Architects, engineers and building planners, who work in the civil engineering, architecture and building sector, depend more and more on 3D CAD models with comprehensive information for their design work and modelling of buildings.

It was 66 years between the first flight by the Wright brothers and Apollo II landing on the moon. If you were surprised it was such a short time, then may also be surprised to know your market is changing even faster!

How to curb the "part sprawl"? With PARTsolutions and PURCHINEERING 2.0 you can act before unnecessary new parts are created.

With the new 5.0 version of the 3D CAD model download portal PARTcommunity, which has been online since November, manufacturers have a new and innovative highlight at their disposal: The integration of a CAD model into the news.

As of now the 3D CAD model download portal PARTcommunity can also be found in the social app WeChat. Because whoever wants to market products successfully in China cannot do without WeChat.

AZOLGAS-NITROCYL will soon provide 2D and 3D CAD data of its gas springs and suitable accessories for free download in cooperation with CADENAS. As of 02/01/2016 the products will be available online in all common 2D and 3D CAD formats.

Many companies manufacture a large part of their components themselves, although supplier parts are available on the market. The new feature on the 3D CAD model download portal, engineers can save time and money

In October 2015 CADENAS enjoyed a new record of the monthly CAD model downloads in the 3D CAD download portal: Almost a doubling of download numbers within one year – a rising trend!

Fast, safe and efficient – the Festo AG & Co. KG have published an update of their new configuration software Festo Design Tool 3D, which was developed in cooperation with CADENAS, the software manufacturer from Augsburg and created on the basis of the Interactive Product Configurator.

Since the beginning of this week, the new version of the 3D CAD model download portal PARTcommunity has been online: Numerous improvements and innovations were introduced to make using the portal easier for the customer and more supportive for manufacturers to successfully marketing their components.

CADENAS is a Realfiction Partner based in Germany that has been putting its technical and creative power towards an exciting and practical innovation, designed to escalate the Realfiction Dreamoc’s power as a product marketing and communications platform to a whole new level!

To further improve the offer process, OECHSLER will implement CADENAS’ 3D similarity search of the strategic parts management PARTsolutions in 2016.

In September 2015 CADENAS and the numerous component manufacturers, represented on PARTcommunity, enjoyed a new record of the monthly CAD model download in the 3D CAD download portal.

The Turkish establishment of CADENAS organized the first eCATALOGsolutions day at the Elite World Hotel in Taksim, Istanbul on the 15th of October 2015. The participants were informed about innovations and trends regarding electronic product catalogs based on eCATALOGsolutions Technology.

PHD Inc. recently released a new mobile friendly website to provide users a more optimal viewing experience. Now, users can now easily read and navigate the PHD 3D catalog using any device on any operating system.

In modern prefab construction you cannot do without mounting parts. To support engineers with this issue, PHILIPP offers an extensive online catalog of their product portfolio for transport and assembly systems, based on CADENAS eCATALOGsolutions technology.

As of now, a free plugin is available to the ARES® Commander users: For the first time, designers can directly access millions of free CAD models from hundreds of renowned manufacturers. The desired CAD models can be directly inserted as blocks with attributes into ARES Commander, either in 3D or in different 2D views.

Alfa Instrumentos, a Brazil-based industrial manufacturer of electronic components, has launched a new catalog of configurable 3D CAD models, built by CADENAS. Featuring more than 100 product families and 10,000 individual products, the catalog will help streamline the process for engineers looking to specify Alfa Instrumentos parts in to their designs.

Murphy and Read, a New Jersey based manufacturer of custom and stock springs, recently launched the world’s first 3D spring configurator with engineering calculations. With the help of CADENAS PARTsolutions, Murphy and Read now provides 3D models for more than 7,000 standard products, and virtually an infinite number of custom configurable springs. This tool will greatly decrease the time required for engineers to design and perform calculations for custom and standard springs.

HepcoMotion® has been a world-leading manufacturer of linear motion system for 40 years and provides 3D CAD models of its products for free download in all current CAD formats. At, engineers, technicians and purchasers have access to CAD models of numerous HepcoMotion products and after download they can integrate them directly into their design.

Many manufacturers of products for the construction and architecture sectors are not yet offering their product data as 3D CAD models to download for free. Although the ideal marketing of products with the Electronic Product Catalog based on the eCATALOGsolutions technology by CADENAS is child's play.

System Seals has launched their all-new online product catalog complete with 3D product configurator and native CAD downloads, powered by CADENAS. By providing online access to rich product data and online CAD downloads, System Seals is making it easy for engineers to find, configure and purchase the products they need, helping them do their jobs faster and more accurately.

Baldor•Dodge loves their customers, and it shows. They’re providing clients with some of the most powerful digital tools in the industry. The goal: increase customer satisfaction by making their client’s jobs easier.

