June

12

2019

San Francisco, CA, June 12, 2019 – Ideate Software, a veteran Autodesk Developer Network member, is pleased to release its latest Revit add-on application, Ideate StyleManager. With it, Revit users will maintain style standards by easily analyzing, deleting, or merging non-standard styles.

Ideate StyleManager evolved from talks with customers,” said Glynnis Patterson, director of software development. “When answering questions about challenges faced when managing Revit Object Styles, customers noted similar challenges in adjacent areas. From their input, we decided to expand the capabilities of this new application to include managing Line Styles, Line Patterns, Fill Patterns, Filters, View Templates, Scope Boxes, Materials, and Material Appearance Assets.”

An indication of the importance of this solution was the number of beta testers, which well surpassed that of other Ideate Software tools. “Ideate StyleManager is shaping up to be an amazing tool, as it's covering several gaps in Revit,” said Fabio L Oliveira, BIM manager, Woolworths Group.

Challenges with Revit styles arise when users import content, because the corresponding styles automatically come with the content. Proper management of these styles reduces publishing errors and end-user confusion, but the management process in Revit can be time consuming and risky, and errors can dramatically impact the models and production documents. 

Revit users will use Ideate StyleManager to:

  • Safely delete styles that otherwise cannot be deleted or purged in Revit software
  • Merge non-standard styles into standard styles
  • Forensically analyze the usage of all styles to understand the true scope of a deletion
  • Cleanup Object Styles, Line Styles, Line Patterns, Fill Patterns, Materials, Material Appearance Assets, View Filters, Templates, and Scope Boxes
  • Understand which views are using which View Filters

Phyllis Robbins from Eppstein Uhen Architects said, “Managing [unapproved styles] has always been impossible, as there is no easy way to understand what is used and what is extraneous. Ideate StyleManager makes it quick and easy to strip families of unnecessary junk.”

“As a company driven by the success of its customers, we are excited to offer this solution to problems articulated by those customers,” said Bob Palioca, president, Ideate Software. “Based on their feedback, we know that Ideate StyleManager will help businesses become more productive and improve the return on their investment in Revit software.”
 


About Ideate Software

Ideate Software empowers Revit users to gain unprecedented control over their data. Ideate BIMLink, Ideate Explorer, Ideate Sticky, Ideate StyleManager, and IdeateApps 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, 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.

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

29

2019

San Francisco, CA, 05-29-19Modulus Consulting helps project teams leverage the power of building information modeling (BIM) by providing services from BIM implementation mentoring to architecture, engineering, and construction design modeling; pre-construction coordination; and construction fabrication modeling. To save time and increase the accuracy of its models, Modulus uses Ideate BIMLink, Ideate Explorer, and IdeateApps. Ideate Software developed these Autodesk Revit applications to streamline workflows in the architecture, engineering, construction, and owner (AECO) community. 

Victor Castillo, a BIM Product Manager at Modulus said, “I got hooked on Ideate BIMLink 10 years ago when I was at a global architecture firm. When I joined Modulus, I recommended that we get the software.” Modulus Consulting now also uses Ideate Explorer and IdeateApps:

  • Ideate Explorer: Victor encourages his team to leave Ideate Explorer open, so it’s readily available to use for even rudimentary tasks like selecting hidden objects instead of visually looking for them. The team also uses Ideate Explorer to select all linked Revit models to verify they’re pinned or quickly get a sense of how many family types or instances are in the model. 
  • Ideate BIMLink: Where Ideate Explorer lets Modulus manage or manipulate small groups of elements, Ideate BIMLink lets them manage the model content on a greater scale. For instance, they use it to merge facilities management data in and out of project parameters. 
  • IdeateApps SmartDelete: Although designed to warn users of elements that will be deleted with a selection, Modulus uses it to help locate any views that have annotations attached to an object before moving it, so they can make sure tags and dimensions on all views still read cleanly.
  • IdeateApps Clone: Modulus uses Clone to automate the process of duplicating sheets, saving time and reducing the chance of errors.  

“In 2015, Modulus Consulting and Ideate Software entered into partnership to provide complementary services to the AECO community,” said Bob Palioca, president, Ideate Software. “That Modulus uses our applications and recommends them to their clients is a true testament of their trust in us.”

For more information on how Modulus Consulting uses Ideate Software products, visit our website. For a free trial or to subscribe to any Ideate Software solution, please check ideatesoftware.com
 


About Ideate Software

Ideate Software empowers Revit users to gain unprecedented control over their data. Ideate BIMLink, Ideate Explorer, Ideate Sticky, and IdeateApps 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.

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

15

2019

San Francisco, CA, May 15, 2019 – Ideate Software, a veteran Autodesk Developer Network member, announced enhancements to its Revit software applications.

“Shortly after Autodesk released Revit version 2020 in April 2019, we launched updates to our applications that streamline Revit workflows,” said Glynnis Patterson, director of software development. “Those who subscribe to Ideate Software solutions have access to the current Revit-compatible version (2020) plus three earlier versions (2019-2017), as well as access to point release improvements we make during the subscription period.”

