June 3, 2013

Ideate, Inc. Earns Autodesk Civil Infrastructure Specialization

San Francisco, CA, 6/3/2013–Ideate, Inc., (ideateinc.com), an Autodesk Gold Value Added Reseller, today announced that it has earned the new Civil Infrastructure Specialization designation for value added resellers from Autodesk, Inc., a world leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software.

As an Autodesk Specialized Partner, Ideate has shown that it provides a high level of expertise, experience and support to customers, has made a significant investment in its people, has a solid business plan specific to its specialization areas, and has customer references. Ideate offices including San Francisco and Sacramento, CA, Portland, OR and Seattle, WA have achieved the Civil Infrastructure Specialization.

The AEC industry as a whole, and Infrastructure within it, are adopting Building Information Modeling (BIM) tools.  The transportation landscape, for example, is changing to the extent that agencies are insisting on using Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D for new road and highway design projects. Ideate in cooperation with Autodesk Consulting is helping the State of California Department of Transportation, Caltrans, get its engineers trained on Autodesk Civil 3D.

Ideate has been at the forefront of AEC design technology innovation for decades. As a pioneer in BIM and an expert in Autodesk BIM solutions, Ideate has a long-standing history of providing solutions, training, support and custom consulting services to the industry. Civil Infrastructure Specialized is a new designation. Earning it is confirmation that Ideate has been and continues to be ready for the current transformation underway in Infrastructure.

This Civil Infrastructure Specialization is only one of many Autodesk Partner Specializations Ideate has earned. Such Autodesk Partner Specializations enable Autodesk value added resellers 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 demonstrates through its strong customer service and support in sales what it means to be a trusted adviser to Autodesk customers.

As Bob Palioca, president of Ideate, Inc. says, “The Autodesk Civil Infrastructure Specialization affirms the value of our commitment to customers. We have dedicated ourselves to staying abreast of advancing technology, and to providing top training and technical support. This specialization says as nothing else can that we are prepared to help the industry in BIM Infrastructure processes.”

About Ideate, Inc.
Ideate, Inc. is a leading Autodesk Authorized Developer with 25+ years’ experience in software development and specific focus on Building Information Modeling (BIM) and is a leading Autodesk solutions provider offering quality software, training, support and custom consulting services to the AEC industry since 1992. Headquartered in San Francisco, California and operating five Autodesk Authorized Training Centers (ATCs) in the northwestern U.S., Ideate is recognized as an Autodesk Gold Partner for Architecture, Engineering and Construction, one of Autodesk’s highest levels of authorization.

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