The Ideate Software team packed a lot of activities into a short amount of time at Autodesk University 2018. Joining me were Craig H. Dodge, Director of Sales; Richard Taylor, Technical Evangelist; Sash Kazeminejad, Customer Success Manager; and Rahul Verma, Business Development. We attended learning sessions to stay up-to-date on Autodesk Revit software, hosted a customer appreciation event, and discussed Revit workflow challenges and Ideate Software solutions with customers and prospective customers at our booth. 

While we discussed the time-saving and quality-enhancing benefits of all our software tools, these three attracted the most attention:

  1. Ideate ReNumber – Easily renumber and rename Revit elements
  2. Ideate XRay – Quickly search through 50+ reasons elements may be invisible, identify the reasons, and fix the problems.
  3. Ideate ViewCreator – Batch-create multiple Revit views while complying with company-established BIM standards

So many Revit users commented on how they would have more time and fewer headaches if they had these tools. Fortunately for those people, these three tools are part of our IdeateApps collection, and Autodesk University attendees got a free, one-year, single-user subscription to IdeateApps.

For a demonstration of these or any of our other tools, please contact

About the Author

Glynnis Patterson, NCARB – Director of Software Development
Glynnis is a registered architect and has worked within the building information modeling (BIM) industry since 1998. A graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, she has worked as an architect, educator and construction site manager. Glynnis is the Director of Software Development Services and continues to work with AECO clients worldwide, developing, and consulting on solutions to BIM challenges. In her spare time, Glynnis volunteers for the local high school and with Find Glynnis on LinkedIn.


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Ideate Software was pleased to once again accept an invitation to speak at the Mead & Hunt Tech Expo. This year, I shared information on IdeateApps, our collection of targeted workflow applications that help Revit users complete common tasks, decrease the time spent on those tasks, and increase the accuracy of the BIM data in their Revit models. My presentation covered:

  1. Tips on how to easily rename and renumber Revit elements, including creating custom rules for Ideate ReNumber
  2. Worst-case scenarios of hidden Revit elements, and how to use Ideate XRay to search through 50+ reasons elements may be invisible, identify the causes, and fix the issues
  3. Problems that can occur when elements are deleted, and how to use Ideate SmartDelete to identify dependent elements that will be deleted with a selection
  4. How to create many views with the same properties and visuals in a short amount of time using Ideate ViewCreator
  5. How to place multiple views at once on many sheets and align the views in the same place on multiple sheets using Ideate SheetManager

Connecting with users is one of the best parts of my job. I thoroughly enjoyed revisiting with the Mead & Hunt employees once again at our booth and during the presentation, discussing their experiences with Revit software, and sharing how Ideate Software tools will streamline their Revit workflows. 

Mead & Hunt provides expert planning, design, and engineering services across a wide variety of sectors, including architecture, dams and hydropower, food processing, military, municipal infrastructure, transportation, and water-wastewater. The firm offers its employees numerous professional development opportunities, including Tech Expos, managed through MHU (Mead & Hunt University).

To discuss having Ideate Software present at your event, contact us at

About the Author

Sash Kazeminejad - AIA, LEED AP, BCI, BCC - Customer Success Manager
Sash earned his Master of Architecture from Montana State University and is a California registered architect, LEED Accredited Professional, and a Bluebeam Certified Instructor. 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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Thank you to everyone who attended one of the webinars in our recent series called, “Elevate your Revit Projects with Ideate Software.” We appreciate your time and enjoy hearing how you use our products and answering your questions. 

We hold these webinars in three time zones each quarter for customers and prospective customers. We demonstrate each of our applications for Revit software that enable users to eliminate laborious data editing, viewing, and management tasks:

Streamline project management by extracting information from a Revit model, sending it to Excel for review or manipulation, and importing it back into the Revit model

Enhance model accuracy by auditing your Revit project and understanding all the relationships. During the webinars, we delved into the new Warnings Manager, which enables users to review and manage warnings within a Revit project

Enhance cross-team workflows by linking Excel data into Revit projects as schedules

Simplify daily Revit tasks with this collection of nine tools


If you weren’t able to attend one of the webinars, or if you attended and would like to reinforce your learning by listening again, here’s a link to the November 1 session. The information presented is the same that was presented in the other two sessions. For detailed information on specific workflows, view our short how-to videos

For more information on how Ideate Software tools can enhance your business, please contact us at

About the Author

Richard W. Taylor, Associate AIA – Technical Evangelist 
Richard has more than 30 years of experience working for companies that develop architectural and engineering software solutions, such as Intergraph, Bentley, and Autodesk. He has over 18 years of Revit experience, and he was part of the original development of Revit while at Revit Technology Corporation. He worked for 12 years at Autodesk, where he presented, taught, and worked to improve features in Revit. Richard holds both a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies and Master of Architecture from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. As Technical Evangelist, Richard works with AECO clients worldwide, developing and consulting on BIM solutions. Find Richard on Twitter.

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San Francisco, CA, October 16, 2018 – Ideate Software, an Autodesk Authorized Developer and Autodesk Developer Network member, announced that it will attend Autodesk University in Las Vegas on November 13-15, 2018. 

“As a developer of applications that enhance Autodesk Revit software, we make it a priority to attend Autodesk University,” said Bob Palioca, President. “In addition to demonstrating our products, we ask Revit users to discuss challenges they face, and we convene after the conference to consider building tools to address those challenges.”

Representing Ideate Software at the conference will be Glynnis Patterson, Director of Software Development; Craig H. Dodge, Director of Sales; Richard Taylor, Technical Evangelist; Sash Kazeminejad, Customer Success Manager; and Rahul Verma, Business Development.

Conference attendees are invited to stop by booth A225 to learn about current promotions and get demonstrations of all Ideate Software tools, including Ideate Explorer with Warnings Manager. The Warnings Manager helps users keep their Revit models in top working order by:

  1. Ranking Revit Warnings based on importance
  2. Notifying users when “High” ranked warnings appear in the model
  3. Enabling users to easily fix problems using tools in Revit while the Warnings Manager dialog box is open

While at the booth, attendees can register for a free one-year, single-user subscription to the IdeateApps collection of nine tools that simplify tasks that daily Revit users perform most often*.

*This offer is available to individuals/companies that do not already have a subscription to IdeateApps.

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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After the 2018 BiLT NA Conference in St. Louis, the event organizers announced the top 10 speakers and sessions as decided by the audience. We are pleased to let you know that Sash Kazeminejad’s presentation titled “Revit Phasing from A to Z” was ranked number eight! View the Top 10 list.

“I’m thrilled that attendees found my presentation so valuable,” said Sash. “As a Customer Success Manager, I get to work with and help solve problems for a lot of Revit users. I keep track of hot topics and try to present information that will help a broad audience address current challenges and streamline workflows.”

Sash’s presentation on Revit phasing:

  1. Served as a reminder of the importance of coordinating phasing before modeling anything
  2. Explored the graphical settings for phasing and where phasing belongs in Revit’s overall graphical hierarchy
  3. Highlighted the reasons users should not create demolition phases
  4. Featured tips and tricks, such as how to use phasing for presentations

Watch this video to see how to create new views with the correct phase settings with the Ideate Software Ideate ViewCreator tool, one of the nine tools included with our IdeateApps collection that streamline tasks that daily Revit users perform most often. 

For implementation services or to learn more about how IdeateApps can help your business, contact

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