September

29

2015

Ideate Sticky elegantly connects non-BIM data from an Excel file into your Revit Project. Using Excel gives you fast and accurate editing powers, along with the ability to format your data beautifully. But, what does Ideate Sticky add to your Revit MEP workflow? Revit MEP + Ideate Sticky

  1. Represent non-Revit Electrical Panels, and easily edit and update that data via Excel.
  2. Publish Starting Views to all Revit files within a project at once.
  3. Publish manufacturer provided design data. Create and manage Sheet Notes in Excel, for easy editing and to use across multiple models.
  4. List code checklists.
  5. Publish subtotaled data for complex plumbing calculations.

Find out more...

→ VIDEOS: See Ideate Sticky in action and examples of the above workflows.

→ BLOG POSTS: See the latest Ideate Sticky workflows, classes and updates.

Are you using one Ideate Software solution and not our others? Try a new approach to your workflow - download a no-cost trial version today. For additional questions about Ideate Software, including bundles and upgrade pricing contact: sales@ideatesoftware.com

 

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September

24

2015

Ideate Sticky elegantly connects non-BIM data from an Excel file into your Revit Project. Using Excel gives you fast and accurate editing powers, along with the ability to format your data beautifully. But, what does Ideate Sticky add to your Revit Architecture workflow? Revit Architecture + Ideate Sticky

  1. Display your own tabular data and coordinate your consultant's data across multiple sheets.
  2. Publish Starting Views to all Revit files within a project at once.
  3. Create and manage Sheet Notes in Excel, for easy editing and to use across multiple models.
  4. Publish code checklists and subtotaled data for complex occupancy calculations.
  5. Manage specification data for smaller projects.

Find out more...

→ VIDEOS: See Ideate Sticky in action and examples of the above workflows.

→ BLOG POSTS: See the latest Ideate Sticky workflows, classes and updates.

Are you using one Ideate Software solution and not our others?

Try a new approach to your workflow - download a no-cost trial version today. For additional questions about Ideate Software, including bundles and upgrade pricing contact: sales@ideatesoftware.com

 

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July

24

2015

RTC Europe 2015 || 29 October - 31 October

Ideate Software will be at RTC Europe 2015, at the Corinthia Hotel in Budapest, Hungary from Thursday October 29th to Saturday October 31st.

Please stop by our booth (#10) to meet us in person and discuss all things BIM and Revit related!

To find out more about Ideate Software, we will be happy to chat when we see you at RTC Eurpoe, or, any other day by contacting sales@ideatesoftware.com 

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July

21

2015

A record of your Revit sheets and their related issuance dates is a critical component of any delivery set - one that frequently needs to be updated, yet Revit does not support matrix-style data. Ideate Software makes it simple to publish Document Issue Records in Revit. STEP 1 - Learn how to automatically create a Document Issue Record with Ideate BIMLink. STEP 2 - See how Ideate Sticky can be used to display your Excel-based Document Issue Record inside of Revit. For more helpful Ideate Software workflows, see the following playlists on our YouTube channel:


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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June

11

2015

Due to the nature of Revit's data structure there are several important code-level tasks that cannot be completed by using a Revit Schedule. For example, a table that requires the comparison of two separate groups of data such as a Gross and Net Area cannot be done with a Revit Schedule. Another example is any data that requires a summary first, and THEN a rounding or a conditional format that is applied only to that summary. Plumbing Fixture Count Requirements are a typical example of this particular condition.

Most non-residential buildings have code requirements for the number of toilets, etc. based on the area usage within the proposed building. In this simple example we have two floors, each with a few Rooms (Areas can also be used). The Revit schedule is showing the results of a conditional statement applied to each Room or Area per each floor.

Fig 1: The use of the conditional formula with Revit can lead to inaccurate results.[/caption] IF, however, we were to take that data outside of Revit (which we can do with Ideate BIMLink) we can decide WHEN the conditional formula gets applied to the data. If we first add up all the occupants per floor and THEN use the conditional statement on that subtotal, we get VERY different results: now we only need (3) men's toilets on the first floor instead of (7)! This is saving your building owner serious money!

Fig 2: Use a conditional formula in Excel only on the subtotaled occupancy counts to accurately determine the number of fixtures per Room or Area.[/caption] So, if you want the best possible outcome for your customer, use Excel to do the math and use Ideate Sticky to publish the results inside of your Revit Projects. Ideate Sticky liberates your data from the confines of a Revit schedule and lets you link in any Excel tabular data.

To see Ideate Sticky link in your Plumbing Calculations from Excel or to see how Ideate BIMLink can help automate the creation of this Excel file watch this video.

Existing Ideate Sticky or Ideate BIMLink customers can request the dataset used in this video example. support@ideatesoftware.com


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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