McGraw-Hill Companies and Autodesk, Inc. today announced a new partnership that will extend the rich building product content of MHC's Sweets Network to millions of Autodesk designers using the groundbreaking new Autodesk(R) Seek web service. By connecting building product manufacturers to architects and engineers inside their design applications, MHC continues its commitment to integrate best-in-class content into industry-leading workflow applications easily accessible to design and construction professionals.
Together, MHC, the leading provider of design and construction information and intelligence in North America, and Autodesk, one of the world leaders in 2D and 3D design software for the manufacturing, construction, and media and entertainment markets, will enable designers to search, select, and specify building products directly from their Autodesk applications. Adding Sweets content to the designer's workflow reduces the time spent searching for and creating building product information during the design project.
"By combining the speed and efficiency of Autodesk Seek with the breadth and quality of building product information in the Sweets Network, we have a powerful new solution for the millions of designers and building product manufacturers we serve together," said Jeff Wright, director of Autodesk Content Solutions.
Inclusion of Sweets content in Autodesk Seek will enable building product manufacturers to:
- Reach millions of highly qualified AutoCAD(R) and Revit(R) software application designers who specify product information directly into designs from their desktops
- Integrate rich information beyond simple product pages including catalogs, CAD details, 3D Revit models, and 3-part specifications
- Increase awareness of designers' activities and identify sources of product inquiries, thus enabling continued relationship building Demonstrations of Sweets content in Autodesk Seek, http://seek.autodesk.com/ will be available at the McGraw-Hill Construction booth #15011 at the AIA 2008 National Convention and Design Exposition at the Boston Convention Center on May 15-17.