November 30, 2010

Make Your Revit Model Excel! Ideate BIMLink Debuts at #AU2010 Booth 609

Ideate, Inc. is pleased to announce Ideate BIMLink, an application for Autodesk Revit software.

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Ideate BIMLink creates a link between Revit and the industry standard data solution, Microsoft® Excel®. Pull Building Information Modeling (BIM) information from a Revit file into Excel and push Excel data back into Revit with equal ease. Get unprecedented access to BIM data!

What does this mean for you? Now you can:
  • Externalize data in your Revit model that used to be out of reach to non-Revit users
  • Reach data that Revit hides, including phase and design option data.
  • Update volumes of data following external and internal changes, while maintaining linked relationships
  • Clean up your templates by reviewing all parameter values (like Type Name and Type Mark) even while no instances exist
  • Push calculated data such as occupancy loads, duct and pipe lengths, or beam cut lengths, into your tags
  • Streamline your Quality Control processes by controlling family and project-based parameters
  • Instead of editing manually within Revit, use automated Excel capabilities to save time and prevent errors

Wow, we could go on, but if you’re ready to learn more…

And of course, for complete product features and additional materials including use-case videos, tutorials and ROI calculator, visit

Need more information on Ideate BIMLink? Contact us at 888.662.7238 or click here.

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November 29, 2010

BIM Webcast: The Future of Building - 12.14.10

Building, as a process and an industry, has seen dramatic shifts in recent history, most notably with the explosion of technology and digital processes. Many new thought-provoking ideas and concepts have emerged on the future of building, and most of these concepts have technology at their core. Industry experts and trend watchers talk about better representation of buildings in the form of models and analysis, better understanding of existing realty through laser scanning and translation, better control of construction through digital fabrication and realignment of workflow through integrated project delivery. Yet none of these concepts could be successful without the people who power them.

Please join Phil Bernstein, FAIA, RIBA, LEED AP, VP of Industry Strategy and Relations at Autodesk, Inc. as he addresses some of the leading ideas around the future of building, and examines the relationship between humans and technology and how this relationship will shape the future of the architecture industry. Phil is co-author of “Building (in) the Future: Recasting Labor in Architecture,” which addresses how technology will continue to shape and alter the future of the building industry.

Date and Time:
10:00 - 11:00 AM PDT
Register Now!

November 27, 2010

Ideate Tech Experts to Present at #AU2010

Do you use Revit and need to collaborate with someone working in Navisworks? Know that there is great collaboration potential between AutoCAD and AutoCAD Civil 3D, but not sure how it really works?

Join our own Ron Palma, AEC Solutions Application Specialist, for his popular presentation There is No "I" in Team at #AU2010. Ron will be joined this year by Lana Gochenauer, LEED AP, MEP Solutions Application Specialist.

Class ID: AB430-2
Expertise: Intermediate
Product: Autodesk Revit Architecture
Track: Architecture and Building Design
Other Tracks: Collaboration and Data Management, Collaboration and Data Management

Class Audience
Architects, civil engineers, structural engineers, MEP engineers, project managers, CAD managers, designers, and drafters

Class Description
This class focuses on common issues that arise among building disciplines when collaborating to form a Revit building information model using different software, such as AutoCAD, AutoCAD Civil 3D, Autodesk Ecotect, Navisworks and Revit. Topics such as importing the site design, orienting the building, and sharing coordinates within a multidisciplinary team will be discussed. Additionally, working with other software programs requires the Revit model to be prepared differently. The preparation of the Revit model for use in AutoCAD, AutoCAD Civil 3D, Autodesk Green Building Studio, Ecotect, and Autodesk Navisworks will be demonstrated.

Key Learning
  • Importing site design into Revit
  • Orienting the building in Revit
  • Working with shared coordinates< li>Preparing the Revit model for use with Autodesk Revit MEP and Structure
  • Preparing the Revit model for use in AutoCAD, Autodesk Green Building Studio,
  • Autodesk Ecotect, and Autodesk Navisworks

Prerequisite Software
An understanding of your flavor of Revit, and the workflow process of working with other disciplinary firms

See you in Vegas!

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November 23, 2010

It's Time for AutoCAD 2011 Webcast - 12.7.10

If you own a previous version of AutoCAD® don't miss this opportunity to join a LIVE webcast with AutoCAD Technical Marketing Manager, Heidi Hewett as she highlights key functionality that has been added or enhanced in AutoCAD 2011.

