Ideate Software Installer

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Ideate Software Installer is a one-click tool to help deploy Ideate Software throughout your organization.
It can be used manually by individual users or with a network admin tool that supports “EXE’s”, such as SCCM or PDQ Deploy.

Frequently Asked Questions

Command Line Arguments


Frequently Asked Questions:

How do I use Ideate Software Installer?

Run the Ideate Software Installer.exe to install all products and versions contained in the “IdeateInstallers” folder.

How can I control what products or versions get installed?

Open the “IdeateInstallers” folder and remove the MSI for any product or version you do not wish to install. As an alternative, use the command line switches (see below).

How do I tell Ideate Software Installer what license I want to use?

Enter (your) @servername or license code into the blank license.txt file that comes with the installer package.

How do I use this to deploy Ideate Software to all my users?

Use your favorite network admin tool that supports EXE’s (SCCM etc.) to run the installer.

Does it support command line switches?

You can use the following switches: /SILENT; /SKIP_[product code]; /SKIP_[year] More Info.

Can I keep the installer on a network share and let the users run it?

You can pre-configure the products, versions and licensing and then place the “Ideate Software Installer” folder on a network share or a cloud shared folder. Giving users read-only access will prevent them from altering the package for others.

What if I already have the licensing set up and do not want to change anything?

If there is no license.txt file in the Ideate Software Installer folder or if the file is empty, the existing license configuration will not be affected. All existing products should continue to work, including the latest version if the existing license is valid for the newly installed versions as well. Any products that were not previously licensed will need to be activated the usual way in Revit.

I am still using a legacy version (2017 or older)

Installed legacy versions will not be affected. Legacy version MSI’s can be downloaded from the software Archive download page. NOTE: Legacy versions may need to be separately activated inside Revit.

Command Line Arguments

The following switches have been implemented to help you customize Ideate Software deployments. The switches can be combined and used multiple times to achieve the desired combination of products:

/SILENT — run without the command line window

/SKIP_[product code] — skips all versions of a product. Use a separate /SKIP for each product you want to skip.

/SKIP_IBL — Ideate BIMLink
/SKIP_IEX — Ideate Explorer
/SKIP_ISB — Ideate Sticky
/SKIP_IAP — IdeateApps (Note: this refers to a specific product ‘IdeateApps’)
/SKIP_STL — Ideate Style Manager

/SKIP_[year] — skips the listed product year for ALL installed products. Use a separate /SKIP for each version you want to skip.  




“...path to .exe” /SILENT /SKIP_2018 — silently install all products, versions 2019-2021

“...path to .exe” /SILENT /SKIP_STL /SKIP_2018 /SKIP_2019 — silently install all products except Ideate Style Manager, skips versions 2018 and 2019


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