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Ideate Software Launches Ideate Automation 2.0

Ideate Software Launches Ideate Automation 2.0

San Francisco, CA, – Ideate Software, an Autodesk® AEC Industry Partner and Autodesk® Authorized Developer, is pleased to introduce the Revit community to Ideate Automation 2.0, its latest tool to  increase efficiency by automating time-intensive tasks. 

“The cost of paying staff to watch their computers churn through opening large Revit files or processing large  volumes of data can be significant,” said Glynnis Patterson, Director of Software Development, Ideate  Software. “Ideate Automation is a scripting tool that works with Ideate Software to run those time-intensive  tasks in the background while staff works on other activities, or even during non-working hours.” 

Ideate Automation runs silently, which means it can run unattended on a dedicated computer or on a person’s  computer while they work on other things. And because the automation is scripted, the resulting data is  standardized and free from end-user errors.  

On its own, Ideate Automation can be used to export PDF files. Below are examples of how it can work with  Ideate Software solutions. Here is a short overview video

  • Ideate BIMLink, which enables users to export data from Revit software to Microsoft Excel for easy  editing, can drive Ideate Automation to produce document issue records, export health check data,  prepare COBie data drops, and generate quantity takeoff data. 
  • Ideate Explorer, which allows users to search for elements not found in the Revit browser, can drive  Ideate Automation to export Revit model warnings data. 
  • Ideate StyleManager, which helps Revit users analyze, delete, or merge non-standard styles, can drive  Ideate Automation to audit model information. 
  • Ideate Annotate, which ensures the legibility of tags, text, dimensions, and other annotative elements,  can drive Ideate Automation to review annotation clashes. 

Ideate Automation is available to customers with Bundle subscriptions for an additional charge, and it is free to  customers with Enterprise subscriptions. Visit www.ideatesoftware.com for more details or to get a free trial. 

About Ideate Software – Ideate Software, an Autodesk® AEC Industry Partner and Autodesk® Authorized  Developer, empowers Revit users to gain unprecedented control over their data. We developed Ideate  BIMLink, Ideate Explorer, Ideate Sticky, IdeateApps, and Ideate StyleManager to solve persistent problems in  architecture, engineering, and construction, and owner-operator (AECO) workflows. We developed Ideate  Automation to boost the power of our Revit plugins by running time-intensive activities in the background. 

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