It's a great time to see this functionality in action and discover what you have been missing. Plus, Eddie Perlberg will join to give an insider’s look into the Autodesk Design Suite – see how adding 3D visualizations and animations can bring your designs to life.

Product experts will be online and ready to answer questions you may have. Register Today!

November 22, 2010

Featured Promotion: Autodesk Navisworks Manage 2011 + Autodesk Quantity Takeoff 2011

Get a new license of Autodesk Navisworks Manage 2011 software for $1,000 off the suggested retail price, and you’ll receive a free license of Autodesk Quantity Takeoff 2011 software, with the purchase of Autodesk Subscription for both. For one low price, you can:

• Improve team coordination and collaboration
• Estimate costs and material needs more accurately
• Reduce waste and risk across all your projects

These savings are available only from November 22, 2010, through March 15, 2011, so act now!

Contact your Account Manager today to learn more! 888.662.7238

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November 20, 2010

Screencast: Optimizing Buildings Designs with Autodesk Revit MEP & 3ds Max Design

Have you ever wondered how to maximize natural light in your designs, or what happens if you change the light fixtures in a building? Or perhaps you've questioned the financial impact of lighting changes or how it impacts lighting quality.

This free Autodesk screencast helps answer those questions by focusing on how to improve building performance with energy analysis and lighting design optimization by visualizing and refining design alternatives. You'll hear points of view from both an MEP engineer and a Design Visualization professional on energy & lighting analysis and optimization, using Autodesk Revit MEP, Green Building Studio and 3ds Max Design.

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November 19, 2010

What have you been missing? See AutoCAD 2011 in action

What are you missing if you’re not using AutoCAD® 2011 software? With the help of exciting new enhancements and more powerful features, exploring and documenting your ideas has never been so easy or efficient.

  • Improve drafting efficiency with more hatch options - watch now
  • Slash design revision time with new parametric drawing tools - watch now
  • How to gain more control over drawings with new transparency settings - watch now
  • Easily edit polylines with direct manipulation of grips - watch now

Get your free trial of AutoCAD 2011 software today.
With new and more powerful ways to shape the world around you, AutoCAD® 2011 is the tool of choice for design and drafting professionals around the world.
  • Explore design ideas in both 2D and 3D with intuitive CAD tools
  • Communicate critical design data securely, efficiently and accurately
  • Customize AutoCAD to your needs with thousands of available add-ons

See what you’re missing out on if you’re still using a previous version of AutoCAD software. Download your free AutoCAD 2011 software trial.

It’s time. If you’re still working on AutoCAD 2007 or earlier versions of AutoCAD software, now’s the time to get up to speed. Not only will you avoid the compatibility issues that slow your projects down, but you could also save up to 35% if you switch by January 14, 2011. So don’t wait – make your move to AutoCAD 2011 software today.

Contact us to learn more.

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November 18, 2010

Meet Ideate Tech Expert Ben Bishoff at #AU2010 Virtual

Meet Ideate Tech Expert Ben Bishoff, Software Engineer...

Ben has been a software engineer for over 20 years. With a Bachelors degree in Physics, he has worked at several software companies developing applications for the AEC industry including Sage Timberline (construction accounting and estimating) and ArchT 3D (architectural drafting for AutoCAD). Most recently he worked at Microsoft creating AEC and other 2D diagramming solutions for Office Visio. Ben is currently researching and developing custom applications for Revit using the Microsoft .NET platform.

Ben is the software developer behind our Ideate Explorer for Revit tool and our new Revit application Ideate BIMLink.

Join Ideate at AU Virtual for your chance to chat with Ben, and learn all Ideate BIMLink!

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Autodesk Subscription Advantage Packs: Tools That Make an Impact

Did you know that Autodesk Subscription Advantage Packs help you get ahead by giving you early access to the latest product enhancements?

Autodesk Subscription Advantage Packs contain valuable tools and services that vary by product and can include:
  • Additional product features that expand and improve functionality
  • Integrated web services that promote collaboration and support sustainable design
  • Robust design content to enhance visualization and enrich renderings

Get started — download your Subscription Advantage Pack in just minutes at the Subscription Center.

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November 17, 2010

It's Time. Get up to speed with Autodesk 2011 software.

