Ideate Software is an Autodesk® Authorized Developer and is a member of the Autodesk Developer Network.
Ideate Software builds Revit® software plugins to help customers get the most out of Autodesk Revit software. We serve companies in the areas of building design, engineering, construction, and facilities management. Our guiding mission is to provide the most extensive, high-quality information solutions to our clients.
Ideate Software tools allow Revit users to have unprecedented access to and control over their data. We developed our Revit plugin tools Ideate BIMLink, Ideate Explorer, Ideate Sticky, Ideate StyleManager, and IdeateApps to solve persistent problems in Architecture, Engineering, Construction, and Owner-Operator (AECO) workflows. We developed Ideate Automation to boost the power of our Revit plugins by running time-intensive activities in the background, freeing users to spend more time on interesting and valuable activities.
In two words: Your success. We believe in making our clients businesses more productive and improving their return on investment.
Ideate Software has an extensive team of technical experts who are obsessed with providing Revit software plugin solutions to meet the needs of Revit users. Employing architects, engineers, BIM and technology experts, and other professionals, our diversity and real-world industry experience positions us to provide premium services that ensure your improved productivity and return on investment.
Robert Palioca – President
Bob became president of Ideate, Inc. in 2005 to retool the architecture, engineering, construction, and owner (AECO) industries through design technology, education, and solutions. Today, he leads the U.S. and global teams that develop and sell worldwide software applications that solve persistent problems in AECO workflows and that supplement project teams with in-person and virtual building information modeling (BIM) experts. Before joining Ideate, Bob directed all northwest business for IMAGINiT Technologies, an Autodesk reseller and design technology solutions provider. Before that, he was an original founder of Ketiv Technologies, Inc., one of the first Autodesk value added resellers and a leading developer of third-party applications for AutoCAD software. Find Bob on LinkedIn and Twitter.
Glynnis Patterson, NCARB – Director of Software Development
Glynnis is a registered architect and has worked within the building information modeling (BIM) industry since 1998. A graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, she has worked as an architect, educator and construction site manager. Glynnis is the Director of Software Development Services and continues to work with AECO clients worldwide, developing, and consulting on solutions to BIM challenges. In her spare time, Glynnis volunteers for the local high school and with growitgreenmorristown.org. Find Glynnis on LinkedIn.
David Haynes – Director
David is a registered architect and a project management certified professional. Before joining Ideate, David had his own architectural practice and was president of a commercial design-build construction company for 15 years. A graduate of the University of Arizona, he has worked as an architect, contractor, and developer, and he was a national construction manager for a national retailer. David's current passion at Ideate Software revolves around how data influences AECO business decisions. Find David on Twitter.
Richard W. Taylor, Associate AIA – Technical Evangelist
Richard has more than 30 years of experience working for companies that develop architectural and engineering software solutions, such as Intergraph, Bentley, and Autodesk. He has over 20 years of Revit experience, and he was part of the original development of Revit while at Revit Technology Corporation. He worked for 12 years at Autodesk, where he presented, taught, and worked to improve features in Revit. Richard holds both a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies and Master of Architecture from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. As Technical Evangelist, Richard works with AECO clients worldwide, developing and consulting on BIM solutions. Find Richard on Twitter and LinkedIn.
Jesika DiGregorio – Development Manager
Jesika received her Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Oregon in Eugene, where she also spent time studying advanced math. Her experience includes working as a junior designer at an award-winning firm specializing in architecture and land planning, and as an intern architect at a firm that provides services in planning, design, construction documents, and construction administration for projects of all sizes. After working in architecture design for several years, Jesika decided to pursue her interest in programming and her love of efficient systems. You can find Jesika on LinkedIn.
Ben Bishoff – Senior Software Engineer
Ben has been a software engineer for over 30 years. With a bachelor’s degree in Physics, he has worked at several software companies that develop applications for the AECO industry, including Sage Timberline (construction accounting and estimating) and ArchT (architectural drafting for AutoCAD). He also worked at Microsoft creating AEC and other diagramming solutions for Office Visio. For over 16 years, Ben has been developing Ideate Software applications for Revit that help customers save time, increase accuracy, improve project deliverables, and elevate design.
Hank DiVincenzo – Senior Software Engineer
Hank has been a software engineer for over 24 years. With a bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering, he has developed applications for a variety of companies, including Sequent Computers, IBM, Intel, and iMove. The application domains developed range from Computer System Control, Wireless Networks, and Immersive 360° Video, developing in both Linux and Windows environments. Most recently, before joining Ideate, Hank worked on Immersive 360° Video applications used for Situational Awareness within the National Security Agency and Department of Defense. Hank develops applications that allow Revit users to have unprecedented access to and control over their data.
Stephanie Fitzgerald – Software Developer
Michael Coffey – Software Developer
Michael has a Bachelor of Architecture from New Jersey Institute of Technology and is a registered architect in New York, LEED accredited and a Revit Architecture Certified Associate. Before joining Ideate Software, he spent nine years at Gensler. In his latest position there, Michael coded and implemented tools using the Revit API, documented and trained in BIM and Revit tools, and managed content and standards.
Jan Sako – Support and Q/C Manager
Jan holds a bachelor’s degree in Communications. He brings in extensive experience in customer issue resolution and general IT troubleshooting. His other passions are green technologies, specifically reuse and recycling, and various other environmental initiatives. Jan previously worked within the sustainability movement in the San Francisco Bay Area. Currently, Jan represents Ideate’s UK office.
Steve Deadman – Customer Success Manager — UK/EMEA
Steve’s CAD/BIM experience stretches back to his first job as a CAD Coordinator 2001. Since then, he has built a proven track record of BIM implementations at award-winning architectural practices, including several on The Architect’s Journal’s Top 20 list. At his most recent employer prior to Ideate Software, Steve was the Head of BIM for nearly five years, and his many accomplishments included successfully leading the company in gaining a BIM Level 2 accreditation from Lloyd Register, working with senior leadership to develop strategic plans to implement and improve BIM workflow, and maintaining standards to assure compliance at annual BIM level 2 accreditation surveillance visits. Find Steve on LinkedIn.
Nivin Nabeel – Customer Success Manager — Americas
Nivin has a background in architecture, visual arts, and computer science and has extensive experience in managing and manipulating BIM data, developing and implementing BIM standards and workflows, and applying BIM workflows to ancillary project components for improved efficiency. Before joining Ideate Software, Nivin worked at several architecture and design firms where she learned about Ideate Software products, used them, advocated for them, implemented them, and trained others on how to use them. She earned her Bachelor of Architectural Science degree from Toronto Metropolitan University. Find Nivin on LinkedIn.
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