Taco Commercial Pumps Searchable For BIM
Through a new partnership, Taco Inc. will make its commercial pump lines available through the Autodesk Seek Web service. This will let mechanical designers search for and have access to Taco’s data-rich digital design files directly from AutoCAD and the Revit desktop design applications for Building Information Modeling (BIM) or thru the Internet.
Three file formats will be available via Autodesk Seek: Revit (.rfa), AutoCAD 2D and AutoCAD 3D. The Taco files can also be accessed using any mobile smart device.
Taco’s KS pump line is the first product line to be made available through Autodesk. Additional Taco commercial pumps lines available as AutoDesk Revit files will follow.
According to the company, with the addition of Taco’s product information to Autodesk Seek, HVAC system design and building construction professionals practicing the BIM process will be able to more easily select Taco pump products earlier in their design projects.
“Taco needs to be where HVAC design engineers are going with Autodesk Seek,” commented Tom Lawrence, Taco’s senior vice president, commercial sales and marketing. “We’re proud to be the first HVAC pump manufacturer to offer a full line of fully attributed 3D and 2D files to the consulting-specifying design community. We’ll be adding additional product files as we move forward.”
“It is increasingly important for design professionals and builders to be able to rely on high quality data as the AEC industry moves to BIM,” said Jeff Wright, senior director of content solutions for Autodesk. “The addition of Taco’s information-rich commercial pump models to the Autodesk Seek web service is one more step in delivering a ‘critical mass’ of product information to designers, while providing building product manufacturers with an unprecedented platform for online marketing to Autodesk’s customer base.”
Source: Taco Inc.