Faster, smarter, familiar. And with up to 45% off, more cost-effective. Now’s the time to integrate Autodesk 2011 software into your workflow.

Learn more...

Greater power and efficiency? Check. Easy to learn and integrate? You’re covered. More affordable? Done. Autodesk® 2011 software is the response to just about any reason you may have for not moving from your current Autodesk software.

If you’re still working on 2007 or earlier versions of Autodesk software, now’s the time to get up to speed. Not only will you avoid the compatibility issues that slow your projects down, but you could also save up to 45% if you switch by January 14, 2011. So don’t wait – make your move to Autodesk 2011 software today.

It’s time to put yourself at the cutting edge of design and drafting capabilities with:
· Scalable, attainable and cost-effective Digital Prototyping
· Building information modeling (BIM), which allows for better project coordination and more informed decision making across teams, earlier in the process
· Full compatibility with Microsoft® Windows® 7, as well as Vista® and XP®
· Up to 44% faster performance on many common tasks with AutoCAD® 2011 on a Windows® 7 workstation*
· And much more

Autodesk 2011 software helps you stand out from the competition – but don’t take our word for it.
“AutoCAD 2011 software helps to accelerate the design process. It seems that each new version includes enhancements that save time on our projects."
- Kevin Stober, CAD Manager, Gonzalez-Strength & Associates

It's Time. Contact Ideate today...

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November 16, 2010

Ideate BIMLink - BIM Manager Tool videos

BIM Manager Tools - Text and Views
With the Ideate BIMLink application for Revit you can use your MS dictionaries in Excel or Word to edit all the Text entities and Views within your Revit Project.

BIM Manager Tools - Family Management
The Ideate BIMLink application for Revit permits wholesale renaming of families and types. Use find/replace within Excel to establish cleaner naming standard for all your Revit families from 3D Specialty Equipment to 2D Detail Components.

Attending #AU2010? Come see us in booth 609 to get the complete scoop on Ideate BIMLink!

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Last Chance to Register for Autodesk University 2010 #AU2010

Last Call to Explore the Power of the Possible at Autodesk University 2010

Only a few days are left to register for Autodesk University (AU) 2010 in Las Vegas, USA. Discover new ways to work and collaborate, and new tools to explore the power of what’s possible at the 18th annual conference and exhibition.

From in-depth tutorials and free Autodesk Certification Exams to an Exhibit Hall showcasing the newest technologies, including the new Ideate BIMLink application for Autodesk Revit, AU 2010 brings everything together at one time, in one place—so you can extend what can be done through the power of design. Don’t miss out on this once-a-year opportunity to connect in person with an international community of peers and experts, including the Ideate software development experts at booth #609!

Register Now for AU 2010 in Las Vegas

AU Virtual: For Professionals Who Can’t Travel to Las Vegas.
If you can’t travel to Las Vegas, AU Virtual 2010 enables you to experience some of the best of AU—without leaving the workplace.

By participating in the live AU Virtual event via the Internet, you can:
  • Participate in classes with live Q&A in multiple languages
  • Join online conversations with colleagues and instructors
  • Visit the Ideate, Inc. booth to chat with our reps & learn about the new Ideate BIMLink

As an added benefit, after the event, you can learn at your own pace with access for a full year to 350 on-demand classes, keynote presentations, and insider interviews—all from the convenience of your desktop.

Register Now for AU Virtual

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November 15, 2010

Take Your BIM Projects to the Next Level with 3D Printing

Many of the most successful design, engineering and construction firms have now adopted 3D printing as a critical part of their design development and project delivery process to:
  • Increase Innovation
  • Improve Communication
  • Speed Project Approval Process
  • Reduce Costs and Time on Model Making
  • Win Business

3D Printing Technology is More Affordable Than Ever
Z Corporation, producers of the world’s fastest, easiest-to-use, and most affordable 3D printers, makes 3D printing accessible to everyone in the AEC world. Z Corp ZPrinters® produce pure white and high-resolution color physical models quickly, easily and inexpensively from 3D CAD, BIM and other digital data. Ideate Inc. is an authorized Z Corp channel partner for sales and support of ZPrinters.

Ideate is pleased to offer 3 year lease program on ZPrinters. We have partnered with U.S. Bank to offer competitive rates, flexible terms and fast response, as well as great service.

