MULTI CAE Data Service

Interdisciplinary, high-quality product data for the Digital Twin

In the age of digitalisation, the provision of interdisciplinary product data has long since become mandatory for component manufacturers. Electrical engineers need information on schematic symbols, pins, component types (connector, cable, standard component, terminal, etc.) or parent-child relationships when selecting a suitable component. If this information is not provided with the digital part, electrical engineers time-consuming have to manually gather it from various sources.

     

Make your data ready for electro-planning

3D CAD models in 100+ CAD, CAE & BIM formats

High-quality Mutli CAE & CAD planning data based on ECLASS Basic & Advanced

Interfaces to CAE systems that do not support ECLASS data formats today

ECLASS Basic & Advanced data enrichement for manufacturers whose data is not ECLASS classified

ECLASS expertise throughout many projects and active participation in various technical expert committees

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Already supported CAE systems

 

 

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siemens-capital
Solid Edge
nx-electrical
AutoCAD
SolidWorks
WSCAD
E-Plan
eclass

Further information on the integrations

E3.series

Zuken Component Cloud for E³.series

In close cooperation with the Zuken team, CADENAS has developed an interface that can export native 3D CAD models directly into Zuken. In addition to the 3D geometry, all essential information of the components such as technical data in various languages, symbols, 2D views, classifications, fastening points, cross-sections and their positions as well as accessories and counterparts are exported directly into the CAE system. Via the Zuken Componentcloud zuken.partcommunity.com, users not only have the option of loading the high-quality components, validated by CADENAS for electrical planning as a digital twin, into their CAD system free of charge, but also benefit from the three certification levels that classify the components according to their quality. E3.Basic, -Certified and -Premium.

Link to the component database:

Portal Cloud Zuken

Information on the partnership

News/Partnerschaft

We have been actively involved in the ECLASS initiative for many years. Zuken's intention is to provide users with a reliable source of high-quality component information that is certified by the manufacturers. That is why CADENAS was the first choice for us.
Joachim Frank
Managing Director
Zuken E3.series GmbH
EPLAN P8 / EPLAN Propanel / EPLAN Fluid

MultiECAD Data from CADENAS in EPLAN

As a software service provider, CADENAS has supported component manufacturers for many years in creating digital twins of their components as MULTI ECAD libraries in ECLASS Advanced format. With powerful interfaces, EPLAN data (*.edz, *.ema) are also created according to the new EPLAN DATA Standard (EDS). The libraries contain commercial data, logic macros, function templates, 2D and 3D macros for cabinet planning and drilling patterns for production. CADENAS supports customers from consulting, data creation (modelling and enrichment) and data publication on the data portal.

Link to the component database:

EPLAN Marketplace

Our entry on the Marketplace

News/Partnerschaft

In close cooperation with CADENAS GmbH, Balluff GmbH has greatly expanded the EPLAN macro library. The high-quality 2D and 3D EPLAN data are always delivered quickly and reliably. Having one competent partner for our data demands helps us to manage the different formats and platforms and provide the information our customers expect. Togehter with CAD data, the EPLAN data are available for download both on the EPLAN Portal and on the PARTcommunity Portal.
Florian Kröner
Director Digital Transformation and Integration
Balluff GmbH
ECLASS Advanced

ECLASS Advanced

As an active member of the ECLASS association for several years, CADENAS participates in the design and further development of the only worldwide used data standard for goods and services of the ISO/IEC standard. For manufacturers of electronic components, the provision of intelligent product data has become indispensable. CADENAS advises and supports customers from data modelling and enrichment to the provision and maintenance of product data on the manufacturer portal. The focus here is on interdisciplinarity and compatibility with many CAD and ECAD systems.

Link to the component database:

Portal ECLASS

Information on the partnership

News/Partnerschaft

Already in the past, we have supported our customers not only in CAD but also in CAE planning with extensive technical and commercial product data. These were partly created in-house, partly together with external service providers. However, updating the product data was time-consuming and error-prone, since on the one hand various data sources and on the other hand also different output formats had to be supported. With the CADENAS solution, we now collect all the necessary information in a central location and further prepare it there into the standardised ECLASS ADVANCED format if required. This enables us to ensure that the digital product data for all common CAD and CAE systems is consistent and up-to-date as a digital twin. In this way, we optimally cover customer needs and can also react flexibly to new requirements in the future.
Simone Brinkmann-Tewes
Head of Smart Data Engineering
WAGO Kontakttechnik GmbH & Co. KG.
NX Industrial Electrical Design

Digital twins for a smooth electrical engineering process

In order to provide electrical designers with data tailored to their needs, CADENAS, in cooperation with Siemens, has developed an interface for NX Industrial Electrical Design, based on the ECLASS Advanced Standard, which can transfer all important component information, such as pin/terminal assignments, material master data, connection points, schematic symbols, various views, technical values, classifications or article numbers, directly into the target system. NX Industrial Electrical Design manages the data of the manufacturer catalogues within the Reuse Library. From here, the intelligent data can be used to create the schematic diagram as well as the control cabinet layout. The Reuse Library can be filled via the ECLASS Advanced Community Portal, which is based on the PARTcommunity technology from CADENAS. Starting from an overview of all available manufacturer catalogues, the electrical components can be selected via search and filter functions. This selection can then be transferred to the NX Reuse Library.

