Autodesk Australia have announced that they have signed a definitive agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of BIMWorld, a privately-owned business specialising in the production and distribution of branded BIM content for building product manufacturers.
Autodesk Australia have planned to combine BIMWorld with Autodesk Seek, their online source for building product design information that lets architects and engineers search, select and specify building products directly from their design applications. Autodesk Seek is a search-based web service available in the 2009 US versions of Autodesk Australia’s Revit -based software applications for BIM, as well as AutoCAD, AutoCAD Architecture and AutoCAD MEP software. Autodesk Seek is also available through standard browsers.
Jeff Wright, Senior Director Content Solutions, Autodesk, said that the vision for Autodesk Seek is to be a popular online destination and one-stop-shop for high quality building product information and design files.
Wright added that by joining forces with the BIMWorld team, they will strengthen the Autodesk Seek as a reliable marketing solution for building product manufacturers and by further leveraging their strategic content partners, accelerate designers’ access to a breadth of rich product information and design files for use during the design process.