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Taco to Deliver 3D Pump Models Directly to HVAC System Designers Through Autodesk Seek Web Service


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Autodesk Seek Provides New Online Marketing Opportunity for Taco, Inc., Allowing its Commercial Pump Products to be Searched and Specified Early in the Building Design Process

Cranston, RI, August 27, 2009 – Taco, Inc. has announced that it is making its commercial pump lines available through the Autodesk Seek web service. This will enable mechanical design professionals to search for and access Taco's data-rich, high-quality digital design files directly from AutoCAD and the Revit desktop design applications for Building Information Modeling (BIM) or thru the Web (http://seek.autodesk.com).

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. KS Vertical Split Coupled Inline Pumps are designed for optimum performance and ease of installation and maintenance. They are ideal for HVAC and industrial applications. Additional Taco commercial pumps lines available as AutoDesk Revit files will follow.

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.

Autodesk Seek (http://seek.autodesk.com) 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 into a single, unified search experience.

"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."

"One of the major reasons we have been so eager to get our products onto the Autodesk Seek web service is that our products will literally be at the fingertips of designers as they are designing in their applications. As more architects and design engineers adopt the BIM process, it is important to be a part of that trend as early as possible by making our products available to them digitally and in 3D."

"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.

Taco, Inc., headquartered in Cranston, RI, is a leading manufacturer of heating and cooling equipment, systems and accessories for hydronic-based applications in residential, commercial and institutional buildings worldwide.

Autodesk is a registered trademark of Autodesk, Inc., in the USA and/or other countries.


For More Information Contact: Gene Fina, Taco, Inc., genfin@taco-hvac.com