October

12

2020

Ideate Dashboard is our new cloud-based service that provides just-in-time information about Revit warnings within the BIM 360 project environment. 

Companies with employees who work from home, disparate offices, or consultants in different locations use BIM 360. Until now, to view the Revit warnings in those BIM 360 projects, users would have to open each of the projects in Revit. Now, with Ideate Dashboard, that is no longer the case. With information about Revit warnings on the BIM 360 home page, your whole team will have easy access to relevant, actionable data and the ability to fix problems more quickly.

Watch this short video to learn about Ideate Dashboard and see demonstrations on how Ideate Dashboard will save you time and enhance your model health by providing:

  • Relevant, curated actionable data on the BIM 360 Project home page
  • Quick access to Revit warnings information for all BIM 360 projects through a Key Performance Indicator (KPI)
  • A stacked ranking of the five worst Revit files in terms of warning count within a given project 
  • A warnings per megabyte file size metric of the five worst Revit files within a BIM 360 project 

 
 
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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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October

6

2020

As a developer of software that streamlines workflows for Revit users who design, build, operate, and maintain built environments, Ideate Software is pleased to sponsor the Tech+ Virtual Conference

Tech+ Virtual Conference

Attend the online conference on October 22, 2020 to learn about the latest in AEC technological innovation, hear from industry thought leaders, and view demos from an array of companies. 

The event is organized by The Architect’s Newspaper, which delivers quality news to the community of architects, designers, engineers, landscape architects, lighting designers, interior designers, academics, developers, contractors, and others interested in the built urban environment

As a Silver Sponsor, we will contribute to the discussion by delivering a workshop and “opening up” our booth to any online visitors that stop by to learn more about our solutions. Keep an eye out for more information. 

We look forward to connecting with you there. Learn more about the conference and register today.  
 

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September

21

2020

Watch the recording of this 30-minute webinar to learn how to leverage coordinate data to bring new levels of control and efficiency to your building information model with Ideate BIMLink. Ideate BIMLink is one of our five Revit applications that simplify data challenges. It allows you to send all the robust data within your Revit model to Microsoft Excel for review and manipulation, and then pull the data back into the Revit model. It also allows you to:

  • Easily access data that is hard to review in a Schedule format
  • Edit Parameter data quickly
  • Rename Families and Types – Important for COBie data
  • Manage non-Schedule data with Beyond Schedule Library Links
  • Create elements, including key schedule data, levels, types per existing family, and views to name just a few. (Please see Project Setup with Ideate BIMLink for an in depth look at laying out a new project)

In this recording, you will see demonstrations of how to use Ideate BIMLink to simplify three construction tasks:

  1. QTO (Quantity Takeoff)
  2. Sending Coordinate Data for Revit Modeling to the Field with Ideate BIMLink
  3. Receiving Field Coordinate Point Data into Revit with Ideate BIMLink

Additional information about these three construction workflows can be found within our online HELP system. You can also review a wonderful summary video of Ideate BIMLink and Coordinate Data for VDC on our website.

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

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 20 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 and LinkedIn.

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September

7

2020

IdeateApps is one of the products developed by Ideate Software to increase Revit efficiency. It is a collection of nine focus-driven tools that decrease the time spent on common Revit tasks and increase the accuracy of BIM data in a Revit model. Designed for all Revit users – new and experienced – these tools help keep your projects on time and on budget. 

In addition to webinars (live and recorded), we offer robust online Help files and short how-to videos. These resources complement our in-product Help, substantial sample content, and awesome technical support team.

Watch the recording of this webinar to learn how you can save time and increase model accuracy:

  1. Spend less time renumbering elements – Ideate ReNumber
  2. View all instances of difficult-to-find items – Ideate QuickSelect
  3. Learn which dependents will be deleted along with your selection – Ideate SmartDelete
  4. Check spelling of all data, including text within schedules – Ideate SpellCheck
  5. Understand why elements aren’t visible in a particular view – Ideate XRay

SHEET AND VIEW TOOLS

  1. Place views on sheets and easily manage sheets – Ideate SheetManager
  2. Align all plan views in a set to synchronize across all sheets – Ideate Align 
  3. Easily copy sheets with aligned views – Ideate Clone 
  4. Create a series of views with the proper parameters – Ideate ViewCreator 

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

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 20 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 and LinkedIn.

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September

1

2020

Many Ideate BIMLink subscribers use the software to simplify data editing tasks. With Ideate BIMLink, Autodesk Revit users can pull information from Revit models into Microsoft Excel and push volumes of precise, consequential BIM data back into their models with speed, ease, and accuracy. 

But did you know that Ideate BIMLink is also used for QA/QC tasks related to overall model health reviews and standards? 

Watch the recording of this 30-minute webinar to see live demonstrations of some of the additional capabilities of Ideate BIMLink:

  1. Health Check: General health check and editing of Dimensions, Grids, Ideate, Levels, etc.
  2. Project Standards: General review of project standards, such as detail naming, renaming all Family and Types, View Type data, etc.
  3. Quality Control: Check elements, such as dimension overrides, door fire ratings, flipped and in-place family reviews, etc.

Here are some comments from webinar attendees:

  • “I look forward to sharing the information to the office and looking like a genius.”
  • “The health check feature will be extremely useful. BIMLink is a superb tool.”
  • “Great overview of how you can check on your model health using BIMLink.”

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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