Sample Content

Ideate Automation ships with sample content for use with the respective Ideate Software product(s) including script files and some Excel templates. These files are installed here by default: C:\Program Files\Ideate\Ideate Automation\en-US\Samples and can be re-pathed to other locations as described in the Help Topic: Configure Ideate Automation. Additionally you can edit the script file with Notepad or Notepad++ to customize the default naming and path locations. To learn more, review Basic Scripting with Ideate Automation

The sample content is organized into two main folders called Automation Scripts and Ideate Software Scripts. Scripts found within the Automation Scripts folder are those that only require Ideate Automation in order to function, while the scripts found within the Ideate Software Scripts folder require one or more Ideate Software products in order to function.

NOTE: Ideate Automation 1.3 and earlier scripts (.testdef) have been retired as of June 2022. For reference, see the comparison chart to find the newer version of the scripts (.def).

sample scripts for Ideate Automation for Revit

Automation Scripts

Automation scripts are prefaced with AUT- and are designed to be used without requiring other Ideate Software products. See the table below for a description of each Automation script.

Automation Scripts  
Folder Script Description
\01 General\ AUT-General File List Use this script to generate a list of Revit files in a .txt format. This list can then be referenced by other scripts to specify the files which should be iterated through for the selected task. Use this with tasks that include "List" in the name. You can create & store multiple lists.
\01 General\ AUT-Open File Use this simple script to confirm the Automation setup, including integration with Forge.
     
\02 File Auditing\ AUT-Families-RFA Use this script to create a report on all Revit families (RFA) found within the specified family folder.
\02 File Auditing\ AUT-Families-RVT Use this script to create a report on all Revit families (RFA) found within the specified Revit project.
\02 File Auditing\ AUT-Revit File Data Use this script to create a report on the selected Revit projects (RVT).
     
\03 Publishing\ AUT-Export-Combined_PDF Creates a single PDF, using a specified Sheet Set, for one or more selected Revit files. Works with Revit 2023+
\03 Publishing\ AUT-Export-Combined_PDF-List Creates a single PDF, using a specified Sheet Set, for all Revit files specified in .txt list. Works with Revit 2023+
\03 Publishing\ AUT-Export-Individual_PDF Creates PDFs, using a specified Sheet Set, for one or more selected Revit files. Works with Revit 2023+
\03 Publishing\ AUT-Export-Individual_PDF-List Creates PDFs, using a specified Sheet Set, for all Revit projects specified in a .txt list. Works with Revit 2023+

Ideate Software Scripts

Ideate Software scripts are prefaced with ISW- to indicate that one or more Ideate Software product is required. See below for a summary of these scripts or learn more about product-specific scripts.

Folder Script Description
\02 Health Check\ ISW-Health_Check Creates a pre-formatted Excel file to display various model health data metrics for one or more selected Revit files. 
\02 Health Check\ ISW-Health_Check-List Creates a pre-formatted Excel file to display various model health data metrics for all Revit files specified in a .txt list. 
\02 Health Check\ ISW-Health_Check-PowerBI Creates an unformatted Excel file to display various model health data metrics for one or more selected Revit files. 

Product-Specific Scripts

Ideate Automation can be used with your licensed versions of Ideate BIMLink, Ideate Explorer, IdeateApps, and Ideate StyleManager to save time and improve data output consistency. You can learn more about these product-specific scripts by selecting the hyperlinks below.

Retired Scripts — Comparison Chart

Ideate Automation 1.3 and earlier scripts (.testdef) have been retired as of June 2022. For reference, see the comparison chart to find the newer version of the scripts (.def).

Automation 1.3   Corresponding Script in 2.0  
Retired Script   Folder New Script
IBL-COBie  >>> \06 COBie\ IBL-COBie 
IBL-DIR  >>> \05 Revision Management\ IBL-Document_Issuance
IBL-Export  >>> \04 Quantity Takeoff\ IBL-QTO
IBL-Export_Links  >>> \03 Quality Control\ IBL-Export_Link_Definitions
IBL-Export-ViewerMode  >>> DISCONTINUED  
IBL-Health_Check  >>> \02 Health Check\ ISW-Health_Check
IBL-Health_Check_CopyTemplate  >>> \02 Health Check\ ISW-Health_Check
IBL-MP-DIR_CopyTempIate >>> \05 Revision Management\ IBL-Document_Issuance
IBL-MP-Export_Cloud  >>> \02 Health Check\ ISW-Health_Check
IBL-MP-Export_Cloud_API_Open  >>> DISCONTINUED  
IBL-MP-Export_List  >>> \03 Quality Control\ IBL-Export_Link_Definitions
IBL-MP-Export_Publish  >>> DISCONTINUED  
IBL-MX-QC_Links  >>> \03 Quality Control\ IBL-Multi-Export
IEX-Export_Warnings  >>> \02 Health Check\ ISW-Health_Check
ISW-Health_Check  >>> \02 Health Check\ ISW-Health_Check
ISW-MP-Health_Check_CopyTemplate  >>> \02 Health Check\ ISW-Health_Check

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