CADENAS PARTsolutions is pleased to announce a new online product configurator partnership with CADCAMConnect (, to offer millions of certified, configurable CAD models to members of their PARTcommunity.

In a case study released by ABCO and Misumi, the pair of manufacturing heavy-weights discuss the keys to their recent success. ABCO, a manufacturer of both custom and standard designed machinery has used Misumi and their configurable CAD catalog to add accuracy and agility to their design and manufacturing process.

More than 150 use cases have already been published on, the online dictionary for engineers under For all users this means more than 150 design ideas and food for thought for future product developments and streamlining.

CADEMIA is a modern CAD system with a complete functional scope to create dimensionally accurate technical drawings and documents.

The pilot of this 747 keeps these beach-goers on their toes! Standard 3D Parts Software

The 1st French Industry-Forum was held on the 23rd October 2012 in the Atelier du France, Paris Yacht Marina.

As you may know, CADENAS PARTsolutions LLC announced its Mobile CAD Apps platform. We are now excited to announce that Anthony Lockwood, editor of Desktop Engineering magazine has selected CADENAS as the "Pick of the Week", with a product spotlight and an editorial review.

CADENAS’ 3D CAD download portal PARTcommunity is worldwide in the top rank of 3D CAD model manufacturer websites. Last month the worldwide ranking of the PARTcommunity website improved by 8000 positions from rank 80,000 to rank 72,000 according to Alexa (

We're excited to announce the launch of our new mobile apps for industrial manufacturers, featuring mobile product catalogs and mobile 3D CAD previews and downloads. The new mobile app offering enables manufacturers to equip sales reps and distributors with powerful sales tools they can use in the field.

It's a question I hear almost EVERY day, "what's the difference between a CAD catalog and a CAD library" or "I already have a CAD library, why do I need a CAD catalog?" Well, it's as simple as this: Why is an iPad better than a huge bookshelf?

Using web-hosted solutions, teams can work together to design 3-dimensional components in real time which enhances design efficiency and speed, thereby increasing engineering productivity. Read more in the Misumi newspaper article originally published in Industry Week.

The International Machine Tool Show (IMTS) is one of the world's largest tradeshows, with over 1.2 million square feet of floor space filled by 1,800 exhibitors. Taking place in Chicago, the show featured many members of the CADENAS PARTsolutions USA family; manufacturing companies who are on the cutting edge of industrial marketing, utilizing their 3D CAD library to drive business. The CADENAS PARTsolutions team took the opportunity to visit them at the show and discuss their past success and future opportunities.

At CADENAS PARTsolutions, we're always looking for an opportunity to get together and show some love to our loyal customers. So when the idea came up for a MVP Industry Appreciation event at a Wrigley Field luxury rooftop suite, we knew we were in for a good time.

MISUMI and CADENAS have been partners in the area of Electronic Product Catalogs for many years. CADENAS has made the 3D CAD models of MISUMI´s products available for download.

You have implemented CAD models from CADENAS manufacturing catalogs in your designs or have discovered these components during work experience? Show us your most interesting use cases and win cool prizes!

The International Manufacturing Technology Show, known as IMTS, will be in Chicago Illinois, USA from September 10-15 at McCormick Place convention Center. The show will host more than 82,000 visitors and will feature more than 1,800 exhibitors from around the world. Tim Thomas will be giving his presentation titled “PURCHINEERING: Bringing Together What Belongs Together”.

To provide customers with CAD download data of products around the clock, AHP Merkle introduced the Electronic Product Catalog in the year 2000, which is based on the eCATALOGsolutions technology of CADENAS. Due to the software manufacturer CADENAS, situated in Augsburg, the company from Gottenheim was able to create their own Electronic CAD Product Catalog and extend and maintain it by themselves. eCATALOGsolutions is an effective marketing instrument which promotes popularity of products and increases sales figures.

CADENAS PARTsolutions LLC and Sugatsune announce the launch of Sugatsune's online 3D product catalog and CAD modeling tool. Sugatsune upgraded from their previous online configurator, moving to the most advanced 3D CAD and online product catalog technology available, powered by CADENAS.

Social Media and Facebook are currently the trendiest and the number of users of Facebook grows on a daily basis. More and more engineers and buyers are using the social network to exchange and gain up-to-date information. CADENAS has jumped on the bandwagon and now offers you new functionalities as component manufacturers with the Electronic CAD Product Catalog eCATALOGsolutions

CADENAS GmbH started its new research platform: The online portal combines 3D CAD models that are available for free download with continuing product information in terms of extensive PDF product catalogs of notable manufacturers.

Social Media and Facebook are very trendy at the moment and the number of Facebook users is increasing daily. More and more engineers and purchasers use the social network to exchange and get current information. Use as a manufacturer the numerous possibilities of CADENAS to present your CAD Product Catalog optimally on Facebook.

The crew of CADENAS PARTsolutions LLC hit the road and headed to Chicago for the 2012 Assembly and Automation Expo, June 19-21 at McCormick Place. While the turn out was a little lighter than expected, we were able to connect with many of our customers and catch up.

As of now, CADENAS GmbH offers a new interface for the CAD software Revit® by Autodesk®. Engineers and purchasers in the architecture, building technology and the support structure planning industries can now download 3D CAD models from the online portal PARTcommunity and integrate them directly into their constructions in the Revit format.

CADENAS PARTsolutions USA and Universal Air Filter (UAF), a leading manufacturer of high-quality custom air filters as well as EMI vents and screens, announce the launch of UAF’s online 3D CAD configuration modeling tool.

