October 1, 2010

First Look at Ideate BIMLink

Last week Glynnis Patterson, N.C.A.R.B., our Director of Services shared some insights gathered during recent focus groups for our in-development Ideate BIMLink - a tool designed to export Revit data to Excel where it can be easily modified, then pushed back into Revit. 

Here’s a partial list of the "Use Cases" for BIMLink developed during our Focus Groups:
  • Export your Specialty Equipment of Door Parameters so that a non-Revit user can fill out the data using Excel
  • Push calculated data, like occupancy loads, into your tags, with greater ease. Check out this short video to see what we mean.

  • Clean up your templates by reviewing all parameter values (Type name and Type Mark for example) even while no instances exist. This one surprised me a little but when you're talking about pre-defining Type Marks, for the first time, it is amazing how painful it can be to edit each type manually within Revit...
  • Gather data on hard to find fields like: Wall Orientation or Unconnected Wall Height
Thanks again to all the great firms who gave us their time and valuable input. Over the next few weeks we'll be sharing more videos of these solutions. Drop us a note to let us know what you think! bimlink@ideateinc.com

Where can you find out more about this exciting new Revit tool? Keep watching the Ideate Solutions blog for features and videos. And, we'll post the Ideate BIMLink website address here, along with a trial link, when we're ready to raise the curtain.

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