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

After working hard for years and suffering through internships and hours of mind-numbing detailing tasks you deserve better than to spend time transcribing data from one column to another. And yet…if you are managing tag data for occupancy calculations, you are currently doing this, so stop right now.

For years Ideate BIMLink has taken on the task of pushing calculated values into shared parameters (something Revit will not do). Now, we are making it easier.  See the video tutorial.


Area and Area Tags showing occupancy loads via Ideate BIMLink and an Excel Macro template.

Existing Ideate BIMLink customers can request the sample content shown in the above video which includes Room and Area Tags, Shared Parameters, and the macro-enabled Excel template. Send your request to

For more information on the software solutions, training, and consulting Ideate provides, visit the Ideate, Inc. homepage.

    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.