Knovel Quick Search for Autodesk Revit® Brings the Power of the Knovel Platform Closer to Engineers’ Workflow

New application enables building information management system users to search Knovel within Revit

New York, September 29, 2014

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today introduced Knovel Quick Search for Autodesk Revit®.  The Knovel application provides users of Autodesk's building information management (BIM) system, with seamless access to Knovel from within the Revit platform. Knovel is a cloud-based application that integrates technical information with analytical and search tools.

The new Knovel offering integrates with Revit, providing quick access to Knovel for building construction management engineers, architects, civil and electrical engineers, operations teams and other Revit users. It allows users to complete a basic search from within Revit, review the search results and also access the Knovel platform when a result is selected.

Knovel Quick Search for Autodesk Revit helps engineers and other users find reference information on construction design, materials selection, design guidelines and best practices and apply them to structural design, manufacturing and operations processes. This information can be used to design, build, and maintain higher-quality, more energy-efficient buildings. For example, engineers involved in sustainable building design using Knovel Quick Search for Autodesk Revit would have access to relevant LEED certification, building codes, smart building references, specifications and materials information. Knovel Quick Search for Autodesk Revit allows professionals to find answers to technical questions, easily document sources for traceability and collaboration with contractors, clients and operators who may be involved with the project over the lifespan of the structure.

"Our work with Autodesk brings Knovel content closer to our users' industry standard workflow tools for innovation and decision support," said Achuth Rao, Vice President, Product Strategy and New Product Development at Knovel. "Knovel Quick Search for Autodesk Revit puts relevant reference information, material properties, design guidelines and best practices right at the fingertips of engineers when & where they need it."

Knovel Quick Search for Autodesk Revit further demonstrates the Knovel platform's ability to integrate into existing enterprise systems, building on Knovel's software development kit integration with Microsoft SharePoint, announced in May 2014.

Knovel Quick Search for Autodesk Revit is designed for Knovel subscribers that use Revit. The application is available online via Autodesk Exchange at: http://ow.ly/BMRRW

Additional questions can be addressed by Knovel's customer support team at: http://ow.ly/BVt3y .  

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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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