Diller Scofidio + Renfro streamlines tedious tasks in Revit

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New York design studio uses a range of tools from Ideate Software to manage schedules, styles and models

Diller Scofidio + Renfro (DS+R), an interdisciplinary design studio that spans architecture, urban design, installation art, multi-media performance, digital media, and print, is using a range of tools from Ideate Software to help automate tedious tasks in Autodesk Revit.

The studio uses Ideate BIMLink to produce and maintain Revit schedules of all types – in particular its Index for Construction Document packages – as well as the model browser tool Ideate Explorer and Ideate StyleManager.

“As a BIM Manager, I get a lot of questions, even from advanced Revit users, about missing or hidden elements,” says Eranga De Zoysa, BIM Manager, DS+R. “Ideate Explorer removes a lot of time-consuming steps we used to take to locate the elements. It also helps us delete unnecessary views and sheets when running through our routine maintenance management.

“We save a lot of time by using Ideate StyleManager to remove unnecessary imported styles from Revit projects,” adds Eranga. “It also allows for surgical precision when we need to combine styles that commonly appear because of the different workstyles of users.”

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