January

26

2016

PRESS RELEASE: San Francisco, CA, 1/26/2015 – Ideate Software, a veteran Autodesk Developer Network member, announced today that updates are available for Ideate Sticky for Autodesk Revit versions 2014, 2015 and 2016. Ideate Sticky imports and synchronizes Microsoft Excel file content into the Revit project environment. The updates to Ideate Sticky for Revit include significant enhancements and improvements.

In response to a top customer support request, visual fidelity has been improved by added support for Line Style Mapping. “Ideate Sticky user feedback was integral in the development of the features in this update,” says Glynnis Patterson, Ideate Director of Software Development. “We designed this to allow end-user control of the assigned line styles, as well as out-of-the-box default values to get our customers up and running with great results.”

Other improvements in this release of Ideate Sticky include:

  • Added support for hidden rows and columns within your Revit project
  • Designers and engineers can now use any Named Region as a way of defining a Sticky, an easy method for splitting a long Excel worksheet into separate 'pages'
  • Versions 2015 and forward now support inclusions of an image, such as a company logo, within the header

Richard Taylor, Ideate Software Technical Evangelist says, “The ability to support embedded graphic images in the Microsoft Excel schedule, plus the ability to support many Excel line styles, will greatly enhance the graphic fidelity of the Sticky Schedule within the Revit environment, reducing the necessity for additional schedule editing.  Customers can easily link the Excel Schedule into Revit knowing that the proper formatting of fonts, graphic images, line styles, hidden rows and columns, and merged cells, will be handled by Ideate Sticky effortlessly and elegantly.” 

He adds, “No matter your discipline, Ideate Sticky allows you to extend the project team by providing the ability to link non-BIM Excel data directly into the Revit project.”

Bob Palioca, President, Ideate Software says, “Ideate Software is always listening and deeply involved in how are customers are using our Ideate Software solutions. The latest release of Ideate Sticky reflects that commitment to our customers.”

To ensure consistent graphic results, all Ideate Sticky end-users should be updated at the same time.

Ideate Sticky carries a five-star rating on the Autodesk App Store, and is available with a non-commercial free trial. Download the Ideate Sticky trial today.

For more information, call 888.662.7238, or contact [email protected]

About Ideate Software

Ideate Software allows Autodesk 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 Revit project deliverables, and elevate design.

Autodesk, Autodesk Revit and ATC 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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November

10

2015

PRESS RELEASE

Contact: [email protected]

San Francisco, CA, 11/03/2015 – Ideate Software, a veteran Autodesk Developer Network member, announced today that updates are available for Ideate Explorer for Revit 2015 and 2016. These updates to Ideate Explorer for Revit (version 2015.4 and 2016.2) include two new and significant features, as well as other improvements.

Ideate Explorer for Revit user feedback was integral in the development of the two new features included in this update: Navigate and Ideate Query.

Navigate provides an efficient way to expertly search, select, and filter on the project documentation including: Legends, Schedules, Sheets and Views. Navigate lets users customize their browsing experience on the fly without touching the Project Browser organization.

Ideate Query is a powerful tool within Ideate Explorer that lets users dig more deeply into the Revit model. BIM Managers and production staff alike will find the Query tool an invaluable way to make complex selection sets or to audit the model.

Ron Palma, ACI, AEC Application Specialist, Ideate Inc. started using Ideate Explorer early on for quality control of construction documents, and is pleased that Query gives another level of control when selecting Revit elements with Ideate Explorer. “Ideate Query within Ideate Explorer gives me a great deal of insight and control as a project manager,” says Palma. “For example, I can filter Revit elements by the phase to which they are assigned, giving me greater confidence that my construction documents are complete.” Palma adds, “Query can also narrow my search by applying additional filters to my original selection. Using these additional filters, I can find and select exactly what I’m looking for, address issues promptly, and produce a quality final product.”

