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 May 2021 release.

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

May 2021 Release

General Improvements

In the May 2021 release of IdeateApps, there are three important general improvements. The first general improvement is support for these languages: Chinese (Simplified), French, German, Japanese and Spanish. Your teams across the globe can now enjoy increased productivity through the use of Ideate Software in their native languages.  

The second improvement relates to our cloud network licensing which will now also work in VDI and other remote access environments. This change allows your teams to work remotely without the overhead of a network license server. We also developed double redundancy methods for our cloud network solution to ensure continuous access in the event of a failure.

And lastly, all Ideate Software solutions have been updated to better support the new file path locations required by the change from BIM 360 to the Autodesk Construction Cloud. This change, which impacts some file pathing, has also been addressed within this release. Rule content from ReNumber and ViewCreator can be sourced from this new path location.

Details about updates for all IdeateApps tools can be reviewed below.

XRay

This release includes several new visibility results as well as some improvements to existing results. Specifically we have improved the handling of View Range and View Disicpline results and for handling visibility issues that relate to Sections, Callouts, and Grids.

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.

ViewCreator

The frequent customer request to be able to batch copy plan views and use the naming and view cropping as a way to create corresponding Ceiling Plans has been granted in this release. This new method also allows you to copy plans from one Area Scheme to another. Look for this new method as part of the Duplicate Views method.

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