Audio Exclusive: Ideate’s Richard Taylor discusses barriers for software companies

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A special Monday edition of Crunch Time will arrive on BIMcrunch next week, and our Editor Jack White will speak with Boston-based designer and AEC software aficionado, Richard Taylor.

Currently based at Ideate Software, Technical Evangelist Richard shares details of Ideate’s three plug-ins for Autodesk Revit, and how their solutions solve problems that other products simply do not.

Elsewhere in the interview, Richard reflects on his near 30 year career, discussing industry events he has attended and his opinions on their importance and relevance, and giving an insight into working for two of BIM’s biggest names – Autodesk and Bentley.

In a preview clip below, Richard gives his thoughts on the reluctance of some in the industry to invest in software. Even once companies have decided to begin implementation of BIM, some resist the need to purchase more technical solutions, believing that their home software portal will provide all their problem solvers, and if it doesn’t, the creators will eventually implement the fix they need.

Richard compares plug-ins to apps for smartphones; whilst a smartphone comes with various unique applications for various methods, they cannot do everything that everyone is looking for.

Want to hear the full interview? Check back to BIMcrunch on Monday to listen to the 30-minute conversation. In the meantime, follow Richard and Ideate on Twitter.

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