Other improvements in this release of Ideate Explorer for Revit:

  • View your project data by Phase to quickly spot inconsistencies.
  • Pause before you delete! With Ideate Delete you get a quick summary reminder of what you are about to delete – a simple yet powerful safeguard.
  • Finding elements is even easier now that the Show Elements option has been improved to support hidden 2D elements.

Bob Palioca, President, Ideate Software says, “I’m delighted to announce this Ideate Explorer for Revit point release. Our close working relationships with the AEC community have been vital to this development. We believe the new features within this release will give our customers a competitive edge as they navigate ever more complex Revit models. Ideate Software is dedicated to continuously finding new solutions to help our customers take full advantage of the compelling built-in benefits of Autodesk Revit.”

Ideate Explorer for Revit carries a five-star rating on the Autodesk App Store, and are available with a non-commercial free trial. Download the trial today. For more information, call 888.662.7238, or contact [email protected], and for support, contact [email protected].

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, Autodesk Revit and ATC 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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October

22

2015

PRESS RELEASE Contact: [email protected] San Francisco, CA, 10/22/2015 - Ideate Software, a veteran Autodesk Developer Network member, announced today the publication of its latest "Spotlight on" customer success profile featuring Eppstein Uhen Architects (EUA) and its management of complex Autodesk Revit projects with the full suite of Ideate Software tools.

Ideate Software is a set of in-depth Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) data management tools that help keep Revit models clean. With Ideate Software, staff can delete problem items, analyze files quickly, and enhance BIM data flow with increased speed and accuracy. The software can facilitate better collaboration, minimize workflow interruptions, improve project deliverables, and elevate design.

Phyllis Robbins, EUA's Design Application Manager, finds Ideate Software to be consistent, reliable, elegant, and clean. "Personally, I see Ideate Software as the premier developer for add-in solutions," she said. "Ideate BIMLink has saved days of tedious, repetitive, manual renumbering with considerable possibility for error."

Her team uses Ideate Explorer for Revit to globally query and manage Revit models, even to find tricky CAD imports. "Ideate Explorer makes that task easy to execute," said Robbins. Because Ideate Sticky can connect non-BIM data from an Excel file into a Revit project, EUA uses it to realize a number of different benefits on each project. "We see Ideate Sticky as a team productivity solution," she said.

Bob Palioca, President, Ideate Software, says, "It's gratifying to hear how a client uses all of the Ideate Software tools to realize significant benefits such as time savings and accuracy. This kind of story acts as confirmation that our software designs for the AEC community are on target and appropriate." Ideate Software has published "Ideate Software Presents: Spotlight on Eppstein Uhen" success story online. To learn more about the workflow solutions Eppstein Uhen has discovered with Ideate Software, read the full story.

Ideate BIMLink, Ideate Sticky and Ideate Explorer for Revit carry a five star rating on the Autodesk App Store, and are available with a non-commercial free trial. For more information, call 888.662.7238, or contact [email protected]

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, Autodesk Revit and ATC 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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September

17

2015

PRESS RELEASE Contact: [email protected] San Francisco, CA, 09/17/2015 - Ideate, a multi-decade veteran Autodesk Developer Network member and Autodesk Platinum Value Added Reseller, announced today the publication of its latest "Spotlight on" customer success profile featuring WRNS Studio and its use of Ideate Explorer for Revit modeling.

Ideate Software is a set of in-depth Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) data management tools that helps keep Revit models clean. With it, staff can delete problem items, analyze files quickly, and enhance BIM data flow with increased speed and accuracy. The software can facilitate better collaboration, minimize workflow interruptions, improve project deliverables, and elevate design.

Jason Halaby, Designer and BIM Manager, WRNS Studio, San Francisco, regularly uses Ideate Explorer to turn tedious Revit model projects into quick exercises. "You can hardly compare time savings now with how we did things before because there are things you simply cannot do without Ideate Explorer" says Halaby.

WRNS Studio cares deeply about the quality of their models, and Ideate Explorer helps the teams to keep their Revit models clean. Halaby uses Ideate Explorer to find and change elements, purge line styles that are not up to office standards, even add detail views from different projects into the WRNS file library. "Ideate Explorer is also outstanding at finding linked AutoCAD files that are otherwise hidden inside of a particular view," he says.

