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

Many of our customers are realizing that Ideate BIMLink can be used not only to manage Revit project data or to manage custom families, but that it can also be used to translate their projects from one language to another.  I couldn’t resist giving it a spin.

It took me about 20 minutes to translate a sample Revit project. The trick is to recognize the array of elements that represent “text.” This video tutorial shows how I translated the Views/Sheets, Text, Schedule Data and Annotation objects within an Autodesk Revit project.

In this example I have translated these elements from English into Chinese, German, Spanish and French. I didn’t have access to a quality translator and cheated by using this fun online translator.

Let me know if the translations are any good!

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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.