Industrial valve producer, Milwaukee Valve has recently expanded their online CAD product configurator, enabling output to Autodesk® REVIT® building information modeling (BIM) format. Designed and built by CADENAS PARTsolutions, the sales configurator now meets the needs of a much broader customer base by offering one of the most popular design formats on the market.

CADENAS' 3D CAD model app is getting extremely popular: This shows the sensational figure of more than 320 000 downloads. Since May 2012 the PARTcommunity 3D CAD model app has been offering engineers and purchasers mobile access to thousands of components from more than 400 certified manufacturer catalogs of leading international companies.

CADENAS PARTsolutions is excited to be a part of the Autodesk University 2013 Event. PARTsolutions CEO Tim Thomas was in attendance and spent much of the time demonstrating our newly released integration with Autodesk Fusion 360, as well as showing off the rest of the CADENAS PARTsolutions product portfolio.

Siemens’ product lifecycle management (PLM) software business unit and CADENAS have extended their partnership to provide students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) related fields, with free access to a popular product design productivity tool used by the global manufacturing industry.

How does Santa manage to handle his huge load of present orders in such short time? According to unconfirmed reports his business is not really conveniently situated at the North Pole. At CADENAS we have our own theory how santa’s business and its complete logistics is just in time ready by the end of the year.

Companies are continually looking for new technologies and methods that will speed up and simplify the design process for engineers. One of the growing trends is to make the design process more mobile so engineers are not limited to when and where they can work on a project. As a part of this, the use of mobile devices has grown throughout the engineering community, which has been made possible through increasing web and remote accessibility to design tools.

To generate useable sales contacts from download data, experience, sensitivity and lots of working effort is necessary. For eCATALOGsolutions customers of the 3D CAD model download portal PARTcommunity, CANVAS– a 100 percent subsidiary of the CADENAS group – offers an extensive solution, including the complete evaluation and processing of all downloaded data.

Numerous renowned companies have been profiting from CADENAS' native 3D CAD model app for some time. Now the software manufacturer from Augsburg is offering a platform independent entry-solution at a favourable price with PARTcommunity Mobile.

The Aerospace Industries Association announced partnerships with IHS and CADENAS PARTsolutions LLC to offer authorized 3D computer-aided design (CAD) models of components based on critical National Aerospace Standards (NAS), providing a valuable new tool for engineers across the aerospace industry to accelerate innovation, shorten design cycles and reduce costs.

The winners of the German standard parts award have been chosen. The jury of CADENAS and Otto Ganther in cooperation with the trade journal :K Magazin, awarded the best and/or most efficient contributions involving the most standard and supplier parts.

As of now, CADENAS' PARTcommunity 3D CAD Model App is available in the newest 2.2.4 version. Besides small tweaks/optimizations regarding function and design, the app now also has two completely new features

There's a new integration between SpaceClaim, provider of the worldwide most innovative and fastest CAD programme and CADENAS, the software manufacturer from Augsburg with its Strategic parts management system PARTsolutions: Via the plugin integrated in SpaceClaim Engineer, developers and engineers can now directly use 3D CAD models in the SpaceClaim format.

Comprehensive, uncomplicated and quickly indispensible – this way the new, freely available 3D CAD Model App of the clamping systems manufacturer AMF presents itself, based on the eCATALOGsolutions technology of the software manufacturer CADENAS from Augsburg. With this application engineers and purchasers can now browse the product catalog of AMF for parts, download CAD models and call up information about innovations while on the move.

CADENAS PARTsolutions, LLC, a global provider of online 3-D parts, eCatalogs and sales configurators, and Eaton’s B-Line business, announced the expansion of the popular CoSPEC online computer-aided drafting (CAD) catalog and product configurator.

CADENAS is presenting a worldwide novelty with PARTcommunity embedded technology: The 3D CAD can now be seamlessly integrated without programming effort into the component manufacturer’s website with company specific design and layout.

DE-STA-CO's FABTECH 2013 booth N1846 will feature an interactive demo area where attendees can don old-school anaglyph 3D glasses to see more than 1,200 clamping, gripping, transferring, indexing and robotic tooling products "come to life."

The only download portal where you get to the desired part without words, just by means of a sketch: With a simple sketch, engineers can quickly find the desired 3D CAD models on CADENAS 3D CAD download portal PARTcommunity under

Caster Concepts, manufacturer of heavy duty industrial casters and caster wheels, is pleased to announce the launch of a new product configurator. Answering the call of design engineers for on-demand CAD models that easily integrate into products, Caster Concepts and PARTsolutions LLC have collaborated on the first customizable CAD designer for industrial caster downloads.

ECLASS is the cross-industry product data standard for the classification of products and services, which has become internationally accepted as the only ISO/IEC-compliant industry standard. As official ECLASS IT service providers, CADENAS and D&TS offer free, individually tailored ECLASS on-site consulting for companies.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) will host the 68th Annual Midyear Conference of the American Society of Engineering Education's (ASEE) Engineering Design Graphics Division Oct. 20-23, 2013. It is open to faculty, staff, and students at colleges, universities, and junior and community colleges from the United States and overseas.

