May 24, 2016

Dynamo and Revit 2017

Dynamo is a visual programming platform that gives you the ability to visually script behavior, define custom pieces of logic and script using various textual programming languages. It is now fully integrated with Revit 2017 and does not require an additional download. No longer just an add-in to Revit, it can now be found in the Manage tab, Visual Programming panel. 

If you have already 
installed Revit 2017, you will not be able to immediately see Dynamo in the Manage tab. First, you will have to rerun the Dynamo installer and make sure to check Revit 2017 to add Dynamo to this new install.
Once the installation is complete, launch Revit 2017 and Dynamo should be available to you in the Manage tab, Visual Programming panel.
Checkout this quick video with step-by-step instructions on installing Dynamo for Revit 2017.

Vasudha Dixit
ENI Application Specialist 
Vasudha is an MEP Application Specialist at Ideate, Inc. based on San Francisco office. She has a Master’s degree in Energy Engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago where she specialized in HVAC design, green buildings and energy analysis. Prior to Ideate, she interned at a few multinational companies where she performed finite element analysis for design validation of components. Vasudha provides Revit MEP training and support for various AEC firms.

May 23, 2016

e-Learning - Upcoming Revit, Infrastructure and Ideate Software Classes

Join the Ideate Tech Experts for eLearning – live online classes that provide your entire organization with easy access to premium education.
5.24::Revit 201:
Revit Import into 3ds Max 
5.25::Ideate Software:
Ideate BIMLink for Revit MEP Projects
5.27::Revit 201:
Getting Started with Presentations in Revit Architecture
6.1::Ideate Software:
Introduction to Ideate Sticky
6.2::Infrastructure 201:
Data Short Cuts in Civil 3D
6.9::Ideate Software:
Auditing Your Project with Ideate Explorer
6.16::Ideate Software:
Revit Model Management with
Ideate BIMLink
6.30::Ideate Software:
Ideate BIMLink for Revit MEP Projects
Each class is designed to give you specific, improved results in a particular topic. You can interact with the instructor right from your own office, while eliminating travel time. Because the class schedule rotates, you can easily select your topics of interest and choose the day which best meets your schedule.

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Revit Architecture Fundamentals
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Revit Architecture Fundamentals
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Civil 3D for Surveyors
Revit Architecture Beyond the Basics
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May 19, 2016

Autodesk Revit Structure 2017: Variable Rebar Distribution

Hi folks, IX here, one of the Senior Application Specialists at Ideate, Inc. Let’s talk reinforcement in Revit 2017.

One of my top five favorite features in Revit 2017 is the ability to add Rebar Sets to non-standard concrete shapes (e.g. tapered beams).

This enhanced feature will increase your 3D modeling productivity and help you to define accurate reinforcement for non-standard shapes in concreate elements. Additionally, you’ll be able to use multi-rebar annotations, customizable numbering settings, and you’ll have more accurate schedules that will display varying rebar lengths.

To see this feature enhancement workflow in action, check out this short video.


Eugene O'Day, IX
AEC Senior Application Specialist
Eugene A. O’Day, IX, with more than 25 years of architectural and mechanical experience, offers a trained focus on all things Revit and BIM. Teaching is a passion of his. Eugene has been an instructor in undergraduate degree programs, has traveled worldwide teaching Autodesk solutions to major corporations, has taught at accredited ATCs throughout the Northwestern region, and is a frequent and popular instructor, speaker, and presenter for AUGI® CAD Camps, Revit – and related product user groups. He has also been a trusted public school district advisor on new drafting instructor hires. At Ideate, Eugene provides training and support for Revit Architecture, Revit Structure and AutoCAD. Eugene is also a Revit Architecture Autodesk Certified Professional.