Revit users who design, build, operate, and maintain built environments can streamline workflows with Ideate Software applications. You can trust your building information model is accurate when using these products, now enhanced with new functionalities that will further improve your Revit data management.

The improvements apply to version 2020 as well as 2017-2019. Please see below the highlights of the updates and click on the links for more details: 

  • Ideate BIMLink 
    • Greater control and management of View Template information
    • Enhanced access to more Revit properties plus increased access to more MEP Fabrication properties and data
    • Greater flexibility for team members working in the same project


       
  • Ideate Explorer 
    • Ability to export all project warning details to Microsoft Excel
    • Ability to fix common warnings from the Ideate Explorer dialog
    • Keynotes now organized by Element, Material, or User
    • Added support for new Revit element types, like Path of Travel Lines
    • Access to more Revit information, including MEP fabrication parts  


       
  • Ideate Sticky  
    • Performance improvement impacts those who use print regions and multi-worksheet Excel files; the way the print region data in those files is read has been modified, leading to a significantly faster open and update process


       
  • IdeateApps  
    • Ideate ReNumber supports rules for MEP fabrication parts
    • Ideate QuickSelect expands keynote tags by subdividing the category into the three keynote types
    • Ideate QuickSelect supports structural connections and the new Path of Travel feature 
    • Ideate Clone has improved naming control in addition to the ability to clone multiple sheets in the same operation


       

“We are committed to helping customers get the most out of their investments in Revit software,” said Bob Palioca, president, Ideate Software. “One of the ways we do that is by consistently releasing our updates soon after Autodesk releases its new versions.” 
 


About Ideate Software

Ideate Software empowers Revit users to gain unprecedented control over their data. Ideate BIMLink, Ideate Explorer, Ideate Sticky, and IdeateApps 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.

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

1

2019

San Francisco, CA, 05/01/2019 – Ideate Software, a veteran Autodesk Developer Network member and provider of Autodesk Revit applications, will attend, exhibit, and deliver presentations at  BILT ANZ 2019 in Melbourne, Australia May 23-25, 2019.

“As the premier BIM training conference, BILT is a perfect time for us to meet with Revit users who design, build, operate, and maintain built environments” said Glynnis Patterson, Director of Software Development, Ideate Software. “We learn about current trends as we discuss how our Revit add-on applications streamline processes and enhance the quality of Revit models.”

Two Ideate Software Presentations

  1. Title: Deciphering the Language of Revit Warnings
    Date: May 24, 2019
    Presenter: Richard Taylor, Technical Evangelist, Ideate Software
    Overview: Failure to manage warnings in a Revit project could result in poor performance, slow synchronization times, incorrect schedule data, or even file corruption. Join this session where we will break Revit warnings into three categories and show how to manage and fix them using Revit tools. We will also feature the Warnings Manager Revit add-on application developed by Ideate Software. 
     
  2. Title: Revit Phasing from A to Z
    Date: May 25, 2019
    Presenter: Sash Kazeminejad, Customer Success Manager, Ideate Software
    Overview: Without a fundamental understanding of Revit Phasing, project documentation and phasing timelines may not behave as intended and could be problematic to sort out. People from all disciplines will benefit from learning how to navigate and operate Phase settings to properly manage the Revit model and design process, both internally and with consultants.
    Ideate Software Product Demonstrations

Attendees are invited to visit booth #28 to discuss Revit challenges and learn about Ideate Software products that address those challenges:

  1. Ideate BIMLink – Precise Revit data control
  2. Ideate Sticky – Accurate Excel data display
  3. Ideate Explorer – Fast Revit data discovery
  4. IdeateApps – Efficient data production. BiLT ANZ 2019 attendees are invited to participate in Ideate Software’s research and get a no-cost subscription to IdeateApps expiring 15 December 2019. Please visit Ideate Software at booth #28 for more information.

About Ideate Software

Ideate Software empowers Revit users to gain unprecedented control over their data. Ideate BIMLink, Ideate Explorer, Ideate Sticky, and IdeateApps 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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April

9

2019

San Francisco, CA, April 9, 2019 – Ideate Software, a veteran Autodesk Developer Network member, is offering any Revit user that completes a short survey by 30 April, 2019 a no-cost subscription to IdeateApps expiring on 15 December, 2019. IdeateApps simplifies the tasks that daily Revit users perform most often.

IdeateApps Promo

“We take great pride in developing tools that address persistent challenges faced by Revit users,” said Glynnis Patterson, director of software development. “This survey is one of the ways we are gathering information to determine user needs and decide which new features to build into our solutions.”

Another way Ideate Software determines user needs is by reviewing the Autodesk Revit Ideas and AUGI Wishlist Forums. Here are links to some notable ideas on these Forums that are already integrated into IdeateApps:

Autodesk User Group International Wishlist

Autodesk Revit Ideas

“Revit users know what they need,” said Bob Palioca, president, Ideate Software. “We ask for their input, and then focus our attention on developing solutions that will make a big impact.”


About Ideate Software

Ideate Software empowers Revit users to gain unprecedented control over their data. Ideate BIMLink, Ideate Explorer, Ideate Sticky, and IdeateApps 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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