Customer Use Cases

At the CADENAS Industry Forum, well-known companies demonstrate how marketing possibilities of their products can be expanded by using the Electronic Product Catalog eCATALOGsolutions in best practice presentations.


Extension of Balluff's Electronic Product Catalog with CAE data

  • Idea and first experiences
  • Technical and organizational implementation
  • CAD, CAE, Rendering - three sides of a process

Barrier-free design with manufacturer models

  • Fast finding of the right components & documentation
  • Fusion of CAD & CAE
  • Boosting efficiency potentials through digital collaboration

20 years of eCATALOG - 20 Powerful Ideas to take your Business to the Next Level

  • Curiosities and interesting facts from 20 years of eCATALOGsolutions
  • Hidden Stars - Unknown but valuable features brought in front of the curtain
  • CADENAS Backstage - Behind the scenes of the Innovation Company

The Digital Product Catalog powered by CADENAS as strategic sales and marketing tool at ERO-Führungen GmbH

  • eCATALOGsolutions as marketing tool for the website presence
  • The CAD catalog as a pre-sales service tool for the sales department
  • Topics to consider when using eCATALOGsolutions

PARTcommunity – Innovations for Manufacturer Portals

  • New functions for PARTcommunity 9.0

Digital Services with eCATALOGsolutions - The Vision of Digitization Becomes Reality

  • Disruptive change in digitization as a game changer
  • Digital Services for the entire life cycle of the plant
  • Digital Services as real added value

LOD / LOI and the „I“ in BIM

  • History / regional specification / standards
  • Differentiation LOD, LoD and LOI
  • Use-cases today and outlook to the future

Interoperable data = BIM for manufacturers

  • Data and geometry
  • Why, how and what next for data and manufacturers
  • Case study: Wienerberger, CADENAS & coBuilder - a new approach to product data and geometry

BIM-compliant operation with Design2Cost

  • Integrated BIM solution from project development, preliminary drafts to complete quantity determination at item level
  • Components from will be intelligently integrated into the BIM model in the future and will be available for all evaluations in Design2Cost
  • Analyses for the open BIM workflow (e.g. energy certificate, structural planning, TGA planning, etc.) are available in IFC-compliant form

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BIM in the Sanitary, Heating and Air-conditioning Industry Supported with CADENAS Technology

  • Current status
  • The "ARGE" working group portal
  • Examples from members & next steps

Providing Multi BIM data models with CADENAS and ARGE, a user story from a member's perspective

  • Challenge for manufacturers: In addition to geometric data, structured product master data for common BIM CAD systems must also be provided
  • New possibilities through the cooperation of ARGE Neue Medien with CADENAS
  • Presentation and discussion of a successful user story for different business types


Digitization of "Modular Assembly Automation" as a system configurator with CADENAS

  • High number of variants, showing the possibilities and finding the appropriate, individual solution
  • Time and cost savings in engineering allowing SCHUNK to focus on their core competences as a manufacturer
  • Integration of new variants - Time to Market - constantly updated
  • Parallel creation of BOM lists and goods baskets
  • Available in various communication channels

Making Product & CAD Selection Fast & Easy for Customers by Intelligent Systems from CADENAS

  • Product Selector - System recommends product to use based on client application details
  • CAD Configurator - Dynamically configure CAD for products directly or via product selector
  • Integration of selector & configurator into one system

How to leverage your eCATALOGsolutions investment. Learn how PHD, Inc. continues to “Future Proof” its CAD 25 years later

  • CAD models need attention. Pull the weeds and add fertilizer
  • Having an eCatalog is just the beginning. Adding support systems around your Electronic Product Catalog
  • Utilize a trusted partner who shares the vision

Digitization with photorealistic rendered product images based on the Electronic Product Catalog eCATALOGsolutions

  • Requirements for the rendering of product images
  • Implementation and organization at Afag
  • Experiences and recommendations

PARTcommunity – Innovations for manufacturer portals

  • New functions for PARTcommunity 8.0

The Electronic Product Catalog as an efficient marketing tool at Otto Ganter

  • Development of Ganter since 1970 and close partnership with CADENAS
  • Process to develop optimal CAD data for maximum customer service
  • Dynamic product dimensioning and its benefits
  • Implementation in other companies of the Ganter Group

Data-driven BIM is as complicated or as simple as we want it to be

  • Standards put forward by CEN 442 (PPBIM & PDT)
  • Product Data Templates
  • Delivering manufacturers' data to objects using CADENAS & coBuilder CAD enrichment features

