Ideate, Inc. Offers Innovative Autodesk BIM Software

San Francisco, CA, April 16, 2009— Ideate, Inc. has been named by Autodesk as one of a few U.S. resellers to provide three new Autodesk software solutions that can be used to provide BIM software solutions for sustainable design and whole building analysis for architectural, design engineering and construction professionals, Helping design and construction professionals develop strategies that control energy use and costs is an Ideate priority. By offering Autodesk Ecotect Analysis 2010 software, a comprehensive concept-to-detail sustainable design analysis tool and the new structural design analysis solution, Autodesk Robot Structural Analysis 2010 (RSA) Ideate can expand its capabilities to provide innovative energy analysis solutions.  These products, combined with Autodesk’s Navisworks 2010 software can help design and construction professionals control energy use and costs.

Bob Palioca, President of Ideate, explains why sustainable design is important, “BIM workflow from the earliest design stages through completed construction and into operation makes sustainable design more attainable. We’re here to help our customers employ BIM practices so they can bring measurable value to their clients with designs that maximize economic and environmental performance. Ecotect Analysis, Robot Structural Analysis and Navisworks are right in line with our mission.”

Ecotect Analysis is an affordable, powerful, accessible set of sustainable design analysis tools for building performance and site analysis. Ecotect Analysis is a sustainable design analysis product offering enables whole-building analysis as well as visualization and performance simulation of a model within the context of its environment. Customers who include subscription gain access to web-based technology available on the Autodesk Green Building Studio platform to quickly evaluate multiple design alternatives for energy efficiency and carbon neutrality. Customers can conduct a wide range of simulation and analysis functions and interact with powerful 3D feedback to explore factors such as solar, shadows and reflections, and daylighting.  The product supports and extends the value of other building information modeling (BIM)-focused software including Autodesk Revit Architecture and Autodesk Revit MEP, because it is fully interoperable.

The new structural design analysis solution, Autodesk Robot Structural Analysis (RSA) is available in two versions, standard and the more complete solution with advanced analysis options, Autodesk RSA Professional.  RSA enables structural engineers working with Autodesk Revit Structure to analyze complex structures more seamlessly than ever before. RSA is a comprehensive global analysis software application that provides a scalable analysis solution. Structural analysis features include advanced automeshing and modeling capabilities, faster dynamic solvers, and integrated reinforced concrete design and structural steel design modules.  The software produces results in minutes versus hours, even for the most demanding and complex structures, and that enables engineers to analyze design alternatives and make adjustments early.  RSA incorporates powerful and flexible user interface with rich 3D collaboration and bidirectional links between Autodesk Revit Structure, AutoCAD Structural Detailing and Revit Extensions.

Autodesk Navisworks 2010 also helps design, engineering and building professionals unite project contributions into a single, synchronized building information model.  Team members will more reliably share, combine, review and perfect detailed 3D design models of any size or format.

About Ideate, Inc.

Ideate, Inc., a leading U.S. West Coast Autodesk Value Added Reseller, provides software and hardware, implementation services, training, support, and consulting services for the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC), civil and multimedia industries. Established in 1992 and headquartered in San Francisco, California, Ideate, Inc. is recognized as an Autodesk Premier Solutions Provider (PSP) – Building Architecture, Autodesk’s highest level of authorization. Employing top architects and structural, mechanical, and civil engineers, Ideate, Inc. provides its clients with the knowledge and technical resources to make the most productive, efficient use of their software and staff so that they can achieve their optimal competitive advantage.

Ideate, Inc. operates five Autodesk Authorized Training Centers on the West Coast: San Francisco, CA; Sacramento, CA; San Jose, CA; Portland, OR and Seattle, WA. Ideate’s facilities are acknowledged as Autodesk Authorized Certification Centers, providing globally recognized certification courses for professionals who sell, service and support Autodesk products and solutions. For more information about Ideate, Inc. visit

With a specific focus on Building Information Modeling (BIM), Ideate is also developer of Ideate Explorer for Revit, the simple, powerful tool that helps Revit users explore, quantify and manage the 10,000+ building elements in a Revit building information model.

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Contact Information.

Ideate, Inc.

44 Montgomery Street
Suite 100
San Francisco, CA, 94104

tele: 888.662.7238
fax: 888.450.3734

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