What's New in Ideate Explorer for Revit

The latest improvements to Ideate Explorer are added to our 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 versions. See below for a summary of the new features, or check out our YouTube What's New playlist.  

September 2021 Release

The September 2021 release of Ideate Explorer is all about warnings data. We’ve addressed one of our most frequently asked model health questions by improving the quality of the Ideate Explorer Warnings data as well as by providing integration with Ideate Automation so that periodic health check reports can be run in the background.

Now when you export the Ideate Explorer Warnings data you will see these additional data fields: file name, date, and warning category.

This version also includes improved cloud network support for virtual environments.

May 2021 Release

General Improvements

In the May 2021 release of Ideate Explorer, there are three important general improvements. The first general improvement is support for these languages: Chinese (Simplified), French, German, Japanese and Spanish. Your teams across the globe can now enjoy increased productivity through the use of Ideate Software tools in their native languages.  

The second improvement relates to our cloud network licensing which now also works in VDI and other remote access environments. This change allows your teams to work remotely without the overhead of a network license server. We also developed double redundancy methods for our cloud network solution to ensure continuous access in the event of a failure.

And lastly, all Ideate Software solutions have been updated to better support the new file path locations required by the change from BIM 360 to the Autodesk Construction Cloud

Isolate with Selection Box

We found it so useful to use Revit’s Selection Box and Isolate tools when using Ideate Explorer that we decided to add them as tools that are easily accessible from within Ideate Explorer. Now it’s even faster to find, isolate, and fix Revit warnings with Ideate Explorer.

More (and Less) to Explore

In addition to supporting new-to-Revit (2022) elements such as Curtain Mullion Tags, this version also includes support for Multi-Rebar Annotation (project) and Connector elements (within the Family editor).

And...because sometimes less is more, we removed some elements from this release of Ideate Explorer. A customer recently pointed out that certain Reference Plane elements could never be viewed or deleted from the model. In reviewing this condition more closely, we realized that we were including Reference Planes that existed only within the context of sketch lines. These Reference Plane elements are not user-controlled and cannot be deleted or viewed, so we agreed that it was more helpful to filter out these items. Now all the Reference Planes displayed can be selected, renamed, or otherwise modified as you see fit. Have a suggestion? We’d love your input.

Improved Querying

Ideate Query is a powerful tool found within Ideate Explorer that lets you dig deeper into the Revit model.  BIM managers and production staff alike will find the Query tool an invaluable way to make complex selection sets or to audit the model. Improvements to Ideate Query in this release include:

Additionally, based on user feedback, we increased the number of simultaneous properties that can be viewed within Ideate Query from three to five. Don’t forget to use ctrl+select to select each property to be viewed at the same time.

For more details, refer to the online topic: Ideate Query Examples




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