Ideate Sticky Updated for Autodesk Revit 2015, 2016, 2017

Ideate Software_logoSAN FRANCISCO, CA, Apr 5, 2016 – Ideate Software, a veteran Autodesk developer network member, announced today that updates are available for Ideate Sticky for Autodesk Revit versions 2015, 2016, and 2017. Ideate Sticky imports and synchronizes Microsoft Excel file content into the Revit project environment.

In addition to fixing a few bugs, the company has re-engineered Ideate Sticky for Revit 2017 to maintain visual fidelity between Stickies across pre-2017 and 2017 Revit versions.

This update is in response to the fact that Revit 2017 will cause most Revit text to take up more space than it did in the past. Fonts such as Arial and Calibri will have a pronounced difference, while fonts such as ISOSCPEUR will not change. “Our goal is to ensure, to the degree possible, that this text size change does not impact Ideate Sticky,” said Glynnis Patterson, director of software development, Ideate Software. Optimized to work well with Arial, Arial Narrow, Calibri, Times New Roman, and ISCOPEUR, Stickies created within 2017 will closely match the size and word wrap found within the pre-2017 versions of Ideate Sticky.

“We recommend that users migrating projects to Revit 2017 inspect schedule headers, schedule body text, generic annotation families, text, and labels,” continued Glynnis. “To restore existing Stickies to their original sizes and word-wrap conditions, users simply need to use the Update function in Ideate Sticky after completing the project migration.”

These upgrades follow significant enhancements launched in December, 2015, including:

  • Support for line style mapping
  • Added support for hidden rows and columns
  • The ability to import images from Excel for version 2015 and newer
  • The ability to use any named eegion as a way of defining a Sticky

“Ideate Software maintains a strong relationship with Autodesk, said Bob Palioca, president, Ideate Software. “The latest release of Ideate Sticky demonstrates that our relationship enables us to develop timely solutions that positively impact the users’ experience.”

To ensure consistent graphic results throughout your teams, all Ideate Sticky end-users should be updated at the same time.

Ideate Sticky carries a five-star rating on the Autodesk App Store, and is available with a non-commercial free trial. Download the trial today.

For more information on Ideate Sticky for Revit projects, call 888.662.7238, or contact

About Ideate Software

Ideate Software allows Revit users to have unprecedented control over their data. Ideate BIMLink, Ideate Explorer for Revit, and Ideate Sticky were all developed to solve persistent problems in architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) workflows. Ideate Software solutions enable Revit users to save time, increase accuracy, improve project deliverables, and elevate design.

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