Link to the component database:

Portal NX Industrial Electrical Design

Information on the partnership

News/Partnerschaft

Capital (Formate: Siemens Capital, Capital Essentials, Solid Edge Electrical parts)

Embedded Library Portal

In the area of E/E system development, CADENAS also offers an integration together with Siemens that further advances automation. The newly developed CADENAS 3Dfindit.com browser-based search engine has been integrated into Siemens Capital and offers users the opportunity to radically reduce their administration and search efforts for high-quality electrical components and thus use their saved time more efficiently to develop creative products and accelerate time-to-market. Users working on a design can seamlessly import new parts into the Siemens Capital software solution and add them to their design with a single click. Parts imported from the parts library into Capital are enriched with all design-relevant metadata, such as master data, electrical connection points including type of connection, diameter, etc., 2D view and accessories.

3Dfindit.com Integration in Siemens Capital

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Information on the partnership

News/Partnerschaft

The detailed electrical Connector system information available in CADENAS allows Capital customers to download parts and immediately realize the automation and built-in design rule check benefits of the Capital E/E suite. Easy access to intelligent symbols, detailed wire fits information and Terminal/Plug/Seal relationships saves many hours of manual data entry and greatly reduces the E/E development time.
Glenn Reynholds
Senior Product Manager
Siemens AG
Solid Edge Electrical Interface

Activating for Interfaces/PCOM

The Solid Edge Electrical Interface from CADENAS transfers attributes, geometry and attachment points directly into the CAD system and facilitates and speeds up electrical engineering through intelligent components directly from the manufacturer's catalogues powered by CADENAS.

NX Electrical Routing

NX Electrical Routing

The CADENAS interface for NX supports electrical routing with the transfer of all necessary part information. Using the attributes in the Routing Reuse Search, components can be found quickly, placed easily and without problems using the connection points and inserted simply into the cable plan using the supplied pin connectors. At the same time all relevant attributes are transferred.

Link to the component database:

Componentcloud NX Electrical Routing

The decisive benefit of the electrical components depends on the quality and data integrity. The potential for companies is greatest when the electrical components directly support the routing programme used. We at Siemens NX see an excellent integration of CADENAS components here, as these components are directly integrated by our NX routing software. Attributes, routing ports are already available, so a fast and effective use of the parts is guaranteed.
Andreas Brandauer
Product Lifecycle Management / PreSales
Siemens Industry Software GmbH
AutoCAD Electrical

AutoCAD Electrical Export

With AutoCAD Electrical, the most widely used tool for planning electrical systems in the USA, CADENAS also supplies the American market with intelligent components for electrical planning. The CADENAS interface allows users to export components directly into the AutoCAD Electrical database. Attributes, symbols and attachment points are transferred on an ECLASS Basic basis and stored as *.mdb directly in the database and are available to the user via the Catalog Browser.

ELECTRIX/SUITE

ELECTRIX/SUITE

On wscaduniverse.com electrical engineers have the possibility to access the CADENAS component database with millions of digital components from hundreds of worldwide available manufacturer catalogues.

Link to the component database:

Portal ELECTRIX/SUITE

Information on the partnership

News/Partnerschaft

Manufacturers who already rely on MULTI CAE solutions from CADENAS

 
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Customer testimonials

Already in the past, we have supported our customers not only in CAD but also in CAE planning with extensive technical and commercial product data. These were partly created in-house, partly together with external service providers. However, updating the product data was time-consuming and error-prone, since on the one hand various data sources and on the other hand also different output formats had to be supported. With the CADENAS solution, we now collect all the necessary information in a central location and further prepare it there into the standardised ECLASS ADVANCED format if required. This enables us to ensure that the digital product data for all common CAD and CAE systems is consistent and up-to-date as a digital twin. In this way, we optimally cover customer needs and can also react flexibly to new requirements in the future.
Simone Brinkmann-Tewes
Head of Smart Data Engineering
WAGO Kontakttechnik GmbH & Co. KG.
We already have classified our products in our PIM system according to ECLASS ADVANCED. This product data status we simply import into the CADENAS digital product catalogue. This way we can generate our digital components for all CAD and CAE systems out of one database. The multi-CAD capability of our digital product catalogue ensures that we can provide a valuable service to both our mechanical engineering and electrical planning customers and just have to focus on ECLASS, as the only data standard.
Josef Schmelter
Master Specialist Classification
PHOENIX CONTACT GmbH & Co. KG
Our product data is used by our customers in both mechanical and electrical development. Therefore, it was important for us that our product data is also optimally available for electrical design in different standards. Thanks to the support of CADENAS, this could be implemented without any problems. We just had to provide our existing product data and CADENAS neatly enriched and classified the data according to the requirements. With this data, extensive ECAD and MCAD data can now be generated. In that way, we now also comprehensively cover the needs of our customers in electrical planning.
Andreas Wedel
Director Competence Center Digital Transformation
Harting Technologiegrupp

Provision of CAE data easily possible even without existing classification

Even manufacturers who have not yet or only partially classified their product data with the ECLASS ADVANCED standard can provide their customers with high-quality CAE data with little effort. The metadata or attributes can be provided by the component manufacturer in an Excel table, for example. With its solution, CADENAS not only creates a comprehensive digital product catalogue based on this, but also provides cleanly classified product data at the same time. The components thus classified by CADENAS comply with the ECLASS ADVANCED standard and can be transferred directly into the manufacturer's PIM system.

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