September

23

2019

MEP engineers, did you miss our recent webinar or would you like to see it again? Here’s a link to the recording

During this 30-minute webinar, I focused on Ideate ReNumber’s ability to streamline MEP workflows of updating Revit element numbers and names. Ideate ReNumber is part of the IdeateApps collection. It plays an important role in model management for engineering and construction companies by providing a way to efficiently document building elements with logical numbering schemas.

The presentation includes:

  • A quick tour of the rules for MEP workflows that ship with Ideate ReNumber, including base rules for frequently used workflows like grids, lighting and fabrication parts, as well as bonus rules for workflows like conduits, COBie requirements, and ducts 
  • Step-by-step instructions on how to create custom rules to meet your company’s requirements or those of a client
  • A demonstration of how to use Ideate ReNumber to quickly renumber MEP elements, including how to do it in a Schedule
     

We host these webinars to help clients get the most out of their Ideate Software tools. If you have a topic you’d like us to cover, please let us know

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About the Author

Sash Kazeminejad - AIA, LEED AP, BCI, BCC - Customer Success Manager
Sash earned his Master of Architecture from Montana State University and is a California registered architect, LEED Accredited Professional, and a Bluebeam Certified Instructor. He has extensive experience in project management; BIM management; design for architectural firms in California, Montana, and Oregon; and leading classroom and online BIM training. He provides consulting, sales, support, and training solutions to AECO customers around the globe. Find Sash on LinkedIn.

 

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September

12

2019

The Ideate Software team had the pleasure this week of meeting with many London-based architectural, engineering and construction customers at the fabulous Institution of Engineering and Technology.

Engineering Institute of Technology - EIT - London

Joining presenter Glynnis Patterson, Director of Ideate Software, was Jan Sako, Support and QC Manager, as well as Ana Rogerson, Director of Marketing.

At our first meeting, held in the Lovelace Room, we gave some of our existing customers and beta testers a sneak peek at our in-progress software development efforts. More importantly, we got some great feedback on how to improve both our existing solutions and our work-in-progress. There’s really no replacement for in-person communication, and we are grateful to our customers who care to be part of these conversations and share our goal of improving building information modeling such that there’s less hassle and more time for great design. 

In the afternoon, we invited prospective customers to come learn about our Ideate Software solutions for Revit, including our newest solution, Ideate StyleManager. With a mix of construction, engineering and architectural companies at the table, there was some good dialog about the challenges to productivity found on all sides. One of the common refrains from this groups was the appreciation for the sophistication of Ideate BIMLink and recognizing that it’s so much more than an ‘Excel to Revit’ tool. We also received lots of compliments related to the simplicity and elegance of our IdeateApps solutions, particularly Ideate Clone and Ideate ReNumber.

As to the Right Honourable Ada Lovelace, we learned about her very early (1840s) contributions to computing technology from the placard within our Lovelace meeting room at the Engineering Institute. She was the first to recognize that the proposed computing machine designed by Charles Babbage had applications beyond pure calculation, and she published the first algorithm intended to be carried out by such a machine. As a result, she is sometimes regarded as the first to recognize the full potential of a "computing machine" and one of the first computer programmers. As software developers, we were honored to be in her company that day.

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About the Author

Glynnis Patterson, NCARB – Director of Software Development
Glynnis is a registered architect and has worked within the building information modeling (BIM) industry since 1998. A graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, she has worked as an architect, educator and construction site manager. Glynnis is the Director of Software Development Services and continues to work with AECO clients worldwide, developing, and consulting on solutions to BIM challenges. In her spare time, Glynnis volunteers for the local high school and with growitgreenmorristown.org. Find Glynnis on LinkedIn.

 

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July

31

2019

The Ideate Software team has returned from a busy yet fun time at BILT NA 2019 in Seattle! We enjoyed speaking with existing customers and new friends about challenges with current Revit workflows and processes. Our own David Haynes was Chairperson for 2019 Data Day before the official BILT conference started on Thursday.  I had an excellent turnout for my Revit Warnings class, and Sash Kazeminejad filled the room with people, excitement and enthusiasm for a presentation on Revit Parameters on a Saturday morning! Now, that is a herculean accomplishment!

Of course along the way, our Ideate Software booth was the hub of activity for existing clients and interested BIM professionals. We even enlisted a few family members to join the activity at the booth. How cool is that!

Seattle was a perfect venue, not only for the stunning weather, but because the construction boom is evident around every corner. New buildings are sprouting like weeds in the capital of the Pacific Northwest, and it was exciting to see our customers’ work first-hand. Our suite of Revit productivity applications is such a vital component to many AEC firms, and it’s humbling to see our hard work translate into stunning end-products that users can enjoy.

