3Dfindit integrated directly into VISI: Users benefit from millions of 3D CAD models from manufacturer catalogs

New AddOn powered by CADENAS for mould making CAD software accelerates design process with engineering data & digital twins

Starting with VISI version 2022.0, Hexagon, in cooperation with the software company CADENAS, offers designers in mold and tool making access to millions of 3D CAD models from thousands of manufacturer catalogs. This is made possible by the new, deep integration of high-quality, manufacturer-verified component data from CADENAS' visual, browser-based search engine 3Dfindit.com into VISI.

"The VISI Standard Elements package, with the addition of 3Dfindit, provides all designers with a complete selection of catalogs and associated standard elements that allow them to optimize the time spent designing plastic and prog die moulds," said Marco Cattaneo, Technical Product Manager at Hexagon. "3Dfindit completes the standard elements package already available in VISI with a list of catalogs that is always updated and contains all available standard products that can be quickly and intuitively inserted into the project, with the corresponding order code automatically added to our parts list."

Accelerated product design through digital component information from 3Dfindit

VISI users now have the possibility to find components that go beyond the VISI internal standard parts library in the integration directly in the 3D CAD software. The intelligent engineering data can be configured according to their needs and then transferred to their design free of charge with just a few clicks. The intuitive search methods, such as the geometric similarity search, the sketch search, the color search, the parametric text search or the filter options via the facets, are specially tailored to the needs of CAD users.

"By using 3Dfindit and the digital component information, VISI users no longer have to manually trace the required components in a time-consuming manner and thus have significantly more time for creative product development," explains Jürgen Heimbach, Managing Director of CADENAS GmbH. "In this way, 3Dfindit helps to accelerate the product development process and therefore significantly shorten the time-to-market."

3Dfindit is a visual search engine developed by digital CAD catalog expert CADENAS. Engineers, buyers and architects worldwide use the search engine to find and download millions of manufacturer-approved 3D CAD and BIM models.

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