June

3

2021

San Francisco, CA, June 3, 2021 – Ideate Software, an Autodesk® AEC Industry Partner and Autodesk® Authorized Developer, is pleased to announce that Nick Johns joined its team to lead the sales of its Autodesk® Revit® productivity applications in the United Kingdom and EMEA. He also serves as the account manager for all customers in the regions.

Craig H. Dodge, Director, Sales, Ideate, said, “We got to know Nick on multiple visits to see clients and prospects in the UK and while hosting various events. His knowledge of our Ideate Software products for Revit and the broader territory meant he hit the ground running. His commitment to understanding a company’s needs and recommending solutions that address those needs meant he fit with our collaborative and customer-focused culture. His expertise and enthusiasm are already helping Revit users throughout the regions maximize their investment in the software.” 

Nick said, “I’m delighted to work at Ideate Software, a company with a superb reputation in the architecture, engineering, construction and owner (AECO) community for developing innovative, stable and reliable Revit data management applications. The entire team, from the other sales professionals through the software development experts and the support specialists, share my desire to help customers by developing and supporting products that solve persistent problems in AECO workflows.”

Before joining Ideate Software, Nick held sales and sales manager roles at several companies in the United Kingdom, including Graitec, Excitech, Cats Group, Hobs Group and Xerox Business Services. When not working, Nick can be found running, coaching football and enjoying music, wine and traveling. 

Nick is based out of Bristol, England, United Kingdom.

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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 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 and Revit are a registered trademarks of Autodesk, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries and/or affiliates in the USA and/or other countries.

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May

25

2021

San Francisco, CA, May 25, 2021 – Ideate Software, an Autodesk® AEC Industry Partner and Autodesk® Authorized Developer, announced enhancements to its Revit productivity applications.

We are pleased that once again, we updated our software shortly after Autodesk released its newest version of Revit software,” said Glynnis Patterson, Director of Software Development. “In addition to aligning our software with Revit 2022, we made several improvements. One of the most significant changes is the translation of all our products into Chinese (Simplified), French, German, Japanese and Spanish. Now, users around the world will be even more productive as they use our software in their native languages.”

Additionally, Ideate Software’s cloud network licensing now works in VDI and most other remote access environments, and the products now support Revit 2022 and the change from BIM 360 to Autodesk Construction Cloud (ACC).  

Below are highlights of some enhancements made to individual products: 

  • The new version of Ideate Explorer now includes: 
    • New Ideate Query properties, including Is Orphaned, Is Monitored and more
    • Integration of the Selection Box and Isolate tools for better warnings management
    • Revit 2022 element support including multi-rebar annotation, mullion tags and more
       
  • The new version of Ideate Sticky now offers: 
    • Image transparency for improved Word, Excel and PDF layouts
    • Ability to open the source documents directly from Ideate Sticky
    • Enhanced multi-select capabilities to easily edit all Stickies at once
       
  • The new version of Ideate BIMLink provides:
    • Ability to import data without the Element ID 
    • Editing support for Family Type Parameters 
    • New data properties for superior Revit health check and quality control processes
       
  • The new version of IdeateApps includes the following improvements: 
    • Revit 2022 only: View Title Alignment Control added to Clone, Align and SheetManager
    • ViewCreator: Batch Copy Views from Plan to Ceiling or from Area Scheme to Area Scheme
    • Clone, Align and the sheet creation within SheetManager support both model and non-model view alignment methods

Current subscribers have access to the current Revit-compatible version plus three earlier versions as well as access to point release improvements made during the subscription period. Those who aren’t subscribers yet can download 14-day trial versions from the Ideate Software website or purchase the $500 bundle that gives them access to all the solutions for six months.



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 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 and Revit are registered trademarks of Autodesk, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries and/or affiliates in the USA and/or other countries.

Microsoft Word and Excel are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries. All other brand names, product names or trademarks belong to their respective holders.

