February

22

2016

Join the Ideate Software tech experts for eLearning. Make the most of your Revit workflow with free, live, online classes that provide your entire organization with easy access to premium education.

February 24, 2016 — Ideate BIMLink
Revit Model Management with Ideate BIMLink

In this class, we will explore several ways in which Ideate BIMLink can help with efficiently managing a Revit model, maintaining its quality and thereby saving valuable time. Some of the examples we will review include: extracting a full multi-category quantity take-off; managing Revit families; managing views and sheets; managing view templates; performing a full project spell check; renaming or renumbering objects with ease. If you’ve only used Ideate BIMLink for one particular kind of task then this is the class for you.

March 3, 2016 — Ideate Sticky
Introduction to Ideate Sticky

Did you ever want to link an Excel file into a Revit project? Ideate Sticky for Revit is the answer. See how Ideate Sticky manages the look and feel of your text and other tabular data, and the benefits of formatting inside of Excel or Revit. Some Ideate Sticky features covered in the class: highest visual fidelity (WYSIWYG), direct collaboration with Excel users, simple network deployment, and optimization for performance and quality. Join us for this webinar, as we take a closer look at Ideate Sticky, which combines the ease and flexibility of Excel spreadsheet editing with the convenience of a sticky note. 

March 9, 2016 — Ideate BIMLink
Ideate BIMLink for Revit MEP Projects

This class will explore several ways in which Ideate BIMLink can effect changes to a Revit MEP model. One topic to be covered is crucial for settings that affect Energy Performance. We will also explore how Ideate BIMLink can globally assist with Electrical Device changes and Lighting Level Analysis. We will also look at the various pre-built Ideate BIMLink Revit MEP Sample links and how they can make you more productive. If you’ve only used Ideate BIMLink for one particular kind of task then this is the class for you. 

View Ideate Software complete list of class descriptions and registration links here.

Questions? Contact [email protected]

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February

9

2016

Calling all Architects, Designers, and Movie Theater lovers. The design challenge you’ve been waiting for has finally arrived. Never again will you have the opportunity to ponder how to integrate a fabulous 1930’s Art Deco movie theater into the fabric of an (American) Victorian-era downtown.

Downtown East State Street in Doylestown, PA showing the area to be designed as the addition to the County Theater.
Fig 1: Panoramic View of Design Site 

Enter this “Ideas Competition” to crank out your best, no-risk, no-limits design ideas for this non-profit movie theater addition. Revit and AutoCAD wizards will be happy to note that the competition entry packet includes both a Revit model and AutoCAD files (donated by yours truly) to expedite design musings.

The design competition entry packet includes AutoCAD and Revit files to expedite the design process.
Fig 2: Site Plan with Proposed Building Addition for Ideas Competition

The design competition entry packet includes AutoCAD and Revit files to expedite the design process.
Fig 3: Street Elevation with Proposed Building Addition for Ideas Competition 

Competition details can be found at http://countytheater.org/designcomp/. Design entries are due by March 31, 2016. The competition has a $1000 first prize — Happy Designing!


About the Author

Glynnis Patterson, Revit expertGlynnis Patterson, NCARB — Director of Software Development
Glynnis grew up in Doylestown around the corner from the County Theater.

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 worldwide, developing, and consulting on solutions to Building Information Modeling challenges. Follow Glynnis on Twitter.

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February

8

2016

Join the Ideate Software tech experts for eLearning. Make the most of your Revit workflow with free, live, online classes that provide your entire organization with easy access to premium education.

February 18, 2016 —  Ideate Explorer
Auditing Your Revit Project with Ideate Explorer
You’ve used Ideate Explorer to find the hidden DWGs in your Revit project, but did you know that you can find and cleanup many other culprits that may be lurking? This class will take students through nine additional auditing processes to help keep Revit projects running smoothly. We recommend auditing your Revit project weekly with these methods.

February 24, 2016 — Ideate BIMLink
Revit Model Management with Ideate BIMLink

In this class, we will explore several ways in which Ideate BIMLink can help with efficiently managing a Revit model, maintaining its quality and thereby saving valuable time. Some of the examples we will review include: extracting a full multi-category quantity take-off; managing Revit families; managing views and sheets; managing view templates; performing a full project spell check; renaming or renumbering objects with ease. If you’ve only used Ideate BIMLink for one particular kind of task then this is the class for you.

