Spotlight on Stantec
“Ideate BIMLink must be one of the top tools out there.”
We are pleased to present Spotlights in Success, overviews of companies that use Ideate Software products and details of how the tools increase the productivity of Revit users and teams, enhance the accuracy of BIM models, and elevate BIM design.
These stories describe the ordinary and extraordinary challenges of architectural, engineering, construction, and owner projects from all around the world, in every phase of work from conception to completion.
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“Ideate BIMLink must be one of the top tools out there.”
“We use Ideate BIMLink the most, and it saves us a lot of time by enabling us to export data to Excel where people who don’t know Revit can audit data, enter new data, and update existing data.”
“Ideate BIMLink allows the selection of multiple Revit categories, including both system and loadable families into the scheduled export, something not possible with Autodesk Revit multi-category schedules,”
“The team quickly learned how to address our immediate need, which was to set up new models with functional project data to expedite the planning process,”
"[Ideate BIMLink] has saved us innumerable hours in our work creating quality COBie deliverables.”
The architects and designers are digging into the many functions of Ideate BIMLink. So far, they appreciate that it enables them to quickly change worksets throughout a project and rename families.
“With Ideate BIMLink, the time spent editing reduced from hours to less than 10 minutes, and we were confident that all the data on the changed parameters was correct.”
Surbana Jurong and subsidiary companies, SAA Architects, Robert Bird Group, and SMEC subscribe to our Enterprise offering of all five Ideate Software solutions for each Revit user within their organisations
"Where would we be without Ideate BIMLink?"
"Ideate Explorer is an excellent tool to keep model data clean.”
“The search capabilities in Revit are very limited, but with Ideate Explorer and its Query tool, we can find any element in the model, select it, locate it within the model, browse through its properties, identify issues, and more.
A main benefit is that they can quickly get away from looking at elements in two dimensions only and really understand what is happening by isolating them in 3D with a selection box
“The Query function within Ideate Explorer is powerful. I do a lot of model auditing, and this tool speeds the process by making it easy to find in-place families.”
“I use Ideate Explorer as a more sophisticated Revit filter, because the native Revit filter is very limited.”
“As a BIM Manager, I get a lot of questions, even from advanced Revit users, about missing or hidden elements. Ideate Explorer removes a lot of time-consuming steps we used to take to locate the elements.”
“WRNS relies on Ideate Explorer’s detailed selection filtering, query tools, and warning manager for many of our model management tasks.”
“Ideate Explorer is a strong and stable tool we use every day."
“Ideate Explorer give us deeper insight into Revit model elements and allows for enhanced selection options.”
“Now our team doesn’t spend time verifying that the information they have is correct; they know it is.”
Because JGMA works a lot in MS Excel, they immediately saw the benefits of live-linking Excel spreadsheets to Revit projects.
Ideate Sticky is their Revit add-in tool of choice for importing schedules and charts from Excel, importing specification documents from Word and creating schedules from linked models to use as references.
"Ideate Sticky is a great add-in for Revit. Our engineers love it."
“[My assistant] messaged me, then walked into my office, because he was so excited about Ideate Sticky. He said, ‘What are you waiting for? We’re going to get this, right?’”
“On most of our projects, the senior-level project engineers and architects use Ideate Sticky to work hand in hand with the junior designers, who live and breathe Revit.”
“We see Ideate Sticky as a team productivity solution …We can guarantee consistency and cut the time required to create the notes individually in each project by 75%.”
"I now use Ideate StyleManager to update drawing elements quickly, so the lines and hatching as well as text and other families comply with the new template."
“My responsibilities include managing templates and ensuring that projects are set up correctly with our company standards. Ideate StyleManager streamlines the process and makes cleaning up existing projects easy.”
“We save a lot of time by using Ideate StyleManager to remove unnecessary imported styles from Revit projects.”
“Ideate StyleManager is our go-to tool for model cleanup at project milestones.”
"Ideate StyleManager has been a huge game changer for many people in our company.”
"Ideate Software set the bar high for quality as well as responsiveness.”
"IdeateApps comes with so many valuable tools that speed up tasks we perform every day.”
“We use Ideate ViewCreator to manually create views using the scope box in Revit, which was difficult to use.”
So far, JGMA’s favorite tools in the IdeateApps collection are Ideate SheetManager and Ideate QuickSelect.
The two tools from the IdeateApps collection they use most often are Ideate SheetManager and Ideate ReNumber.
“We use Ideate SmartDelete to see what will be deleted along with the level … Everyone on our team loves Ideate Clone … We really like the new function within Ideate SheetManager”
“We use Ideate ReNumber extensively … Ideate SmartDelete is critical to our workflow during documentation ... Ideate X-Ray is great for troubleshooting those tricky visibility issues … Ideate SheetManager is a great alternative to the Revit Project Browser.”
“We get a lot of calls from Revit users who place an object into a view in Revit and then can’t find it anywhere. With Ideate XRay, the solution is fast and simple.”
Ideate SmartDelete and Ideate Clone are two of the tools from the IdeateApps collection used by Modulus.
“The IdeateApps tools reduce the amount of time I spend on monotonous tasks I don’t want to be doing in the first place.”