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

SAN FRANCISCO, California – 10/10/2013 - Autodesk Gold Value Added Reseller Ideate, Inc., a solutions provider offering quality software, training, support and custom consulting services to the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry, today announced the publication of its first Virtualization-focused Study in Success, “Ideate Consulting and IMSCAD Lead ESA to Autodesk Design Solution Virtualization Mastery.”

Ideate customer Environmental Science Associates (ESA), a leading environmental science and planning firm with offices in the Western and Southeastern United States, faced challenges when the firm needed to seamlessly integrate IT hardware and its office and accounting software with graphics-intense Autodesk design technology software. Virtualization looked promising, provided it could be achieved within the firm’s desired parameters of a reliable, cost effective, and functional solution.

ESA enlisted Ideate Consulting and its strategic ally, UK-based IMSCAD, and as John Lessard, Director of Information Technology, ESA, said, “We spent several hours at Ideate. The comparison to anything we had experienced to date was night and day. We determined that the concept of running AutoCAD Civil 3D in a Citrix environment was not only possible. Virtualization, it turned out, was very doable.”

The first-of-its-kind Study in Success reveals how these expert allies partnered in scoping, installing, and configuring the components, then implementing a successful desktop virtualization project that is working for ESA with Autodesk design software, and specifically with AutoCAD Civil 3D.

Bob Palioca, President, Ideate Inc., says, “Being able to use any hardware from anywhere is facilitating fast-paced collaboration for ESA. The firm is streamlining software deployment and upgrade procedures, all while lowering its costs. Our goal is always to have our customers be overwhelmingly delighted with the solutions we provide, and we could not be more pleased.”


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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