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May

12

2021

San Francisco, CA, May 12, 2021 – Ideate Software, an Autodesk® AEC Industry Partner and Autodesk® Authorized Developer, is pleased to announce its collaboration with Surbana Jurong. Headquartered in Singapore, Surbana Jurong is a global urban, infrastructure and managed services consulting firm that offers a full suite of multidisciplinary consultancy services across multiple sectors.

“We at Ideate Software are pleased to be associated with such a prestigious company,” said Richard Taylor, Technical Evangelist, Ideate Software. “Surbana Jurong and subsidiary companies, SAA Architects, Robert Bird Group, and SMEC subscribe to our Enterprise offering of all five Ideate Software solutions available for each Revit user within their organizations.”

Recently, Surbana Jurong provided an example of how they used Ideate BIMLink to reduce the time they spent creating 361 Revit sheets from 24 hours to just three minutes. 

“Sheet creation is essential for most BIM projects. Conventionally, a BIM modeler would create sheets in Revit, typing the information manually, one by one. Each sheet could take about three minutes,” said Tang Minjing, Executive BIM Manager, Surbana Jurong. “Automating the process with Ideate BIMLink reduces the time to just seconds. Here are the four simple steps that save us hours of time.”

  1. Create the Ideate BIMLink link definition with the required properties (30 seconds)
  2. Export the data to Microsoft Excel and fill in the information (20 seconds to export the data. Time spent filling in the Excel spreadsheet varies.)
  3. Import the updated information into Ideate BIMLink (30 to 60 seconds)
  4. Create new Sheets and Select the Title Block (30 to 60 seconds)

  

“We are honored that Ideate BIMLink eliminates a time-consuming task and allows Surbana Jurong to focus on critical design and engineering,” said Richard.

Learn more and see screen shots of each step by reading the whole story on our website

To experience how Ideate Software tools can help you streamline your Revit processes, download trial versions or subscribe online.
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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 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 is a registered trademarks of Autodesk, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries and/or affiliates in the USA and/or other countries.

Microsoft Excel is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries. All other brand names, product names or trademarks belong to their respective holders.

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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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April

21

2021

San Francisco, CA, April 21, 2021 – Ideate Software, an Autodesk® AEC Industry Partner and Autodesk® Authorized Developer, is honored to announce that its longest serving employee celebrated 20 years with the company. 

Rahul Verma“Rahul Verma joined when we were ID8 Media, an Autodesk reseller focused on 3D software,” said Bob Palioca, President of Ideate, Inc. “Our customers and the entire Ideate team celebrate this milestone anniversary and thank him for his loyalty, commitment and friendship.”

Rahul learned about ID8 Media while earning his degree in 3D Arts at San Francisco State University. “The techs that managed the campus labs talked about the high-end 3D systems in the ID8 training lab. Then a classmate who worked at ID8 asked if I would be interested in interviewing for a job. I jumped at the opportunity.”

That interview included teaching a two-day class. “The job was to support clients and lead classes, so they needed to be sure I was effective in front of a crowd. Fortunately, I had worked at a teacher’s assistant, so was comfortable with the test.” 

Rahul’s skills, confidence and enthusiasm landed him the job that has evolved into a career of supporting companies as they select, implement and use innovative software solutions.

“Although I’ve been with the same company for 20 years, I’ve had several roles,” said Rahul. “Regardless of the job, I stay current on industry trends, technology advancements, and customer feedback, so I can bring my customers solutions that solve today’s problems and position them for future success.”

Rahul continued, “The one thing that has stayed the same throughout my career is the company’s commitment to overwhelmingly delighting customers. I have always been told that we are successful when our clients are successful. I take that message to heart. As I celebrate my success with Ideate, I sincerely thank my customers for helping me reach this occasion.”

Craig H. Dodge, Director, Sales, Ideate, said, “Rahul is a true asset to the company. His desire to understand challenges and collaborate with teammates before recommending solutions have also made him an asset to his customers, many of whom have been working with him for 10+ years. I sincerely thank him for everything he has done to contribute to the success of the company.”
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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 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 is a registered trademarks of Autodesk, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries and/or affiliates in the USA and/or other countries.

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