App offers seamless workflow integration of building product data for architects, designers and engineers
NEW YORK – May 17, 2016 – Dodge Data & Analytics will preview its new Sweets app for Autodesk AutoCAD software at the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Convention in Philadelphia May 19-21 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, booth #3939.
The Sweets app – which follows a version for Revit released earlier this year – will give more than one million architects and design professionals fully integrated access to an extensive building product database, allowing them to search, select and tag product data from more than 30,000 listed products directly into their designs. By mid-June, Sweets will contain more than 50,000 products and by the end of September, product count will exceed 100,000.
The Sweets app is a key component of Dodge’s commitment to simplify design professionals’ workflow by delivering Sweets’ richly annotated products right into their design tools. Sweets for Revit provides product integration for the 3-D design software’s 400,000-strong user base, while Sweets for AutoCAD offers support for 2-D design projects and will be available to 1.5 million AutoCAD users worldwide.
“Sweets for AutoCAD brings seamless product integration to the world’s largest software community of architects and designers,” said Mike Petrullo, Chief Executive Officer, Dodge Data & Analytics. “Combined with our Sweets app for Revit launched earlier this year, this brings us closer to creating the most extensive, intuitive and efficiency-enhancing product-selection solutions for the design and build community.”
The app brings building product manufacturers closer to designers and architects by integrating product selection directly into design workflow. In addition to Allegion and C/S Group, early implementers in the building product manufacturer community include Sloan, Armstrong Ceilings, Excel Dryer, and Maxxon Corporation.
The Sweets database includes the most complete source of CAD files, specs and manufacturer’s building information modeling (BIM) content, including finishes, masonry, plumbing, wood, plastics, composites, metals, concrete, earthwork, exterior improvements, utilities, specialties and more. Architects, designers and building product manufacturers are invited to preview the new app in oneon- one demonstrations throughout the show. Visit Dodge Data & Analytics at booth #3939.
AIA will also host Dodge senior director of industry insights research Steve Jones as a speaker in four AIA learning sessions May 19-20. Jones, a recognized expert on how emerging economic and technology innovations and trends are transforming the global design and construction industry, will speak on managing project uncertainty and expectations, building a global, sustainable practice, green residential trends in construction and game-changing ideas in architecture and design. Attendees will receive Continuing Education Unit (CEU) credits for the sessions.
In addition to hundreds of speaking engagements around the world and numerous articles in industry publications, Jones authors many of Dodge Data & Analytics’ SmartMarket Reports on key industry trends, which are widely read and cited as authoritative references.
Dodge Data & Analytics is North America’s leading provider of commercial construction project data, market forecasting & analytics services and workflow integration solutions for the construction industry. Building product manufacturers, architects, engineers, contractors, and service providers leverage Dodge to identify and pursue unseen growth opportunities that help them grow their business. On a local, regional or national level, Dodge empowers its customers to better understand their markets, uncover key relationships, seize growth opportunities, and pursue specific sales opportunities with success. The company’s construction project information is the most comprehensive and verified in the industry. Dodge is leveraging its more than 125-year-old legacy of continuous innovation to help the industry meet the building challenges of the future. Learn more at www.construction.com.
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