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Author: Ideate, Inc. Press Release, Ideate Inc.

SAN FRANCISCO, California, 10/22/2012 - Ideate, Inc. (, 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 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.

“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 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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About Ideate Software

Ideate Software allows Revit users to have unprecedented control over their data. Ideate BIMLink, Ideate Explorer for Revit, and Ideate Sticky were all developed to solve persistent problems in Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) workflows. Ideate Software solutions enable Revit users to save time, increase accuracy, improve project deliverables, and elevate design.

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