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What is Autodesk Seek?

Autodesk Seek is a web service that allows designers — architects, engineers, students — to search and find manufacturer-specific or generic building products and associated design content. This content could include 3D models, 2D drawings, and specifications.

Which industries are you targeting with Autodesk Seek?

Currently, it is targeted at designers working in the AEC (Architecture, Engineering, and Construction) industry. We are considering extending the service to other industries in the future.

What are the system requirements for Autodesk Seek?

Autodesk Seek is a web service, so all you need is an internet connection and a web browser. The recommended browsers are Firefox 2.0 and Internet Explorer 7.

How do I download files from Autodesk Seek to use with my design applications?

After either searching or browsing for the file that you are looking for, select the row on the search results page that you are interested in. This will allow you to view additional details about the product that you are interested in and download the relevant design files. The first time you download a file, you will need to agree to our Terms and Conditions.

How can I use the files that I download from Autodesk Seek?

Your use of the files downloaded from Autodesk Seek is governed by our Terms and Conditions. Please familiarize yourself with this document because it has important terms, conditions and disclaimers that affect your rights regarding the service.

What types of files are available from Autodesk Seek?

We have adopted an open approach in order to provide you with the design file or product specification that you need regardless of format. This service is not restricted to only providing you files that are of an Autodesk format. You will find everything from RFA and DWG files to DGN and SKP files to Microsoft Word documents and PDFs.

What are the sources of the content that I can find?

Autodesk Seek is indexing and categorizing content from several external sources as well as the content libraries that are provided with Revit Architecture 2009 and 2008, Revit MEP 2009 and 2008, Revit Structure 2009 and 2008, AutoCAD Architecture 2009 and 2008, and AutoCAD MEP 2009 and 2008. We will be frequently updating the content so keep checking the service on a regular basis.

How often will content be updated?

Autodesk Seek will be frequently updated. Please check for updates or subscribe to our New Content RSS feed to be notified of updates.

How do I use the filters available on Autodesk Seek?

You can choose to filter by File Type (RFA, DWG, SKP, etc.) prior to running your search query or after you have a set of results. In addition, you can filter your search results by an additional set of parameters such as Manufacturer, Width, and Height etc.

How do I use the browse capability on Autodesk Seek?

The browse capability on Autodesk Seek allows you to browse for content using AEC industry standard classifications, including MasterFormat 2004, Omniclass 1.0, and Uniformat II.

How do I report a problem with using Autodesk Seek?

You are encouraged to ask questions, report problems and pose ideas on our user feedback and support forum, Get Satisfaction, available by clicking "Feedback" in the navigation bar or by linking directly to our Support Forum.