Bob Palioca, President, Ideate Inc., says, "We know how critically important it is to keep Revit models clean and lean, especially as AEC projects become so massively complex. We are proud to able to contribute so significantly to our clients' time savings and quality control by creating Ideate Explorer."

Ideate has published "Ideate Software Presents: Spotlight on WRNS Studio" success story online. Read the full WRNS Studio success study to learn more.

Ideate BIMLink and Ideate Explorer carry a five star rating, for managing Revit models, on the Autodesk Exchange Apps Store, and are available with a non-commercial free trial. For more information, call 888.662.7238, or contact [email protected]

About Ideate, Inc.

Ideate, Inc. is a leading Autodesk Authorized Developer with 25+ years' experience in Revit software development and specific focus on Building Information Modeling (BIM). As an Autodesk solutions provider, Ideate has offered quality software, training, support and custom consulting services to the architectural, engineering and construction (AEC) industries since 1992. Headquartered in San Francisco, California and operating Autodesk Authorized Training Centers (ATCs) in California, Oregon and Washington, Ideate is recognized as an Autodesk Platinum Partner for Architecture, Engineering and Construction, Autodesk's highest level of authorization.

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, Autodesk Revit and ATC 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

27

2015

San Francisco, CA, 07/21/2015 - Ideate Software, a multi-decade veteran Autodesk Developer Network member and Autodesk Platinum Value Added Reseller, announced today the release of Ideate BIMLink 2016.2, Ideate BIMLink 2015.4, and Ideate BIMLink 2014.7. These updates bring an array of enhanced features that customers have requested in a Revit plugin. They are designed to work with Autodesk Revit 2016, 2015, and 2014.

Ideate Software is a Building Information Modeling (BIM) data management tool that helps the Revit community clean up models, delete problem items, analyze files quickly, improve speed and accuracy in data flow, increase collaboration and overcome repeated workflow interruptions.

This Ideate BIMLink update improves the overall ease of use, enhances project standards, and provides new discipline-specific content to support enhanced Quality Control Revit workflows. The highlights include:

  • Access to the "From Schedule" option from the main dialog
  • A property called "Type Usage Count" that helps export only the type data being used in the project
  • Easier loading of Quality Control and Project Standards links
  • Enhanced multi-category Project Standards links to include additional 2D categories

New, discipline-specific properties and data categories include:

  • For architects and designers: grids; stair landings, stair runs, stair supports, railing handrails, and railing supports; and a View References link
  • For M/E/P engineers: load classification, MEP system data, and a View References link
  • For structural engineers: grids, editable rebar shapes, and a View References link
  • For Virtual Design and Construction managers: enables creation of new generic models, and support for assemblies

"Our customers are pushing the boundaries on data management and we're responding with new content and new functionality," says Glynnis Patterson, Ideate Director of Software Development. "This release is all about tools that support project standardization and quality control for their Building Information Models."

Bob Palioca, President, Ideate Inc. notes, "I'm delighted to announce this Ideate BIMLink point release, which has been tailored to feedback and requests from our AEC community. We're fortunate to have engaged customers who share their input on how to improve and enhance our software solution. In turn, Ideate is committed to helping our customers take full advantage of all the inherent benefits of Autodesk Revit 2014, 2015, and 2016."

Ideate BIMLink carries a five-star rating on the Autodesk Exchange Apps Store, and is available with a no-cost, non-commercial trial. (http://ideatesoftware.com/download/)

For more information, call 888.662.7238, contact [email protected], and for support, contact [email protected]

About Ideate Software Ideate Software (ideatesoftware.com) allows Revit users to have unprecedented control over their data. Ideate BIMLink (http://ideatesoftware.com/ideatebimlink/), Ideate Explorer (http://ideatesoftware.com/ideateexplorer/) for Revit, and Ideate Sticky (http://ideatesoftware.com/ideatesticky/ ) 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, Autodesk Revit and ATC 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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