This was the first official unveiling of our Ideate StyleManager at a conference. The interest and enthusiasm for this new arrow in the Ideate Software quiver has been unmatched. I’ve been hosting a few webinars with the tagline, “Ideate Software has Style.” I think these crazy photos from the BIMSmith Gala on Saturday night say it all; not only does Ideate Software bring extreme value and style to Revit workflows, but I think we carry a certain “style” ourselves if I do say so!

Ideate Software team at BILT NA
(L-R Craig Dodge, Richard Taylor, Sash Kazeminejad, David Haynes)

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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 18 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.

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July

18

2019

Thank you to everyone that attended the recent 30-minute Ideate Software webinar about our latest application that enhances Revit software, Ideate StyleManager

During the session, I gave an overview of the Ideate StyleManager user-interface and demonstrated how to: 

  • Assess the risk of Revit line style deletion
  • Fix and standardize Revit material
  • Manage duplicate styles
  • Delete unused object styles, including CAD imports

If you missed the session, would like to see it again, or would like to share it with  colleagues, here’s a link to the recording


Here are a couple of comments from people who attended the webinar:

  • “Maintaining standards and keeping projects healthy requires constant cleanup. StyleManager should help make this easier.”
  • “We have staff that explode CAD files in drawing. This tool will make cleaning easy, even for beginner staff.” 

Visit our website for more information on Ideate StyleManager. Give it a try with a free trial version, or subscribe today.
 


About the Author

Glynnis Patterson, NCARB – Director of Software Development
Glynnis is a registered architect and has worked within the building information modeling (BIM) industry since 1998. A graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, she has worked as an architect, educator and construction site manager. Glynnis is the Director of Software Development Services and continues to work with AECO clients worldwide, developing, and consulting on solutions to BIM challenges. In her spare time, Glynnis volunteers for the local high school and with growitgreenmorristown.org. Find Glynnis on LinkedIn.

 

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July

9

2019

San Francisco, CA, 07/09/2019 – Ideate Software, a veteran Autodesk Developer Network member and provider of applications for Autodesk Revit software, will attend, exhibit, and lead presentations at  BILT NA 2019 in Seattle, United States, July 18-20, 2019.

BILT NA

BILT NA is part of Digital Built Week and is the main conference for AECO industry professionals. Ideate Software continues its tradition of providing best-in-class presentations at BILT NA.

Ideate Software Application Demonstrations

Attendees are invited to visit booth #37 to talk about Revit challenges and see how Ideate Software applications address those challenges:

  1. Ideate BIMLink – Precise Revit data control
  2. Ideate Explorer – Fast Revit data discovery
  3. Ideate Sticky – Accurate Excel data display
  4. Ideate StyleManager – Easy Revit style management
  5. IdeateApps – Efficient Revit data production. BILT NA 2019 attendees are invited to participate in Ideate Software’s research and get a no-cost subscription to IdeateApps expiring 15 December 2019. Please visit Ideate Software on booth #37 for more information.

Enquire about our latest promotion — get $2,000 off this Ideate Software Bundle. 

Two Ideate Software Presentations

Title: Deciphering the Language of Revit Warnings
Date: July 18, 2019
Presenter: Richard Taylor, Technical Evangelist, Ideate Software
Overview: Failure to manage warnings in a Revit project could result in poor performance, slow synchronization times, incorrect schedule data, or even file corruption. During this session, attendees will learn how to manage and fix Revit warnings using Revit tools and how the Warnings Manager add-on application developed by Ideate Software can streamline the process. 

Title: We All Secretly Love Revit Parameters
Date: July 20, 2019
Presenter: Sash Kazeminejad, Customer Success Manager, Ideate Software
Overview: Project, Key, Family, Shared, Global … the list of parameters goes on and on, and the types and uses can seem overwhelming. Attendees of this session will learn about common pitfalls of poorly organized Revit data, how and when to use Shared and Project parameters, how to manage parameters for use across linked Revit files, and common strategies for resolving poorly managed parameters. 

Data Day

Leaders from the architecture, engineering, construction, and building owner industries attend Data Day to talk about data in their industry. Starting the day before BILT NA, Data Day presentations, labs, and discussions focus on the current state of data, what can be done with the data, and how data drives business decisions. “This event has grown in popularity so much that we extended it from one day to two this year,” said David Haynes, Ideate Software director and Data Day chairperson.  David has been the Data Day chairperson for the past 3 years.


About Ideate Software

Ideate Software empowers Revit users to gain unprecedented control over their data. Ideate BIMLink, Ideate Explorer, Ideate Sticky, Ideate StyleManager, and IdeateApps 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.

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