Architectural Data Systems Gives AutoCAD Architecture 2008 Subscribers Access to ADSearch

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Architectural Data Systems (ADS), a leading provider of online document production tools and solutions, today announced that subscription customers of AutoCAD Architecture 2008 software (formerly Autodesk Architectural Desktop) -- now have access to ADSearch -- an extensive attribute-based building product search engine from ADS.

Our initiative with Autodesk -- via the ADSearch tool -- modernizes the laborious and manual process of searching manufacturers' sites and reference materials, making it more efficient, less time consuming, and painless. This is a very exciting advancement in the architectural industry, and we are ecstatic to be at the center of it all.

Architectural Data Systems (ADS), a leading provider of online document production tools and solutions, today announced that subscription customers of AutoCAD Architecture 2008 software (formerly Autodesk Architectural Desktop) -- now have access to ADSearch -- an extensive attribute-based building product search engine from ADS. Through the ADSearch technology, AutoCAD Architecture 2008 users can quickly retrieve a broad array of manufacturer catalogs and digitally search, compare, and manage project product data made available by ADS.

"We are thrilled to now be able to offer this very powerful gateway to AutoCAD Architecture 2008 users to help simplify the management of multiple manufacturer catalogs and product data, and streamline workflow," said Chuck Williams, CEO of ADS. "Our initiative with Autodesk -- via the ADSearch tool -- modernizes the laborious and manual process of searching manufacturers' sites and reference materials, making it more efficient, less time consuming, and painless. This is a very exciting advancement in the architectural industry, and we are ecstatic to be at the center of it all."

By enabling access to the ADSearch tool, AutoCAD Architecture 2008 users will gain rapid electronic access to thousands of manufacturer's products. Benefits include the ability to:
•Automatically capture and store selected data in the user's spec sheets until the user decides how, what and when to save based on specific traits the user requested for the design.
•Integrate AutoCAD Architecture 2008 with product selection and spec writing.
•Allow product-to-product search and compare capabilities in one search result.

"Connection to the ADSearch tool will provide AutoCAD Architecture software users with access to an extensive library of manufacturer catalogs," said Jim Lynch, vice president of marketing, Autodesk AEC Solutions. "This collaboration is the latest example of our ongoing commitment to supporting established industry processes and the large AutoCAD Architecture community."

Pricing and Availability:
AutoCAD Architecture 2008 subscription customers can gain access to the ADSearch tool through the members-only Subscription Center at Autodesk.com/subscription. For more information on the ADS Search tool, go to: http://www.architecturaldatasystems.com.

About Architectural Data Systems (ADS)
ADS is a leading provider of online document production tools and solutions; designed by architects for architects. ADS offers a menu of revolutionary product and service solutions that encapsulate a suite of electronic productivity tools designed to allow the user to bridge the gap between traditional practice and newer ways of working and thinking. ADS software automates the specification process by allowing architects to select attributes of products and materials through a menu-driven system. For more information about ADS visit: http://www.architecturaldatasystems.com/.

Autodesk and AutoCAD are registered trademarks of Autodesk, Inc., in the USA and/or other countries. All other brand names, product names, or trademarks belong to their respective holders.© 2007 ADS. All rights reserved.

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