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Easily Link, Import, Integrate and Format Non-BIM Data into Revit Projects

Revit schedules are the perfect tool to represent the data behind your Revit elements, but the lack of a text editor in Revit makes organizing and formatting other essential non-BIM data frustrating and time consuming. Ideate Sticky for Revit combines the ease and flexibility of Excel, Word and PDF editing with the convenience of a sticky note. Use Ideate Sticky to elegantly connect non-BIM data from an Excel, Word or PDF document into Revit projects, enhancing cross-team workflows.

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Best Usage Examples

Our customers use Ideate Sticky in various creative ways. Here are a few usage example that are exceptionally creative. We hope they will inspire you to put Ideate Sticky to great use. 

To be featured on this page, please email your best usage examples of Word, Excel or PDF documents in a Revit project involving Ideate Sticky to [email protected]. We want to celebrate your creativity.

Mohamed Masihullah, Digital Engineer, Laing O'Rourke Middle East 

In our projects there are frequently many types of manholes with varied heights, diameters, etc., which we control through the use of family (length) parameters. This size information, stored as unshared family parameters, cannot be scheduled in Revit.” However, using Ideate BIMLink he is able to easily export this information to Excel and then link the results back into Revit via Ideate Sticky (shown in yellow within the image below). This workflow “has saved us a lot of time by allowing us to schedule all the manholes in a single drawing rather than make individual drawings”.

Michael Germano, Project Architect at JacobsWyper Architects 

The North Carolina "Appendix B" code summary is required on all drawings for permit. Previously, this form needed to be recreated in Revit with drafting lines and text boxes and was very cumbersome or filled out in work, then PDF'd and converted to a JPEG to be inserted into the drawings. With Ideate Sticky, I have recreated the Appendix B form in Excel and am easily able to directly import into Revit. This saves our team considerable time, and make sure that our code summary is always up-to-date.” said Michael.

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Gary Mo, BIM Manager at NBBJ 

In this example, they linked a calculation table from Excel to their life safety sheet for a hospital project.

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Publish Code Checklists, Starting Views, and Data Design

With Ideate Sticky, Revit professionals can also:

Let Ideate Sticky manage the look and feel of your text and other tabular data. You can fluidly edit the text within Excel and highlight updated information. Keep client-specific requests, consultant information or contractor updates front and center for your designers and other teams. Other schedules do not interfere with table creation or modification, and the table generated does not accidentally start scheduling things. Large and complex Revit projects can benefit from scores of Ideate Sticky notes with automatic updates. Enjoy the benefits of formatting inside of Excel or Revit. What will you Sticky?

What are the benefits of exporting Excel to Revit?

By moving data from Excel to Revit, you can use the powerful tools within Excel to view or edit massive amounts of data quickly. Then you can display the data and formatting perfectly in Revit using Ideate Sticky, thus ensuring the data is accurate.

Why choose Ideate Sticky

Ideate Software launched Ideate Sticky in 2015 to allow Revit users to use schedule headers to efficiently and elegantly represent tabular data. Since then, we have added many customer-requested features.