IMI Precision Engineering has streamlined their sales process through the website integration of an eCATALOGsolutions 3D product configurator in combination with their existing CRM & eShop.

Samtec began a digital transformation more than 15 years ago by creating a unique library of 3D CAD models in-house. The models were built per customer request and posted online for downloading. Today Samtec’s interactive catalog of 3D CAD models is built upon CADENAS eCATALOGsolutions platform, which leads the industry with more than 700 active clients.

Parker’s new T-Slot Aluminum Design Architect created with CADENAS’ Interactive Product Configurator is a 3D software tool for assembling profiles and accessories into a design. With the new solution, engineers can quickly turn their concepts into completion.

With the so-called HotSpot function, additional diverse information can now be linked with a preview of the uploaded component. As a consequence, those 3D CAD models become an interactive encyclopedia for engineers and members of the sharing community.

For IMI Precision Engineering customer satisfaction is key and providing product information in a simple and easy to use product configurator was the best solution for their pneumatic actuator ranges. An Electronic Product Catalog by CADENAS was seamlessly integrated into the existing website and eShop maintaining the full IMI Precision Engineering branding.

We recently conducted an interview with the Swabian chamber of commerce IHK Schwaben. The head of the business area International, Axel Sir, gave some important tips on what should be noted about (online) marketing in China. We have now asked the managing director of the CADENAS branch in Shanghai about his marketing activities.

With CADENAS, as a component manufacturer you also benefit from the great success of the social network Facebook: The great popularity of the CADENAS download portal also shows the sensational number of 25,000 fans of the PARTcommunity Facebook site.

The workplace of engineers and purchasers is no longer restricted to one's own office. The trend is developing towards decentralized work. Mobile and stationary access to all information of the project are indispensable. The prerequisite for a smooth project flow is to have access to project data from anywhere, independent of the end device.

Bison Gear, a US gearmotor manufacturer partnered with CADENAS to create an all-new interactive 3D digital parts catalog. Built by CADENAS, the catalog will enable Bison Gear’s engineering customers to instantly configure and download the exact product they need for their design.

For many publicly financed building projects in countries BIM data is already required like in Great Britain and the Netherlands. For component manufacturers it is important to enrich their product data with Building Information Modeling (BIM).

Accu Tech Michigan has launched an all-new 3D product catalog built by CADENAS. The new catalog enables Accu Tech Michigan customers to instantly configure the exact linear rails and guides they need, and download in more than 150 native and neutral CAD and graphic formats.

The direct connection between manufacturer catalogs of CADENAS and the TopSolid interface will enable companies to rapidly optimize the design of their products by reducing the time spent searching for standard components.

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry IHK Schwaben anchored China with the "China Competence Center CCC" in its country focus. The sole purpose being to inform companies on topics like Swabian-Chinese business relations, providing useful advice for posting employees abroad or reports about changes in the field of certification.

Engineers and purchasers are always faced with the challenge of finding the best possible component for their product. However, a qualified decision about the best component is only possible if all relevant information about components is available quickly and easily.

The 3D CAD models download portal PARTcommunity offers its users 400 manufacturer-certified 3D CAD product catalogs. One or the other user might be looking for a manufacturer’s component that is not yet in the PARTcommunity.

Diligent members of the 3D CAD models download portal PARTcommunity will be rewarded in the future for their work and loyalty.

For engineers working in a chaotic data set, it may be tempting at first to simply create a brand new part instead of searching for an existing component; this however leads to extensive extra work in the long run. Why don’t many engineers search first? The answer: Often no adequate search facilities are available, which makes searching very time consuming.

The Strategic Parts Management PARTsolutions from CADENAS has been supporting the Japanese manufacturer since 2008 as a supplier parts library for the design of production equipment. The “easy to integrate in existing systems” ability has been a key factor in Toyo Seikan‘s choice for CADENAS.

We all experience self-service models that previous generations would be astounded by. Industries are changing right before our eyes and the world we know now looks very different than just ten years ago.

Samtec, Inc.recently launched an advanced interactive catalog of 3D CAD models built by CADENAS. The new, easy-to-use online tool enables engineers to dynamically configure, preview and download over 1 trillion Samtec product models in the native CAD format of their choice.

Often, material master data within a company is classified according to ECLASS. This designation helps that you always speak of one and the same component, no matter which name the respective department or manufacturer is using.

Only with competitive product prices can companies survive in the international market. The first thought is usually to optimize the purchase prices. For effectively reducing costs, companies should know initially the total life cycle costs for its purchase and own parts of their products.

Since the beginning of 2016, the company has been offering engineers and purchasers engineering data via an electronic product catalog of the eCATALOGsolutions technology.

Always attentive to offer an optimal service to its customers Setec has offered its 3D CAD catalog in the libraries of CADENAS. Upon further expansion of the range of its products Setec is also providing the 3D CAD models of its ISOMOVE series for free to download.