CADENAS has recently surveyed engineers from more than 500 companies with the goal of discovering the specific data that designers need from component manufacturers. The results reveal the preferences engineers have when selecting parts suppliers as well the sales and marketing value native 3D CAD models provide to manufacturers.

Founded in 1962 in Verona, IMAFORNI INT’L S.p.A. is today an international world leader in the production of industrial ovens. The Strategic Parts Management PARTsolutions by CADENAS is installed on approx. 50 work stations at Imaforni. The search functions offered by CADENAS are used in the technical, production and purchasing departments for 3D geometrical searching during the engineering phase and the geometrical comparison between similar parts or different releases of the same part number.

As business, engineering and manufacturing has moved deeper into the digital age they have found a myriad of new consequences and side effects stemming from the very tools they use to simplify their lives.

Colson Group USA, the world’s leading manufacturer of caster and wheel products, launched their all new “Caster CAD 3D” mobile app, built by CADENAS.

With CADENAS new PARTsolutions version 10, a real quantum leap in the parts management sector was performed, which also revolutionizes the topic “Intelligent Finding“ with many new features and improvements. Engineers and purchasers are provided with significantly improved search features, helping them to find parts in their company and in the parts world without any hassle and in a targeted way.

In Germany the temperature range in the last few days has been moving in only one director: higher and higher. The PARTcommunity 3D CAD downloads are matching this trend stride for stride. These levels of downloads by notable manufacturers has never been seen in such high numbers.

Fait Group now offers direct access to its product catalog, through eCATALOGsolutions technology from CADENAS. This includes catalogs for product families Tecnoline, Moduline and Texroll.

CADENAS presents the new version 4.0 of its 3D CAD download portal PARTcommunity. Under engineers and purchasers can expect numerous new features, a Look & Feel that has been improved yet again and a download portal optimized for mobile devices.

The 3D Printing & 3D Model Sharing platform of the CADENAS’ PARTcommunity, which is very popular among engineers, is now available in a new version. It offers new features to the users and easier as well as faster handling.

How simple classifications can be is explained by ECLASS in their new video. It reveals the advantages for manufacturers and their customers of having a multi-class classification system. Have a look for yourself and watch the video.

ARI metal offers a new service to customers: the possibility to download the complete catalog with tech-nical drawings of all products, in both 3D and 2D formats, directly from CADENAS' PARTcommunity.

In cooperation with CADENAS, HellermannTyton is providing the 3D and 2D CAD data of thousands of its products for free download. By implementing this CADENAS service, the company has made it especially easy for engineers to find cable management solutions and then import the respective CAD models of these products directly into their design.

CADENAS Italiana organized the 6th edition of the exclusive Solutions Forum on the 7th May at the Hotel Calzavecchio in Bologna. More than 60 participants from mechanical, plant and engineering sectors had the opportunity to attend presentations about innovations and changing trends regarding the Strategic Parts Management and the Electronic Product Catalogs.

Daman Products, a leading designer and manufacturer of hydraulic valve manifolds and related products, announces the launch of their all new online configurator built by CADENAS.

Google is the most popular and most frequently used search engine in the world. On the 21st of April 2015 a new Google search algorithm was introduced, preferring all websites that are developed for mobile devices. With CADENAS 3D CAD download portal, PARTcommunity 3D CAD models of component manufacturers will still be listed at the top of the Google results.

The CADENAS Technologies AG established a new branch office on the Bosporus on the 1st April 2015. With its office in Istanbul, CADENAS Software Solutions Turkey will continue to promote Strategic Parts Management and Electronic CAD Product Catalogs on the Turkish market.

Anyone who has ever bought a home, leased office space or spent time in a trade show booth knows the one immutable law of real estate; “location, location, location.” It’s why a little bungalow in the best neighborhood sells for twice the value it would see in other areas. Location is why the trade show booth in the high-traffic path has the most leads.

CADENAS Strategic Parts Management PARTsolutions is used in the Italian company Fameccanica.Data S.p.A. in the field of design and assembly as well as procurement. About 20 employees use the Geometric Similarity Search there for their daily work. Due to an automatic analyzing procedure carried out daily, parts diversity is reduced and duplicate copies are avoided.

Since the beginning of April 2015, a mobile app version of CADENAS Strategic Parts Management PARTsolutions is available to users. With this new app, it is possible to visualize the PARTsolutions system environment on a smartphone or tablet. Thus, it is the first and only app that makes self-designed, standard and supplier parts combined with ERP and CAD data available for mobile devices.

Due to CADENAS trade show entertainment, the tradeshow booth of AVENTICS and Duplomatic Oleodinamica was a real visitor magnet: Using Microsoft Kinect respectively DreamocTM Holographic Displays, the 3D CAD models of the component manufacturers were real eye-catchers, attracting numerous visitors of the Hanover Fair.

