January

10

2018

  • Are you over-complicating your Revit template with a billion views?
  • Are you under-driving the use of view types and view templates?
  • Are you ignoring dependent views or scope boxes at your peril?
  • What is the best way to prevent rogue view naming?

These are some of the questions that Glynnis Patterson, Ideate Software’s Director of Software Development, will discuss at the January 23 Portland Revit User Group meeting.

Be there from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. to hear her discussion on best practices related to both quality assurance (pro-active) and quality control (re-active) methods related to Revit view management.

Register with the Portland Revit User Group.

About the Portland Revit User Group

Portland Revit User Group is a local community of design and construction professionals interested in sharing knowledge around the Autodesk Revit suite of products. The group meets once a month in downtown Portland, eats lunch together, listens to a presentation, and participates in discussions about Revit. Revit users, enthusiasts, students, and teachers are encouraged to attend.

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September

12

2017

San Francisco, CA, 09/12/2017 Ideate Software, a veteran Autodesk Developer Network member, announced today that Craig H. Dodge, director of Sales, and Richard Taylor, technical evangelist, will attend BILT EUR 2017. They will demonstrate proprietary Ideate Software tools that enhance the experience of Autodesk® Revit® software users.

“Ideate Software tools streamline Revit workflows for professionals in the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) community,” said Mr. Dodge. “This conference provides an ideal opportunity for us to connect with our customers and others in the community, listen to their challenges and show them how Ideate Software addresses those challenges, and learn of new issues with Revit workflows that we may address in future releases of our software.”

BILT is the premier global BIM training conference for those who design, build, operate, and maintain built environments. It’s the only global, non-profit conference series dedicated to expanding BIM adoption through education

Here are highlights of the tools developed by Ideate Software that keep Revit projects on time and budget by dramatically reducing the time spent on tedious tasks, and increase the accuracy of Revit models by eliminating error-prone editing and updating processes:

  • Ideate BIMLink – Moves data from Revit into Microsoft Excel for easy editing
  • Ideate Explorer – Searches all elements in a Revit model, even those not in the Revit browser
  • Ideate Sticky – Places Excel files containing non–BIM data onto Revit project files, which are not able to manage or format non-BIM data
  • IdeateApps – Streamlines the tasks that daily Revit users perform most often

The BILT EUR 2017 conference will be held on October 5 - 7, 2017 at the Radisson Blu Scandinavian Congress Centre in Aarhus, Denmark. Visit the Ideate Software team in the Exhibition Hall at booth number 11.


About Ideate Software

Ideate Software allows Revit users to have unprecedented control over their data. Ideate BIMLink, Ideate Explorer for Revit, Ideate Sticky, and IdeateApps were all developed to solve persistent problems in Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) 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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July

19

2017

San Francisco, CA, 07/19/2017 Ideate Software, a veteran Autodesk Developer Network member, announced today that Craig H. Dodge, director of Sales, and Richard Taylor, technical evangelist, will attend BILT North America 2017. They will demonstrate the tools that Ideate Software developed to address challenges that architects and engineers face when working in Autodesk® Revit® building information models (BIM).

BILT is the premier global BIM training conference for those who design, build, operate, and maintain built environments. It’s the only global, non-profit conference series dedicated to expanding BIM adoption through education.

“Ideate Software is dedicated to streamlining Revit workflows for the architecture, engineering,  and construction (AEC) community,” said Mr. Dodge. “This conference provides an outstanding opportunity to talk with professionals in this community about workflow challenges, Ideate Software solutions that address those challenges, and new challenges that we may address in future releases of our software.”

Here are highlights of the tools developed by Ideate Software that keep Revit projects on time and budget by dramatically reducing the time spent on tedious tasks, and increase the accuracy of Revit models by eliminating error-prone editing and updating processes:

  • Ideate BIMLink – Moves data from Revit into Microsoft Excel for easy editing
  • Ideate Explorer – Searches all elements in a Revit model, even those not in the Revit browser
  • Ideate Sticky – Places Excel files containing non–BIM data onto Revit project files, which are not able to manage or format non-BIM data
  • IdeateApps – Streamlines the tasks that daily Revit users perform most often

The BILT North America 2017 conference will be held on August 3 - 5, 2017 at the Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto, Canada. Visit the Ideate Software team in the Exhibition Hall at booth number 38.

