What's New in IdeateApps for Revit

The latest improvements to IdeateApps have been designed for use with Revit 2020-2023. All functionality is identical across Revit versions, unless noted otherwise. See below for a summary of the improvements and new tools added into the June 2022 release.

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

June 2022 Updates

This release of IdeateApps includes a new tool called Annotate. This tool is designed for all of us who are responsible for construction documentation. In this first release of Annotate there are two primary workflows, each identified within a separate tab.

Ideate Annotate is part of IdeateApps for Revit

Review: The use of this tool is intended to ensure the legibility of tags, text, dimensions and other annotative elements found on published sheets. Within Review you can find and fix common annotation problems such as clashes between tags, text, etc.

Browse: View annotation elements on a per project, per view or per sheet basis to ensure documentation meets the project standards for the deliverable.

Find annotation clashes inside of Revit with IdeateApps>Annotate

Improvements

This release also includes improved licensing support for VDI environments. We also updated QuickSelect to support searching tag values to help you easily find doors, equipment, framing based on the Mark/Type Mark values, for example.

Lastly, we covered a few bug fixes that our customers graciously helped us understand and fix.

ViewCreator

SpellCheck

November 2021 Updates

In case you missed it, see below for significant improvements made to IdeateApps in November 2021.

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.

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