July

17

2014

More than twelve years ago I set out to prove that Revit was not ready for me yet. I had big ideas about what I wanted to design, as an architect, and was certain that Revit could not possibly meet that need. I took on, as a test case, the task of modeling the Glasgow School of Art. Working in my spare time I slowly attempted to model this beautiful building with Revit's toolset.


Early (Revit 4.0?) 3D Model of the Glasgow School of Art 

Revit surprised me, back then, with its power and flexibility and the act of trying to detail this great work of architecture helped me develop a fine appreciation for the work of Mackintosh. So, it was with great sadness that I read about the fire that has largely destroyed this great building back in May 2014. Though I never did finish that model (surprise!), I'd like to be part of the actual rebuilding process now. If you'd like to be among the esteemed community of Brad Pitt (or even better - Dr. Who) you can also donate to the rebuilding fund. More information on this effort can be found here: http://www.gsa.ac.uk/support-gsa/how-to-support/


About the Author

Glynnis Patterson, NCARB - Director of Software Development
Glynnis is a Registered Architect and has worked within the BIM industry since 1998. A graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, she has worked as an architect, educator and construction site manager. Glynnis is currently the Director of Software Development Services at Ideate, Inc. and continues to work with AEC clients across the nation, developing, and consulting on solutions to Building Information Modeling challenges. In her spare time Glynnis does volunteer work for eclcofnj.org and growitgreenmorristown.org @GVPinNJ

 

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July

2

2014

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Ideate Software Presents - We are pleased to announce that Ideate Software will be holding a morning seminar event in San Francisco on Wednesday, July 23rd. Discover what Ideate BIMLink and Ideate Explorer for Revit can do to help you save time, enhance collaboration, and increase accuracy on Revit projects. This seminar is suitable for Revit users of all levels and disciplines. Please read on for the presentation description and schedule. July 23rd 2014

AIA San Francisco 130 Sutter St, Suite 600 San Francisco, CA 94104
 

8:30am : Light Breakfast, Networking, and Introductions

9:00am : Auditing Your Project with Ideate Explorer for Revit

If you are not yet providing weekly auditing on your Revit models, then your project is at-risk. Learn our top 10 ways to audit the Revit model.

10:00 am : Mastering Your Revit Data With Ideate BIMLink

With Ideate BIMLink, you can pull a variety of information from your Revit model into Microsoft Excel, and push edited BIM data from Excel back into Revit with speed, ease, and accuracy, saving you a lot of time and money. We will be showing you several ways to quickly edit your sheets and views using BIMLink.

For more information:  View the full invitation. Register here. Ideate Software keeps you on the leading edge of BIM.

 

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July

1

2014

Keeping track of view names, particularly interior elevations, just got easier with Ideate BIMLink.  The latest version of Ideate BIMLink for 2013, 2014 and 2015 has the unique ability to report on the Room or Space data as it relates to some types of View References. A View Reference is the generic term for the Annotation elements such as Elevation Marks, Sections Marks, Cameras, etc. that refer to a specific view.


Using Excel to properly name or audit interior elevations within Revit.

In the image above the three unique Ideate BIMLink properties are being combined in Column L:  Elevation Room: Name, Elevation Room: Number, and information from Elevation Orientation (Column I) to derive a text value for the view direction (Column M). You can learn more about this auditing workflow in our Help File topic: Audit View Names.


About the Author

Glynnis Patterson, NCARB - Director of Software Development
Glynnis is a Registered Architect and has worked within the BIM industry since 1998. A graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, she has worked as an architect, educator and construction site manager. Glynnis is currently the Director of Software Development Services at Ideate, Inc. and continues to work with AEC clients across the nation, developing, and consulting on solutions to Building Information Modeling challenges. In her spare time Glynnis does volunteer work for eclcofnj.org and growitgreenmorristown.org @GVPinNJ

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June

26

2014

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Ideate Software Presents - We are pleased to announce that Ideate Software will be holding a webinar for our valued overseas customers highlighting the most recent updates to Ideate BIMLink and Ideate Explorer for Revit.

Please click the registration link for additional details and to view webcast in your timezone. We look forward to having you join us!

Date & Time: July 10th 2014, 12:00 -12:30pm BST

Presentation Details: Take 30 minutes of your day to make the most of your Ideate Software. In this webinar, we will be going over the top 5 improvements to Ideate BIMLink and Ideate Explorer for Revit. The improvements and this presentation are all geared at helping you maximize the impact of your time, and the quality of your Revit projects. Webinar Agenda: •See the top features and improvements to Ideate BIMLink and Ideate Explorer for Revit. •Ensure compliance with new Autodesk network requirements for 2015 products. •Learn how others are using Ideate Software to stay competitive. •Question & answer session. View the invitation. Go to registration.

About the Presenter:

Glynnis Patterson, NCARB - Director of Software Development

Glynnis is a Registered Architect and has worked within the BIM industry since 1998. A graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, she has worked as an architect, educator and construction site manager. Glynnis is currently the Director of Software Development Services at Ideate, Inc. and continues to work internationally with AEC clients, developing, and consulting on solutions to Building Information Modeling challenges. In her spare time Glynnis does volunteer work for eclcofnj.org and growitgreenmorristown.org. @GVPinNJ

 

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June

24

2014

"I can explore in one single Excel file," says Felipe Contier, Principal, Architect, Contier Arquitetura, Sao Paulo, Brazil. "I can change the information as I want and then put the changed data back. Having done that, I can guarantee the text is correct. I have the right information and the wall, I am convinced, has the text that I input. I can make a change in Excel, which is quick and easy to do. I can enter the change in each Family and each file much faster."

"The worst situation is to not be sure that we have exactly what we want. We used to work and work and after two or three days we could still be uncertain of the data. With Ideate BIMLink, when we present to the client, we are certain of the data and we are happy. It also means we can expend more of our time to do better design work."

Contier concludes, "I imagine from my experience that in a large project like we are doing, with several different disciplines and Families of all kinds, our problem is that we have to do corrections several times. The Ideate BIMLink advantage in time is not a one-time occurrence. It is cumulative."

By helping to standardize BIM data across disciplines, Ideate BIMLink is facilitating the sharing of vital information between the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) communities and all disciplines involved in the project.

For the whole story: Accuracy Transcends Speed for Contier Arquitetura

More Ideate BIMLink Case Studies.

 

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