March 3, 2016 — Ideate Sticky
Introduction to Ideate Sticky

Did you ever want to link an Excel file into a Revit project? Ideate Sticky for Revit is the answer. See how Ideate Sticky manages the look and feel of your text and other tabular data, and the benefits of formatting inside of Excel or Revit. Some Ideate Sticky features covered in the class: highest visual fidelity (WYSIWYG), direct collaboration with Excel users, simple network deployment, and optimization for performance and quality. Join us for this webinar, as we take a closer look at Ideate Sticky, which combines the ease and flexibility of Excel spreadsheet editing with the convenience of a sticky note. 

March 9, 2016 — Ideate BIMLink
Ideate BIMLink for Revit MEP Projects

This class will explore several ways in which Ideate BIMLink can effect changes to a Revit MEP model. One topic to be covered is crucial for settings that affect Energy Performance. We will also explore how Ideate BIMLink can globally assist with Electrical Device changes and Lighting Level Analysis. We will also look at the various pre-built Ideate BIMLink Revit MEP Sample links and how they can make you more productive. If you’ve only used Ideate BIMLink for one particular kind of task then this is the class for you. 

View Ideate Software complete class descriptions and registration links here.

Questions? Contact [email protected]

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February

2

2016

Maximize Your Revit Projects with Ideate Explorer 
Join Ideate Software for a one–hour webinar focused on maximizing your Revit projects. Come see an introduction into the power and productivity of Ideate Software. We will take your questions about Revit data management and show you ways to save time and increase accuracy on data editing and entry tasks. We will showcase each of our Ideate Software solutions using examples from our extended training classes. For more details, see descriptions below. Register today! Presentation will be in English. Click “Register Here” to view the event in other time zones.

Register here!

Date: Thursday, February 11, 2016
Time: 1:00pm AEST
Location: Online
Questions: Contact Ideate Software

In This Webinar We Will Learn More About →

Ideate Explorer 
Learn how to audit, review, and maintain the health of your Revit project. Find hidden CAD Imports and other culprits lurking in your Revit files that are impacting performance. Use Ideate Query to quickly find elements based on parameter values such as overridden dimensions or In-Place families.

Ideate BIMLink 
Learn how to edit the Revit data in Excel to manipulate data in Parameters, Sheets, Views, Rooms, & Families quickly in order to better manage your Revit projects. Extend the BIM Project team by using Excel to create and edit large amounts of data with ease.

Ideate Sticky 
Learn how to link Excel Spreadsheets into your Revit project allowing maximum graphic fidelity, and extending the BIM Project team.

View the full invitation. Register here!

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February

2

2016

Maximize Your Revit Projects with Ideate Explorer 
Join Ideate Software for a one–hour webinar focused on maximizing your Revit projects. Come see an introduction into the power and productivity of Ideate Software. We will take your questions about Revit data management and show you ways to save time and increase accuracy on data editing and entry tasks. We will showcase each of our Ideate Software solutions using examples from our extended training classes. For more details, see descriptions below. Register today! Presentation will be in English. Click “Register Here” to view the event in other time zones.

Register here!

Date: Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Time: 11:30am PST / 2:30pm EST
Location: Online
Questions: Contact Ideate Software

In This Webinar We Will Learn More About →

Ideate Explorer 
Learn how to audit, review, and maintain the health of your Revit project. Find hidden CAD Imports and other culprits lurking in your Revit files that are impacting performance. Use Ideate Query to quickly find elements based on parameter values such as overridden dimensions or In-Place families.

Ideate BIMLink 
Learn how to edit the Revit data in Excel to manipulate data in Parameters, Sheets, Views, Rooms, & Families quickly in order to better manage your Revit projects. Extend the BIM Project team by using Excel to create and edit large amounts of data with ease.

Ideate Sticky 
Learn how to link Excel Spreadsheets into your Revit project allowing maximum graphic fidelity, and extending the BIM Project team.

View the full invitation. Register here!

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