Elsevier Launches Knovel Quick Search for Autodesk Inventor

Cloud-based application builds actionable engineering reference information into Engineers' daily workflow

New York, NY, January 20, 2015

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announces the launch of Knovel Quick Search for Autodesk Inventor. This easy-to-use search application enhances engineers' workflow by enabling access to Knovel's extensive and trusted content resources without leaving the Inventor environment. Users can resolve critical engineering questions during the design and simulation process, enabling efficiency from start to finish. Knovel Quick Search for Autodesk Inventor is the latest offering based upon Knovel's APIs, which enable a range of integration capabilities for third-party applications widely used by engineers.

Knovel Quick Search for Autodesk Inventor helps engineers and other users discover and utilize vetted reference information on engineering technical information, design guidelines and best practices as needed during the design and validation process. Engineers can research and resolve a wide range of questions launched directly from within Inventor, and they can also access information interactively through the Knovel browser opened through the quick search application. Elsevier is the first information services company to incorporate knowledge-based reference discovery into the Inventor modeling environment, helping engineers to solve conceptual, operational and environmental issues quickly and easily.

"Integrating Knovel with industry-standard engineering software such as Autodesk Inventor enables a level of efficiency in an engineer's workflow not previously available on the market," said Achuth Rao, Elsevier's Vice President, Product Strategy and New Product Development. "Knovel Quick Search for Autodesk Inventor provides engineers with information and advanced problem solving tools from within their existing processes and tools."

Knovel Quick Search for Autodesk Inventor is a vital tool for structural and mechanical engineers who use Inventor for digital prototyping, 3D mechanical design, product simulation and other applications. Inventor is a 3D CAD software for mechanical design, documentation and product simulation.

Knovel Quick Search for Autodesk Inventor is for users with subscriptions to both Inventor and Knovel. The cloud-based application is available for download on Autodesk Exchange Apps store.

"We warmly welcome Elsevier in the Autodesk Exchange Apps store. Knovel Quick Search for Autodesk Inventor is a great app and a great example of the valuable add-ins available to Inventor users by a single click to Exchange," said Jim Quanci, Senior Director, Autodesk Developer Network.

Additional questions can be answered by contacting Knovel's customer support team online or by calling 1 (866) 240 8174.


About Knovel
Knovel is a cloud-based application from Elsevier that integrates technical information with analytical and search tools to drive innovation and deliver answers engineers can trust. Knovel users include thousands of engineers, engineering students and applied scientists worldwide. For more information, visit www.elsevier.com/online-tools/knovel or call +1 (866) 240 8174.

About Elsevier
Elsevier is a world-leading provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make better decisions, deliver better care, and sometimes make groundbreaking discoveries that advance the boundaries of knowledge and human progress. Elsevier provides web-based, digital solutions — among them ScienceDirect, Scopus, Research Intelligence and ClinicalKey— and publishes over 2,500 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and more than 35,000 book titles, including a number of iconic reference works. Elsevier is part of RELX Group, a world-leading provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries. www.elsevier.com

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