Rotomation has selected CADENAS PARTsolutions to create and support their all-new catalog of online digital 3D part content. Rotomation will be introducing their new configurator, capable of generating more than 30 billion unique products, along with a newly designed website in early 2014.

DE-STA-CO has launched an all-new online product configurator, providing an improved online experience thanks to the embedded design created by CADENAS PARTsolutions LLC. An integral part of the product design process, CAD downloads have become the preferred way for engineers to specify products into both large and small manufactured assemblies.

The Canadian photo artist Todd McLellan decided to take a closer look on our daily devices and patiently dissasembled them part by part. His pictures show a facinating variety of components.

NKK Switches, the world's leading designer and manufacturer of innovative electromechanical switches, today announced the expansion of its online 3D CAD switch library and configurator. New 3D models from NKK's full range of product lines include added pushbuttons, toggles, rockers and DIP rotary configurations.

CADENAS‘ Strategic Parts Management PARTsolutions now offers an integration of the CAD System NX™ in SAP PLM. This way, 3D CAD models, created in PARTsolutions for the first time, are automatically saved in the SAP content server when they are imported into the interactive CAD/CAM/CAE System NX.

Technical vocabulary is not always identical to everyday terminology. How big the differences are is shown by the result of CADENAS‘ eChallenge „PARTcommunity vs. Classic Search Engine“. Participants were to find parts for mechanical engineering in one of the big search engines like Google, Bing, Yahoo and Co. and then with a search via the 3D CAD download portal PARTcommunity.

On the 1st of July Croatia became an official member of the European Union. Besides many other standardizations this also means simplified access to the European Single Market. CADENAS is making use of this opportunity and is extending the company’s family by the CADENAS Service d.o.o. situated in Slavonski Brod.

GETOtec, the established solution provider for linear technology and mechanical engineering from Munich is one of the first customers to enjoy the pleasure of CADENAS’ PARTcommunity embedded technology.

The CADENAS app survey among engineers and purchasers brought to light last year: nearly 70 percent of those respondents participating wished the 3D CAD models of the PARTcommunity download portal to be offered as an app, too. This feature has so far only been available to customers who had an individual app created by CADENAS. Now CADENAS is also offering a solution for companies that already have an app.

Since 15 July CADENAS’ PARTcommunity 3D CAD download portal is active in version 2.2. Besides some improvements concerning the presentation in general and search functions, especially the 3D visualization is the highlight of the new version: PARTcommunity is the first 3D CAD model download portal where 3D objects can be displayed directly in the browser without requiring additional extensions like ActiveX, Java™ or Adobe Flash®.

The American provider of the website partners exclusively CADENAS to offer component manufacturers and their industrial customers a comprehensive, high-level service for 3D CAD models.

CADENAS presents its global innovation: The 3D CAD download portal technology PARTcommunity has been now seamlessly integrated – without programming effort, but with a customer specific design and layout – in the website of a component manufacturer.

In the month of May 2013 the downloads within the 400 electronic product catalogs amounted to almost 7,500,000 CAD models of renowned manufacturers. Thus, the download figures increased rapidly within one year: In March 2012 the 6 million mark of 3D CAD downloads was cracked for the first time.

In the newest PARTcommunity version 2.1, users of the 3D CAD download portal now profit from the geometric similarity search of CADENAS, the software manufacturer from Augsburg. With GEOsearch components can be found on the basis of existing CAD models and CAD designs of similar geometry. This way the customer finds the desired part even faster.

As one of the leading software manufacturers in the area of Strategic Parts Management, CADENAS is currently presenting its latest version 9.06 of the software solution PARTsolutions. Many innovations help engineers and purchasers to use the software properly due to improved search functions and new features. What is especially captivating about the new version is the centralized management of all search methods. Due to expressive icons the user has a better overview and better monitoring.

With a "Smart Catalog" using CADENAS eCATALOGsolutions software the process is simplified to a few clicks with a smart phone. Component manufacturers can link their catalog pages with live product details and CAD models utilizing QR codes, reducing an engineer's specifying process from hours to seconds.

Caster Concepts is establishing new offerings as part of their collaboration with CADENAS PARTsolutions. The two companies partnered to convert the Caster Concepts catalog of more than 20,000 standard off-the-shelf products into an easy-to-access online catalog with 2D drawings and 3D CAD models. Furthermore the Caster Concepts and CADENAS PARTsolutions succeeded in creating an online product configurator for “non-standard” products, enabling users to build their own custom caster or wheel based on predetermined parameters.

CADENAS was showing off the Strategic Parts Management PARTsolutions at the Siemens PLM World annual user conference. The software platform helps engineering teams better manage their standard and supplier parts, so they can spend more time on value-added design.

