The current SparePartAssist research project aims to simplify the recording and procurement of spare parts: With the help of an app, already installed components can be scanned by an AR assistance system. Suitable spare parts can then be displayed using the geometric similarity search powered by CADENAS.

With more than 5.5 million free CAD models for engineers & planners, the visual search engine powered by CADENAS takes first place in the ranking of Aniwaa, the comparison platform for additive manufacturing and 3D scanning. Listed are numerous download portals for 3D printable files and CAD models.

Remeha simplifies the planning of buildings and objects with intelligent 3D BIM CAD data of heating systems. Thanks to the new digital product catalog powered by CADENAS, customers can download BIM models of gas condensing boiler, hybrid systems, air/water heat pumps or cogeneration free of charge.

ARO Fluid Management has introduced a 3D CAD product configurator by CADENAS with thousands of configurations for their 17 most popular valve lines. Engineers can configure them as needed and download them as 3D models in their preferred CAD format in just a few minutes, saving valuable design time.

The new SCHELL BIM/CAD service powered by CADENAS enables simple and error-free planning of buildings. Architects and planners can download the 3D CAD & BIM models of SCHELL washbasin & shower fittings, shower panels & WC modules in the desired level of detail (LOD), including connection points, and integrate them into their CAD system.

Airwork trusts in a 3D CAD catalog by CADENAS for the digital marketing of its pneumatic components for industrial automation. Engineers around the world can now download high-quality 3D CAD models of Airwork components in the required CAD format anytime they want.

MTF Technik has added the I-Tech small belt conveyors to its online configurator. Features such as dimensions, feeding and discharge heights or drive unit can be selected step by step. A plausibility check ensures error-free configuration and thus increases planning reliability.

Why is high-quality digital product data so important for the day-to-day work of engineers and designers? What is the difference between STEP and native CAD data? These and other questions were answered in the CADENAS webinar "STEP vs. NATIVE CAD data". For all those who missed the event, there is now a video recording to rewatch.

Smooth and optimized collaboration between MCAD & ECAD: Millions of 3D CAD & CAE product data with information on circuit diagram symbols, connections, component types (connector, cable, standard component, terminal, etc.) or parent-child relationships are available free of charge in SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D.

Since 1970, World Standards Day is celebrated each year on October 14. Standards are indispensable for the expansion of technological innovations, such as electromobility, because they accelerate development processes, ensure a high level of quality and increase acceptance of new technologies.

35 teams from around the world submitted their clever design ideas to the 8th Engineering Newcomer challenge. The innovative projects High-Temperature 3D Printer, Automatic Pellet Smoker and Twist-In Device for Tree Protection took the first three places and were officially awarded at the German trade fair Motek on October 5, 2021.

Bal Seal Engineering has launched a 3D CAD configurator powered by CADENAS that streamlines the custom engineering process. Their Seal Starter 3D™ for spring-energized seals combines the convenience of a DIY interface with the experience and support of an engineering team.

As online meetings have become standard in engineering, VidiPlus and CADENAS have developed a joint solution to keep the respective components in view at all times during design and planning meetings. From now on, the 3D CAD & BIM models of the technical search engine can be directly integrated into video conferences.

CADENAS & Perspectix are now offering manufacturers of technical components the possibility to use their 3D CAD & BIM catalogs within the CPQ solution P'X Industry Solution for complex configurations. Areas of application are diverse, e.g. configuration of machines, planning of production lines, construction & calculation of control cabinets, planning of office furnishings or technical equipment of buildings.

Thanks to intelligent CAD data powered by CADENAS, DOCERAM positioning pins are used in the new body plant of a premium car manufacturer. The 3D CAD portal for high-performance ceramic components thus helps DOCERAM to achieve a considerable increase in sales.

Flotronics Automation launches 3D CAD product configurator for its machine guarding solutions. The American manufacturer passes on internal savings to customers by reducing project costs by 10 percent.

Megatech Software and CADENAS are further expanding their close collaboration of more than 20 years: Millions of 3D CAD models and the associated standards from over 700 manufacturer catalogs are now directly available in the CAD software solutions MegaCAD Metal and Mechanical Engineering thanks to the new PARTS4CAD Professional integration.

The international software manufacturer CADENAS continues to expand its global sales team. Find out what challenges the two new Key Account Managers, Gabriel Laffay in France and Roman Bruckner in Austria, are most looking forward to in supporting eCATALOGsolutions customers.

Saris Infrastructure digitized its bicycle infrastructure products and now offers them as 3D BIM CAD models for free download. An interactive product configurator for bicycle racks simplifies the digital planning of bicycle-friendly building designs.

Tipco's new 3D CAD parts library with configurator features provides engineers with high-quality engineering data of their precision tooling components for free download. Thanks to 3D preview, customers can get comprehensive information about Tipco products before contacting customer service.

