May

27

2020

Do you struggle trying to figure out the differences between the types of parameters offered in Revit software? Project, Project Shared, System, Global, Family, Family Shared, Reporting, and more? Which should be used and in what situation? You may just choose them as you go, but doing so could result in data mismatches and end-user confusion. It is best to plan ahead for the parameters you need and how you intend to use them. 

We created this two-part webinar series to help you understand parameters and their use cases.

In Part 2, we covered:

  • A quick recap of Revit Parameter Primer - Part 1
  • Linked files and project parameters 
  • Strategies for resolving poorly managed parameters, such as using Ideate BIMLink to transfer parameter data to other parameters

Here are a couple of comments made by attendees:

  • “I already used project parameters in a whole new way since your Part 1. Thank you so much!”
  • “Part 1 opened new doors for me, and I already put them in practice, but also prompted some questions. The VERY FIRST topic in Part 2 answered my questions.”

Here’s a link to the recording. Watch it and share it with others that would benefit from its content. 


 

Did you miss part 1? No worries. We recorded it as well.  In it, we talked about: 

  • Parameter Types
  • Parameter Creation Methods
  • Parameter Pitfalls
  • When to use Shared Parameters vs. Project Parameters

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About the Author

Sash Kazeminejad - AIA, LEED AP - Customer Success Manager
Sash earned his Master of Architecture from Montana State University and is a California registered architect, LEED Accredited Professional. 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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May

15

2020

Revit software offers many different types of parameters, including Project, Project Shared, System, Global, Family, Family Shared, Reporting, and more. Deciphering the differences and determining which to use in different situations can be overwhelming. Instead of just creating parameters on the fly, it is best to map out a game plan for the parameters you need and how you intend to use them. Failing to do so could result in data mismatches and confusion to the end user.

In this two-part series, you will learn about Project, Project Shared, Family, and Family Shared parameters and their use cases. Watch the recording of the 30-minute Part 1 session for more about: 

  • Parameter Types
  • Parameter Creation Methods
  • Parameter Pitfalls
  • When to use Shared Parameters vs. Project Parameter

Part 2 is scheduled for May 20. Register today!


 If you are interested in us hosting a webinar on other parameters, please let us know. We are here to help you get the most out of your Revit and Ideate Software tools.

Visit 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

Sash Kazeminejad - AIA, LEED AP - Customer Success Manager
Sash earned his Master of Architecture from Montana State University and is a California registered architect, LEED Accredited Professional. 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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May

12

2020

Have you spent time looking at line styles, fill patterns, line patterns and other styles in your Revit files trying to understand where they came from, if they are in use, where they are being used, and why the Revit Purge/Unused button doesn’t always work? If yes, this webinar on Ideate StyleManager is for you.

Ideate StyleManager is our Revit productivity tool that aggregates essential graphic style and visibility controls and identifies the source of the styles in your Revit templates, projects and families, so you can analyze the styles and decide if you need to keep, merge or delete them as needed. 

Here’s what one of the webinar attendees had to say:

“Ideate StyleManager is a one-stop-shop for maintaining our firm standards. There is not another product that does this as well.”


 

Visit 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

Sash Kazeminejad - AIA, LEED AP - Customer Success Manager
Sash earned his Master of Architecture from Montana State University and is a California registered architect, LEED Accredited Professional. 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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May

6

2020

Would you like to know where our customers say they get the greatest return on investment on our software? Watch the recording of this 60-minute webinar for a demonstration of the top 10 ROI workflows streamlined by our Revit productivity enhancement tools:

Ideate Sticky

10.    Resolves Revit’s lack of support for linked Excel data

IdeateApps

9.    Reduces time wasted on visibility issues
8.    Avoids the liability of unintended deletions
7.    Saves time by automating sheet creation
6.    Saves time and avoids errors on numbering tasks
5.    Makes sheet and view management efficient

Ideate Explorer

4.    Makes complex models easy to navigate

Ideate BIMLink

3.    Reduces time spent managing revisions and sheet issuances
2.    Makes it possible to automate element creation
1.    Saves time and improves accuracy for bulk data editing
 

For more information on the ROI of our software, check out these blog posts:

Visit 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

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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April

27

2020

In this webinar, we focused on four tools within the IdeateApps collection that you can use to increase the productivity of your entire BIM staff by streamlining the process of managing sheets and views.

Watch the recording of the webinar for:

  1. An overview of our sheet and view tools (Sheet Manager, Align, Clone, and ViewCreator)
  2. Instructions on how to use the tools to standardize view naming
  3. A demonstration on how to customize the rules
  4. Creative workflows for using the tools as a suite to increase efficiency
  5. Tips and tricks


Here are a couple of comments we received at the conclusion of the webinar:

  • “The presentation was very informative on showing the power of IdeateApps. This will greatly increase our productivity.”
     
  • “Your new format was a plus because it gave training the feel of having a real classroom experience without having to travel.”

Visit 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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