Normally Colin Johnson spends his time helping engineers and component manufacturers with their products and 3D CAD catalogs, but in his spare time he founded a running group with the sole purpose of encourage the visually impaired/blind to try marathon running.

Engineers and buyers interested in Ranco products can now directly configure and download 3D CAD models in native 2D and 3D formats for easy integration into their design.

MOVET® will soon be providing 3D CAD models of its products to download in a CADENAS Electronic Product Catalog. First, the area of flange bearings will be added to the product catalog, which is based on the eCATALOGsolutions technology from the German software manufacturer.

Virtual reality goggles and two handheld controllers can assist the design process tremendously, as part of DESTACO’s new Accelerate Digital Solutions System with its Vision Virtual Reality build tool.

MFT Technik Hardy Schürfeld GmbH & Co. KG improves customer service and work efficiency by making the CADENAS Product Configurator available on its website for all design engineers. In particular, multi-tech conveyor belts can be configured step by step according to need.

Anyone working with the free 3D graphics software Belnder can now receive a free plugin from CADENAS. This plugin will allow them to upload their 3D CAD models easier and faster directly from the CAD system to the exchange platform to share them with their colleagues and friends.

There was good reason for CADENAS to be happy already a month before Christmas: In November, the 3D CAD models download portal PARTcommunity registered an absolute record for CAD downloads per month of nearly 25.5 million parts.

This year's winning project of the German Standard Parts Award (Deutscher Normteile Award) is an impressive example of how the use of standard parts can contribute to helping and supporting developing countries effectively. The worldwide unique transportable operation microscope from Prechtl Engineering won first place.

Latest trade show trend: These pin buttons for component manufacturers are real eye-catchers and a good way to start up a conversation with customers.

The CADENAS Croatia branch is celebrating its 17th anniversary this year. Ladislav Antić opened a CADENAS representative office on 16 October 2000. Once Croatia joined the EU, the branch office was established as a limited company in 2013.

The new catalog enables engineers and designers to quickly search and configure JW Winco products before downloading into their design, available in more than CAD 100 formats.

Construction projects are carried out by numerous stakeholders and often take a long time. It is especially important that planners, architects, structural engineers, HVAC specialists and civil engineers get all the necessary information for their work at the right time and in the correct format.

Daimler AG has been successfully using Strategic Parts Management PARTsolutions from the software manufacturer CADENAS since 2002. Now the design guidelines are available as a PDF document directly in PARTsolutions and links to the engineering data within Strategic Parts Management are possible.

Creating customs papers for international shipping usually means tedious and time-consuming work. This is considerably simplified with the new ASKUBAL Electronic Product Catalog.

Industry 4.0 and the digitization of the manufacturing industry are an important topic worldwide. For this reason, a research group from CADENAS is developing comprehensive component standards so that they can be used in simulation software such as Siemens' Mechatronics Concept Designer (MCD).

Since the beginning of the year, CADENAS has organised a weekly challenge through their 3D sharing community The occasion is the 25th anniversary of the company and to celebrate the members of the CADENAS exchange portal are becoming actively involved.

Thanks to a new Electronic Product Catalog and Online Configurator powered by eCATALOGsolutions from CADENAS, FABORY customers have the ability to select, view and download their fastening products in 2D and 3D.

For the fourth time now, pupils and students from technical colleges, universities and other educational facilities had the opportunity to submit their design ideas in order to compete. The winners were announced at the Motek exhibition on 11th October in Stuttgart.

Now thanks to the implementation of an Electronic Product Catalog and an Online Product Configurator, UHV Design customers can configure and download product information instantaneously in over 100 native CAD formats.

To make it easier to quickly change and update Revit RFAs and simplify the work of architects and designers, CADENAS has developed the new groundbreaking Content Plugin for Autodesk Revit.

With our solution Parts4partner you can made your own individual CAD download portal based on PARTcommunity technology, in just five minutes. Your customers, users, partners and colleagues can benefit from 3D CAD engineering data from renowed component manufacturers in over 100 CAD formats on your website to download for free.

In order that landscape architects and planners can include the innovative Grasscalm solutions in their plans right away, they can download the 3D BIM CAD models of their products directly from the 3D CAD download portal by CADENAS and integrate into their plans.

Creating 3D PDF sheets for your CAD models isn’t as scary as it may sound, and the advantages they add to your organization more than pay for the investment. 

The new website of the communications agency CANVAS shines through in a fresh and modern design that lets CANVAS show what they are capable of creating.

Since the end of August, customers of Adolf Würth have been able to download, configure and integrate into their design various additional 3D engineering data from the sectors of furniture manufacture and woodworking via the already existing Electronic Product Catalog in 100 native formats – including numerous common BIM formats.

