Siemon provides 3D Cable Models through Autodesk Web Service

  • February 23, 2011
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February 23, 2011 —Siemon announced that it is making 3D models of its data center infrastructure, cable management and network cabling products available through the Autodesk Seek web service. Autodesk Seek  allows design professionals to search for and access high-quality building product information and design files directly from AutoCAD and the Revit desktop design applications for Building Information Modeling (BIM). “Our support of the BIM process will help network design, engineering, architectural and construction firms using Autodesk Revit to drive more efficient and cost-effective network projects,” said Bob Carlson, VP of Marketing for Siemon. “The BIM process allows infrastructure products to be considered in the overall design from the earliest phases. In a data center, for example, you can take full advantage of innovative products like our VersaPOD cabinet by seeing how it fits within the overall design. Doing this can reduce rework in the field by allowing you to identify potential conflicts and adjust the design before you even begin actual deployment.” “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 Siemon’s information-rich part 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. “ Autodesk Seek allows design professionals to search specifically for the building product design files they need—in the form of 3D models, 2D drawings, visual images, and part and product specification data. The service includes access to existing content from Autodesk applications and building product manufacturers in a single, unified search experience. About Siemon Established in 1903, Siemon is an industry leader specializing in the manufacture and innovation of high quality, high-performance network cabling solutions. Headquartered in Connecticut, USA, with global offices, manufacturing and service partners throughout the world, Siemon offers the most comprehensive suite of copper (unshielded and shielded twisted-pair) category 5e, category 6 (Class E), category 6A (Class EA) and category 7/7A (Class F/FA), and multimode and singlemode optical fiber cabling systems available. With over 400 patents specific to structured cabling, from patch cords to patch panels, Siemon Labs invests heavily in R&D and development of industry standards, underlining the company's long-term commitment to its customers and the industry.

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