Sample Link Files with Ideate BIMLink

Ideate BIMLink ships with a variety of Sample Link files (.link) to help you make the most of the software.  You can access these links by selecting the Load Sample button from the main dialog.

Source DirectoryLoad Link File Dialog

The Source Directory will always default to the location where the software is installed, typically C:\Program Files\Ideate\Ideate Software 2016\Ideate BIMLink\en-US\Samples.  Subfolders underneath this location can be easily accessed by selecting the drop-down arrow.

Include subfolders
By default this option is checked.  De-selecting this checkbox will cause Ideate BIMLink to only display the .link files that are located within the root folder.

Available Files

This area displays the list of .link files as specified under the Source Directory.  The File name may be different from the Link Name.  
TIP:  Use Shift+Select to load multiple links at once.

Link Details

When a file is selected from the list, the Link Details information will display the values of that file.

The Name of the Link is user-defined and will also become the name of the Excel worksheet when it is exported.  The Name can be edited from the Link Properties dialog.

The Type of the Link is system-defined and matches a Revit category name.

The Description field is user-defined and can be edited from the Link Properties dialog.

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