SAN FRANCISCO, CA, July 12, 2022 – Ideate Software, an Autodesk AEC industry partner and Autodesk authorized developer, announced enhancements to its Revit plug-in applications. In addition to aligning its software with Revit 2023, Ideate Software made significant improvements that will help Revit users deliver high-quality models in less time.
Perform Time-Intensive Tasks in the Background with Ideate Automation 2.0
“One of the most significant changes made is the release of Ideate Automation 2.0, a scripting solution that links to all our Revit plug-ins to run time-intensive tasks in the background, including the much-requested .pdf export process,” said Glynnis Patterson, director of software development, Ideate Software. “With Ideate Automation, users no longer need to wait for their computers to open Revit models and chug through all their data. Not only does task automation free staff for higher level engineering and design work, it also has the benefit of ensuring that task outcomes are highly predictable and standardized.”
Improve Revit Data Management with Several Enhancements
- Reviewing 2D annotations and clashes is now possible with Ideate Annotate, a new tool added to the IdeateApps collection that simplifies common tasks performed by daily Revit users.
- Revit users can now use extended search capabilities to find Revit elements by their respective tag values, such as for door, structural framing, or mechanical equipment tags with Ideate Explorer, a powerful model auditing engine.
- Maintaining model health is easier than ever with enhancements to Ideate BIMLink:
- Health Check folder has two new library links: HC-Ideate Types and HC-Worksets
- The ability to rename worksets and review number of Revit elements assigned has been added
- Detail Groups and Attached Detail Groups are available within many link definitions
- Excel macro template for creating spreadsheets of all sheet revisions on the sheet now includes numeric, alphanumeric, and custom revision numbering settings
- Several new library link definitions added for Industry Foundation Class data exchange and support for newly built-in IFC parameters
- New ability to report on shared, non-shared project, and global parameters
- The addition of Parameters and Global Parameters to the main ribbon menu in Ideate StyleManager simplifies the complex process of managing Revit Parameters in Revit models; users can now understand exactly where and how these parameters are being used.
Current subscribers have access to the current Revit-compatible version plus three earlier versions as well as access to point release improvements made during the subscription period. Those who aren’t subscribers yet can download trial versions from the Ideate Software website or purchase our “get-to-know-us” bundle for access to all Revit plug-ins (Ideate Explorer, Ideate BIMLink, Ideate Sticky, Ideate StyleManager, and IdeateApps) by Ideate Software. Free trials of Ideate Automation are also available.
About Ideate Software
Ideate Software, an Autodesk AEC Industry Partner and Autodesk Authorized Developer, empowers Revit users to gain unprecedented control over their data. They developed Ideate BIMLink, Ideate Explorer, Ideate Sticky, IdeateApps, and Ideate StyleManager to solve persistent problems in architecture, engineering, and construction, and owner-operator (AECO) workflows. They developed Ideate Automation to boost the power of their Revit plug-ins by running time-intensive activities in the background. Ideate Software solutions enable Revit users to save time, increase accuracy, improve project deliverables, and elevate design.