BIM requirements and objectives for BIM planning from a constructor's perspective

  • Definition of roles and requirements for constructors
  • BIM product configurator VARICON powered by CADENAS

Motivation and first steps towards digitalisation with at HELLA Sonnen- und Wetterschutztechnik GmbH

  • Need for 2D & 3D Multi CAD BIM data for optimal sun shading customer service
  • Sun protection = high configuration complexity (hidden in detail)
  • First implementation steps and outlook

AutomationML as a description language for components

  • AutomationML as a data exchange format
  • Information volumes covered by AutomationML
  • Possible role of AutomationML based component descriptions in the design process


Continuous process chain from the planning to the realisation with the digital twin

  • Import CAE
  • Processing in terminal block configurator
  • Export individual component or terminal strips in the favoured CAD format through PARTcommunity

How IMI Precision have developed a “Best In Class” online user experience that is fully integrated with a CRM lead nurturing process to drive increases in sales with CADENAS technology

  • Addressing the needs of the different potential customer
  • Providing real time 3D product configuration
  • The importance of an Integration sales lead follow up CRM process

Photorealistic product pictures with eCATALOGsolutions and Maxwell Render

  • Requirements for the rendering of 3D geometrics
  • Implementation and organisation by Balluff
  • Experiences and recommendations

PARTcommunity – Innovations for manufacturer portals

  • New functions for PARTcommunity 7.0
  • Assistents & Configurators
  • Statistic Dashboard

Electronic Product Catalog by CADENAS as the beginning of Industry 4.0

  • Benefits for integrators in the robotic area
  • Benefits for LUCAS sales through automatic quotation generation
  • Future developments

BIM (Building Information Modelling) digital phasing and construction plans from the BMVBS (Federal Ministry for Transport, Building and Urban Development)

  • Content of the phases
  • Potentials and objectives
  • Current phase development
  • Implementation with CADENAS

Do not overload the donkey - Perfect multi-CAD data for AEC & BIM components

  • Which requirements are expected from manufacturers for their architectural components?
  • What sets CADENAS apart from other service providers?
  • What the optimal solution looks like

Digtial planning / construction in Autodesk Revit and usage of manufacturer components through the CADENAS seamless Plugin

  • Construction of a building in Revit
  • Development of a subject specific planning method
  • Using of the CADENAS Plugin for products in the construction sector

mS3 publish - Produce print catalog with added value with eCATALOGsolutions from CADENAS

  • Automatic generation of print catalogs in InDesign including index, table of contents etc.
  • Simple creation through templates and a direct connection to eCATALOGsolutions
  • Direct production of catalog pages with a pairing link to the webshop


The Electronic Product Catalog by CADENAS as a marketplace for a company

  • Complete portfolio with BMEcat importer
  • Configuration of rotary encoders as a novelity
  • Experiences

Construct quickly & efficiently through HellermannTyton's 3D data created by eCATALOGsolutions technology

  • Easy system handling
  • Improved search ability
  • Increased customer satisfaction

Smart Sales – Know who and where your customers are with eCATALOGsolutions

  • Offer the right product to the right person at the right time
  • Indentify sales potentials
  • Optimize your field sales

PARTcommunity – Innovations for manufacturer portals

  • New functions for PARTcommunity 6.0

BIM compatible Electronic Product Catalog powered by eCATALOGsolutions

  • What is BIM?
  • New possibilities for eCATALOGsolutins in the buidling industry
  • PHILIPP product catalog for prefabricated construction

Marketing opportunities for manufacturers of building elements with

  • What is
  • Roadmap BIM
  • Differences to industry solutions

The Importance of ‘I’ in BIM

  • How supports The BIM Hub with embedded intelligent 3D BIM CAD supplier catalogs
  • Digital construction is happening now with BIM the construction is waking up to a digital world
  • More than visualisation and clash detection construction industry is now ready for the next step

BIM from the architects' point of view

  • What does BIM mean for architects and designers
  • The OPEN BIM Workflow
  • BIM Objects at the architectural office

Sexy and innovative marketing for technical products

  • Trade show entertainment for more attention
  • Make components come to live with virtual reality
  • The perfect illusion with hologram technology


Simplicity pays off in designing

  • Practical use of eCATALOGsolutions
  • Insights all around our CAD data creation process
  • Fast, reliable and efficient when designing in 3D and ordering

Implementation of the SKF App Lubcad with eCATALOGsolutions technology by CADENAS

  • App usage of SKF customers
  • Application, advantage and limitations of the App
  • What are the next steps?

