Unsupported Revit Properties

This document details which Revit properties are not supported by Ideate BIMLink.


Calculated Property and Combined Parameters

Calculated Properties and Combined Parameters (2017) are not yet supported and will be removed during any “From Schedule” import. Due to the nature of these properties they would not be editable even if they were able to be exported.  For suggested workarounds, refer to “Manage Calculated Values within Tags”.


The "Count" field is not supported and will be removed during any “From Schedule” import. This is not supported because Ideate BIMLink requires one row for each data field.  In some instances the usage of the custom Ideate BIMLink property called Type Usage Count may be a valid substitute for the Count property.

Global Parameters

The values driven by global parameters are displayed within the relevant instance, type, or dimension string values as read-only within Ideate BIMLink, mirroring the Revit Schedule behavior. Ideate BIMLink does not yet support the creation and editing of global parameters, nor does BIMLink enable the assignment of global parameters to instance or type parameters within the project. If either of these workflows is important to you, please let us know.

Material Instances - Material Takeoffs

Ideate BIMLink supports the export of the Material Type data, which includes access to rename Materials and the editing of the Keynote, Color and other Type-based material properties.  Ideate BIMLink does not currently support Material Instance data or Material Takeoff schedules.

Missing Related Data Tables

Certain data categories within Revit will also include access to related data tables for Structural Material and Analytical.  These related data tables are not yet supported by Ideate BIMLink.

Unreferenced Shared Parameters

Ideate BIMLink includes access to all built-in and Project parameters within the current project.  It will also include access to any Shared family parameters used within the families.  If a Shared Parameter is present as a Project-shared parameter but there are no families in the project assigned to that parameter, then Ideate BIMLink will not list the parameter.  This condition typically occurs for instance parameters within a template file.  An example would be a Room or Space shared parameter within a project that does not yet have a Room or a Space.  The workaround would be to include at least one (it can be ‘unplaced’).

Unsupported Data Categories

For schedules other than the supported types, the From Schedule command will not work. The schedule itself will not show up on the list of available options.

Examples of unsupported data types include material takeoffs and analytical data.

Analytical Data
Ideate BIMLink at this time supports only analytical column data. More analytical categories are being added over time.
When trying to create a From Schedule link containing an unsupported analytical category, BIMLink will return an 'Unable to add parameters' message listing the specific unsupported parameters.


Multi-Category Links

The following data categories are not supported in multi-category links (they may be supported in single-category links):

Adaptive Components
Analytical Beams
Analytical Braces
Analytical Columns
Analytical Floors
Analytical Foundation Slabs
Analytical Isolated Foundations
Analytical Links
Analytical Nodes
Analytical Pipe Connections
Analytical Spaces
Analytical Surfaces
Analytical Wall Foundations
Analytical Walls
Area Schemes
Line Styles
Load Classification
Object Styles
Rebar Shapes
View Templates

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