In addition to participating in the conference, Mr. Dodge and Mr. Taylor will visit AECO companies in the Toronto area. “Please send me an email if you’d like us to visit your office for a personal demonstration on how your productivity and efficiency will increase when you add Ideate Software to your BIM workflows,” said Mr. Dodge.


About Ideate Software

Ideate Software allows Revit users to have unprecedented control over their data. Ideate BIMLink, Ideate Explorer for Revit, Ideate Sticky, and IdeateApps were all developed to solve persistent problems in Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) 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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June

16

2017

This week, I had the pleasure of meeting with the pdx Revit User Group at the fabulous Portland AIA to share Excel knowledge gleaned from years of trial and error in my role at Ideate Software. Many people in the room contributed to the discussion both from a technical standpoint and by providing examples of how they use Excel in their Architecture, Engineering, and Construction workflows.

My favorite new tip came from Ideate Software’s Jesika DiGregorio…I did not know that you can use “Alt+Enter” within a formula to help visually organize complex nested formulas without impacting the results!

Using “Alt+Enter” within a Revit formula

Thanks to all who attended, welcomed me to your group, and shared your expertise.

You can download the presentation and sample files from here:

For more information on our Revit software add-ins that help customers get the most out of their Revit software, visit the Ideate Software website or contact your authorized Ideate Software partner.


About the Author

Glynnis Patterson, Revit expertGlynnis 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 at Ideate Software, and she continues to work with AEC clients worldwide, developing, and consulting on solutions to Building Information Modeling challenges. In her spare time Glynnis does volunteer work for ECLC of New Jersey and Grow it Green Morristown. Follow Glynnis on Twitter.

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May

22

2017

San Francisco, CA, 05/22/2017 – Ideate Software, a veteran Autodesk Developer Network member, announced today that Craig H. Dodge, Director of Sales, and Richard Taylor, Technical Evangelist, will attend BILT ANZ 2017. They will discuss challenges that architects and engineers face when working in Autodesk® Revit® building information models (BIM) and the tools that Ideate Software develops to address those challenges.

“This conference is an outstanding opportunity for us to meet face-to-face with our customers and other Revit software users,” said Mr. Dodge. “We look forward to demonstrating our products, hearing customers share their success stories, and learning of new challenges Revit users face that we may address in future releases of our software.”

Here are highlights of the tools developed by Ideate Software that keep projects on time and budget by dramatically reducing the time spent on tedious tasks, and increase the accuracy of Revit models by eliminating error-prone editing and updating processes:

  • Ideate BIMLink – Moves data from Revit into Microsoft Excel for easy editing
  • Ideate Explorer – Searches all elements in a Revit model, even those not in the Revit browser
  • Ideate Sticky – Places Excel files containing non–BIM data onto Revit project files, which are not able to manage or format non-BIM data
  • IdeateApps – Streamlines the tasks that daily Revit users perform most often

BILT is the premier global BIM training conference for those who design, build, operate, and maintain built environments. It’s the only global, non-profit conference series dedicated to expanding BIM adoption through education. The BILT ANZ 2017 conference will be held on May 25 - 27 at the Adelaide Convention Centre in South Australia. Visit the Ideate Software team in the Exhibition Hall at booth number 24.

“Please send me an email if you’d like us to visit your office for a personal demonstration on how your productivity and efficiency will increase when you add Ideate Software to your BIM workflows,” said Mr. Dodge.


About Ideate Software

About Ideate Software Ideate Software allows Revit users to have unprecedented control over their data. Ideate BIMLink, Ideate Explorer for Revit, and Ideate Sticky were all developed to solve persistent problems in Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) 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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