Choice Mold Components, a Michigan based manufacturer of precision mold ready tooling, is redefining and expanding their digital customer experience. With the help of CADENAS PARTsolutions LLC, Choice Mold Components is strengthening their online presence with a new interactive product selector on, enabling users to configure and generate 2D and 3D CAD files during their design process.

The 3D CAD download portal PARTcommunity from CADENAS sets new altitude records: For the first time, more than 12.4 million 3D CAD models were downloaded.

It’s safe to say, the world has the design for the wheel under control. We’ve been rolling since about 9000 BC, the original designs for the wheel date back to the late Neolithic period. That’s just an evolutionary notch more advanced than the caveman days. The wheel has been thoroughly reviewed, revised and the design has been formally stamped and finalized for thousands of years.

How do manufacturers draw the connection between the 3D CAD downloads from their website and a real cash sale? Many manufacturers who already use a digital parts catalog have seen the results reflected in their sales. Another way is to go ask engineers, the consumer of 3D CAD downloads, and that’s exactly what we did.

Imagine if someone told you, “Your engineers are going to each take a 59 day paid vacation…to start every year!” You, your management team and your bottom line would probably have a major issue with that, but that is exactly what we’ve found. Engineers are wasting so much engineering time searching for and redesigning supplier parts that they may as well just report for work at the end of March instead of January 1.

CADENAS presents the newest version 3.3 of its 3D CAD download portal PARTcommunity. New features, like a faster search for 3D CAD models or the option to place several components in the shopping cart at the same time, significantly increasing the operating ease for the user.

The internet has come a long way since the days of Prodigy and AOL, back when a website was a digital version of a business’ brochure. Sure, all of the facts were there, and all of the bases were covered: “About Us,” “What We Do”, and “Contact US.” But, in the twenty or so years since, people have come to expect much more from your website.

Zipatec GmbH & Co. KG has been relying on CADENAS' PARTcommunity embedded technology since 2014. With this ingenious solution in the field of electronic product catalogs, the complete 3D CAD download portal, based on CADENAS' eCATALOGsolutions technology, was integrated seamlessly into Zi-patec’s website in the course of improving Zipatec’s web presence.

Since 2004 CADENAS’ Strategic Parts Management PARTsolutions supports EIRICH machines to find CAD components faster and easier, avoid duplicate copies and manage CAD designs in a simpler way.

Bishop Wisecarver (BWC) has launched an all-new digital product catalog, built by CADENAS. The catalog was the result of numerous customer requests for models in a wider variety of native CAD formats. In addition to meeting customer demands, the BWC digital product catalog will serve as a primary driver of marketing data with a direct integration to their Pardot marketing automation software.

CADENAS organized the 16th Industry-Forum at the IHK in Augsburg, Germany on 4 and 5 February 2015. In 20 best practice presentations, about 200 international participants from the mechanical, plant, and electrical engineering sector informed themselves about innovations and trends regarding the topics Strategic Parts Management and Electronic Product Catalogs.

In December 2014 the new ECLASS version 9.0 was published. Since the release new subject areas have been provided and integrated into the standard. CADENAS is an authorized ECLASS IT service provider and supports the new ECLASS version 9.0. As of now, users of the Strategic Parts Management system PARTsolutions have access to ECLASS 9.0 standard parts classified according to DIN/EN/ISO.

The new PARTcloud function to create 3D HTML graphics for websites enjoys great popularity. Under users can convert self-designed 3D CAD models in a STEP or STL format into a WebGL 3D HTML graphic and afterwards integrate it into their website in only three easy steps.

CADENAS had a record year helping manufacturers deliver more than 106,000,000 digital product models to their customers. CADENAS clients have seen a 23% increase in digital part downloads over 2013, representing more than $83.2 Billion in estimated sales of industrial components.

Since the beginning of December 2014, CADENAS is represented with their own subsidiary within the United Kingdom. The new office CADENAS Solutions UK Ltd. is situated in the south west of England, in Bristol.

Not only children experience that they often don’t know the right designation for something. Also the everyday working life of engineers and purchasers often reminds us of the popular TV show “whatchamacallit“: You are looking for a blue component, for example, which can be used to lift something and that has two holes with a diameter of 4 mm each.

Check out how CADENAS models famous cartoon character Minion. It was published on and it became one of the most liked and downloaded models, so we decided to use 3D printing technology.

The increasing availability of mobile apps for design and manufacturing software solutions that traditionally ran on laptops and workstations – and that kept designers and engineers tied to their desks more than they would prefer – represents a significant opportunity for improving the mobility, collaboration capability and effectiveness of designers and engineers. I think 2015 will be the year when we see a significant growth in the use of these apps in manufacturing organizations.