available for US$595 per BIM 360 Account ID per year until December 31, 2020. 

Take advantage of the entry price and save $200.

Ideate Automation for Ideate BIMLink

A scripting tool for use with Ideate BMLink, Ideate Automation is designed to significantly reduce costs by letting repetitive, time-intensive, low-value BIM tasks run silently in the background, freeing designers and engineers for higher-level, more valuable work. This software is optimized to work with Ideate BIMLink, a product that facilitates data exchange and editing tasks between Revit models and Microsoft Excel with speed, ease and accuracy. Watch this short video for an overview of the business value.

 
 

Ideate Automation and Ideate BIMLink are included in the Enterprise Bundle

If you have any questions, please email us at [email protected]
 

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September

14

2020

San Francisco, CA, September 15, 2020 – Ideate Software, a veteran Autodesk® AEC Industry Partner, announces the launch of Ideate Dashboard for Autodesk® BIM 360®, a data visualization service that uses proprietary technology to provide information related to Revit warnings within the Autodesk BIM 360 environment. Autodesk’s BIM 360 software connects project teams and data from design through construction. Ideate Dashboard pulls design information from Revit models stored within BIM 360 projects in order to identify and flag design warnings, so teams can immediately address the issues, reducing mistakes and rework and keeping projects on time and within budget. 

“We created this cloud-based application to support the design and construction community as it increases its use of Autodesk BIM 360 for collaboration,” said David Haynes, Director, Ideate Software. “BIM 360 users had to open each individual Revit project to manage Revit warnings. With Ideate Dashboard for Autodesk BIM 360, users get real-time information without leaving BIM 360, saving time and enhancing their ability to maintain Revit model health.” 

Ideate Dashboard benefits:

  • Project executives who need instant access to the status of all projects in their portfolio
  • BIM and VDC managers who need to understand and address any potential design issues in Revit models
  • Revit users who need to see where their project stands at a particular moment

The Ideate Dashboard cards shown on the BIM 360 Dashboard home page, powered by the technology behind the Revit model browser Ideate Explorer, display valuable model health information, including:

  • Relevant, curated, actionable data on Revit warnings:
    • Revit warnings information for all BIM 360 Revit files through a key performance indicator (KPI)
    • A stacked ranking of the top five design files with the most issues identified 

“Quality construction relies on precise and accurate design files,” said James Cook, head of integrations, Autodesk Construction Solutions. “Design and construction teams must continuously collaborate throughout projects to ensure mistakes are not made during on-site building. Our integration with Ideate will help customers stay ahead of design and construction issues so they are able to deliver quality construction more easily.” Like all Ideate Software applications, Ideate Dashboard for Autodesk BIM 360 is compatible with Revit version 2018 through Revit version 2021.

To learn more about this product, please visit https://ideatesoftware.com/ideate-dashboard-bim-360.  



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, Ideate StyleManager and Ideate Dashboard for Autodesk BIM 360 were all developed to solve persistent problems in architecture, engineering, and construction, and owner (AECO) workflows. Ideate Software solutions enable Revit users to save time, increase accuracy, improve project deliverables, and elevate design.

Autodesk, BIM 360, and Revit are registered trademarks or trademarks of Autodesk, Inc., in the USA and/or other countries. All other brand names, product names, or trademarks belong to their respective holders.
 

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