What's New with Ideate BIMLink for Revit

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

May 2020 Update:

MEP — Create Spaces from Linked Room Data

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:

New QC Workflows — Walls

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. 

Structure — New Data Category <Sketch>

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.

New Health Check content

Review the folder called Health Check for common dashboard-related content.

Discover More from November 2019 Update

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.

Create More with Ideate BIMLink

In the latest version of Ideate BIMLink we've expanded the list to include your requests to create even more, including:

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?

Learn more about creating new elements in Ideate BIMLink.

New Content

Beyond Schedules

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:

Create Elements

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.

COBie Links

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.

Revision Management

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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