October

26

2020

We were delighted to be a Silver Sponsor of Tech + Virtual 2020, an online conference that brought together AEC and technology specialists from the United States and beyond.

Rising complexity in project design and sustainability goals has catapulted digital tools to the forefront of the AEC industry. The event facilitated knowledge-sharing and discussions on this topic with classes from experts such as Fiona Cousins, Director | Americas Digital Services Leader at Arup, Julia Murphy, Director at SOM (an Ideate Software customer) and Foteinos Soulos, Senior Associate at SHoP Architects (an Ideate Software customer).

Harnessing digital tools to enhance productivity and innovation is a topic we are passionate about. Our colleague Sash Kazeminejad delivered a workshop session titled “Beyond Traditional Revit Data Editing Tasks & Ideate BIMLink.” In this class, he explained how Ideate BIMLink can be utilized for project health checks and general QA/QC tasks.


Session breaks gave us the chance to interact with the Tech + community and share about our bundle promotion (6-month access to all our products for $500), new product improvements (the new version of Ideate Sticky allows users to connect non-BIM data from a Word or PDF document into Revit projects, in addition to Excel) and future industry trends. It was a pleasure to be part of this learning experience.

Want to talk with us about any of these topics? Contact us at [email protected].

 

 

 

 

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October

14

2020

San Francisco, CA, October 14, 2020 Ideate Software, an Autodesk® AEC Industry Partner and Autodesk® Authorized Developer, is pleased to announce that is a Gold Sponsor of the first Autodesk University that is entirely digital and free to attend. This interactive event will bring together designers, engineers, and builders to learn about emerging technologies and trends that will help them achieve their goals. It starts on November 17 and continues through November 20 with live and on-demand classes, events, and activities.

Ideate Software provides Revit productivity applications to BIM managers and Revit users around the world and is a veteran AU sponsor. 

“For years, AU has been an ideal place for us to interact with BIM professionals,” said Glynnis Patterson, Director of Software Development, Ideate Software. “Since this year’s conference is free and 100% online, we expect it to attract many more people. For us as a sponsor, this means a greater opportunity to connect with AECO professionals around the world about BIM workflow challenges and solutions. We are excited about the discussions and possibilities offered by this event.”

Ideate Software invites all AU participants to:

  • Visit its online booth, which will include videos, documentation, and links to future classes hosted by the company
     
  • Register for its live webinar – Beyond Traditional Revit Data Editing Tasks & Ideate BIMLink that will take place on Day 3 of AU – November 19, 2020
     
  • Access its on-demand breakout session featuring BIM professionals’ insights and testimonials on Revit productivity challenges and Ideate Software solutions. This will become available on November 17th, but you can bookmark it now so you don’t miss out when it goes live. 
     
  • Participate in a live Q&A session with Richard Taylor, Technical Evangelist at Ideate Software on November 18th — 4:00 p.m. PST, 7:00 p.m. EST | November 19th — 8:00 a.m. HKT, 11:00 a.m. AEDT

Throughout the conference, members of the Ideate Software Sales and Technical teams will be contactable regarding inquiries about their products: 

  • Ideate BIMLink – Control Revit data with precision and speed
  • Ideate Explorer – Audit BIM models with certainty
  • Ideate Sticky – Easily integrate and format non-BIM data into Revit projects
  • IdeateApps – Simplify everyday Revit tasks with efficiency and elegance
  • Ideate StyleManager – Analyze, delete, or merge non-standard Revit styles
  • Ideate Dashboard — Manage Revit Warnings within your Autodesk® BIM 360® environment with this new service 

For more information about Ideate Software applications, please visit www.ideatesoftware.com


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, Ideate StyleManager and Ideate Dashboard for Autodesk BIM 360 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, BIM 360 and Revit are registered trademarks or trademarks of Autodesk, Inc., in the USA and/or other countries. All other brand names, product names, or trademarks belong to their respective holders.

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October

6

2020

As a developer of software that streamlines workflows for Revit users who design, build, operate, and maintain built environments, Ideate Software is pleased to sponsor the Tech+ Virtual Conference

Tech+ Virtual Conference

Attend the online conference on October 22, 2020 to learn about the latest in AEC technological innovation, hear from industry thought leaders, and view demos from an array of companies. 

The event is organized by The Architect’s Newspaper, which delivers quality news to the community of architects, designers, engineers, landscape architects, lighting designers, interior designers, academics, developers, contractors, and others interested in the built urban environment

As a Silver Sponsor, we will contribute to the discussion by delivering a workshop and “opening up” our booth to any online visitors that stop by to learn more about our solutions. Keep an eye out for more information. 

We look forward to connecting with you there. Learn more about the conference and register today.  
 

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September

21

2020

Watch the recording of this 30-minute webinar to learn how to leverage coordinate data to bring new levels of control and efficiency to your building information model with Ideate BIMLink. Ideate BIMLink is one of our five Revit applications that simplify data challenges. It allows you to send all the robust data within your Revit model to Microsoft Excel for review and manipulation, and then pull the data back into the Revit model. It also allows you to:

  • Easily access data that is hard to review in a Schedule format
  • Edit Parameter data quickly
  • Rename Families and Types – Important for COBie data
  • Manage non-Schedule data with Beyond Schedule Library Links
  • Create elements, including key schedule data, levels, types per existing family, and views to name just a few. (Please see Project Setup with Ideate BIMLink for an in depth look at laying out a new project)

In this recording, you will see demonstrations of how to use Ideate BIMLink to simplify three construction tasks:

  1. QTO (Quantity Takeoff)
  2. Sending Coordinate Data for Revit Modeling to the Field with Ideate BIMLink
  3. Receiving Field Coordinate Point Data into Revit with Ideate BIMLink

Additional information about these three construction workflows can be found within our online HELP system. You can also review a wonderful summary video of Ideate BIMLink and Coordinate Data for VDC on our website.

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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September

7

2020

IdeateApps is one of the products developed by Ideate Software to increase Revit efficiency. It is a collection of nine focus-driven tools that decrease the time spent on common Revit tasks and increase the accuracy of BIM data in a Revit model. Designed for all Revit users – new and experienced – these tools help keep your projects on time and on budget. 

In addition to webinars (live and recorded), we offer robust online Help files and short how-to videos. These resources complement our in-product Help, substantial sample content, and awesome technical support team.

Watch the recording of this webinar to learn how you can save time and increase model accuracy:

  1. Spend less time renumbering elements – Ideate ReNumber
  2. View all instances of difficult-to-find items – Ideate QuickSelect
  3. Learn which dependents will be deleted along with your selection – Ideate SmartDelete
  4. Check spelling of all data, including text within schedules – Ideate SpellCheck
  5. Understand why elements aren’t visible in a particular view – Ideate XRay

SHEET AND VIEW TOOLS

  1. Place views on sheets and easily manage sheets – Ideate SheetManager
  2. Align all plan views in a set to synchronize across all sheets – Ideate Align 
  3. Easily copy sheets with aligned views – Ideate Clone 
  4. Create a series of views with the proper parameters – Ideate ViewCreator 

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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