Regal-Beloit has doubled-down on the support for their online product configurator, multiplying the reach and effectiveness by enabling users to mix-and match products from separate Regal-Beloit brands. Now, users who visit the product configurator at, a Regal-Beloit owned gearbox manufacturer, can add the matching Marathon Motor and order the products as a pair.

Marketing teams for industrial manufacturers know all about the necessity of reaching buyers online, but a lot of their efforts haven’t necessarily translated to higher sales. Why? If manufacturers are following marketing trends faithfully, what’s holding back better results?

Did you know that you can embed an interactive view of your 3D CAD models and assemblies into your website? If not, this is important news for you!

The new solution, with smart configuration, helps engineers select the correct product much faster than previously possible. With all of the available options available at their fingertips it becomes extremely easy to spec Emerson EPG products into a design.

At first sight, many things seem to be different than what they actually are. This is most evident in the case of so-called optical illusions. Good if tools are available that cannot be fooled, like CADENAS’ Geometric Similarity Search GEOsearch.

Here, all linear position and liquid level by MTS sensors are available for download as native data in more than 100 different common CAD system file formats of common and can be directly integrated into the customer’s procurement process with the Strategic Parts Management PARTsolutions.

From 22 to 26 June 2016 LinkAble, a strategic partner of CADENAS in China, presented CADENAS softwaresolutions at the CIMES.

The Ryerson University International Hyperloop Team announces a digital engineering solution sponsorship with the Aerospace Industries Association and CADENAS PARTsolutions, LLC (USA).

Product piracy is becoming an increasingly bigger problem for many industrial companies as they are not protecting their intellectual property. CADENAS' 3D CAD models allow component manufacturers to provide engineers with enough information to make a qualified decision without running the risk of being copied.

Visitors to the newly enhanced website can now seamlessly discover, design, and download custom NKK parts – including full design specs – from a new interactive online 3D CAD product catalog designed by CADENAS.

CADENAS announces the introduction of the PARTcommunity plugin that gives CorelCAD™ users access to millions of free CAD models from hundreds of renowned manufacturers.

Only a few companies have a classification system for their standard, supplier and company parts, because manual classification is very complex and above all prone to error. CARDENAS offers through Strategic Parts Management PARTsolutions and Classification 2.0 a simple and quick solution.

CADENAS has introduced the new 6.0 version of their 3D CAD download portal PARTcommunity with numerous innovative features and improvements as well as the global innovation Quick Download.

Industrial fixture base, leg and component manufacturer, Wolverine Bronze Company has re-launched their 3D Digital Catalog, now providing open access for engineers and designers. By removing the barriers to access and providing additional native formats, Wolverine enables a wider audience of engineers to more quickly and easily specify Wolverine products into their designs.

With CADENAS you can also profit as a component manufacturer from the big success of the social network Facebook. The Facebook Page of the 3D CAD model download portal PARTcommunity is becoming increasingly popular. There are already more than 20,000 followers of the newest trends and innovations regarding 3D CAD models and their download

Parker-Hannifin has been honored by Frost Publishing, receiving a 2016 Manufacturing Leadership Award for their forward-thinking implementation of CADENAS’ Strategic Part Management Software PARTsolutions.

In a survey among 70,000 engineers, CADENAS found out how high companies estimate life cycle costs (creating data, warehousing, fixed capital, end-of-life replacement, etc.) for components. We show you the exclusive results.

CADENAS has fully integrated its millions of part models into Onshape, a new cloud-based CAD system that runs on any computer, tablet or phone. Engineers, designers and builders can now access over 400 3D CAD manufacturer catalogs for free from directly within Onshape.

With over 20 years of experience in the field of 2D & 3D CAD manufacturer catalogs, specifically in the area of mechanics, CADENAS has also quickly became a big player in the BIM market. Gillian Smith will support the CADENAS team as new UK BIM Director working together with our flagship in Bristol, UK and Headquarters in Augsburg, Germany.

The new electronic Pepperl+Fuchs catalog, based on eCATALOGsolutions technology, is online.

Since April 2015, a mobile app version of CADENAS’ Strategic Parts Management PARTsolutions is available to users. CADENAS now decided to offer the app as mobile and desktop version for Windows 10.

The company was founded in 1946 and is one of the leading manufacturers for exhaust gas systems in new buildings. Energy efficiency is of primary importance. Therefore efficiency should also be possible for the customers’ design process. This is why the company decided for CADENAS’ Electronic Product Catalog, to improve its BIM area for tendered architecture projects, plant engineering etc.

CADENAS has created a new magazine for its customers with the successes of the previous year 2015. It has an overview of the successful projects and CADENAS innovations along with the highlights of the year.

Due to the positive feedback for the 3D CAD models app mechanical engineering for the operating system Windows 10, the software developer CADENAS from Augsburg decided to provide further apps as mobile and desktop version.

Encoder Products Company have launched an all new website featuring a powerful new 3D CAD catalog built by CADENAS. The new online presence features a fully-responsive design, providing users with an exceptional experience whether they are visiting Encoder Products on a desktop, laptop, tablet or mobile phone.