Multi-channel marketing in the industrial sector with the Electronic Product Catalog by CADENAS

  • Specific targeted customer contact with eCATALOGsolutions
  • Catalog on PARTcommunity as pre-sales-service
  • Who makes the buying decision?

PARTcommunity – Innovations for manufacturer portals

  • New functions for PARTcommunity 4.0
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Statistics tool with infografics and optimized search functions

Innovations and outlook in app developement

  • Why you need an app
  • Native app, mobile app, available modules and possiblities
  • More and more mobile

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The Electronic Product Catalog by CADENAS as strategic sales concept in small businesses

  • Introduction KSM Preisser
  • Interactive sales with eCATALOGsolutions
  • The aim of the partnership with CADENAS

Smart Parts – Intelligent CAD models for the engineering process

  • What are smart parts
  • Why decision makers need smart parts
  • Possibilities for smart parts with eCATALOGsolutions

3D Product configuration for modular tooling systems with eCATALOGsolutions

  • From print catalog to the 3D Configurator
  • Conceptual design, functions, GUI and interfaces
  • Implementation, GoLive and first experiences


The AMF Media Center as sales tool

  • CAD data and sales
  • Working methods of the future?
  • Opportunities and threats of the new media

Supporting industry customers with CADENAS eCATALOGsolutions including eCl@ss 8 information

  • Get an Electronic Product Catalog within a few hours
  • Automated PIM data diversion as basis for eCATALOGsolutions
  • eCl@ss 8 Advanced as integrated data element

Calculation assistants and specialized apps

  • Calculation assistants in manufacturer catalogs
  • Apps for calculations
  • Specialized apps for in-house process improvement

Balluff catalog on PARTcommunity with product selectors

  • Review
  • Structure and functionality of product selectors
  • Advantages and prospects

PARTcommunity 3.0 – Innovations for manufacturer portals

  • Create a calculation assistant yourself without programming effort
  • Simplified search functions (auto fill, highlighting search results, drag and drop, etc.)
  • Individual design adaptions (transparencies, color gradient, etc.) and revised statistic queries

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The 3D Part Sourcing Revolution for Manufacturer Parts in the UK

  • Relationship between and CADENAS
  • How it works
  • Using eCatalog data to generate global sales leads
  • The powerful benefits of 3D part sourcing

NOROs successes through the use of CADENAS eCATALOGsolutions

  • Why eCATALOGsolutions?
  • Benefits of the solution today
  • Future expansions and upgrades

Kill two birds with one stone: Create print & web from one data source

  • News and possibilities in the field of print catalogs
  • Using media data for the web as well
  • Embedded technology for Content Management Systeme (CMS) for instance Contao

More efficiency with online portal for spare parts

  • Using master data and CAD design data to create a spare part catalog


Customized App – Use your creative moments!

  • Motivation for a company specific app
  • New communication channels
  • Be closer to the customers

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Smart Catalog: The Print Catalog Goes Digital

  • Download CAD models from paper catalog directly per APP with one click
  • Fast access to offer info, technical documentation and user cases

Make tradeshows and product launches more successful

  • Tradeshow cooperation with CADENAS
  • Use eye catchers successfully
  • Restage product services

Innovations and planned functions of the 3D CAD Downloadportal PARTcommunity by CADENAS

  • PARTcommunity/seamless integration into websites
  • New administration tools (statistic, email exclusion and user administration)
  • Developments for PCOM 2.1.x (Pluginfree website, Full-text Search)

Developing designs, drafts and offers, even if you're not an CAD expert, with SpaceClaim and CADENAS PARTcommunity

  • Fast modelling
  • Intuitive surface
  • Using PARTcommunity

Innovative Knowledge database with use examples for engineers and purchasing

  • Experience products from component manufacturers in use
  • Engineering challenges motivate engineers to make their knowledge readily available
  • Manufacturers receive suggestions for new products and product optimization

Online connection to PARTcommunity

  • New functionality in the internet shop
  • Just one login for both platforms
  • Direct link from the product to the CAD file

The New Appliance Butler - Using the entire solution eCATALOGsolutions

  • The other kind of product configurator
  • Quick and safely to the needed appliance
  • Efficient and correct design
  • Direct use of the CAD construction


ahp.advanced & ahp.price

  • Enhanced settings for internal use
  • Pricing
  • Improved 3D PDF datasheet

eCATALOGsolutions & PARTcommunity 2.0 at Balluff GmbH

  • PARTcommunity 2.0 – individually customized communication platform
  • Internet statistics for CRM - important marketing instruments

eCATALOGsolutions & PARTcommunity, the course of development at RK Rose+Krieger GmbH

