Spring 2017 Updates For IdeateApps For Revit Users

Ideate Software just declared its spring 2017 updates for IdeateApps. This new update comprises of the new 2018 version of four new tools and the four current tools. Besides, there will be improved features of the 2017 and 2016 versions. These solutions are compatible with Autodesk Revit 2016, 2017, and 2018.

IdeateApps belongs to a series of tools which streamline the day-to-day activities of Revit users.

Given below, some exclusive features of the new tools. You can get an online demonstration of these tools by clicking on this link. (ideatesoftware.com). 

  • Ideate SpellCheck enhances the quality control processes by examining the spelling of Text and Schedule elements inside a Revit project file. (2017 and 2018 only)
    • Three new sheet management tools simplify workflows to save time and enhance the perfectness of the model.
    • Ideate SheetManager is a robust new Revit project browser that has the ability to manage various challenges. It contains a robust search engine for filtering the Sheet and View lists and supports arranging or repositioning Views onto Sheets.
  • Ideate Align makes sure that a View on one Sheet is organized with a View on another or several other Sheets.
    • Ideate Clone facilitates the users to copy a Sheet along with its properties and arrange unplaced Views onto new Sheets that adjust with the previous Views.

Given below, some substantial improvements to Ideate Software’s currents tools:

  • Ideate ReNumber, which streamlines the method of renumbering elements, now comprises of exceptional support for Grids and Viewports.
    • Ideate XRay, that detects the reasons an element isn’t shown in a specific view, now comprises Advanced Selection Help to simplify the process to choose a hidden view.

The collection of IdeateApps tools can be accessed with a non-commercial free trial. Click to download the trial today. For more information on IdeateApps for Revit 2018, call 888.662.7238 or contact sales@ideatesoftware.com. For support, contact support@ideatesoftware.com.

Spring 2017 updates for IdeateApps for Revit users

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Revit 2015 R2 – Links that you want

Autodesk released an update to Revit 2015 this month. This update was a little different than others in that it included some the addition of some new features or tweaks to old features (not just stability) and “under-the-hood” improvements.

There has been a bunch of great information and subtle changes noted about the new release. I thought it would be beneficial to summarize them here in a pretty little list.

Update Enhancement List: The following list of Improvements are made in addition to the new functionality described on the Subscription Center download page for Autodesk Revit 2015 Release 2.

Indicates an issue that was reported by a Revit user. Indicates an issue resolved within the Multi-Category Schedules Hotfix for Autodesk Revit 2015 Update Release 3.

The link:

Autodesk PDF Enhancement List

Enhancement in the Revit Wiki

An announcement from Autodesk via David Light

Steve Stafford at Revit Op-Ed published a series of posts demonstrating some of the subtle, yet powerful, changes:

Revit 2015 R2 – Data Row

Revit 2015 R2 – Reference Other View

Revit 2015 R2 – MEP Move To for Circuits

Revit 2015 R2 – MEP Circuit Sequence and Recently Used Panel

Revit 2015 R2 – Load into Project and Close Luke Johnson, over at What Revit Wants, published a great post with some awesome tips and tutorials based on the new release.

I have installed the new Site Tools add-in and have been fooling around with it a little. I hope to post a little review on it in the near future… Let’s just say it is a step forward, but maybe not quite there yet…

Lawrence, at Revit Structure blog, published a post highlighting some of the features for structural users.

Harry Mattison (the co-creator with me on SAuBIM) posted about the new release letting you know when you are trying to open a file in a different version.

Revit 2015 R2 – Links that you want

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Reference:- therevitkid.blogspot.in


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SDS/2 Connect 2015 – the newest Revit add-in for steel detailer and fabricator

Design Data, an industry partner of Autodesk as well as leading solution provider in top-notch BIM software for steel industry’s engineering, detailing and fabrication sectors, just introduced a new add-in alias SDS/2 Connect 2015 that is well versed with Autodesk® Revit® Structure 2015 software. This newest Revit add-in design connections inside the Revit Surrounding automatically.

By amalgamating Revit Structure with SDS/2 Connect, the structural engineers as well as fabricators will be able to design, accomplish code check analysis, and expand steelwork designs to fabrication inside a BIM workflow.

Besides, this alliance will help engineers to obtain superior control over driving their BIM model downstream. SDS/2 will make the process simpler to bring design model information from engineer to detailer.

SDS/2 Connect enhances the interconnection amid design and fabrication and easily conveys constructible “as built” connections inside Revit Structure and at the same time curtail design time and lessen project timelines and costs. The users of Revit Structure can set up SDS/2 Connect and automatically design steelwork connections along with print out all equivalent design calculations with a single click.

The users can buy SDS/2 Connect from sds2connect.com.

Download a 30-days free trial

SDS/2 Connect 2015 – the newest Revit add-in


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Linking Autodesk Revit and Robot Structural Analysis

Here is the exploration that how the interoperability between Revit®, Autodesk® Revit® Structure, and Autodesk® Robot™ Structural Analysis Professional software—including recommended workflows, analytical modeling best practices and the details of data exchange between the solutions works. This study contains the updated information on the latest SMXX format as well as the analytical model enhancements in Autodesk Revit.SMXX is the binary file format that contains information about the structural model.

Linking Autodesk Revit and Robot Structural Analysis

The Structural engineers typically start the design process by interpreting architectural drawings, creating design documentation, and creating various analytical models. These analytical models must be consistently coordinated with respect to general framing layout, material and section properties, and loading. Once analysis and design is completed, the design documentation is modified to reflect the most current design. This workflow is repeated for each iteration of the design process.

The link between Autodesk Revit 2015 or Autodesk Revit Structure 2015 software and Autodesk Robot Structural Analysis Professional 2015 software helps make this workflow smoother by facilitating the coordination of design documentation with structural analytical design information.

The Revit1 software supports the Building Information Modeling (BIM) process for structural engineers by providing a physical model of the structure to use for documentation and an associated analytical model, as well as other structural attributes and properties to use for structural analysis and design. Robot Structural Analysis Professional supports BIM with its advanced analysis and multi-material design functionality. The bidirectional interoperability of Revit and Robot Structural Analysis Professional software helps reduce the time needed to create and update multiple analysis models and helps to avoid potential errors resulting from manual coordination between analysis results and construction documentation.

For more information on this study click here.


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Arka Roy