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Author: Glynnis Patterson Ideate Software, Ideate BIMLink, Revit, Microsoft Excel

We’ve just completed an exhaustive survey of our Ideate BIMLink user-base and thought we’d share a few of the findings. First and foremost, we want to extend a big thank you to all who participated. We had respondents from across the globe share information on how they are using Ideate BIMLink. The winner of our drawing for the iPod Touch is Aida Staugaard of HOK in Los Angeles – Congratulations Aida and thanks for the great input!

In many respects the survey helped us validate the value of the product features and ease of use. To whit, the respondents who:

It’s interesting to note that the ROI for editing the Sheet-based data alone was easily 20hrs per project saved x minimum of 50 projects per year. If one assumes a burdened hourly salary of $65/hr the annual savings for just editing sheet data would be $65,000 in the first year!

What was most interesting to us was to learn about the unique ways in which our customers are using Ideate BIMLink today. Here’s a brief sampling:

We appreciate everyone’s input and look forward to implementing many of your suggestions into our next release. Share your suggestions with Ideate Software.

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     Glynnis Patterson
Glynnis Patterson, NCARB
Director of Software Development

Glynnis is a Registered Architect and has worked within the BIM industry since 1998. A graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, she has worked as an architect, educator, and construction site manager. Glynnis is currently the Director of Software Development at Ideate Software, and she continues to work with AEC clients worldwide, developing and consulting on solutions to Building Information Modeling challenges. In her spare time Glynnis does volunteer work for ECLC of New Jersey and Grow it Green Morristown. Follow Glynnis on Twitter.