COLUMBUS, OHIO – Simonton Windows®, one of the nation’s leading suppliers of energy-efficient, top-quality vinyl windows and patio doors, now offers a variety of its product lines on AutoDesk® for architects, engineers and design professionals. The online building design process tool now includes Simonton ProFinish® product lines for new construction applications and the Simonton Reflections® 5500 Series for replacement window specifications.

“AutoDesk Seek makes Simonton’s information and 3D models readily available and easy to download for professionals specifying window and door products,” says Andy Nixon, architectural specialist for Simonton Windows. “The simplicity of this application is that AutoDesk Seek allows a designer or architect to type in a window style or color they want and the program provides them with a list of manufacturers offering that particular size, color, style and other parameters. This is the next generation of support for the AEC community that is moving to Building Information Modeling (BIM).”

Autodesk Seek web service allows design professionals to search, preview and download a company’s data-rich, high-quality building product information and design building information modeling (BIM) files directly from AutoCAD® and the Revit® desktop design applications, or from a standard web browser. With the addition of Simonton’s product information to Autodesk Seek, building design and construction professionals will be able to more easily discover and select accurate, lightweight Simonton models and product specifications earlier in their design projects.

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 building product manufacturers into a single, unified search experience.

“AutoDesk Seek puts our window and door products at the fingertips of architects and designers while they are designing in their applications,” says Nixon. “We believe that as architecture, engineering and construction firms more rapidly adopt a BIM process, it is important to be a part of that process as early as possible by making our products available to them digitally and in 3D.”

The link for Simonton products on AutoDesk may be found at http://ec2-174-129-164-127.compute-1.amazonaws.com/product/latest/agg/si....

Celebrating its 65th year of quality manufacturing operations in 2011, Simonton Windows produces ENERGY STAR® qualified replacement and new construction windows and doors, including a line of impact-resistant products. Simonton ranked “Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Windows and Doors, Two Years in a Row” in the J.D. Power and Associates 2010-2011 Windows and Patio Doors Satisfaction Studies SM.

Simonton was also ranked #1 in quality in the 2009, 2007, 2002 and 1998 Brand Use Studies sponsored by Builder magazine and has won three Best In Class Awards administered by LBM Journal Research Institute.

Founded in 1946, Simonton’s hallmark has been to deliver the industry’s shortest, most dependable lead-times. Part of the home and security business of Fortune Brands, Inc. (NYSE: FO), Simonton delivers award-recognized products nationwide to key markets throughout the 48 continental United States. Simonton is a founding sponsor of The Weather Museum and a supporter of Homes for Our Troops. For information, call (800) SIMONTON (1-800-746-6686) or visit www.simonton.com.

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