November

18

2014

Many Ideate BIMLink customers are leveraging coordinate data in new and exciting ways. In an earlier blog post we wrote about taking Revit data from the BIM and into the field and now, with the newest version of Ideate BIMLink (for both 2014 and 2015), we have added the ability to go from the field and into the Revit model. This means that the surveyor can go out and locate the actual spots for footings, columns, etc., and import that via Ideate BIMLink to update the model information to match the as-built surveyed data.


'Out-of-the-box' content to support going between the field and the Revit model with coordinate data.

The "Generic_Model-Survey_Pts" link is just one of the out-of the box samples that ships with Ideate BIMLink and can be found within the Construction Links folder as shown. This link supports a workflow which exploits the new ability within Ideate BIMLink to relocate Generic Model and Mass elements by directly editing the XYZ values. Use Ideate BIMLink to edit the XYZ values of Generic Model instances to locate survey points within your Revit model:


Work-plane based Generic Model elements have editable XYZ values.

This process is documented within the Online Help topic.  Let us know what you think AND also how else you'll be leveraging your Building Information Model data with this new functionality!


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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November

6

2014

Ideate Software is pleased to announce the availability of 2015.1 and Ideate BIMLink 2014.4. These Ideate Software solutions bring an array of enhanced features (video) customers have requested and are designed to work with Autodesk Revit 2015 and 2014 respectively.

RECENT ENHANCEMENTS: Customers have asked and we have listened. This version contains often-requested enhancements:

  • Get only the data you need with extensive filtering
  • Make light work of comprehensive take-offs with support for linked Revit files
  • Enhance QC with newly editable properties. Just a sampling: Workset, Scope Box, and Phase
  • Go BIM»field or field»BIM with XYZ editing and publishing
  • Create NEW Areas and Masses to facilitate space and code calculation tasks
  • Make collaboration easier by creating Schedule Keys for Door Hardware, Rooms Style, and other Key Schedule work.

Ready to adopt BIMLink? Check out the newly updated prices and bundles. For additional questions email: sales@ideatesoftware.com

 

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November

5

2014

San Francisco, CA, 11/05/2014-Ideate, Inc., a multi-decade veteran Autodesk Developer Network member and Autodesk Gold Value Added Reseller today announced the availability of Ideate BIMLink 2015.1 and Ideate BIMLink 2014.4. These Ideate Software solutions bring an array of enhanced features (video) customers have requested and are designed to work with Autodesk Revit 2015 and 2014 respectively.

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.

This recent Ideate BIMLink update lets BIM and Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) managers, project leaders, facility managers and other users access, analyze, extract and edit BIM data with speed, ease and accuracy. Users can quickly pull volumes of information from a Revit file into user-friendly Microsoft Excel and round-trip the data with equal ease.

Ideate Director of Software Development Glynnis Patterson says, "These new releases encompass the performance improvements industry professionals have requested. We make sure our BIM data management solutions are robust and our updates meaningful and frequent."

Bob Palioca, President, Ideate Inc. says of the new Ideate BIMLink release, "As our AEC customers encounter heightened needs for collaboration across disciplines and greater client demands, we respond. This point release is evidence of our ongoing commitment to our customers' success."

Customers who tested the new features offered comments on the most valuable aspect of Ideate BIMLink to their workflows. Tay Othman, Job Captain for Gensler, noted greatest value in "Automation and extending Revit capabilities." Erica Spicer, Project Coordinator at PDR said, "Having the model be the central up-to-date single point of truth for all schedule-related information." And Dan Morrison, VDC Engineer for BPi - BGC POS International acknowledged, "Being able to manipulate data in ways that can't be done within Revit."

Ideate BIMLink carries a five star rating on the Autodesk Exchange Apps Store, and is available with a non-commercial free trial. For more information, call 888.662.7238, contact sales@ideatesoftware.com, and for support, contact support@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 Gold Partner for Architecture, Engineering and Construction, one of Autodesk's highest levels of authorization.

Ideate Software is a comprehensive set of far-reaching BIM data management tools. Ideate BIMLink powers the "I" in BIM, allowing users to pull data from an Autodesk Revit file into Microsoft Excel for fast and precise editing, and push the data back into Revit with equal ease. Ideate Explorer for Revit lets users search, filter, quantify and select to easily manage the 100,000+ elements in a Revit model. Both solutions help Autodesk Revit users solve problems in AEC workflows and help the Revit community leverage BIM to its fullest advantage.

Autodesk, Autodesk Revit and ATC are registered trademarks or trademarks of Autodesk, Inc., and/or its subsidiaries and/or affiliates in the USA and/or other countries. Microsoft Excel is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries. All other brand names, product names or trademarks belong to their respective holders.

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October

22

2014

DUBLIN:  RTC Europe Ideate Software will be at RTC Europe in Dublin from the 30th of October to the 1st of November. Please stop by our booth (#11) 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 12. If you're attending, be sure to check out the sessions and see Glynnis' presentation! ANNOUNCING RECENT IDEATE BIMLINK ENHANCEMENTS: Customers have asked and we have listened. This version contains often-requested enhancements:

  • Get only the data you need with extensive filtering
  • Make light work of comprehensive take-offs with support for linked Revit files
  • Enhance QC with newly editable properties. Just a sampling: Workset, Scope Box, and Phase
  • Go BIM»field or field»BIM with XYZ editing and publishing
  • Create NEW Areas and Masses to facilitate space and code calculation tasks
  • Make collaboration easier by creating Schedule Keys for Door Hardware, Rooms Style, and other Key Schedule work.

To find out more about these recent Ideate BIMLink enhancements we'd be happy to tell you all about them when we see you at RTC Europe, or, any other day by contacting sales@ideatesoftware.com RTC Information & Online Registration

 

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October

8

2014

Register here!

Ideate Software Presents - LONDON: We are pleased to announce that Ideate Software, in support of LRUG, will be holding an evening seminar event in London on Monday the 27th of October. Discover what Ideate BIMLink and Ideate Explorer for Revit can do to help you save time, enhance collaboration, and increase accuracy on Revit projects. This seminar is suitable for Revit users of all levels and disciplines. Please read on for the presentation description and schedule. 27 October 2014

The Building Centre 26 Store Street London, WC1E 7BT
 

5:30-6:00 pm : Refreshments, Networking, and Introductions

6:00-6:30 pm: LRUG October Meeting

6:30 pm : Auditing Your Project with Ideate Explorer for Revit

If you are not yet providing weekly auditing on your Revit models, then your project is at-risk. Learn our top 10 ways to audit the Revit model.

7:15 pm : Mastering Your Revit Data With Ideate BIMLink

With Ideate BIMLink, you can pull a variety of information from your Revit model into Microsoft Excel, and push edited BIM data from Excel back into Revit with speed, ease, and accuracy, saving you a lot of time and money. We will be showing you several ways to quickly edit your sheets and views using BIMLink. For more information:  View the full invitation. Register here. We will also be at RTC-Dublin from October 30th through November 1st. Glynnis Patterson, our Director of Software Development, will be presenting an advanced class on parameters titled: "I ♥ Revit Parameters" during Session 12. If you’'re attending, be sure to check out the sessions and see Glynnis'’ presentation! Ideate Software keeps you on the leading edge of BIM.

 

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