September 18, 2012

Ideate Earns Autodesk Simulation Specialization

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 09/18/2012 - Ideate, Inc. (, an Autodesk Authorized Developer and a leading Autodesk solutions provider offering quality software, training, support and custom consulting services to the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) and media & entertainment (M&E) industries,today announced that it has earned the new Autodesk Simulation Specialization designation for value added resellers (VARs) from Autodesk, Inc., a world leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software.

As an Autodesk Specialized Partner, Ideate Inc. has shown that it has made significant investment in its people, has a solid business plan specific to this specialization area, has customer references, and can provide a high level of knowledge, experience and support to customers in the AEC and M&E industries.

The new Autodesk Partner Specializations enable VARs to highlight and brand their expertise in delivering services in key industry areas. By completing the required curriculum and training, as well as meeting required levels of service and standards set by Autodesk, Ideate, Inc. demonstrates, through its strong customer service and support in sales, what it means to be a trusted adviser to Autodesk customers throughout the world.

“Ideate is a strategic partner in solving customer’s business  issues  and  challenges, especially as they relate to successful adoption and implementation of BIM technology. The Autodesk Simulation Specialization underscores our commitment to helping customers perform simulations, optimize design choices and test innovative concepts early in the design process,” said Ideate President Bob Palioca. “We are delighted to add this designation to our Autodesk Consulting Specialization, Autodesk Structural Engineering Specialization, Autodesk Product Support Specialization and Autodesk MEP Systems Specialization designations.”

About Ideate, Inc.
Ideate, Inc. is a leading Autodesk solutions provider, offering quality software, training, support and custom consulting 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 a member of the Autodesk Developer Network (ADN) with 25+ years experience in software development and specific focus on Building Information Modeling (BIM). Ideate BIMLink lets users pull data from an Autodesk Revit file into user-friendly Microsoft Excel and push Excel data into Revit with equal ease.

Ideate Explorer for Revit is a simple, powerful Autodesk Revit add-on to explore, quantify and manage the 100,000+ building elements in a Revit model.

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