The new version 2.0 of CADENAS’ 3D CAD download portal PARTcommunity for the first time offers the possibility to send RFQs for components directly to the manufacturer. After selecting the desired 3D CAD model in the download portal PARTcommunity, users directly access the RFQ form with only one click.

Now the free PARTcommunity 3D CAD models app by CADENAS is available for the operation systems Android and iOS. The app provides engineers and purchasers in the mechanical engineering, automotive and building industry with direct access to thousands of parts from more than 300 certified catalogs of leading global manufacturers.

CADENAS PARTsolutions, LLC announces the launch of the Nippon Pulse Motor (NPM) online 3D product catalog and CAD configurator. NPM is a global supplier of precision motion control system products including stepping motors, linear shaft motors, controllers with communication and networks and drivers.

CADENAS‘ software solution PARTsolutions was officially certified for the new 2013 version of the CAD Systems Autodesk Inventor. Thus, the Strategic Parts Management of the software developer situated in Augsburg, has successfully passed the challenging certification process of Autodesk, which is one of the world’s leading providers for 2D and 3D CAD, design, engineering and entertainment software.

LinkAble, strategic partner of CADENAS in China, successfully introduced the Strategic Parts Management PARTsolutions and the PURCHINEERING concept at the “Chinese Industry and IT Converging Forum” which took place on 15th and 16th March 2012 at the International Convention Center in Beijing.

CADENAS PARTsolutions USA is now a member of the American Bearing Manufacturers Association (ABMA). CADENAS PARTsolutions’ membership was approved at the ABMA Annual Conference held March 15-17, 2012 in Bonita Springs, Florida, USA.

CADENAS is presenting a new highlight of their trade show entertainment package: As of now trade show visitors of CADENAS can move 3D CAD models of manufacturers by their own hand with Microsoft Kinect. Using gesture based control, Kinect for Microsoft Xbox 360 allows for the first time to control 3D CAD models on a screen by body movement without using a controller.

Bimba Manufacturing, a forward-thinking innovator of actuation technology, presented their new online 3D CAD product configurator and catalog powered by CADENAS PARTsolutions USA at the National Fluid Power Association Annual Conference March 8, 2012 in Kohala Coast, Hawaii, USA.

For the first time the 3D CAD download portal PARTcommunity by CADENAS has passed the 6 million mark of monthly downloads. In February 2012, 6,168,474 CAD models from over 300 catalogs of renowned component manufacturers were downloaded.

As one of the leading manufacturers of angular gears, ATEK Antriebstechnik Willi Glapiak GmbH, based in Prisdorf, presents its new CAD catalogue with the option of configurating gearboxes. At, CAD models for numerous ATEK products are now available immediately for downloading free of charge.

We look back at the 13th Industry-Forum 2012 and compiled all highlights of the international symposium and the evening event for you.

The Boeing Company, the world's largest aerospace manufacturer, presented at the 13th Annual CADENAS Industry-Forum today in Augsburg, Germany. Boeing shared their current program for defining an enterprise architecture that enables interoperability of part standards to fully integrate with multiple CAD and PDM delivery systems.

As of now CADENAS’ augmented reality technology for 3D models is also possible with smartphones and tablets. Due to a software update and an app, customers and prospectives can now also experience CADENAS 3D CAD models realistically on the go.

Bimba Manufacturing, a forward-thinking innovator of actuation technology, and CADENAS PARTsolutions USA announce the launch of the new Bimba online 3D CAD product catalog. Bimba has replaced its online catalog with advanced 3D CAD and product configuration technology powered by CADENAS. With the new state-of-the-art digital parts catalog, Bimba will more effectively meet the needs of its customers.

CADENAS wields the magic wand and gives you as engineer the possibility to wish for part catalogs that are not yet available in PARTsolutions and the 3D CAD download portal PARTcommunity. Afterwards we will en-sure that your wish is fulfilled and that the catalog and the 3D CAD models are available for download as quick as possible.

On 1 January 2012 CADENAS Technologies AG reorganized the representative office in Shanghai to CA-DENAS China Ltd., to be able to increase their involvement on the market with an independent Chinese com-pany. Already since April 2007, the software manufacturer from Augsburg has been represented by an office in China. The previous success motivated CADENAS to increase its engagement on the Chinese market.

The software manufacturer CADENAS GmbH located in Augsburg, Germany presents its new company website in a modern design and with many new features for enhanced usability. The structure was completely revised and both product areas, the Strategic Parts Management PARTsolutions and the Electronic CAD Product Catalog eCATALOGsolutions have been optimized for the respective target groups. Additionally, users will find interesting success stories and reference customers for both of the CADENAS products which can be filtered by industries and sectors.

On 8th and 9th February 2012 the software developer from Augsburg, the CADENAS GmbH, will organize the Industry-Forum at the IHK Augsburg for the 13th time. The international specialist conference targets component manufacturers and experts of the mechanical, plant and engineering industries as well as electrical engineering industries.

Awards ceremony for the best 3D CAD catalogs: The CADENAS GmbH awards 3D CAD catalogs of renowned customers with their gold and silver quality seal. The product catalogs comply with the guidelines for quality certification which we have developed in cooperation with our customers in the last few years. This guarantees a constantly high quality of the 3D CAD catalogs and is a benefit especially for companies, who place great demands on the CAD components.

With the software solution eCATALOGsolutions of CADENAS GmbH, engineers can easily and quickly generate 3D PDF data sheets directly from the electronic product catalogs of the manufacturers. These have all the important information for each of the components and make them available in a compact and clear way.