April

27

2016

Ideate BIMLink 2015.5, Ideate BIMLink 2016.3, and Ideate BIMLink 2017.0 are now available. These solutions are designed to work with Autodesk Revit 2015, 2016, and 2017, and the timing aligns with the Autodesk launch of Revit 2017.

Ideate BIMLink is a Revit add-in solution that dramatically reduces the time spent on Revit data management tasks. It enhances workflows by enabling users to pull information from Revit files into Microsoft Excel for easy editing and the push it back into Revit with speed, ease and accuracy.

“Ideate Software maintains a very active user community,” said Glynnis Patterson, director of software development, Ideate Software. “We continuously listen to our clients. We hear about their pain points and their desire to push the boundaries of BIM, design innovation, and workflow collaboration. We base our developments on their feedback and requests.” Highlights of the enhancements in this release include: 

  • Improved accuracy and ease of use through the addition of drop-down lists
  • Increased accuracy and user confidence through new quality control sample content
  • Greater opportunity for creative designs through new curtain panel management within the Family Editor
  • Stronger team communications and pre-construction models through the ability to easily use survey data points. 

“Our goal is to help our clients be more successful,” said Bob Palioca, president, Ideate Software. “Updating Ideate BIMLink concurrently with the latest Autodesk Revit launch is one of the many ways we do this, because it enables our clients to benefit from the advancements as soon as possible.”

Ideate BIMLink for Revit carries a five-star rating on the Autodesk App Store and is available with a non-commercial free trial. Download Ideate BIMLink trial today. For more information on Ideate BIMLink for Revit 2017, call 888.662.7238 or email Ideate Software. For Ideate BIMLink support, contact the Ideate Software support team. 

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April

19

2016

Ideate Software is pleased to announce that Ideate Explorer has been updated for Revit 2017, with new workflows and expanded online help files. “We base our success on our customers’ success,” said Bob Palioca, president, Ideate Software. “With that in mind, we set out to be ready for Revit 2017 at the same time as our customers, and as we have every year, we released our updates with 30 days of the Autodesk launch. This timing helps ensure that our customers benefit from the advancements as soon as possible and get a maximum return on their software investment.” 

In addition to being compatible with Revit 2017, this new release of Ideate Explorer includes updates to the workflows documented within the Ideate Explorer online help files. “The response to the inclusion of Ideate Query and Ideate Navigate has been extremely positive,” said Glynnis Patterson, director of software development, Ideate Software. “These tools have added another layer of value to Ideate Explorer, supporting new workflows such as Search by Parameter Value and Find In-Place Families. This high-quality product documentation is another hallmark of Ideate Software development.”

→ ​Download an Ideate Explorer Trial of Ideate Explorer for Revit 2017 today. 

Ideate Explorer carries a five-star rating on the Autodesk App Store and is available with a non-commercial free trial. For more information on Ideate Explorer for Revit 2017, including upgrade options, call 888.662.7238 or contact [email protected]. For other assistance with Ideate Explorer, contact Ideate Software support.

Ideate Explorer is one of three Revit add-on solutions developed by Ideate Software. Our highly successful solutions stem from listening to and understanding our customers' pain points, and they address ever-growing needs to access and manage BIM mega-data with ease, speed, and precision. To learn more about all of our solutions, visit the Ideate Software website. 

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March

23

2016

Ideate was named the Autodesk North American Channel Marketing Partner of the Year for FY16.

Qatanna Palioca, director of marketing for Ideate, Inc., accepted the award at a celebration at the Autodesk One Team Conference in Las Vegas on February 29, 2016. “I was honored to receive this award on behalf of the Ideate marketing team and our entire company,” said Qatanna. “We are all dedicated to promoting Autodesk products and the Ideate premium services, activities, and resources that support those products. It is thrilling to be recognized for our success.”

“Ideate has been a proud Autodesk reseller since 1992,” said Bob Palioca, president of Ideate, Inc. “We deeply value our relationship and appreciate the opportunity to partner with Autodesk to deliver outstanding solutions to our customers.”

“Autodesk is pleased to honor our top channel partners each year,” said Steve Blum, vice president of Worldwide Sales and Services, Autodesk. “Ideate shows its strong commitment to helping AEC companies across North America understand and benefit from the power of Autodesk software.” 

Autodesk and Ideate group photo

For more information, contact Qatanna Palioca, director of marketing, at [email protected].

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January

27

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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