March

17

2015

San Francisco, CA, 03/17/2015-Ideate, Inc., a multi-decade veteran Autodesk Developer Network member and Autodesk Platinum Value Added Reseller today announced the publication of its latest "Spotlight on" customer success profile featuring ZGF Architects LLP and its use of Ideate Software including Ideate BIMLink and Ideate Explorer for Revit.

Ideate Software is a set of far-reaching Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) data management tools that help the Revit community clean up models, delete problem items, analyze files quickly, enhance data flow speed and accuracy, increase collaboration, minimize workflow interruptions,  improve project deliverables, and elevate design.

Trevor Taylor, BIM Director, ZGF Portland, Oregon, acknowledges the place Autodesk Revit holds in helping the firm meet contemporary challenges and compete in a changing world of design, and the importance of Ideate Software as projects grow more complex. As Taylor explains, "We used to share drawings; now we share data. And that data doesn't sit still. Ideate BIMLink improves on Revit's ability to constantly review and adjust project information."

Taylor uses Ideate Explorer for model auditing, power selection and model maintenance. He says, "A Revit model can be a bit of a Black Box, thus making forensics and problem-solving difficult. With Ideate Explorer for Revit, we can quickly locate, modify and even remove items that would be otherwise invisible to even the most persistent Revit expert."

Bob Palioca, President, Ideate Inc., says about the trend within the AEC community toward increasing complexity and demands for shared data, "Our customers depend on our Revit-based solutions to enhance, improve and streamline their Revit workflows. It is our delight to fulfill and consistently exceed these customer expectations."

Ideate has published "Ideate Software Presents: Spotlight on ZGF" online. Download the Customer Spotlight Success Study.

Ideate BIMLink and Ideate Explorer for Revit each carry a five star rating on the Autodesk Exchange Apps Store, and are available with a non-commercial free trial. For more information, call 888.662.7238, or contact sales@ideatesoftware.com.

About Ideate, Inc.

Ideate, Inc. is a leading Autodesk Authorized Developer with 25+ years' experience in software development and specific focus on Building Information Modeling (BIM). As an Autodesk solutions provider, Ideate has offered quality software, training, support and custom consulting services to the architectural, engineering and construction (AEC) industries since 1992. Headquartered in San Francisco, California and operating Autodesk Authorized Training Centers (ATCs) in California, Oregon and Washington, Ideate is recognized as an Autodesk Platinum Partner for Architecture, Engineering and Construction, Autodesk's highest level of authorization.

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 and ATC are registered trademarks of Autodesk, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries and/or affiliates, in the USA and/or other countries. All other brand names, product names, or trademarks belong to their respective holders.
 
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March

12

2015

Register Here

LRUG membership required to register Project parameters, key parameters, family parameters, shared parameters, parameter groups, and GUIDs - it can be overwhelming to dive into the world of Revit data. A well-organized data structure will bring about a higher quality handover document and reduce scheduling headaches down the road. You can't create custom content without first understanding the Revit data structure for each kind of parameter.

18 March 2015 5:30pm-8:30pm

Buro Happold 71 Newman Street London, W1T 3EQ

Learning Objectives: 

  • Understand the common pitfalls of poorly organized Revit data
  • Learn when and how to use a shared parameter and when a project parameter of schedule key would be preferred
  • Understand how to best manage parameters for use across linked files
  • Identify common strategies for resolving poorly managed shared parameters
Meeting Schedule:
  • 5:30pm - Registration & Networking
  • 6:00pm - Start / Introductions - Alan Wooldridge
  • 6:15pm - I ♥ Parameters - Glynnis Patterson
  • 7:00pm - Beer & Pizza / Networking / Break
  • 7:30pm - BRE Revit Parameters Update - Paul Oakley
  • 7:45pm - LRUG Future meetings - Group Discussion
  • 8:30pm - Close - Post-meeting refreshment in local hostelry, with lively debate for those that want to continue

About the Presenter:

Glynnis Patterson, NCARB - Director of Software Development

Glynnis is a Registered Architect and has worked within the BIM industry since 1998. A graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, she has worked as an architect, educator and construction site manager. Glynnis is currently the Director of Software Development Services at Ideate, Inc. and continues to work with AEC clients across the nation, developing, and implementing best practices solutions. In her spare time Glynnis does volunteer work for eclcofnj.org and growitgreenmorristown.org. @GVPinNJ

 

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March

5

2015

JUPITER'S GOLD COAST QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA:  

RTC Australasia 2015 || May 14 - May 16

Ideate Software will be at RTC Australasia 2015 from Thursday, the 14th of May to Saturday the 16th of May. Please stop by our booth (#1) to meet us in person and discuss all things BIM and Revit related.