In 2012 the app "3D CAD Models Engineering“ from CADENAS was founded as a download service and research tool for intelligent 3D engineering data. Since its publication in the app stores of Google, iTunes and Windows it has been downloaded and installed over 800,000 times.

Knowledge is everything!  With the Engiclopedia there is a comprehensive knowledge database available to engineers at the 3D CAD models download portal PARTcommunity, filled with information about engineering, designing and technology.

A world record for the WARR Hyperloop team: The student team from TU Munich shot to first place through the test tube at speeds of 324 km/h to grab first place at the SpaceX Hyperloop challenge competition II in Los Angeles. The Strategic Parts Management PARTsolutions was also used to help develop the second pod by the WARR Hyperloop team.

Jane is always looking for new and creative ideas to share, but she is already so busy with social media, videos and white papers. That’s why Jane made the smart decision to provide acess to her on-demand digital product information as the ready to use content that her audience needs.

The popularity of Engineering Newcomers is unwavering: Once again, the design competition enjoyed an increase in the participation of students and pupils.

Thanks to PARTcommunity embedded technology, HEB customers can use the company website to search for and configure needed 3D CAD engineering cylinder data, and download into their respective CAD system in over 100 native formats such as Autodesk, Revit, Solid Edge, SolidWorks, NX, etc.

The secret has been revealed: The WARR Hyperloop Team has now officially introduced its second Pod. With this Hyperloop capsule and CADENAS as a sponsor for the area of parts management, the team of students from the TU Munich will participate in the SpaceX Hyperloop Competition II in Los Angeles in August.

Eaton products are now available on mobile devices with the 3D CAD Models Engineering app by CADENAS. This means the parts and configuration you know, love and trust are now accessible from anywhere.

To share 3D models with friends or colleagues, users can use the 3D Printing & Sharing Community app.

What if there was a solution that could make small and middle-sized companies just as happy as the big international industrial ones? CADENAS has developed that solution: Strategic Parts Management PARTsolutions with modular software architecture.

Special Springs is constantly active in the development and implementation of modern production and management tools to ensure a high level of quality and first class customer service.

The complete success story of how IMI Precision Engineering chose CADENAS to increase customer satisfaction through an Electronic Product Catalog eCATALOGsolutions can now be found online.

If a model consists of many parts, it is difficult for an user to recognize it immediately. The CADENAS exchange platform offers the possibility to display edges of a model differently.

The 3D CAD model download portal PARTcommunity has proven to be high ranking regarding its outstanding performance and has been quicker than many comparable websites. Still, CADENAS has not been resting on its behind!

Power management company Eaton, has recently expanded their Online Product Configurator to include large bore tie rod and mill duty cylinders. Built by CADENAS, the digital product configurator is significantly increasing EoDB or “ease of doing business” for Eaton’s cylinder customers.s.

The Strategic Parts Management PARTsolutions from CADENAS can be integrated seamlessly into existing PLM and ERP systems and joins all relevant information from various solutions together on a single platform.

Kollmorgen, a Virginia based designer and manufacturer of high-performance motion control products, has recently launched a new catalog of native CAD models built by CADENAS.

The new PARTcommunity 7 simplifies the locating and downloading of intelligent 3D CAD engineering data for engineers and purchasers and is therefore the ideal marketing & sales tool for component manufacturers.

The British Fluid Power Association (BFPA), the trade association representing the interests of over 250 manufacturers and suppliers of hydraulic and pneumatic equipment in the UK, has now adopted the CADENAS 3D CAD model download portal PARTcommunity. Thus, more than 460 manufacturer certified product catalogs are now available to its members for their designs.

Since May, the software manufacturer CADENAS from Augsburg has been a member of the industrial association of House, Heating and Kitchen Technology (HKI) and makes its know-how and many years of experience available in the creating of Electronic Product Catalogs. 

The past year 2016 was also very successful for CADENAS and its customers and brought many new, exciting customer projects as well as innovations in the areas of Electronic Product Catalogs, Strategic Parts Management and BIM. We have compiled the most important highlights and topics for the year 2016 in our current customer magazine.llt.

Augmented Reality (AR) is a computer-assisted extension of the perception of reality, in which pictures or videos are supplemented with additional information by means of superimposition or superimposition. The sharing community offers several possibilities to extend 3D CAD models with additional information.

The Engineering Community with its download portal offers not only 85 vertical marketplace for clever marketing of products, but also the possibility for something more – uploading a PDF catalog

The engineer Ingo is frustrated that around 45% of his working time with unproductive activities such as searching for components and manually inputting new components into the system. But Ingo has the solution. You want to know how Ingo does it? Then have a look at our short video!

Which information from the various sectors do customers actually need for their designs or product choice? Thanks to the new cooperation between CADENAS and coBuilder, the needs of the architectural sector can be met even better.

