Ideate BIMLink Trial

Ideate BIMLink Trial

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Ideate BIMLink is the Autodesk® Revit® productivity solution that lets you access and edit Building Information Modeling (BIM) data quickly and easily to save you hours — even weeks — of valuable time. Ideate BIMLink helps BIM and VDC managers, project leaders, facility managers, and users analyze, extract, and edit important BIM data. With Ideate BIMLink, you can pull and push volumes of information from a Revit file — Architecture, Structure, and MEP — into user-friendly Microsoft® Excel® with speed, ease, and accuracy. A few of the tasks supported by Ideate BIMLink include: 


  • Edit Schedule data (and non-schedule data)
  • Create Unplaced Rooms, Unplaced Spaces, Unplaced Areas, Unplaced Sheets, Schedule Keys, Revision Sequences, Generic Models and Masses from an existing Excel file
  • Rename all custom families and types to align with Project Standards
  • Manage Sheets, Views, and Revisions to streamline production and reduce errors during project delivery.
  • Perform advanced quality control tasks.
  • Prepare and manage the Revit model for export to COBie data drops 


The average Ideate BIMLink user is saving 20 hours per project on a broad range of data management tasks. Ideate BIMLink is the indispensable tool that gives you unprecedented access to Revit data – the “I” in BIM. This Trial download limits the amount of data that can be exported to twenty-five (25) rows. After the trial expires, the software can be used in Demo mode only, which prohibits the import and export functions.


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Note: This app uses a custom installer (and not the standard App Store installer).

Trial Description

This trial has a 25-row limitation on data that can be exported or imported but is otherwise fully functional.

About This Version

Version 2022.0, 12/3/2021
Refer to Help for detailed information about What's New.

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Customer Reviews

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  • The grand-daddy of BIM apps, still going strong!
    Gavin Crump | January 11, 2022

    BIMLink was the very first add-in I used for Revit, and I immediately knew that this was something special. Having spent much of my early years in Revit editing elements one by one in their property palette, but knowing Excel was sitting there was such a pain and I always expected there was a better way - turns out it was this add-in!

    There are many prebuilt 'Links' available, so the tool comes ready to help you in many ways although personally I like to build my own custom ones per project.

    There's a reason all the pretenders tend to put the word 'Link' in their rival apps for this one - you can't beat the grand-daddy of Revit add-ins!

  • Failed to initialize the add-in "Ideate Software"
    s s | June 05, 2020 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Failed to initialize the add-in "Ideate Software" 

    Because the assembly"IdeateSoftwareISW.dll" does not exist

    how to solve the problem

    Glynnis Patterson | June 08, 2020

    Hello SS - It sounds like your installation was not complete for some reason. Our support team is happy to assist. Please contact

  • How much is your time worth?
    Thomas Whitehead | August 01, 2019

    Excel does some really cool things.  Auto-increment a list of dozens of items?  Just drag the little green box.  Odd numbering scheme? No problem, just provide some example.  Formulas? Manipulate data in so many ways with just clever formulas.  

    Why do I mention excel?  How many times have you wanted to rename a bunch of STUFF (i.e. Families, Views, type marks...) in Revit but there's no really good way to do it without macros or Dynamo.  What about creating HUNDREDS of views (don't ask, there was a reason) then name them following a scheme?  Or create a bunch of sheets? Rooms? Areas? Or how about spit data out so that an engineer can provide input then shove that back into the model (like really, not in some dumb pseudo schedule). All of that can be accomplished (and I've done it) with BIMLink. Even better, they make the tool fairly bullet proof.  


    BIMLink - the Swiss Army knife for Revit data manipulation. 

  • Works great even with thousands of rooms
    Guillaume Lallier | August 20, 2012 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Used it. Saved us major time. Reliable, simple, quick and stable.

  • Works great even with thousands of rooms
    Guillaume Lallier | August 20, 2012 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Used it. Saved us major time. Reliable, simple, quick and stable.

  • Great tool to edit data outside of Revit
    Dan Dankert | June 05, 2012 Verified Download (What's this?)

    We use BIMLink to allow engineers to edit Mechanical and Plumbing Schedules outside of Revit. This way we can continue to leverage our existing Excel Standard Schedules in an intelligent way within our Revit models. This saves us great amounts of time during our transition to complete use of Revit for Mechanical and Plumbing.

  • Does things Revit can't
    Erik Lewis | May 18, 2012 Verified Download (What's this?)

    BIMLink is a great product. It gives you access to information that you can't schedule natively inside Revit, like wall height. It allows you to use two parameters in a formula and filter content by the resultant. While you could always do that inside a Revit schedule with a calculated value, that result was NOT part of the family, and couldn’t be accessed outside of the schedule. For an example of that see Ideate’s video demo on Occupancy Load. Save time repetitive tasks. Data entry is quicker and more efficient inside Excel and then can be pulled back into Revit. Filters in Revit schedules are powerful things, but the additional functionality in Excel can be a real time saver. Some things on my wish list: • Native Support for Google Documents, for those of us out there that don’t run Excel. • A bundle that includes Ideate Explorer. • More ideas on how to use the tool (this will most likely come from us, the users.) All in all an awesome application.

  • BIMLink Rules
    Guy Messick | May 18, 2012 Verified Download (What's this?)

    I'm actually using BIMLink right now - I need to perform a program verification for five separate buildings, all linked into a common site model. This would be painful without the ability to send the pertinent room data to Excel, format it and add data, the back to the common site program file. Now I can extract the data in one place, by building - east and a massive time saver. And this is low hanging fruit, I can hardly wait to check out some of the new features.

  • Easy to Use with Great ROI
    Plamen Hristov | May 17, 2012 Verified Download (What's this?)

    I have been using the Ideate BIMLink now for over a year and I would recommend it to everyone. Now we can do things we couldn't do before. We can import Trane/Trace load calcs into Excel and than into Revit populating the Air Flow information for hundreds of diffusers in a matter of a few minutes. Now that's cool! I even did AU class on this workflow, check it out. This is just one real example of how we use Ideate BIMLink.

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