There are several advantages to leasing. Leasing can help you improve cash flow, it’s very flexible, you can avoid big down payments, and you can get 100% financing. In addition, leasing is easier and faster than bank financing, and may provide you with certain tax benefits.*

Our lease offering covers the ZPrinter, required accessories, 3 year service agreement, startup kit, installation, training and shipping charges. Here are few examples of lease options:
  • Lease the Z150, base level printer for less than $1,100 a month
  • Lease the Z450, full color printer for less than $2,100 a month
  • Lease the Z650, top of the line system for less than $3,200 a month
  • Leasing is also available on Z250 and Z350 models.

Download technical specifications on ZCorp ZPrinters.
Read Z Corporation customer case studies.

Contact Ideate Inc. for questions on 3D Printers, 3D Printing Technology and 3 Year Leasing., 888.662.7238

*Consult your tax advisor to find out tax benefits specific to your business.

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November 13, 2010

Improve Sustainability. Increase ROI.

Revit for BIM-Enabled Sustainable Design
Check out this online presentation which covers sustainable site selection, energy analysis and lighting analysis.

Buildings are complex, and optimizing a building’s performance requires incorporating many variables into design. To meet the needs of the industry for sustainable buildings, accurate information on the potential of the building’s performance is needed early in the design process. Autodesk® Revit® products help building design professionals by making sustainable design and building performance analysis simple and more accessible through BIM. BIM is an integrated process for exploring a project’s key physical and functional characteristics digitally.

View this 15 minute presentation to learn how you, as an architect, designer, MEP engineer, or building owner can use Autodesk® Revit® Architecture and Autodesk® Revit® MEP software for building information modeling (BIM), to improve your sustainable design process and increase your ROI.

Learn more at

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November 12, 2010

Autodesk Maya 2011 Tips and Tricks Webcast - 11.16.10

Autodesk® Maya® 2011 delivers many advances including a revitalized user interface, enhanced viewport interaction, new 3d editorial capabilities, integrated color management, and improved character skinning and animation tools. In this webinar, hosted by Autodesk Technical Specialist Lee Fraser, you will see how to get the most out of Maya 2011.

This webcast will also cover key features available in the new Subscription Advantage Pack for Maya 2011. The Subscription Advantage Pack expands users ability by providing higher-level access to animation, shading, and effects tools. In this webinar we'll explore some of the tools that make this possible including:

• Substance procedural textures – Achieve a wide range of looks with a new library of up to 75 Substance procedural textures
• Craft Animation tools – Create more believable, complex camera movements that mimic real-world setups with 4 new camera rigs from the Craft Director Studio plug-in bundle
• Effects Assets – Select from a range of easy-to-use effects, and assign them to an object as easily as assigning a shader
• Motion capture samples – Use new motion retargeting capabilities with up to 70 new motion capture samples

Don't miss this opportunity to see how Maya 2011 frees you up to focus on your creativity.

Register for this webcast now.

November 11, 2010

Ideate Events - Build Your Knowledge

Did you know that Ideate regularly hosts free User Groups, lectures & events?

We attended an executive briefing at the Autodesk AEC Headquarters in Waltham, Massachusetts, which included a segment we’d recently seen at the Ideate Authorized Training Center in Portland.

I think the fact that you hosted Autodesk BIM Solutions Executive Chuck Mies presenting ‘BIM and the Application to the Building Lifecycle’ says a lot about the strength of the relationship that Ideate has with Autodesk and about how on topic Ideate continues to be.
- Jason Bailly, HDR Architecture, Portland, Oregon

For information on upcoming events, and links to informative Autodesk webcasts, be sure to vist the Ideate Event page.

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Ideate BIMLink - Quality Control for non-Revit Users

With Ideate BIMLink, you can externalize data that used to be out of reach to non-Revit users. For Quality Control, Ideate BIMLink lets you standardize measurements, naming conventions and parameter values in the data via Excel, then quickly push processed data back into the Revit model. This example shows how to Edit Door Schedule.

Intrigued? You can learn more at Autodesk University 2010, booth #609.

Or watch for the unveiling of our new site at

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Featured Class: AutoCAD Civil 3D for Surveyors

Ideate, Inc is well-regarded for our Autodesk Revit expertise, but did you know we're also pretty darn skilled in AutoCAD Civil 3D?

