Ideate BIMLink for Revit is a multi-purpose tool that can be easily customized to take on a variety of tasks. The best way to get started is to follow the instructions on the home page as outlined below.
A new project where Ideate BIMLink has not yet been used will not have any links defined, as shown above. In the example below we will load the pre-defined sample link called “Views” from the library so that we can export and edit the view name properties within the current Revit project via Excel.
Create a Link
To export the data specified within the Views link definition, select the Export button on the main dialog. When prompted, name the file “My Project.xlsx”. After completing the Export select the "Open File" button to launch Excel.
Edit in Excel
Any Excel cell that is white can be edited. In this example the following properties can be edited: View Name, Title of Sheet, Detail Number and View template. If your project contains Elevation Views then the 'Hide at scales coarser than' property will also be editable. Make changes to any of these fields, as appropriate. To spell check the view names:
Note: changing the name of a floor plan view will also prompt Revit to alter the Level name. You can decide, during the import process if you want to accept that change.
Import the Data back to Revit
To import the changes you made within Excel back into the Revit project:
Congratulations, you've completed your first bi-directional data transfer. Now you're a pro! Try to create your own links.
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