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10-year Anniversary of Ideate BIMLink for Revit Brings Major Enhancements

Parul Dubey on November 13, 2019 - in News, Products, Technology

San Francisco, CA – Ideate Software, a veteran Autodesk Developer Network member, announced enhancements to Ideate BIMLink, its Revit productivity application that simplifies model management by facilitating the movement of data from Autodesk® Revit® software to Microsoft Excel for editing, and then back into Revit with speed, ease and accuracy.

“As we celebrate the 10-year anniversary of Ideate BIMLink, we enjoy looking back at the meaningful enhancements added with every release,” said Glynnis Patterson, Director of Software Development. “This fall, the big change is that we’ve simplified access to the hundreds of link definitions requested by customers. These link definitions contain all the properties needed to complete specific BIM workflow challenges.”

Here are highlights of the Ideate BIMLink updates that will make it easier for new and existing users to discover the hundreds of ways in which BIM data can be leveraged for productivity and quality control within the Revit project, template and family files:


  • New “Beyond Schedules” folder to access non-schedule data such as text, dimensions, revision clouds and view templates
  • A new customizable Home page with links to information to help users get up and running quickly
  • The ability to create more elements from Excel via Ideate BIMLink, including sheets, model elements, views, viewports, levels and types
  • New methods available for easy-to-deploy standardized network-hosted Ideate BIMLink content


All these enhancements have been added to Ideate BIMLink 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020. Watch this video to learn more.

Ideate Software is always looking for ways to enhance the Revit users’ experience and encourages Revit users to contact them with ideas. Visit them at Autodesk University 2019 booth AE490 to submit your best ideas and participate in prize draws and special promotions.

About Ideate Software – Ideate Software empowers Revit users to gain unprecedented control over their data. Ideate BIMLink, Ideate Explorer, Ideate Sticky, Ideate StyleManager and IdeateApps were all developed to solve persistent problems in architecture, engineering, and construction, and owner (AECO) workflows. Ideate Software solutions enable Revit users to save time, increase accuracy, improve project deliverables and elevate design.

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