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Getting Started Guide

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FAQ — Top Technical Questions

Find out how to create new objects within Ideate BIMLink, how to transfer your standalone license to another machine, how to access linked file data, and more.

Does Ideate BIMLink create new objects?
In addition to editing parameters, family names, and type names, Ideate BIMLink can create many elements including unplaced rooms, unplaced spaces  unplaced/placed sheets. For the complete list, refer to this help topic: Create New Revit Elements with Ideate BIMLink

Where can I learn about licensing options?
Ideate Software solutions include standalone and floating licensing options. Learn more in this help topic: Licensing

Can I use Ideate BIMLink to edit my Revit Electrical Panel Schedule?
Revit electrical panel data is an aggregate of information coming from these sources: Electrical Panel element (Electrical Equipment), circuit elements, Location data (Spaces), and ‘calculated’ data (this is everything from the Panel “location” which is the Space Name+Number to the Apparent Load, etc.) What Ideate BIMLink cannot do is export data to Excel that looks like the Panel table and let you edit all the fields. It also cannot edit any of those calculated data fields and it cannot edit the circuit numbers. What Ideate BIMLink CAN do is export data about Electrical Equipment and let you edit most of the panel data. Then separately you can edit information about Spaces and some of the info about Circuits (name and description mostly).

Does Ideate BIMLink include access to linked file data?
Yes, this functionality was added in October 2014. Learn more about linked file data.

Why are some of the Ideate BIMLink parameters not editable?
Most parameters are editable by Ideate BIMLink. The most common cause of non-editable parameters can be addressed by using the correct link type.

Once I create a link with all the desired parameters, can I reuse the link in another project?
Yes, by right-clicking on the link definition it can be saved as an external file that can then be re-imported into another project or into a Revit template file. You can learn more in this help topic: Managing Links with Ideate BIMLink for Revit