About Ideate Software

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Ideate Software is an Autodesk® Authorized Developer and is a member of the Autodesk Developer Network.

What We Do

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.

What We Make

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.

What Drives Us

In two words: Your success. We believe in making our clients businesses more productive and improving their return on investment.

Who We Are

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.


Glynnis Patterson, Director of Software Development ServicesGlynnis 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 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.


Richard TaylorRichard 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 23 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 DiGregorioJesika 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.


Hank DiVincenzoHank 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 FitzgeraldStephanie Fitzgerald – Software Developer
Stephanie earned her Ed.M. in Technology, Innovation, and Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and her B.S. in Physics and Mathematics from University of Oregon. She also gained a certificate in Advanced Full-Stack JavaScript from Alchemy Code Lab in Portland, OR. In past roles, Stephanie wrote C# and web design curriculum for Zaniac, where she was also the project manager for development, managed a research study of student motivation to learn math for Harvard University, and redesigned the website for a Tufts University library. As a student, she built a social network site for athletes, a back-end security package, and a tablet game app for the California Science Center. 


Michael CoffeyMichael 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 SakoJan 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 DeadmanSteve 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 NabellNivin 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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