The latest improvements to Ideate BIMLink include features that are added to our 2021, 2020, 2019 and 2018 versions. See below for a summary of some of new features in the May 2020 release or check out our YouTube What's New playlist.
This method allows you to quickly create a space for every room within the linked Revit architectural model. It has the following benefits over the Revit “Automatically Create Space” method:
We continue to receive request from you all on new properties that would help identify problematic conditions. Look for these new link definitions to leverage these properties:
Note: These properties are available in Revit 2018.1 and later. You need to upgrade Revit 2018.0 (first shipping version) to access this new data.
Per user requests we have created a new data category for export called <Sketch>. This multi-category link allows reporting on sketch lines from Floors, Ceilings, Railings, Roofs or Structural Foundations. The data can be used as part of a structural comparison with 3rd party analytic tools.
Review the folder called Health Check for common dashboard-related content.
The latest version of Ideate BIMLink has a new look designed to make it easier for both new and existing users discover the hundreds of ways in which BIM data can be leveraged for improved productivity and quality control within the Revit project, template and family files. Explore this change online within the Creating Links topic.
The instructional information found on the left-hand side of the main dialog can also be customized to include your company's tips and tricks.
In the latest version of Ideate BIMLink we've expanded the list to include your requests to create even more, including:
Sheets: Now you may optionally specify a title block family to create a placed sheet.
Model elements: furniture, furniture systems, plantings, site and specialty equipment elements can also now be created with X,Y and Z or level assignments.
Views: Create plan, structural plan, ceiling plan, area plan, 3D views, and drafting views.
Viewports: Place existing views on sheets by specifying the x,y location as well as the viewport type.
Levels: Create new levels by specifying an elevation value.
Types: Now you can specify an existing family and easily create new types with pre-defined parameter values.
Learn how to use Ideate BIMLink to streamline your project setup.
Did you know that these elements can already be created from Excel via Ideate BIMLink?
Placeholder elements: Sheets, Areas, Rooms, Spaces
Model elements: Masses and Generic Models
Revision Sequences: Create new revision sequences to match your linked files.
Schedule Keys: Create new hardware/ironmongery schedule data easily.
Learn more about creating new elements in Ideate BIMLink.
The Beyond Schedules folder was created in this release to highlight the many data categories that are supported by Ideate BIMLink but are not supported by Revit Schedules. Most of the content in this folder has been in existence for many releases. New for this release are:
Views-Edit_Depth-Cueing.link - for architectural section and elevation views, you can control the related depth-cueing settings.
Reference_Planes-Family.link - review and edit the reference plane values within the family editor environment.
Phases.link - this read-only data is useful in auditing phases
We have many new link definitions available under the new "Create Elements" folder found within New Link dialog. Select the Browse method then pick this folder to review this new content.
In this version we have updated and added to the link definitions found within the COBie Links folder to better align with the BIM Operability Toolkit. For this reason these links do have shared parameters that will only work when those exist within the project file.
We have added a new link called Revision_Clouds-Review to the Revision Management folder. This link has been created with customer input and includes sheet and view data as well as the comments field.
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