CADENAS GmbH today announced the launch of the new PARTcommunity for PTC®, offering one of the world’s largest online catalog of CAD models in native formats of PTC Creo® design software . The community portal gives mechanical design engineers instant access to configure and download millions of certified native 3D CAD models from over 400 industrial supplier catalogs, at no cost to the engineer.

DALLAS, TX – June 4 , 2013 - CADENAS is showing off one of the world’s largest online catalog of 3D CAD models in native Solid Edge® formats at the Siemens PLM World annual user conference today. The online portal, powered by CADENAS technology, offers mechanical engineers instant access to configure and download millions of certified native 3D Solid Edge models from over 400 industrial supplier catalogs, at no cost to the engineer.

CADENAS PARTsolutions, a global eCatalog provider of online sales configurators; and Radar Industrial, Brazil’s leading publisher of industrial trade publications, have launched a new cooperative partnership which enables Radar to deliver the full suite of PARTsolutions digital marketing services to industrial manufacturers in South America.

Today Sunglass, the easiest way to collaborate, manage and showcase 3D designs in the cloud, is launching the Sunglass Parts Library, an application on its Web-based platform which will give engineers access to over one million 3D manufacturing parts that can be dragged and dropped directly into web projects.

CADENAS PARTsolutions, a global provider of 3D part catalogs for manufacturers, and MISUMI Corporation, the world’s largest supplier of fixed and configurable components for the manufacturing industry, announce the availability of the new “Part Number Lookup” feature for their online CAD configurator as part of the MISUMI-VONA product launch.

From 5 to 6 March 2013, the AVEVA Marine & Offshore Seminar 2013 took place in Malmö, Schweden, which was a complete success with more than 80 participants from Central and Northern Europe.

CADENAS is proud to announce our 2012 Customer Success, celebrating 20 years in the software business. The free book highlights some of our greatest success in 2012, including case studies, industry forum, international events and more.

CADENAS PARTsolutions has created a custom 3D CAD mobile app specifically designed for PHD Inc. The app, built for use with the Apple iPhone and iPad, will enable users to instantly access a complete catalog of 3D models, optimized for mobile viewing and use. Distributors, salespeople and customers now have mobile access to the PHD catalog to instantly configure, view and send parts to their desktop CAD system.

Cooper Crouse-Hinds is now utilizing one of the most advanced 3D CAD and online product catalog technology available, powered by CADENAS PARTsolutions. With their new embedded configuration platform, Cooper Crouse-Hinds is able to grow their product reach as well as improve customer experience by placing the latest tools and technology in the hands of their customers.

As one of the leading software developers in the field of Strategic Parts Management, CADENAS presents the current versions of the software solution PARTsolutions at the beginning of the year. Many innovations support engineers and purchasers in the handling of the CADENAS software, since there are improved search functions and new features, for instance the CADENAS knowledge database for engineers and an upgrade of the mobile 3D CAD models world via QR-Codes.

The International CADENAS Industry-Forum 2013 and user group event just wrapped up in Augsburg, Germany. The event was a great success for the CADENAS PARTsolutions family to gather, share information, ideas and have some fun.

With more than 600 partnering component manufacturers supplying 3D data across over 50 online PARTcommunities, engineers downloaded more than 73.9 million digital parts in 2012. This represents a download volume increase of 22% over 2011. These downloads account for billions of dollars in sales revenue for industrial component parts configured through CADENAS technology.

How many items can you find that are based on a standard? How about the light bulbs over your head, electric outlets on the walls, USB ports on your computer, that stapler on your desk and even the bottle opener in your drawer? Standards are everywhere and make our lives so much easier, yet the day to day benefits are so often overlooked.

Tennessee Rand, a Chattanooga based provider of engineering, machining and integrated robotic systems, has recently upgraded its online offering to include 3D CAD downloads directly from their website,

In the autumn of 2012, Otto Ganter GmbH & Co. KG and CADENAS GmbH started the first Engineering Challenge with standard parts of their 3D CAD product catalog. Engineers had time until the end of November to enter their most exciting application for the challenge in Ganter's CAD catalog in the PARTcommunity download portal to win a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1.

For the first CADENAS PARTsolutions "Part-of-the-Week" for 2013, we're featuring a very cool, EQP series Low-Voltage motor. This electric motor, rated for 40hp at 900 rpm is built to suit a wide variety of industrial equipment, machinery and applications. An eCATALOGsolutions partner, Toshiba Motors has been building industrial motors for more than 40 years.

CADENAS PARTsolutions, a global provider of online 3D product catalog, product configurator, and CAD download technology, and American Cylinder, a premier manufacturer of small bore hydraulic & pneumatic cylinders and related products, announce the launch of the final phase of American Cylinder's new Website, Online 3D product catalog and CAD Configurator.

The high-performant AutoCAD compatible project, planning and design software for ambitious users includes more functions in its newest version BeckerCAD 8 as well as increased operating comfort and professional add-on modules for precise technical designs.