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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November

4

2020

Our special offer designed for new customers of a 6-month subscription to all our products for just US$500 just got better! 

Now, to keep Revit model management moving smoothly, we will give each new company that takes advantage of this offer a $500 virtual coupon to use in 2021 toward an annual bundle once the 6-month subscription expires.

Current Promotions

The initial offer is for a Single-User bundle that includes 1 subscription to Ideate BIMLink, Ideate Explorer, Ideate Sticky, Ideate StyleManager and IdeateApps for use by a single-user. 

This promotion is quite a deal! Should you decide to subscribe to a one-year, stand-alone license for each of our products individually, you would pay: 

  • Ideate BIMLink - $795 
  • Ideate StyleManager - $795
  • Ideate Explorer - $495
  • Ideate Sticky - $495
  • IdeateApps - $495 

Sign up today and get access to all the tools you need to work more efficiently and with less stress.

Visit the online store to subscribe today. For any questions, please email us at [email protected]

Ideate Software solutions are compatible with Revit 2018 - 2021. This offer expires in June 2021. 

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November

3

2020

We extend a big thank you to Aimee Molleken, Mechanical CAD Technician/IT Support Specialist at GLHN Architects & Engineers for letting us know how she and her team use Ideate Sticky, how much time they save and how that time-savings covered the cost of the software.  

Here’s what Aimee said:
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“Ideate Sticky reduces the time we spend getting Excel schedules into Revit by a minimum of nine minutes per project per reload. It paid for itself in just one month.”

Before Ideate Sticky  “Our previous workaround for getting an Excel schedule into Revit was to print it to PDF, convert the PDF to an image and then bring the image into the sheet. The image quality was poor, the process took 10 minutes and it had to be done every time the schedules or calculations changed.”

With Ideate Sticky  “Using Ideate Sticky, the initial process takes less than one minute, updates take just a few seconds and the printed output looks identical to a Revit Schedule. That’s a minimum of a 9-minute savings per user per project per reload. With eight users, that brings the time savings to 72 minutes if each only uses it for one project. Based on standard billing rates and using Ideate Sticky to reload a schedule eight times on an average number of projects, a license pays for itself in a month.”

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Want to experience the time savings and quality improvements possible when using Ideate Sticky to connect non-BIM data from Excel, Word or PDF files into your Revit projects? Download a  free trial version today.

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October

29

2020

Do you have a requirement from a client or contractor for a sheet schedule that lists each sheet and each revision on a sheet? If so, you probably have faced a challenge, because Revit only displays the current revision in a sheet list for both revisions per sheet and revisions per project. Unfortunately, there is no built-in solution in Revit to schedule every revision on every sheet. 

In addition to the previously mentioned scheduling challenge, you more than likely require revisions to appear in the titleblock for sheet issuance purposes. If so, you face another hurdle, because Revit only allows sheet issuance edits to one sheet at a time; editing multiple sheets is difficult and time consuming, since many projects have well over 100 sheets.

Fortunately, Ideate BIMLink and Ideate Sticky offer simple solutions to your Revit Revision workflows. Watch the recording of this 30-minute webinar for discussions and demonstrations.

 

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

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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October

26

2020

We were delighted to be a Silver Sponsor of Tech + Virtual 2020, an online conference that brought together AEC and technology specialists from the United States and beyond.

Rising complexity in project design and sustainability goals has catapulted digital tools to the forefront of the AEC industry. The event facilitated knowledge-sharing and discussions on this topic with classes from experts such as Fiona Cousins, Director | Americas Digital Services Leader at Arup, Julia Murphy, Director at SOM (an Ideate Software customer) and Foteinos Soulos, Senior Associate at SHoP Architects (an Ideate Software customer).

Harnessing digital tools to enhance productivity and innovation is a topic we are passionate about. Our colleague Sash Kazeminejad delivered a workshop session titled “Beyond Traditional Revit Data Editing Tasks & Ideate BIMLink.” In this class, he explained how Ideate BIMLink can be utilized for project health checks and general QA/QC tasks.


Session breaks gave us the chance to interact with the Tech + community and share about our bundle promotion (6-month access to all our products for $500), new product improvements (the new version of Ideate Sticky allows users to connect non-BIM data from a Word or PDF document into Revit projects, in addition to Excel) and future industry trends. It was a pleasure to be part of this learning experience.

Want to talk with us about any of these topics? Contact us at [email protected].

 

 

 

 

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