The large selection of 3D CAD & BIM models on and the PARTcommunity download portals powered by CADENAS make the hearts of engineers and architects beat faster. This is also noticeable in the CAD download figures, which are increasing rapidly year after year.

ETIM Deutschland e.V. publishes the new ETIM BIM portal. Since the beginning of July, specialist planners have been able to access manufacturer-neutral 3D models in all common BIM CAD formats, including ETIM standards, for their digital building designs free of charge.

More and more British component manufacturers already rely on intelligent product data as digital twins as part of their digitization strategy. Since the beginning of June 2021, Jack Salthouse has been advising and supporting CADENAS customers in the United Kingdom and Ireland on the topic of Electronic CAD Product Catalogs as Key Account Manager.

Collaboration in BIM is improving significantly thanks to the standardization work of VDI working group 3805 "Electrical Engineering and Building Automation" and VDMA Automation + Management Association for House + Buildings. The goal is to soon present the entire field of building services as one continuous digital twin.

Standard Lifters Inc. has released an on-demand product configurator featuring instant access to 3D CAD models of their die components for the global metal stamping industry. With the new service based on CADENAS' eCATALOGsolutions technology, the U.S. manufacturer reduces its customers' design time while providing an innovative digital customer experience.

There is no one solution that tastes good to everyone. Just like with ice cream, it is the same in engineering. With eCATALOGsolutions powered by CADENAS, manufacturers of technical components can optimally respond to customer requests and thus easily boost their sales leads.

The requirements in the construction industry are continuously increasing and with them the demand for intelligent product information. CADENAS are therefore opening their own Competence Center to better support manufacturers of BIM components in the creation of structured and classified 3D BIM CAD product data.

The latest version of the plugin by CADENAS is now available for free in the Autodesk App Store. Architects and planners can access original, manufacturer-verified 2D & 3D BIM and CAD models directly in Autodesk® Revit® 2021 & AutoCAD® Architecture and integrate them into their designs.

AVEVA and CADENAS have joined forces to integrate the CADENAS technical search engine,, into the AVEVA™ E3D Design system. This new plugin will provide users of AVEVA’s 3D design solution with the ability to select accurate equipment models from thousands of manufacturer catalogs and integrate them directly within their CAD software environment.

Girls were able to virtually peak over the shoulders of two female developers working in UI Design and Machine Development at CADENAS. The initiative supports the elimination of gender stereotypes in career choices.

Take one - action! CADENAS launch their new streaming studio and offer a new form of live webinars with great added value for customers and interested parties. Thanks to professional equipment, comprehensive information and best practice examples can now be presented even more interactively.

Digitalization is on the rise in the construction industry and is changing planning processes. In order to improve the cooperation of planners and contractors in construction, malotech is making 3D BIM & CAD objects from its systems for hygienic drinking water heating available for free download.

CADENAS, a global provider of digital 3D CAD and BIM product catalogs, is expanding their server infrastructure for the provision of their IT services. The new server in Canada further improves the user experience on customer websites and download portals.

The eCATALOGsolutions & Digital Twins division restructures itself with a new Vice President International Sales and Sales Director D-A-CH - for even greater customer proximity, also to international companies.

New 3D CAD product configurator for plastic profiles powered by CADENAS gives Easysteck a head start in digitization through intelligent product data as digital twins and global digital marketing.

Ortman Fluid Power caters to their customers' needs by launching their new 3D CAD catalog and online configurator with integrated live pricing powered by CADENAS. Engineers can now easily find, design and download digital product data for NFPA pneumatic and hydraulic cylinders within seconds.

The intelligent 3D BIM CAD models of EVBox BusinessLine and EVBox Elvi charging stations for electric cars facilitate building design for architects and civil engineers thanks to their seamless integration into 3D project designs.

Thomson Industries released its new 3D CAD configurator for its precision ball screws in cooperation with CADENAS, enabling engineers to complete the selection process in just a few minutes.

CADENAS plug-in known from ELITECAD Mechanics now also adds millions of configurable 3D BIM CAD models from international manufacturers to ELITECAD Architecture 15.

The Engineering Newcomer Challenge is back! For the 8th time, CADENAS and partners are searching for the most innovative and practical project designs in engineering. The winning teams and their educational institutions can look forward to cash prizes worth a total of 7,500 euros.

Baart Industrial Group has released its new interactive 3D CAD product configurator for its Vortex VXT series in cooperation with CADENAS, making engineering data of speed reducers available for free download.

VENTAFLEX publishes its new 3D BIM CAD product catalog with intelligent planning data of finished insulated air duct systems powered by CADENAS. Thanks to the improved customer service, engineers, architects & planners receive the required BIM CAD data within seconds.

Novoferm Netherlands provides 3D BIM CAD product data of its steel hinged doors for free download and supports architects & civil engineers in their planning by reducing errors even before construction starts.