March 4, 2015

Events: Top 5 Ways to Promote BIM Office Education

Revit User Groups - Having a hard time getting your office to adopt, or effectively work with BIM? Let Laura Kay Smith show you some of the ways she has discovered to promote BIM in her office.

Pre-Presentation Lunch & Networking
            ...Provided by Ideate...
            11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

March 10th :: 
Top 5 Ways to Promote
BIM Office Education
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

1400 S Street
Suite 100
Sacramento, CA 95814

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March 11th :: 
Top 5 Ways to Promote
BIM Office Education
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

130 Sutter Street
Suite 600
San Francisco, CA 94104

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March 12th :: 
Top 5 Ways to Promote
BIM Office Education
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

1405 Clay Street
Oakland, CA 94612

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About the Presenter

Laura Kay Smith
Senior BIM Specialist

Kasian Architecture Interior Design and Planning, LTD
Originally from Portland, Oregon, Laura Kay Smith is the Senior BIM Specialist at Kasian Architecture Interior Design and Planning, LTD. based in Vancouver BC Canada. Laura has been in the Technology management side of Architecture for 20 years, both as a business consultant and in–house expert, developing and helping firms use and harness the Technology to create better design. Regardless the role or firm, Laura has been a leader at bringing new ideas and helping each firm work towards the future. For the past four years, Laura has contributed to Kasian’s transformation as a fully integrated BIM focused firm. Laura’s passion for BIM is evident. As the author of a blog, BIMFreak, Laura provides a valuable resource for implementing and starting the BIM transition in your firm.

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March 3, 2015

Richard Taylor Joins Ideate Software as Technical Evangelist

SAN FRANCISCO, California, 03/3/2015–Ideate, Inc., an Autodesk Platinum Value Added Reseller, today announced that Richard Taylor has joined Ideate Software as a Technical Evangelist. Richard comes to Ideate Software after being employed by Autodesk for more than a decade, his most recent position there was as Revit Platform Feature Product Manager. His vast expertise in Building Information Modeling (BIM) and 3D visualization software, combined with his extensive knowledge and experience in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industries will help to expand the Ideate Software business and its BIM-focused solutions.

Ideate Software is a set of far-reaching Building Information Modeling (BIM) data management tools that help the Revit community clean up models, delete problem items, analyze files quickly, improve speed and accuracy in data flow, increase collaboration and overcome repeated workflow interruptions.

All Ideate Software, from the first release for Revit 2011, undergoes rigorous testing to ensure that it is robust and stable, and all Ideate Software BIM data management solutions updates are meaningful and frequent.

Ideate BIMLink lets users pull information from a Revit file into user-friendly Microsoft Excel and push volumes of precise, consequential BIM data from Excel into Revit with speed, ease and accuracy. Ideate Explorer for Revit allows users to extensively manage Revit models. Ideate Sticky for Revit combines the ease and flexibility of Excel spreadsheet editing with the convenience of a sticky note.

Bob Palioca, President of Ideate, says of the addition to the Ideate Software team, “Richard Taylor brings significant experience as a facilitator and presenter in the global AEC software and design industry. His notable ability to demonstrate and teach sophisticated technical software solutions in a highly relatable way across many different disciplines, cultures, and levels of experience makes him a valued technical evangelist for Ideate Software. We are delighted to welcome him.”

About Ideate, Inc.
Ideate, Inc. is a leading Autodesk Authorized Developer with 25+ years’ experience in software development and specific focus on Building Information Modeling (BIM). As an Autodesk solutions provider, Ideate has offered quality software, training, support and custom consulting services to the architectural, engineering and construction (AEC) industries since 1992. Headquartered in San Francisco, California and operating Autodesk Authorized Training Centers (ATCs) in California, Oregon and Washington, Ideate is recognized as an Autodesk Platinum Partner for Architecture, Engineering and Construction, Autodesk’s highest level of authorization.

About Ideate Software
Ideate Software allows Revit users to have unprecedented control over their data. Ideate BIMLink, Ideate Explorer for Revit, and Ideate Sticky were all developed to solve persistent problems in Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) workflows. Ideate Software solutions enable Revit users to save time, increase accuracy, improve project deliverables, and elevate design.

Autodesk and ATC are registered trademarks of Autodesk, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries and/or affiliates, in the USA and/or other countries. All other brand names, product names, or trademarks belong to their respective holders.

March 2, 2015

eLearning - Upcoming Revit, Civil 3D, and Ideate Software Classes

Join the Ideate Tech Experts for eLearning – live online classes that provide your entire organization with easy access to premium education. 
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Ideate BIMLink for Revit MEP Projects
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Revit Project Management with Ideate BIMLink 
3.11::Revit 201:
Project Setup for Revit MEP
3.12::Revit 201:
Design Options
3.17::Ideate 101:
Network License Manager
3.19::Revit 201:
Getting Started With Daylighting Studies in Revit and 3ds Max Design
3.20::Infrastructure 201:
Settings and Styles
3.25::Ideate Software:
Revit Auditing with Ideate Explorer for Revit
Each class is designed to give you specific, improved results in a particular topic. You can interact with the instructor right from your own office, while eliminating travel time. Because the class schedule rotates, you can easily select your topics of interest and choose the day which best meets your schedule.

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