  • From the issue of measurable benefits to an integral part of project workflows
  • Creation of in-house components for the 3D catalog, but always under the guidance of CADENAS

Print Catalog on the basis of eCATALOGsolutions and asim publish

  • Data enrichment, consistent data storage, complex table functions
  • Innovative functions (integration of rendered product images, etc.)
  • Outlook and further steps

eCl@ss 7.0

  • Innovations and upgrades of eCl@ss 7.0
  • What advantages does an Electronic Product Catalog offer that is classified in accordance with eCl@ss?
  • How do CADENAS and eCl@ss cooperate?

Industrial hydraulic at hand

  • CETOP/ISO international norms for the interchangeability of hydraulic components
  • Guideline for the definition of our component descriptions
  • Configurator for hydraulic cylinders

Online Supplier Portal PARTcommunity Enterprise Version 2.0

  • Improved communication with external service providers
  • Limitation of multiple parts of external suppliers
  • Data set which is highly up-to-date, for external service providers

ePRODUCTplacement – bring products right into the spotlight

  • Expand marketing opportunities with Electronic Product Catalogs
  • Products are always available to engineers & purchasers
  • Context-sensitive information

Evaluation of 3D CAD downloads

  • Customers/sales
  • Parts/Engineering
  • Product management

eCATALOGsolutions goes APP

  • Analysis of portal activities on the road
  • Individual (catalog-)APP for the end user


CADENAS eCATALOGsolutions with the Demag Product Configurators

  • Project
  • Experience
  • Live presentation

Development and Implementation of a System Configurator for Efficient Support of Customer Management in the Difficult Presales Phase

  • SIKLA-specific field and sales structure and back office structure
  • Problem with technical support within this structure
  • Range of activities of system configurator, implementation and chances

eCATALOGsolutions - the integrated solution with addded value

  • The revolutionary improved print solution eCATALOGsolutions/publish base
  • Cross Media Publishing

PARTcommunity 2.0

  • Quick access to the selected part
  • Create comprehensive data sheet online
  • Integration of a wizard

e-Shop B2B and B2C Solution for PARTcommunity 2.0

  • E-shops in the industrial sector? E-commerce as win-win solution for manufacturers and convertors
  • Sales channel e-shop: Fast-selling items at minimal costs
  • Chances and perspectives in E-commerce

PARTcommunity 2.0 - Paradigm Change for Online Product Catalogs

  • New potentials and ideas for manufacturers
  • Perspectives of further development

Augmented Reality - One Year and Many Interesting Use Cases

  • Chances
  • Use cases
  • Benefits

Worldwide Introduction of the (Multi-)CAD Service: CAD@TURCK

  • Technology and supplier selection
  • Project implementation and experience
  • BMEcat data exchange between PIM and eCAT

MAN 3D Engine Viewer Advantages and Disadvantages of an Online Model Configuration

  • Range of application and implementation
  • Model structure and variant multiplicity
  • Compare static pre-configured bitmaps with online model configuration

CAPTRON offers new service for its customers

  • Retrospect and preview of the project
  • New ways with Electronic Product Catalog
  • A year of successful tradeshow entertainment


New Afag axes on PartCommunity - a customer's view

  • Afag axes for faster solutions
  • Closer to customer with PARTcommunity
  • Graphical support for easier selection

Product Catalogs are More than Just 3-D Data– Manufacturer data with additional benefits for customers

  • 3D PDF datasheet
  • 2D drafting with fully-automatic dimensioning
  • Shortened parts for very long geometries and much much more

Successful tradeshow-entertainment with CADENAS

  • Advantages of additional functions and eye-catchers at tradeshows
  • Presentation of the innovative entertainment package by CADENAS
  • Insight in present tradeshow co-operations

The new PARTserver community and the 3-D model download service 2.0

  • New potentials and ideas for manufacturers
  • Survey, forums, discussions and news
  • Please bring your own contents
  • Create your own CAD model download area according to your wishes

MISUMI presents MISUMI 24/7 e-Commerce: Now launched in Europe in 5 languages (Speech in English!)

  • E-Catalog evolution: From the paper catalogue to configurable components Online
  • Technical realization of the QCT (Quality, Cost & Time) concept
  • Paradigm resolved: Configurability and Usability

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