What's New in IdeateApps for Revit

The latest improvements to IdeateApps have been designed for use with Revit 2019-2022. All functionality is identical across Revit versions, unless noted otherwise. See below for a summary of the improvements and new tools added into the November 2021 release.

You can also review videos related to the newer functionality within our YouTube What's New in Ideate Software playlist.

November 2021 Updates

Time spent composing interior elevations and other room-based views will be significantly reduced using the new features found within this release of IdeateApps. In this release we have added new features to Ideate ViewCreator to automate all these tasks while ensuring that your sheet and view standards are maintained. The new Rooms Views creation method not only automates the naming of interior elevations and other room-based view types but can also be used to quickly assemble new sheets to match your desired layouts.

Automate room views in Revit

Additional improvements found within this release can be reviewed below.

And in case you missed it, we also made these changes in May 2021 Updates:

ReNumber

There are two new rules that have been added Ideate ReNumber in the November 2021 update. The first rule, called “Views – Interior Elevations” can be used to automatically rename your randomly named views to match your company standards, because no one needs an Elevation view named “Elevation 4 – a”.

The second rule, designed by our newest UK team member, Steve Deadman, provides automated sheet-numbering per the ISO19650 sheet naming standards. Both these rules are designed to work within a schedule view. Related topic: Renumber Sheets to ISO 19650

The ability to use the Vertex method to automatically renumber Area elements has also been added to this relesae.

XRay

We’ve taken many customer suggestions to add new visibility solutions, resulting in less downtime and less frustration for any Revit user who is stumped by the myriad of visibility controls in Revit. Now visibility challenges related to callouts, section and elevation markers will be identified by Ideate XRay alongside detailed explanations of how to fix these problems.

ViewCreator

In addition to the new Rooms Views creation method, other improvements to the IdeateApps> ViewCreator tool include the ability to transfer areas, area boundaries and views from one Area Scheme to another. You can read more about this within the Help topic: Duplicate to Other Family.

May 2021 Updates

QuickSelect

We have added new Revit 2022 elements such as Curtain Mullion Tags to this release of Ideate QuickSelect. For all versions and per user request, we also removed sketch Reference Planes (unselectable) and gave Adaptive Points logical names, making it easier to distiguish one from another. 

SpellCheck

As part of our extensive language support in this release, we realized that spellchecking in non-latin character languages was not properly supported. For this reason we have removed the option to use Spellcheck in this release for these langugages: Chinese, Japanese, and Korean.

TIP: Did you know that you can leave your Revit spellcheck settings to one language (in Options) while you use Ideate Spellcheck in another language? Just make sure you have the appropriate Microsoft language pack installed.

Sheet and View Tools

There are many great enhancements within this release of IdeateApps for the Sheet and View tools. At the top of the list is the new-to-Revit-2022 feature enabling control of the View Title (finally!!!). See below to learn about this and other new features that have been added to SheetManager, Align, Clone, and ViewCreator for this release.

SheetManager

Drag and Drop — In Revit 2022 only, when you move a view from one sheet to another, the view title position and length is retained. As before, the viewport type is also retained.

Create Sheets — The Create Sheets tool within SheetManager has two important new features. The first is a new option to control plan-based view alignments. This was a frequently request from our customers who are working on housing, hotels, or similar projects where the aligning plans do not stack vertically. The second, which is available only in Revit 2022 is improved control over the view title position. In 2022, the view title of the new viewport will automatically match the location and title of the existing view when the “Align plan views using model coordinates” option is checked.

Align

Ideate Align has two important new features. The first is a new option to control plan-based view alignments. This was a frequently request from our customers who are working on housing, hotels, or similar projects where the aligning plans do not stack vertically. The second, which is available only in Revit 2022 is the ability to control the view title position.

We also added a checkbox at the top of the Views to Align list to enable select all / unselect all functionality and changed how the initial list behaves by not having it expand fully. Thank you to those who requested both these improvements.

Clone

Like Align, Ideate Clone has two important new features. The first is a new option to control plan-based view alignments. This was a frequently request from our customers who are working on housing, hotels, or similar projects where the aligning plans do not stack vertically. The second, which is available only in Revit 2022 is improved control over the view title position. In 2022, the view title of the new viewport will automatically match the location and title of the existing view when the “Align plan views using model coordinates” option is checked.

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