The visualization that BIM modeling provides for AEC firms is invaluable. Gorgeous, detailed building models help every stakeholder—be it the designer, contractor, or client—better understand the nature of the project and what can be expected when it comes time to prepare the deliverables. Things get complicated, however, when it’s time to actually start building. What happens when the timeline isn’t right? What is your backup plan for discovering problem areas during construction? How will you account for any workplace injuries?
Have you ever gone into something not knowing what to expect? How about saying yes to something without even knowing anything about it?
I am sure that we have all done this. How does it turn out?
IdeateApps is the newest application by IdeateSoftware, known for their innovative Revit plugins for BIM and Revit Model data. Like Ideate’s other applications–Ideate BIMLink, Ideate Explorer, and Ideate Sticky–IdeateApps is designed to make the lives of Autodesk Revit users easier, but IdeateApps focuses on productivity more than anything else. How does it help? Let’s take a look.
Color schemes are a great visual tool in views to highlight or callout specific criteria of information in the view, generally used in plan-type views.
Model groups in Revit can be very helpful in replicating repetitive layout of components such as rooms, furnishings, etc. Groups allow editing of one group to update all of the same definition by adding or removing, even excluding, elements. Groups can be mirrored, rotated and modified with the various tools. Groups can even be converted to Revit links to save a group externally as a stand-alone file, as well as the inverse; attached links can be bound to another file and converted to groups. Nothing new.