June 30, 2016

How Suite it Was

Autodesk recently announced it’s replacing the popular Design & Creation Suites with industry collections. So, why are they messing with a good thing?

The answer is easy: because they’re giving you something much better. They know you want to know soon as updates are available, understand what has changed, and have the option to incorporate changes at a time convenient to you. They also know you expect your mobile experience to be the same as your desktop experience and that you prefer to pay as you go

Industry collections give you all this and more.

Easily Select the Right Collection


You’ll see a big difference between Suites and collections as soon as you start exploring. You no longer need to evaluate a multitude of Suites and select a tier that best matches your needs. Now, simply select the collection for your industry: Architecture, Engineering & Construction Collection, Product Design Collection or the Media & Entertainment Collection.

Get More for Your Money


Industry collections, which are workflow focused instead of product focused, provide you with value that well exceeds the Premium Suites at a very competitive price. 


Industry collections offer:

• Access to a wide selection of the most essential Autodesk software for your industry in a single collection that will evolve and get better over time.
• Continuous access to the latest software releases and enhancements through the Autodesk desktop app.
• More cloud services, enabling you to access powerful, flexible tools whenever and wherever you need them.
• The flexibility to choose single-user or multi-user access.
• The ability to grant shared access to cloud (for those who subscribe to a collection with multi-user access).
• The option to choose a term that works best for you (
monthly, quarterly, annual or multi-year).

Do you know what hasn't changed? All subscribers to Autodesk products will continue to receive previous version rights, global travel rights, technical support, and powerful administrative tools.

Gain a Competitive Advantage


I know change can be difficult, but this change is good. I recommend you embrace it: those who adopt collections will have access to more tools.

Contact me if you’d like to learn more about what industry collections can do for you. And keep an eye out for my next blog post with more on collections and licenses.


John Souza
Director of Sales
John Souza started on the ground floor with Autodesk CAD, selling solutions since release 10. In the nearly 30 years since, he's worked to grow his expertise with each Autodesk solution, weaving a career around cutting-edge 3D design software sales.

He has proven success in building high-performing sales teams in the Civil Engineering and Government sectors, he's managed and led business development and sales teams for Autodesk and Advanced Solutions. Joining Ideate, Inc. in 2003, he was initially the Manufacturing Solutions Director then worked to expand reach within the AEC community as Director of Business Development. Today, as Sales Director, he leads a dedicated team working to connect architects and designers with best-fit design technology education and implementation solutions.

June 28, 2016

Ideate Participates in Another Successful Bike First!


Bike First! Camp, a program of Northwest Down Syndrome Association (NWDSA), has a powerful impact on all who participate – from volunteers and parents, to those learning to ride a bike for the very first time. This is why Ideate, Inc. is once again excited to have sponsored this important annual event.

The camp took place in north Portland from June 20 – 24th, 2016 and provided an opportunity for those with varying abilities to hop on a bike and build confidence riding. Bike First! uses adaptive technology to help teach balance and boost esteem on bicycles with a 97% success rate, getting an overwhelming majority of campers up and away on two wheels.

NWDSA says “Biking is more than just exercise and transportation: it’s a social activity of connection, a childhood rite of passage and a first taste of independence. This unique approach has enabled thousands of people, with a myriad of disabilities, to become independent bicycle riders.

Ideate, Inc. believes strongly in being a part of the local community and supporting programs like Bike First! is one way in which we are proud to participate.

Learn more about NWDSA & Bike First!

June 27, 2016

e-Learning - Upcoming Revit, Revit MEP, and Ideate Software Classes

Join the Ideate Tech Experts for eLearning – live online classes that provide your entire organization with easy access to premium education.
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Coordinating Revit Architectural Mode for Consultants
6.29::Revit 201:
Scheduling 201
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Ideate BIMLink for Revit MEP Projects
7.5::Revit 201:
Project Setup for Revit MEP
7.6::Revit 201:
Rapid Detailing
7.7::Ideate Software:
Introduction to
Ideate Sticky
7.12::Revit 201:
Shared Parameters and Schedules in Revit MEP
7.14::Ideate Software:
Simplify Revit Model Management with
Ideate BIMLink
7.28::Ideate Software:
Audit Your Revit Projects with
Ideate Explorer
Each class is designed to give you specific, improved results in a particular topic. You can interact with the instructor right from your own office, while eliminating travel time. Because the class schedule rotates, you can easily select your topics of interest and choose the day which best meets your schedule.

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