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No More Repetitive Revit Tasks with Ideate Automation

Parul Dubey on November 18, 2020 - in News, Products, Technology

San Francisco, CA– Ideate Software, an Autodesk® AEC Industry Partner and Autodesk® Authorized Developer, is pleased to announce the release of Ideate Automation for Revit, a scripting tool for use with Ideate BIMLink. It is designed to significantly reduce costs by letting repetitive, time-intensive, low-value BIM tasks run silently in the background, freeing designers and engineers for higher-level, more valuable work. It is an important solution for architecture, engineering and construction businesses that use Autodesk Revit® software for large or complex building information modeling projects.

Automating repetitive tasks is one of the surest and most straightforward ways to improve the bottom line,” said Glynnis Patterson, Director of Software Development, Ideate Software. “Not only does Ideate Automation allow staff to spend more time on meaningful work, it also ensures that task outcomes are highly predictable and standardized.”

Michael Hartley, Technical BIM Manager at Ramboll said, “We were waiting with anticipation for the release of Ideate Automation and we have not been disappointed by its potential. We have started implementing Ideate Automation and the tool is already influencing our workflows. Ideate Automation is allowing us to perform previously fragmented automation tasks and increase our efficiency whilst offering us new possibilities for data collection. This is one tool we have been missing and finally helps connect the dots!”

 There are hundreds of tasks within the Revit project environment that could be relegated to Ideate Automation.

The software is optimized to work with Ideate BIMLink, which enables Revit users to pull information from a file into Microsoft Excel for editing and then push volumes of precise, consequential BIM data back into the Revit model with speed, ease and accuracy.

Watch this three-minute video for an overview of Ideate Automation:


Watch these short demonstration videos for examples of specific automated Ideate BIMLink workflows:


  1. Export Project Health Check Data – Create an Excel file with multiple tabs per each link definition that exists in the Health Check folder within Ideate BIMLink
  2. Streamline Quantity Takeoff Process – Automate this labor-intensive but necessary task performed by VDC managers and general contractors

Ideate Automation is available for US$995 per company. It is also included at no cost in the Enterprise bundle. For more information about this service, please contact the Ideate Software Sales team.


To learn more about the Ideate Software Revit productivity solutions, visit their website.

About Ideate Software –
Ideate Software, an Autodesk® AEC Industry Partner and Autodesk® Authorized Developer, empowers Revit users to gain unprecedented control over their data. Ideate BIMLink, Ideate Explorer, Ideate Sticky, IdeateApps, Ideate StyleManager and Ideate Dashboard for Autodesk® BIM 360® were all developed to solve persistent problems in architecture, engineering, construction and owner (AECO) workflows. Ideate Software solutions enable Revit users to save time, increase accuracy, improve project deliverables and elevate design.

Autodesk, BIM 360 and Revit are registered trademarks or trademarks of Autodesk, Inc., in the USA and/or other countries. All other brand names, product names, or trademarks belong to their respective holders.

Microsoft Excel is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries.

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