Check out our Civil 3D for Surveyors course, a hands-on foundation-level class which covers the essentials of AutoCAD Civil 3D for survey professionals. Students will learn how to export data from field equipment and import the converted data into to AutoCAD Civil 3D and create an existing condition plan.

After completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Import and work with survey data using figures
  • Work with the survey toolspace and survey database
  • Create points, change point styles, and manage point groups
  • Create, edit and analyze surfaces
  • Use data shortcuts for sharing data

Click here for the complete course description and register today Civil 3D for Surveyors.

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November 10, 2010

Design to Construction with AutoCAD Civil 3D Webcast - 11.18.10

Join Autodesk® for an upcoming webcast presentation:
BIM and Automated Machine Guidance for Faster and More Accurate Project Delivery
Thursday, November 18, 2010
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time

In this webcast you'll hear about two industry developments–global positioning system (GPS) machine control and building information modeling (BIM). Join us and learn how common heavy construction workflow problems are addressed with Autodesk solutions to allow engineers, contractors, and surveyors to automate much of the construction process, dramatically improve productivity, accuracy, and complete heavy highway and site construction projects faster and more profitably.
What we'll cover:
• BIM and automated machine control - Why now?
• Creating 3D models from 2D plan sets
• Best practices for corridor Model creation
• 3D visualization

• Todd Harr - President, Digital Tek Services Corp.
• Terry Bennett, LS, LPF, MRICS, LEEP AP - Sr. Industry Manager, Autodesk
• James Wedding, P.E. - Technical Specialist, Autodesk

Attendance is FREE.
Register Today

BIM For Government (November 16, Sacramento)

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm, Tuesday, 11.16.10

Department of General Services Auditorium
The Ziggurat
707 Third Street
West Sacramento, CA 95798

This event is free; pre-registration required.

Building Information Modeling for Government
Learn how to take advantage of large civil and military projects, positioning your firm to win GSA and USACE projects with BIM. Join Ideate and special guests for an overview of various BIM mandates and programs underway across several Federal Agencies, including a detailed debrief on the GSA BIM program and current BIM deliverable requirements. You’ll learn in detail the USACE (US Army Corps of Engineers) BIM requirements and how Architects, Engineers and Builders can deploy Autodesk BIM solutions on most of these projects. In addition to GSA and USACE, the discussion will also cover the VA, Air Force and some emerging commercial owner BIM requirements. Learn what BIM capabilities your firm will need to compete for these projects, along with examples from TLCD Architecture, a successful early adopter of BIM who is winning business with the VA.

The General Services Administration (GSA) and the United U.S. Army Corps Engineers (USACE) are planning long-term, system wide commitment to adoption of BIM. Not just theory, the agencies are on an aggressive path to increase efficiency, building omissions and sustainability and save on costs and taxpayers’ money. The GSA spends over $10 billion annually on new and renovation construction activity and owns more than 1,500 federal facilities totaling 177 million square feet and manages more than 184 million square feet of leased space. The USACE is the largest landowner and the largest building owner in the United States. With over $1 billion in projects this year, they were recently named “2010 Owner of the Year” by editors and contributors of California Construction Magazine.

Architects, Engineers, General Contractors and specialty subcontractors who are interested in competing for Federal Design and Construction projects, especially US Army Corps of Engineers, GSA Public Building Service and VA. Firm principals, business development personnel, project managers as well as BIM and VDC (Virtual Design and Construction) Managers will find the information worthwhile.

Guy Messick, AIA, Architect, Director of Design Technology at TLCD Architecture is trained in fine arts, design and woodworking. Guy finds architecture as the profession best able to unite these disciplines. With his strengths in both design and technology, Guy has blazed a trail at TLCD to propel the firm into a leadership position in utilization of BIM. This methodology allows Guy to be more responsive to client requirements, from programming and design as well as extraordinary efficiency in construction. Guy balances work as a project architect with education of the firm and AEC community at large in BIM technology, as a way to elevate its use in the industry. Guy is a licensed architect in California.

John Sullivan is a Business Development Manager for Federal Government Clients at Autodesk, Inc. John has been with Autodesk for 13 years and has been responsible for developing strategic sales and consulting solutions for city, county, federal and commercial clients. John is currently focused on the application of BIM technologies for Federal Government programs through a project based approach to these implementations.

