Why should you audit your Revit projects with Ideate Explorer? Because Revit is all about project data, and Ideate Explorer offers lightning fast Revit data discovery and manipulation. 

Ideate Explorer:

  • Is a model browser that shows so much more than the project browser in Revit, including every element, every instance of the elements, CAD files, model lines, detail lines, and text annotations  
  • Offers more powerful selection than in Revit. You can drill down further than category, family, and type to search and sort based on any instance and type parameter
  • Provides more flexibility than the warnings manager within Revit. The Warnings Manager within Ideate Explorer is resizable, you can interact with elements while it’s open, and it’s easy to use; and it allows you to rank the warnings 

Watch the recording of this 30-minute webinar for demonstrations on how to easily keep your Revit projects well organized by auditing them with Ideate Explorer. Although the webinar focuses on MEP projects, the tips presented are applicable to all disciplines.


Here are some comments from people who attended the webinar:

  • “Our files are getting too big and this will assist.”
  • “Ideate Explorer makes it easy to change properties.”
  • “This will help us coordinate faster.”

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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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, and 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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Ideate Dashboard is our new cloud-based service that provides just-in-time information about Revit warnings within the BIM 360 project environment. 

Companies with employees who work from home, disparate offices, or consultants in different locations use BIM 360. Until now, to view the Revit warnings in those BIM 360 projects, users would have to open each of the projects in Revit. Now, with Ideate Dashboard, that is no longer the case. With information about Revit warnings on the BIM 360 home page, your whole team will have easy access to relevant, actionable data and the ability to fix problems more quickly.

Watch this short video to learn about Ideate Dashboard and see demonstrations on how Ideate Dashboard will save you time and enhance your model health by providing:

  • Relevant, curated actionable data on the BIM 360 Project home page
  • Quick access to Revit warnings information for all BIM 360 projects through a Key Performance Indicator (KPI)
  • A stacked ranking of the five worst Revit files in terms of warning count within a given project 
  • A warnings per megabyte file size metric of the five worst Revit files within a BIM 360 project 

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

David Haynes, Director, Ideate Software
David is a registered architect and a project management certified professional. Before joining Ideate, David had his own architectural practice and was president of a commercial design-build construction company for 15 years. A graduate of the University of Arizona, he has worked as an architect, contractor, and developer, and he was a national construction manager for a national retailer. David currently provides business process analysis, data integration, and change management solutions for AECO clients involved in the design and construction industry across the United States. Find David on Twitter.

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We're excited to share the news about our two latest solutions for Revit users and BIM managers! Ideate Dashboard and Ideate Automation are now available, on-demand. Please see the product highlights below and click on the links to learn more. 

Ideate Dashboard for Autodesk® BIM 360®

The cloud-based Ideate Dashboard service provides just-in-time information on Revit warnings within the Autodesk BIM 360 project information environment.

Normally priced at US$795 per BIM 360 Account ID per year, this service is available for US$595 per BIM 360 Account ID per year until December 31, 2020. 

Take advantage of the entry price and save $200.

Ideate Automation for Ideate BIMLink

A scripting tool for use with Ideate BMLink, Ideate Automation is designed to significantly reduce costs by letting repetitive, time-intensive, low-value BIM tasks run silently in the background, freeing designers and engineers for higher-level, more valuable work. This software is optimized to work with Ideate BIMLink, a product that facilitates data exchange and editing tasks between Revit models and Microsoft Excel with speed, ease and accuracy. Watch this short video for an overview of the business value.


Ideate Automation and Ideate BIMLink are included in the Enterprise Bundle

If you have any questions, please email us at [email protected]

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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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