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DIALOG Excels with Ideate Software’s Revit-based Tools

DIALOG focuses on collaborative design and planning processes with help from Ideate Software tools for Autodesk Revit.


Canadian-based AE firm DIALOG has adopted Ideate Software’s digital tools BIMLink, and Ideate Explorer, two programs the firm says are musts for the serious Revit user.

Ideate Software is an Autodesk AEC Industry Partner and Authorized Developer. It is pleased to announce its collaboration with DIALOG—a firm that offers comprehensive MEP and structural engineering services to its clients in addition to architecture, interior design, and urban planning services.

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DIALOG’s multi-disciplinary teams leverage five Revit applications developed by Ideate Software. Ross Salikhov, Technologist, Mechanical Engineering, DIALOG, says, “I mainly use Ideate BIMLink, and Ideate Explorer, and both are a must for a serious Revit user.”

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DIALOG focuses on collaborative design and planning processes using Ideate Software tools for Revit.

“Ideate BIMLink is irreplaceable for finding, reviewing, revising parameters,” he adds. “It has saved me days if not weeks of work. He notes that he uses Ideate Explorer as a more sophisticated Revit filter because the native Revit filter is more limited.

With BIMLink, Autodesk Revit users can pull information from a Revit file into Microsoft Excel and push volumes of precise, consequential BIM data back into their Revit model. Ideate Explorer is a BIM model audit tool that enables users to find and delete incorrect, obsolete, and hidden items, including DWGs.

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“Like DIALOG, many of our customers are realizing that subscribing to all our projects puts solutions to common Revit challenges at their fingertips,” says Glynnis Patterson. “Streamlining workflows, even those performed only occasionally, means more time available for more valuable and more interesting activities.”

Read more about this collaboration and see photos of two of the DIALOG projects that received Awards of Excellence in 2020 from the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects. Visit DIALOG to learn more about the firm here.

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