Glynnis Patterson, our Director of Software Development, will be presenting an advanced class on parameters titled: "I ♥ Revit Parameters" during Session 11. If you will be attending, be sure to check out the sessions and see Glynnis' presentation.

ANNOUNCING OUR NEWEST SOLUTION, IDEATE STICKY:

Customers have asked and we have listened. Our newest Ideate Software solution, Ideate Sticky was launched in February 2015. See it in-person at RTC Australasia or download the trial today. Ideate Sticky for Revit Connects and Formats non-BIM Data:

  • Stick a code compliance worksheet onto the cover page
  • Update non-BIM consultant data from MS Excel into Revit
  • Represent subtotaled data or matrix data
  • Stick a non-Revit Electrical Panel onto a Sheet
  • Place the same Sticky on multiple Sheets

To find out more about Ideate Sticky, Ideate BIMLink or Ideate Explorer for Revit, we will be happy to chat when we see you at RTC Australasia, or, any other day by contacting sales@ideatesoftware.com

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March

3

2015

SAN FRANCISCO, California, 03/3/2015-Ideate, Inc., an Autodesk Platinum Value Added Reseller, today announced that Richard Taylor has joined Ideate Software as a Technical Evangelist. Richard comes to Ideate Software after being employed by Autodesk for more than a decade, his most recent position there was as Revit Platform Feature Product Manager. His vast expertise in Building Information Modeling (BIM) and 3D visualization software, combined with his extensive knowledge and experience in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industries will help to expand the Ideate Software business and its BIM-focused solutions.

Ideate Software is a set of far-reaching Building Information Modeling (BIM) data management tools that help the Revit community clean up models, delete problem items, analyze files quickly, improve speed and accuracy in data flow, increase collaboration and overcome repeated workflow interruptions.

All Ideate Software, from the first release for Revit 2011, undergoes rigorous testing to ensure that it is robust and stable, and all Ideate Software BIM data management solutions updates are meaningful and frequent.

Ideate BIMLink lets users pull information from a Revit file into user-friendly Microsoft Excel and push volumes of precise, consequential BIM data from Excel into Revit with speed, ease and accuracy. Ideate Explorer for Revit allows users to extensively manage Revit models. Ideate Sticky for Revit combines the ease and flexibility of Excel spreadsheet editing with the convenience of a sticky note.

Bob Palioca, President of Ideate, says of the addition to the Ideate Software team, "Richard Taylor brings significant experience as a facilitator and presenter in the global AEC software and design industry. His notable ability to demonstrate and teach sophisticated technical software solutions in a highly relatable way across many different disciplines, cultures, and levels of experience makes him a valued technical evangelist for Ideate Software. We are delighted to welcome him."

About Ideate, Inc.

Ideate, Inc. is a leading Autodesk Authorized Developer with 25+ years' experience in software development and specific focus on Building Information Modeling (BIM). As an Autodesk solutions provider, Ideate has offered quality software, training, support and custom consulting services to the architectural, engineering and construction (AEC) industries since 1992. Headquartered in San Francisco, California and operating Autodesk Authorized Training Centers (ATCs) in California, Oregon and Washington, Ideate is recognized as an Autodesk Platinum Partner for Architecture, Engineering and Construction, Autodesk's highest level of authorization.

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 and ATC are registered trademarks of Autodesk, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries and/or affiliates, in the USA and/or other countries. All other brand names, product names, or trademarks belong to their respective holders.
 

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February

12

2015

Use Ideate Explorer for Revit to keep an eye on the Scope Boxes within your project, select and zoom to a Scope Box by the Scope Box name, and to easily transfer all Scope Boxes from one project to another. Learn about this and other Revit auditing tips within the Ideate Explorer online Help file.

Note that Scope Boxes can't currently be transferred between Revit projects using the "Transfer Project Standards" utility. See below how to accomplish this task with Ideate Explorer.


Audit and Transfer Scope Boxes with Ideate Explorer for Revit

To transfer Scope Boxes across projects:

• Use Ideate Explorer to select them all, use Copy to Clipboard, then open the other project and use Paste.

• - OR - select the Scope Box, through the link, by using the Tab select method. This method lets you copy and paste them, though it needs to be done one at a time.


About the Author

Glynnis Patterson, NCARB - Director of Software Development Glynnis is a Registered Architect and has worked within the BIM industry since 1998. A graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, she has worked as an architect, educator and construction site manager. Glynnis is currently the Director of Software Development Services at Ideate, Inc. and continues to work with AEC clients worldwide, developing, and consulting on solutions to Building Information Modeling challenges. In her spare time Glynnis does volunteer work for eclcofnj.org and growitgreenmorristown.org @GVPinNJ

 

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