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San Francisco, CA, 02/27/2013 – Ideate, Inc. (, a leading Autodesk® Authorized Developer for more than 25 years, today announced it has pledged to grant more than $200,000 worth of Ideate-developed software to higher education institutions in 2013. Up to (15) awards will be granted to those institutions that can best demonstrate their support of research, development, and/or educational programs related to Building Information Modeling (BIM) and its use in collaborative design, construction, and facilities or asset management.

“Our commitment to our architectural, engineering and construction (AEC) customers’ needs inspires us to continually advance BIM technology. We are pleased that firms of all sizes are incorporating our Autodesk Revit® focused solutions into their workflows,” says Glynnis Patterson, Ideate Director of Software Development. “We are also aware of growing AEC industry demands for ever greater productivity and enhanced efficiencies. That is why we are instituting this grant program. Through grants, we can support college and university instructors who are educating AEC professionals to meet these expanding demands.”

Grant recipients will be awarded the Ideate Software Education Package which includes a network license with (10) seats of Ideate BIMLink and (10) seats of Ideate Explorer for Revit as well as access to live online Revit training for the year through Ideate, Inc. eLearning for Autodesk Revit.

Ideate-developed software for the Autodesk Revit family of products allows users to manage and edit their BIM data with ease. Ideate BIMLink utilizes user-friendly Microsoft® Excel® for a wide variety of data management tasks that support vastly improved workflows. And Ideate Explorer for Revit empowers users to audit a 250 MB Revit model in less than one minute to keep it trouble-free.

Interested higher education institutions should Apply Online. Schools that are currently participating in the Solar Decathlon 2013 are encouraged to apply.

To be eligible, applicants must be employed at the institution and the institution must already be using Autodesk Revit software in its labs. The deadline for applications is Wednesday, March 27, 2013. Winners will be announced Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at noon (GMT - 8:00).


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.

Autodesk, Autodesk Revit and ATC are registered trademarks or trademarks of Autodesk, Inc., and/or its subsidiaries and/or affiliates in the USA and/or other countries.

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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