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Ideate Explorer improves management of Revit warnings

Ideate’s Explorer significantly improves the way it manages the warnings generated by Autodesk’s Revit BIM software.


Ideate’s latest software plugin for Revit, named Explorer, significantly improves the way it manages the warnings generated by AutoDesk’s Revit BIM (building information modeling) software.

Ideate Explorer allows users to export data from Revit to Microsoft Excel for easy reviewing. It is also integrated with Ideate Automation, a scripting program that schedules the process to run at times that are convenient for end-users.

Key Takeaways

These are some of the improvements to Ideate Explorer that will help Revit users avoid slow synchronization times and possible file corruption:

  • Review critical Revit warnings.
  • Automatically export both Ideate Explorer warnings data and Ideate BIMLink health check data into a single file.
  • Support for Power BI.
  • Export warnings data as a spreadsheet.
    • Top 10 Warnings.
    • Warnings Over Time.

Review critical Revit warnings

Screengrab shows warnings exporter in action

A screengrab shows warnings exporter in action

Ideate Explorer enables users to review critical warnings through automated exports of detail and summary data fields, including file size and warnings threshold data. Ideate Explorer’s “Detail View” tool can be used to export general data about selected elements when the tool is used from either the Explore or Navigate tabs of Ideate Explorer. When it’s called from the “Warnings” tab, its displays all warnings data for export. Then click the “Export” button from this dialog to save the data to a *.xlsx, *.xlsm, *.xls, or *.csv file.

Automatically export to a single file

The result of the export from Ideate Explorer is a single tab called “Ideate Warnings Detail” . This includes all of the data shown within the “Detail View”, the”Warnings” dialog, the file name, and the date of the export. Additional data such as the threshold and file size are included when Ideate Automation exports the data.

Support for Power BI

The latest release of Ideate Explorer also offers support for Microsoft’s Power BI business analytics service, using Ideate’s special Power BI template.

Export data as a spreadsheet

Ideate Explorer users will now find these additionally requested data fields included within the manual export to Excel or CSV (comma separated variable) file format. These include: Revit file name, date of the export, and the warning category. Also, the Power BI template now includes a new visualization called “Top 10 Warnings”.

Customers that have both Ideate Explorer and Ideate Automation enjoy additional benefits. Ideate Software Director of Software Development, Glynnis Patterson explained,


“With these latest enhancements, Ideate Automation can export curated Revit warnings data for further analysis or dashboarding, Managing Revit warnings data is a critical step in maintaining model health, and now it’s easier than ever.”


About Ideate Software

Ideate Software is an Autodesk AEC (architecture, engineering and construction) industry partner, and Autodesk authorized developer. Ideate BIMLink, Ideate Explorer, Ideate Sticky, IdeateApps, and Ideate StyleManager were all developed to solve persistent problems in architecture, engineering, and construction. Ideate Software helps Revit users to save time, increase accuracy, and improve design. You can download 14-day trial versions or pay 500 USD for a six-month single-user license for its entire software bundle.

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