CADENAS had recognized the potential of the beginning Age of IT back already at the start of the 1990s and developed from a small engineering office into one of the most successful, international software companies, with currently 320 employees at 17 locations.

Toshiba International Corporation’s Motors & Drives Division has recently expanded its online digital parts catalog to include medium-duty motors and drives. Built by CADENAS, these digital product models were frequently requested by design engineers seeking accurate 3D CAD representations of Toshiba products for large scale projects.

Power Jacks customers previously had to wait one full working day to receive a part in the required native CAD format. Through the new innovative online product configurator by CADENAS this has been reduced to 5 minutes.

In February, the new version 9.12 of the BIM CAD spatial planning program Palette CAD was published. A highlight of the numerous innovations is the direct integration of intelligent engineering data of numerous well-known manufacturers based on the eCATALOGsolutions technology from CADENAS.

CADENAS continuously awards prizes to Electronic Product Catalogs on the basis of the eCATALOGsolutions technology with the quality seal in gold, silver and bronze. In the framework of this year's Industry-Forum, the CADENAS award "Golden Catalog Seal" went to the catalogs of component manufacturers with the most comprehensive intelligent information.

It makes sense for some component manufacturers to define a maximum quota for the number of downloads per user. You can define a certain limit as desired with the Electronic Product Catalog from CADENAS. We will show you just how easy it is.

Travelling from L.A. to San Francisco in 35 minutes can become reality with the revolutionary high-speed transport system Hyperloop. As a part of the CADENAS Industry-Forum convention two successful Hyperloop teams introduced their projects.

The US manufacturer of fire-suppression systems CeaseFire recently launched an all-new online product catalog, built by CADENAS. The new catalog simplifies the search and selection of CeaseFire products by delivering interactive 3D visualization directly within the product pages.

Effective immediately, 3D BIM engineering data of the portal is available also in native ARCHICAD format GSM (=ARCHICAD library object) from version 17 on.

Now over 30,000 Users are following the Facebook site of the 3D CAD model download portal PARTcommunity from CADENAS and are being kept up to date about the newest trends and innovations in the area of 3D CAD models and engineering.

The 18th Industry-Forum of CADENAS GmbH welcomed over 200 national and international visitors from the areas of machine and plant engineering, electrical engineering as well as architecture, who were informed about trends and developments in Strategic Parts Management, Electronic Product Catalogs and Building Information Modeling (BIM).

A new version of the cloud-based CAD solution Autodesk Fusion 360 for 3D modelling has been available since the end of 2016. Thus, a completely new user interface of the 3D CAD models download service “parts4cad” from CADENAS was introduced.

Customers of SMC, worldwide leader in the drive and control technology of pneumatic and electric systems, have had access to an air treatment configurator since the end of 2016.

Planning and configuration of cable routing for systems and machines is time-consuming and complex. PFLITSCH has developed the tool easyRoute to optimize cable planning.

To learn more about this and many other exclusive engineering best practice presentations register now for the Industry-Forum on the 15th and 16th of March 2017 in Augsburg, Germany.

Guest contribution of Tim Strube. Colson Group USA introduces its new app for iPhone and iPad built by CADENAS: Caster CAD 3D. 

Numerous industrial companies have already been compelled to implement more than one CAD system in product development. Such a Multi CAD system environment involves problems for the user as well as the company. PARTsolutions is a real multi-talent for Multi CAD.

Murrplastik Systemtechnik GmbH, as one of the worldwide leading system providers of professional cable management, simplifies the configuration of energy chains.

CADENAS GmbH has provided users of the 3D CAD models download portal PARTcommunity with a number of new functions that lead more quickly to the needed standard and purchased parts.

Learn more about the ground-breaking project of the award-winning Ryerson Hyperloop team at this year's Industry Forum by CADENAS on the 15th and 16th of March: The university team gives exclusive insights in their lecture!

Architects and civil engineers can download needed 3D BIM CAD models in various native CAD formats on the BIMcatalogs portal. Another format has now been added: HiCAD (3D) from Version 2011 on is available now and that since December.

This year's international congress of CADENAS GmbH deals with industrial 4.0. Moreover, engineers and component manufacturers can find out all about the topics of strategic parts management, electronic product catalogs and BIM from best practice lectures on trends and innovations.

Modelling components is very time-consuming. Therefore, users of the CADENAS exchange platform help each other by making their self-modelled 3D manufacturer parts available to other tinkerers, friends or colleagues for their designs free of charge.

With eCATALOGsolutions you can enrich the engineering data of your products with intelligent information to create a digital twin. E.g. in combination with the Mechatronics Concept Designer (MCD) the commissioning of the technical systems can firstly be virtually tested and the coordination of details can be digitally dealt with.