Deal Expands Online Marketing Opportunities for Building Product
SAN FRANCISCO, April 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AIA 2009 National
Convention and Design Exposition -- Autodesk, Inc. (Nasdaq: ADSK), a world
leader in 2D and 3D design and engineering software, announced an alliance
with CADdetails.com, an industry-leading developer of manufacturer-specific
design and construction details, 3D models and online building product
information. Through the agreement, CADdetails product information for more
than 400 building product manufacturers will now be available through the
Autodesk Seek web service. Designers can use this service to search and select
building product design information directly from Autodesk design
applications, including AutoCAD software and the Autodesk Revit platform for
building information modeling (BIM).
"Architects and engineers need content for their BIM models so building
product manufacturers that make their product information easily available to
the designers can create more sales opportunities," said Jeff Wright, senior
director, Autodesk Content Network. "With a powerful configuration engine and
their high-quality content creation capabilities, CADdetails is a valuable
addition to the Autodesk content network, and we look forward to working
together to open new marketing opportunities for our customers."
Autodesk Seek customers will now have access to the powerful CADdetails
configuration and selection "engine," which significantly expands access to
configurable building products and helps designers define BIM-ready objects
based on their design constraints and specific requirements. The CADdetails
configuration engine will be available as a service to manufacturers who want
to participate in the Autodesk Seek service, allowing them to more efficiently
create and maintain BIM-ready information for highly configurable or variable
product lines. This service can help reduce the cost of developing and
maintaining 3D models while expanding the number of configurable products
available in the Autodesk Seek web service.
"This alliance with Autodesk will benefit our customers by further
increasing their exposure in the marketplace, and providing direct access to
their content from within Autodesk design applications," said Jim Ballantyne,
president of CADdetails. "Autodesk's leadership is exemplary, and we are very
pleased to work with them in their ongoing efforts to improve productivity for
the AEC industry."
The Autodesk Seek service is available in the 2009 and 2010 U.S. versions
of Autodesk Revit-based software applications as well as AutoCAD, AutoCAD
Architecture and AutoCAD MEP software. The Autodesk Seek service is also
accessible through standard browsers at http://seek.autodesk.com.
Autodesk, Inc., is a world leader in 2D and 3D design software for the
manufacturing, building and construction, and media and entertainment markets.
Since its introduction of AutoCAD software in 1982, Autodesk has developed the
broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art Digital Prototyping solutions to help
customers experience their ideas before they are real. Fortune 1000 companies
rely on Autodesk for the tools to visualize, simulate and analyze real-world
performance early in the design process to save time and money, enhance
quality and foster innovation. For additional information about Autodesk,
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