May 14, 2013

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

SAN FRANCISCO, California, 05/14/2013 - Ideate, Inc. (, an Autodesk Gold Value Added Reseller, today announced that Ideate Senior AEC Application Specialist Shruti Harve was awarded Autodesk Instructor Certification (ACI) upon completion of the three-day ACI Workshop in San Rafael, California, February 27 – March 1, 2013. Harve joins Ideate AEC Application Specialists Ron Palma and James Cowan, who are also ACIs.

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 ensure that 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.

“During the ACI training, our expert technical team members continue to advance their presentation, listening and teaching skills. They undergo instructor, class and self-evaluation, all while maintaining the level of fresh energy that makes our AEC Application Specialists so extraordinary. They are key to helping our customers maximize their use of fast-evolving technologies,” says Bob Palioca, President of Ideate, Inc. “We congratulate Shruti on this outstanding achievement.”

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

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