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November 6, 2010

Roads & Highways Solutions Portfolio Screencast

In today's challenging economy, transportation engineering professionals are adopting new methods to plan, design, build, and manage today's infrastructure. The result? Faster, more accurate, and cost-effective project delivery.

This new video presentation will demonstrate how using Autodesk® BIM solutions can help improve workflows across all phases of your road and highway projects.

Watch this presentation and find out how you can:
• Effectively integrate data from a variety of sources to better evaluate and analyze existing conditions.
• Streamline feasibility and environmental studies with accurate models, exhibits and reports.
• Easily explore multiple design options and speed through changes.
• Virtually explore design constructability to deliver your project more economically.
• Enhance operations with precise as-built information.

Contact the pros at Ideate, Inc. to learn more.

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November 5, 2010

Ideate Technical Support is "Wonderful"

Just received this feedback & had to share...

Shruti Harve helped with every single question I had and is always very professional! She really was wonderful!
- Ana Montanez, Valley Architects LLP, Napa Valley, California

Shruti Harve, LEED AP, is one of the Ideate AEC Solutions Application Specialists, providing training and support for Revit Architecture, Revit Structure, 3ds Max, Ecotect and AutoCAD Architecture. Shruti holds a Master of Science degree in Architectural Computing from University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom. Her experience includes working in Architecture and Construction firms in India and the United Kingdom as well as Structural Engineering firms in the California Bay Area providing design, 3D modeling and drafting services.

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November 4, 2010

Ideate Explorer for Revit: Revision Number references

The Ideate Explorer for Revit tool gives you an easy, intuitive and profound way to search, quantify and select elements in a Revit model.

How might you use it, you ask? Here's a good question we received recently...
Q: I need to confirm that all of the Revision numbers have been referenced within my Revit Project. Can Ideate Explorer help me determine this?

A: Yes! Ideate Explorer for Revit 2011 can list all instances of Revision Clouds and Revision Tags. By using the "View:Instance List" it is possible to quickly determine whether or not each Revision number has been used.

Search. Filter. Finish.

November 2, 2010

Classroom Training - Open Classes

Know It. Ideate Training.

Position yourself to land dream projects. Tap the full potential of your software solutions. Increase your facility, fluidity and capability to maximize the value of your precision software tools.

Here are a few of the training opportunities Ideate has to offer in the coming weeks:

11.3-5Revit MEP Mechanical and Plumbing FundamentalsPortland
11.4-5Revit Architecture Beyond the BasicsSan Francisco
11.8-10Revit Architecture FundamentalsPortland
11.9Revit Architecture for Project ManagersSan Francisco
11.10-12Civil 3D FundamentalsPortland
11.10-12Revit Architecture FundamentalsSacramento
11.10-12Revit MEP: Electrical FundamentalsSan Francisco
11.10-12AutoCAD FundamentalsSan Francisco

Know your software. Sign up now!

November 1, 2010

San Francisco Revit User Group - Small Firm Panel - 11.10.10

Revit – Small Firm Panel
Moving to a BIM solution, such as Revit, is a daunting task. Some smaller firms have felt that the hurdles are just too large for a small or medium size firm. This month’s Revit User Group will be a panel discussion with small and medium sized firms that are making that shift to BIM. Hear from practitioners about their process, their success, what they would do different.

Come and join the discussion:

• What was the biggest challenge about implementing Revit?
• What has been the biggest reward in the move to Building Information Management (BIM)?
• What is the one thing you would do over in implementing BIM?
• What is your advice to firms starting out?

The format of this user group will be a panel discussion (2-3 firms) with a moderator.

Who Should Attend
Beginner and experienced Revit users and Architects in small to medium size firms.

About the Moderator
David Haynes – Ideate Director of Services - is a Registered Architect and a LEED accredited professional who previously had his own practice and was President of a commercial design-build construction company for 15 years. A graduate of University of Arizona, he has worked as an Architect, contractor, developer, educator and as a national construction manager for a national retailer. David currently develops and implements targeted AEC business solutions – including Revit Architecture, Revit Structure, AutoCAD Architecture, and Navisworks – for clients across the United States involved in the design and building process.

San Francisco Revit User Group
130 Sutter Street
Suite 600
San Francisco, CA 94104

11:30am to noon: networking + lunch
Noon to 1:30pm: presentation

**Registration required. We’ll have your seat reserved and lunch ready.**

For more information Email Moe Kress or call 888.662.7238 x4151
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