Feb 24, 2010

Microdesk becomes Autodesk Seek Content Service Provider

Microdesk to help building product manufacturers build and publish 3D models to the Autodesk Seek web service.

NASHUA, N.H — AECO industry consultant and Autodesk Gold Partner, Microdesk, Inc., has become an Autodesk Seek Content Service Provider. As a Provider, Microdesk will begin contributing 2D and 3D models of building products to the Autodesk Seek web service so they can be used in the Building Information Modeling (BIM) process.

Autodesk Seek allows design professionals to search for specific building product manufacturer design files, such as ceiling systems, ductwork, doors, chairs, or even trees, directly from their Autodesk design applications or via a web browser. These 3D models, 2D drawings, visual images, or part and product specifications can then be integrated directly into building designs helping designers make more accurate decisions earlier in the design process.

"Microdesk has been creating BIM content for years," said Jody Reynolds, Director of Technical Specialists for Microdesk. "By formalizing our relationship and becoming an authorized Autodesk Seek Content Service Provider, we now have the opportunity to increase the value we provide to architects, engineers and building product manufacturers by distributing the high quality components we have and will continue to build."

Microdesk's designation as a Seek Content Service Provider benefits the building product manufacturers whose products are modeled and featured in Seek. A manufacturer's product that is "designed in" at the project's outset can lead to earlier product selection and higher sales. This allows building product manufacturers to become more integrated into the BIM process by increasing collaboration with the project team from design through construction.