May

13

2021

Revit software users around the world turn to Ideate Software for add-on solutions that reduce or even eliminate laborious data editing, viewing and management tasks. I was pleased to have the opportunity to discuss and demonstrate one of those solutions, IdeateApps, on a webinar hosted by our partner in Australia and New Zealand, A2K Technologies.

IdeateApps is a collection of nine focus-driven tools that decrease the time spent on common tasks and increase the accuracy of the BIM data within a model. In this webinar, I focused on the four that streamline the following sheet and view activities:

  1. Placing views on sheets 
  2. Aligning views across sheets
  3. Copying sheets
  4. Bulk-creating views  

For demonstration of the workflows that show how these tools can enhance your Revit productivity, watch the recording of the webinar:

About A2K
A2K Technologies plays a vital role in helping companies in the infrastructure, building, mining, construction and manufacturing industries reach their full potential by delivering complete technology solutions and support services such as education, training and recruitment. 

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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May

12

2021

San Francisco, CA, May 12, 2021 – Ideate Software, an Autodesk® AEC Industry Partner and Autodesk® Authorized Developer, is pleased to announce its collaboration with Surbana Jurong. Headquartered in Singapore, Surbana Jurong is a global urban, infrastructure and managed services consulting firm that offers a full suite of multidisciplinary consultancy services across multiple sectors.

“We at Ideate Software are pleased to be associated with such a prestigious company,” said Richard Taylor, Technical Evangelist, Ideate Software. “Surbana Jurong and subsidiary companies, SAA Architects, Robert Bird Group, and SMEC subscribe to our Enterprise offering of all five Ideate Software solutions available for each Revit user within their organizations.”

Recently, Surbana Jurong provided an example of how they used Ideate BIMLink to reduce the time they spent creating 361 Revit sheets from 24 hours to just three minutes. 

“Sheet creation is essential for most BIM projects. Conventionally, a BIM modeler would create sheets in Revit, typing the information manually, one by one. Each sheet could take about three minutes,” said Tang Minjing, Executive BIM Manager, Surbana Jurong. “Automating the process with Ideate BIMLink reduces the time to just seconds. Here are the four simple steps that save us hours of time.”

  1. Create the Ideate BIMLink link definition with the required properties (30 seconds)
  2. Export the data to Microsoft Excel and fill in the information (20 seconds to export the data. Time spent filling in the Excel spreadsheet varies.)
  3. Import the updated information into Ideate BIMLink (30 to 60 seconds)
  4. Create new Sheets and Select the Title Block (30 to 60 seconds)

  

“We are honored that Ideate BIMLink eliminates a time-consuming task and allows Surbana Jurong to focus on critical design and engineering,” said Richard.

Learn more and see screen shots of each step by reading the whole story on our website

To experience how Ideate Software tools can help you streamline your Revit processes, download trial versions or subscribe online.
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About Ideate Software - Ideate Software, an Autodesk® AEC Industry Partner and Autodesk® Authorized Developer, empowers Revit users to gain unprecedented control over their data. Ideate BIMLink, Ideate Explorer, Ideate Sticky, IdeateApps and Ideate StyleManager 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 is a registered 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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May

10

2021

For those of you who are new to Ideate Software or need a refresher course on the capabilities our products, this webinar recording is for you. Spend one hour watching to get a high-level overview of all Ideate Software solutions and how they relate to BIM managers and BIM management.

  • Ideate BIMLink – The industry standard for exporting information from a Revit model to Microsoft Excel, so you can modify the data and import it back into Revit to update the model
    • Ideate Automation for Ideate BIMLink – Script and run Ideate BIMLink on multiple models during non-business hours, so data is in Excel spreadsheets when you return
  • Ideate Sticky – Live-link Excel data as schedules or Word, Excel and PDFs as images in your Revit projects, so they automatically update when changes are made to the original documents
  • Ideate Explorer – See every element and instance of every element in the Revit model, so you can easily select and swap elements, audit the project, and review and manage warnings
  • Ideate StyleManager – Review styles (e.g., object styles, line styles, fonts, and dimensions), so you can merge and purge unwanted styles and delete those not being used
  • IdeateApps – Decrease the time spent on common Revit tasks and increase the accuracy of BIM data in a Revit model with these nine focus-driven tools

Watch the recording and share it with others who will benefit from its content.

 
This webinar was presented in three regions over a two-day period. This recording is of the presentation made in the Americas region. The content is the same as the other presentations, except for the specific attendee questions asked during the webinar.

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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May

7

2021

We were pleased to welcome our guest host, Gavin Crump, Owner and Consultant at BIM Guru in Sydney, Australia. Gavin has more than 10 years of experience as a BIM user, coordinator, manager and enthusiast, and he makes and shares videos as the Aussie BIM Guru on YouTube.

In this webinar, Ideate Software’s Sash Kazeminejad demonstrated specific workflows using Ideate Software products while Gavin demonstrated the same workflows using Dynamo.

Here are some comments made by attendees:

  • These are two of the best Revit presenters in the business. No fluffing, no waffling, just straight into it. We are all busy these days, and this webinar didn't disappoint. 
     
  • It was great to see the two approaches in comparison.  
     
  • Nice work all around....heavy topics. The presentation went smoothly and was fun to watch.

Here’s a link to the recording. View it and share it with others you think would benefit from the discussion.


 

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May

6

2021

We were thrilled to have the opportunity to speak on a recent BIMThoughts podcast about exciting updates to Ideate Software solutions. 

This entertaining conversation was between hosts Bill Debevc, Carl Storms and Dana De Filippi and Ideate Software’s Glynnis Patterson and David Haynes. It was about how globalization and working from home allows users from different countries to work on the same projects or deliver project plans in other languages, and how Ideate Software is supporting this change by translating ouir Revit productivity solutions into five languages (French, German, Spanish, Japanese, and Simplified Chinese).

Listen to the podcast to hear the conversation and learn something about the participants. 

BIMThoughts is a podcast about BIM technology and techniques. Its hosts interview top BIM professionals, learn what makes them tick, and discusses their views on BIM, Revit, and the architecture, engineering and construction industries.

 


 

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