March 8, 2012

Ideate - IMSCAD Alliance Brings Citrix Virtualization, Networking, Collaboration and Cloud Technologies to Customers

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 03/08/2012 - Ideate, Inc. (, an Autodesk Authorized Developer and leading Autodesk solutions provider offering quality software, training, support and custom consulting services to the AEC industry, announced today it has formed a strategic alliance with UK-based IMSCAD (
IMSCAD, a recognized global leader in the deployment graphical 2D and 3D CAD applications and now CAD delivery on Citrix, is a long standing Citrix Solutions Partner and an Autodesk Development Partner, having assisted Autodesk in the development of “Citrix Ready” products. The Ideate-IMSCAD alliance brings Citrix, the market leader in application delivery and cloud technologies, to the Ideate product portfolio, with the experience, expertise and support of IMSCAD.

Citrix is number one in desktop and application virtualization, as well as the leading supplier in cloud infrastructures. Autodesk “Citrix ready” products empowers CAD users with the benefits of virtualization, being able to work from anywhere on any device with workstation comparable performance. IT departments benefit from reduced management costs and improved data security by centralizing both applications and data onto central servers. 

According to Ideate, Inc. President, Bob Palioca, “The Ideate and IMSCAD alliance helps us streamline customer access to Ideate software solutions, training and consulting services and to virtualization, networking, collaboration and cloud technologies. When we put the right tools and solutions within our customers’ reach faster and easier, they succeed and they are delighted. That is our mission.” 

Ideate, Inc. and IMSCAD will host a joint webinar detailing the benefits of running CAD applications on the Citrix platform on March 21, 2012 at 12PM PST. For complete details and registration, visit or contact Ideate Director of Consulting David Haynes via phone at 888-662-7238 x 1047 or email at

About Ideate, Inc.
Ideate, Inc. is a leading Autodesk solutions provider, offering quality software, training, support and custom consulting as well as 3D printing services to AEC professionals. Established in 1992 and headquartered in San Francisco, California, Ideate is recognized as a Gold Partner for Architecture, Engineering and Construction, one of Autodesk’s highest levels of authorization. Ideate, Inc. operates five Autodesk Authorized Training Centers (ATC): San Francisco, Sacramento and San Jose, California; Portland, Oregon and Seattle, Washington. Ideate facilities are Autodesk Authorized Certification Centers, providing globally recognized certification courses for professionals who sell, service and support Autodesk products and solutions. For more information visit

Ideate, Inc. is also an Autodesk Authorized Developer with 25+ years experience in software development and specific focus on Building Information Modeling (BIM). Ideate BIMLink lets users pull data from a Revit file into user-friendly Microsoft Excel and push Excel data into Revit with equal ease.

Ideate Explorer for Revit, is a simple, powerful Revit add-on to explore, quantify and manage the 10,000+ building elements in your Revit model.

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