Due to the positive feedback for the 3D CAD model app mechanical engineering for Windows 10, the software developer CADENAS from Augsburg decided to provide further apps as mobile and desktop versions for the operating system from Microsoft.

The new “Filter & Search Assistants“ feature of the PARTcommunity version 5.0 offers engineers the additional possibility to get faster to necessary 3D CAD data on the 3D CAD model download portal.

It’s true. Your Engineering team is currently swimming head-first in the digital garbage bin. They’re hunting for parts outside of every PLM and ERP rule set you have painstakingly set-up.

Flow meter manufacturer AW-Lake Company has recently launched an all-new online catalog of configurable 3D CAD models, built by CADENAS PARTsolutions.

In March it was that time again: Downloads on the biggest 3D CAD model download portal PARTcommunity reached record figures. With a great leap to nearly 23.5 million downloads, the figures exceeded all expectations and the limit has not yet been reached by a long shot.

The BIM Hub® and CADENAS GmbH have come together in January to sign a significant partnership agreement. In doing so, their combined expertise now provides the best possible service for architects and engineers in the construction industry worldwide thanks to a stunning new mobile app and well established online platform.

Since 2012, there has been the “3D CAD model mechanical engineering“ app from CADENAS. Due to the growing popularity and the increasing download figures in the Google Play and iTunes Store, the software developer now decided to offer the app also for Windows 10

Nobody had expected nearly 16.5 million downloads from the 3D CAD model download portal PARTcommunity in February. Still, CADENAS and the numerous component manufacturers represented on PARTcommunity were very pleased about a new monthly CAD model download record.

When you think about CAD models, things like trees, flowers or plants do not necessarily come to mind. But exactly for this vivid and colorful area CADENAS has developed an assistant for landscaping.

At the 17th Industry Forum on 8th and 9th March, more than 200 international visitors from the mechanical, plant and electrical engineering sector were informed about innovations and trends regarding sustainable cost reduction with strategic parts management, expanding marketing opportunities with electronic CAD product catalogs and building information modeling (BIM) at the WWK arena in Augsburg.

 The ISO 9001:2008-certified manufacturer turned to CADENAS to market their products on a broader and more international basis with the electronic product catalog.

AW-Lake Company now provides the capability to model then order flowmeters online as one of the new features of its redesigned corporate website.

Nason, a South Carolina-based manufacturer of hydraulic and pneumatic cylinders, switches and transducers, employs new thinking which is derived from a total market-driven approach. Nason adapts to customer requirements rather than the customer adapting to available products. This new way of thinking has been the catalyst for their interactive product configurator and 3D CAD model downloads powered by CADENAS PARTsolutions, LLC.

Regal’s Hub City and Marathon Motors brands have collaborated with CADENAS PARTsolutions to create product configuration software that allows design engineers to create and download perfectly matched gear/motor configurations.

UK supplier websites are not currently measuring up to engineers expectations. 75% of interviewed engineers said that if a particular product was not available in 3D format that they would chose an alternative supplier.

Every manufacturers is beset with a dilemma: how to make it easy for potential customers to try out your parts without “revealing the secret recipe.”

We’ve found that a solution can be found in something called a Form Fit and Function model.

In order to provide suitable 2D and 3D CAD BIM information and to save its customers time in addition, the company Souchier in France relies on the Interactive Product Configurator of the eCATALOGsolutions Technology by CADENAS.

KWS Manufacturing, a leader in the bulk material handling industry, has recently launched an online product configurator to help customers select, specify and purchase their line of industrial screw conveyors.

Finding the correct part doesn't need to be a "Choose your own Adventure" story

In 2015, there was a constant and rapid rise of the monthly CAD model downloads. Altogether 151.3 millionen downloads within a year – an impressive performance, about which Jürgen Heimbach, the CEO of CADENAS, has his say.

The Geberit Group, with its headquarters in Rapperswil-Jona, Switzerland, is the European market leader in the field of sanitary engineering, sanitary and piping systems and bathroom ceramics. Recently the Swiss company decided to introduce the strategic parts management PARTsolutions of CADENAS, the software manufacturer from Augsburg.

To simplify work on mobile devices and search for 3D CAD models, CADENAS’ new 3D viewer radial menu offers more comfort and easier handling for users. The various possibilities, intuitive handling and the modern design are striking.

At the beginning of this year the app was completely integrated into the standard packages of Autodesk Fusion 360. With the upcoming update at the end of January 2016, this feature will be available to all users.

With the electronic CAD product catalog based on CADENAS’ eCATALOGsolutions technology, customers will be provided with 3D CAD models of MTS Sensors for download presumably at the beginning of 2016.

With TOOL4SEARCH, in connection with the geometric similarity search GEOsearch of CADENAS strategic parts management PARTsolutions, it is possible to create tool calculations quickly, easily and securely.