Tarkett announced that it is making its Johnsonite commercial product line available through the Autodesk Seek web service, which will allow design professionals to search, preview and download the company’s flooring solutions information and to design Building Information Modeling (BIM) files directly from AutoCAD and Revit desktop design applications or from a standard web browser.

By adding Johnsonite commercial products information to Autodesk Seek, building design and construction professionals will be able to easily find and select accurate product specifications earlier in their design projects, according to the company. SmartBIM has connected Johnsonite Revit object models to the SmartBIM network which routinely accumulates over 20,000 downloads each month to the largest A/E/C firms throughout North America and the world.

Autodesk Seek (http://seek.autodesk.com) enables design professionals to use powerful parametric search technology and use key attributes to find 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 combines building product manufacturers into a single, unified search experience.

Tarkett has developed high-quality, digital design files for its Johnsonite flooring products and will make them available through the Autodesk Seek web-service. This allows the Johnsonite products to become more easily connected to the Building Information Modeling (BIM) process, which is created with coordinated, reliable and data-rich information about a project from design through to construction.

“At Tarkett, we are always looking for ways to improve our customers’ experience. Putting our Johnsonite products onto the Autodesk Seek web service will make it easier for our clients to access our information while they are working in their design applications,” said Stephanie Galaska, Digital Media Manager. “As more and more architecture, engineering and construction firms move to a BIM process, it is important to be a part of the process as early as possible.”

Tarkett commercial products will be available digitally and in 3D.

“The addition of Tarkett’s Johnsonite product information 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,” added Jeff Wright, senior director of Content Solutions for Autodesk.