CDS Online Catalog Adds Support for CADworks BIM Solution
San Jose, CA , January 31, 2011 - Catalog Data Solutions (CDS) today announced a partnership with CADworks to extend its leading online marketing solutions from the Manufacturing industry to the AEC industry.
“The Manufacturing industry has led the AEC industry in adoption of online 3D CAD, but due to the rapid adoption of BIM (Building Information Modeling), AEC is quickly catching up. AEC can now take advantage of the same online marketing technology and techniques already proven in the Manufacturing space,” said John Major, CEO, Catalog Data Solutions. “For example, as buyers and engineers use the Internet to research products, locate suppliers, and to make purchasing decisions (often without ever talking to a sales person), manufacturers are building websites with searchable online catalogs, configurators, custom web applications and online content to ensure their products are considered and to influence research during the new buying process. CDS online catalogs enable user research, product selection, and downloadable CAD models, which get products ‘designed-in’ for later purchase. For one national distributor each CAD download led to a sale nearly 50% of the time. With this partnership, these proven solutions can now be applied in the AEC Industry. The real significance of the CDS - CADworks partnership is to enable and accelerate this adoption”.
“CDS’s SaaS based tools enable suppliers to rapidly and inexpensively achieve a modern online marketing presence. CADworks skills are in AEC and BIM, especially in Revit based content and in intuitive content search. The partnership of CDS and CADworks will enable and accelerate adoption in the AEC Industry,” said Christopher Di Iorio, CEO, CADworks. “The success of BIM is already evident. GSA, states, cities, and universities around the nation have already mandated BIM for all designs going forward. All major general contractors mandate BIM in coordination processes and it is in wide use today. Bottom line, the AEC industry is using BIM to better design projects through analysis of more design scenarios (e.g. energy analysis), better design collaboration and shorter coordination time in the field. To enable this, BIM content lives from the initial design phase right through to and including the facility management phase. So the key to BIM success is the accuracy, intelligence and ease of finding/using content – and that is CADworks’ specialty.”
To see real customer demonstrations and discuss your needs meet CADworks at the AHR Expo in Las Vegas, booth #C2478, from January 31 – February 2.
About CADworks, Inc.
For more than two decades, CADworks has been developing new processes, tools and services for architects, engineers, and the AEC industry at large. We’ve taken cutting edge technology, sharpened it, and then applied it to everything we know about MEP engineering to create the most comprehensive suite of services available to our industry. From offering the highest quality in CAD services, to developing the unrealized potential of BIM, CADworks specializes in innovation across the board. We build on our knowledge base by working with all clients in all aspects of the AEC world. From the smallest bolt to the grandest of plans, CADworks strives to make the process seamless as well as successful for everyone involved. Visit www.cadworks.net for more information.
About Catalog Data Solutions, Inc. (CDS)
Catalog Data Solutions, Inc. is a leading SaaS provider of product search, configuration, and online CAD solutions for Industrial Suppliers. Founded in 2005 with headquarters in San Jose, CA, Catalog Data Solutions enables Industrial Suppliers to increase sales by enabling their products to be specified into new designs, improve website conversion rates, generate high quality sales leads, and improve customer service. CDS SaaS solutions include the CDS ModelServer™, CDS Catalog™, and CDS CAD Configurator™. CDS’s highly skilled and experienced professional services team provides implementation services for the successful deployment of CDS SaaS solutions. The company’s customers include the world’s leading manufacturers and distributors in the High Tech and Industrial Manufacturing industries. For more information CDS can be reached at 408.550.8820 or by visiting www.catalogdatasolutions.com