January

24

2022

The Ideate Software support team has posted information pertaining to a known issue that is under review right now. Ideate Sticky customers may be impacted by this issue. Please read below for important details.

An Ideate Sticky updated version that fixes the issue is now available, please download it here.

Last updated: 4:38am PST 26 Jan 2022

Issue: Images created with the latest release of Ideate Sticky are displaying an evaluation message related to a 3rd party component in the upper-left-hand corner of the image. 

Ideate Sticky
 

This issue does not impact Sticky-Schedule elements. Only images are affected.

Ideate Sticky
 
Any Sticky-Image created or updated after 22 Jan 2022 using Ideate Sticky build 44628 (May 2021 release) will experience the issue. You can check your build number from the Control panel as shown. 

Image Stickies created or updated by a release with a build number lower than 44628 will work as expected.

Ideate Sticky

An Ideate Sticky updated version that fixes the issue is now available, please download it here.

We apologize for this bug. If you have any additional questions, please contact [email protected].
 

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January

4

2022

As part of my role as a customer success manager, I frequently deliver online-based workshops to customers with a goal of ensuring that everyone has a solid understanding of how all our Ideate Software tools can be used as part of their daily Revit workflows. Besides delivering training programs to meet their needs, I also lead post-mortem discussions to talk about how the workshops went and how we can improve for the next set of workshops.

I recently completed some Enterprise workshops with ZGF. During my post-mortem discussion with Associate Trevor Taylor, I thanked him for doing such a great job of gathering a large, attentive audience that was engaged during the presentations and discussions. Part of the ZGF Design Technology group’s strategy is to have Tech Fridays, which include discussions about Revit, Revit add-ins, rendering, techniques employed on projects, outside vendor visits, and more. The Design Technology group meets every Friday via MS Teams for these discussions and posts the recordings on their channel using Microsoft Stream. As Trevor put it, “Attendance is up, people are engaged, they’re asking great questions, and we’re capturing our discussions.”

 


If you find that your staff is under-driving processes and not using software to its full potential, consider scheduling frequent Tech Hours or Tech Fridays to review tips and tricks as a team and with software vendors. Having attended and presented at many of these sessions over the years, I can assure you that this is a winning strategy for successful software implementation and continued adoption.

If you are interested in discussing how to implement a successful training program on Ideate Software tools or are interested in adding Ideate Software products to your portfolio, please reach out to us at [email protected] for assistance. We would love to discuss your options.

 


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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December

29

2021

The work-from-home environment that continued throughout 2021 did not slow down the nimble team at Ideate Software. In fact, 2021 was one of our most productive ever! 

  • We added more user-requested features to our products
  • We confirmed our commitment to Revit users across the world by translating our products and website into five additional languages and hiring two more experienced professionals to focus on customers in the UK/EMEA region 
  • We hosted and joined webinars to share insights on industry and BIM trends as well as discuss our products 
  • We stayed on top of challenges faced by Revit users through online user group meetings, beta testing, featured webinar workflows, and one-on-one conversations between our customers and support team in every region of the world

Below are highlights of a few activities of the year.

Enhancements to our Products

  • The new Rooms Views creation method in IdeateApps automates the naming of interior elevations and other room-based view types, and it can be used to quickly assemble new sheets to match your desired layouts.
  • Ideate Explorer, which allows additional exported data from Revit to Excel for easy reviewing, is now integrated with Ideate Automation, a scripting solution that schedules the process to run at times convenient to the users. Watch the video overview.
  • We released a Microsoft Power BI template that uses Ideate Explorer Warnings data to enable users to visualize details of their project Warnings.  
  • In Ideate Sticky, you can now make your Stickies transparent or choose to set the color option to black or grayscale.
  • We updated all our Ideate Software solutions to align with Revit 2022, and we made updates to versions supporting Revit 2019-2021.  You can review all the highly informative What’s New Videos at the top of this page.

Two New Blog Post Series Based on User Needs

  • Wishlist Granted – Our success is based on the fact that we develop tools that solve real challenges faced by Revit users. In this new series, we identify Revit Forum posts and discussions that launched new features or new tools. 
  • Support – Sharing questions presented to our Support team accomplishes two goals: it provides quick answers for others facing the same challenges, and it shows specific ways customers use our products that others may want to try.

The Company we Keep

As we close out the year, we send sincere thanks to all Ideate Software employees, customers and partners as well as everyone else who had a hand in our activities. Together, we accomplished a vast amount of product enhancements, customer discussions and industry events. We look forward to another year of collaboration, innovation and success.

Stay current on all our activities in 2022 by viewing our blog posts and videos posted to our YouTube channel.

 

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December

17

2021

We’ve had several recent inquiries about Ideate Software tools and a recent Log4Shell vulnerability issue that’s been in the news.

We’re pleased to let everyone know that Ideate Software applications are written in C# and we do not use Java at all. Therefore, the Log4j library is not used anywhere in our software and our customers are not impacted by this issue.

About the Log4Shell Vulnerability

Log4Shell (CVE-2021-44228) is a zero-day vulnerability in Log4j, a popular Java logging framework, involving arbitrary code execution. The vulnerability was publicly disclosed on 9 December 2021. The vulnerability takes advantage of Log4j, allowing attackers to execute arbitrary Java code on a server or other computer and possibly leak sensitive information.

Questions?

Reach out to our Support team. We are here to help.
 

 

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December

13

2021

Recently we had the honor of hosting a panel discussion featuring four professionals with extensive experience providing BIM consulting services to companies in the architecture, engineering, construction and owner (AECO) space: 

Before the webinar, we solicited questions from our customers and prospective customers, and we were thrilled that the panelists were able to address many of those as well as some others asked during the call, including:

  • What are some of the greatest challenges you see with technology and BIM? 
  • What trend, technology or workflow do you see gaining traction in the next few years? 
  • How do we efficiently deal with varying owner BIM requirements? Do we need a standard?

If you use BIM, you will find this 1-hour discussion worth your time. Listen in for information on the evolution of BIM, insight into its current state and anticipated trends, and guidance on how to fully leverage BIM to gain significant advantages.


  

Learn more about Ideate Software tools for Revit, leading BIM software for AECO companies. Give them a try with free trial versions, a “get-to-know-us” bundle, or subscribe today
 

 

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