October 22, 2012

Ideate, Inc. Tech Team Members Awarded Autodesk Certified Instructor (ACI)

SAN FRANCISCO, California, 10/22/2012 - Ideate, Inc. (ideateinc.com), an Autodesk Gold Value Added Reseller, today announced that Ideate AEC Application Specialist Ron Palma was awarded Autodesk Instructor Certification (ACI) upon completion of the three-day ACI Workshop in Lake Oswego, Oregon, August 13-15, 2012.

Ideate AEC Application Specialist James Cowan is also an ACI, and these two ACIs on the Ideate team more than fulfill this year’s Autodesk requirement for ACIs at Autodesk Authorized Training Centers (ATCs).

The ACI program, a cornerstone of the Autodesk Professional Excellence Program, provides professional instructors with the highest level of training on the use of Autodesk software and gives them globally recognized accreditation. The program requires each candidate to have at least two years’ teaching experience before application and admission. It is designed to ensurethat students leave the classroom competent and confident.

ACI certified instructors must meet standardized requirements in order to teach Autodesk solutions. The program also provides an in-depth evaluation of an instructor’s proficiency with Autodesk solutions and the instructor’s ability to train others.

“We congratulate our ACIs on their achievement,” says Bob Palioca, President of Ideate, Inc. “ACI certification shows how expertly equipped our AEC Application Specialists are to help our customers use fast-evolving technology to its maximum advantage.”

About Ideate, Inc.
Ideate, Inc. is a leading Autodesk solutions provider, offering quality software, training, support and custom consulting and 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 www.ideateinc.com.

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 an Autodesk Revit file into user-friendly Microsoft Excel, and push Excel data into Revit with equal ease. www.ideatebimlink.com

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

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