License Modes

Your Ideate Software for Revit license operates in one of the three possible modes: 

  1. Trial
  2. View-Only
  3. Authorized


Trial mode indicates a standalone license that has not yet been activated with a license code. After the Trial period expires, the license reverts to View-Only mode. Ideate Software Trial mode includes full access to all functions during the Trial period with the exceptions as noted below.

Ideate BIMLink Trial Behavior

Ideate BIMLink will limit the amount of data during the export to Excel process to 25 rows.

Ideate StyleManager

The Materials and Material Appearance Assets tools are fully functioning. All the other tools are in View-Only mode. Please contact [email protected] to explore options for an expanded trial. 


The following conditions would cause Ideate Software to go into a View-Only mode:

For more help with any of the above, please contact [email protected].

View-Only mode indicates that the Trial or Authorized mode has expired, or that an issue prevents your license from being validated. For standalone licenses, the View-Only mode occurs automatically after the Subscription or Trial period has lapsed or if the license has been deactivated.  Refer to License Transferring for information on how to deactivate your license.

For network licenses, the View-Only mode will occur if there are no licenses available to be checked out from the license server or there is an issue connecting to the license server.


Authorized mode indicates your software license is valid and authorized for the current computer and user. For standalone licenses, this occurs if a valid license code was activated. For network licenses, this occurs if a valid license has been checked out from the license server.

License Mode Display

If running in Trial or View-Only mode, it will display in the title bar of the main dialog.
The license mode is also displayed in the Current Status of the Software License Dialog

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