Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Ideate Explorer v2020.0

From the Autodesk App Store:

Ideate Explorer for Autodesk® Revit® gives you an easy, intuitive and profound way to search, filter, quantify and select elements in a Revit model. When having the ability to tie up inter-relationships between 100,000+ building elements can make or break your workday, you need one simple, powerful Revit add-on to help you explore and manage your Revit building information model.

Ideate Explorer for Revit empower you to:
  • discover that you have 101 instances of the same DWG embedded and yet invisible in your Revit file
  • clean-up rogue line styles
  • organize and review your items by works, phase or level
  • easily browse, find, and edit instances of revisions, grids, reference planes, color fills, annotation, and other items not covered within the project browser.
  • make a selection set based on parameter values
  • view and filter Sheets, Views, Schedules and Legends without disrupting the Project Browser setup 
  • review Revit warnings while interoperating with Revit

Ideate Explorer is essential to quality control. Audit your Revit models and keep them trouble-free.

Note: This app uses a custom installer (and not the standard App Store installer).

Trial Description

This Trial download provides a full-functioning version of the software. After the 14-day trial expires, the software can be used in Demo mode which only gives access to information about the current selection set.

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About This Version

Version 2020.0, 4/30/2019

From the Ideate Software website:

What's New in Ideate Explorer for Revit

The latest improvements to Ideate Explorer are added to our 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 versions. See below for a summary of the new features, or check out our YouTube What's New playlist.

More to Explore

In addition to supporting new-to-Revit elements, such as the Path of Travel element and PDF (raster images), this version of Ideate Explorer has also been improved to help easily identify different types of Revit keynotes as shown.

Structural Connections, added to Revit 2019, have also been added to this version of Ideate QuickSelect.

Improved Querying

Ideate Query is a powerful tool found within Ideate Explorer that lets you dig deeper into the Revit model.  BIM Managers and production staff alike will find the Query tool an invaluable way to make complex selection sets or to audit the model. Improvements to Ideate Query in this release include:
  • Select MEP Fabrication Parts based on hard-to-access Revit properties such as: Service Type, Offset, Insulation Specification, Created by, Last Updated by, Space Name/Number, Assembly Name, and more.
  • Filter selection sets based on elements that are pinned (or not) with the new "Is Pinned" property.

For more details, refer to the online topic: Ideate Query Examples

Warnings Improvements

The Warnings tab was added to Ideate Explorer in May 2018. Within this May 2019 release we are including several improvements related to Warnings.

View and Export Warnings Details

Per customer feedback, this version includes the ability to export a list of all warnings with the rank and related element Ids. Access this report via the Detail View button from within the Warnings tab as shown.

Performance Improvement — Edit Warning Data

We've made adjustments to the user interface on the Settings>Manage dialog which will make editing the rank settings quicker.

Clear Warnings Data

A "Restore Defaults" button has been added within the Settings>Manage dialog as shown below. This option can be used to restore the default settings for both the Warnings and Metrics data as defined within Settings.

Fix Identical Instances

We've had many requests to expand the Warnings functionality to include fixes for various Warning Types. In this release we are excited to include our first fix, which addresses the Identical Instances warning. To access this fix, right-click on this type as shown, and choose to either retain the original instance, or the latest instance. All others will be selected for deletion to expedite this potentially time-consuming activity.

How do I Delete ALL Identical Instances?

Learn more online: How to fix Identical Instances

Learn more online: How to Explore Revit Warnings with Ideate Explorer.

See the original article on the Ideate Software website »

Ideate Explorer is brought to you by Ideate Software. Pricing is as follows.
  • Single-User (Standalone) License - SUBSCRIPTION $495.00
  • Multi-User (network) 1 – SUBSCRIPTION $795.00
  • Multi-User (network) 5 - SUBSCRIPTION $1,000.00
  • Multi-User (network) 25 - SUBSCRIPTION $3,000.00

This add-in is compatible with Revit 2020, 2019, 2018, and 2017.

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