Software manufacturer CADENAS advances to the next level of innovation with the new online platform, where engineers can use unprecedented methods of visual search to find billions of 3D CAD, CAE and BIM models within more than 5,000 relevant product catalogs. is replacing PARTcommunity, the previous portal for CAD and BIM downloads.

After three years on October 6th 2022, the Industry Forum Italy was held again at the Hotel Calzavecchio in Casalecchio di Reno, Italy. Professionals from the fields of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, plant engineering and architecture were invited to exchange views on the latest trends and technical innovations in the industry.

With version 2022.0 VISI integrates the visual search engine powered by CADENAS. Designers in mould and tool making are now able to access millions of 3D CAD models from thousands of manufacturer catalogs.

TENTE has teamed up with CADENAS and developed a digital product catalog with high-quality 3D CAD models of a wide range of castors and wheels for industry, commerce and the medical sector covering over 4000 product variants. The platform powered by CADENAS has been able to simplify the process of providing data, therefore making it easier and more convenient for customers to get CAD models.

On September 8, 2022, the BIM Building Automation and Electrical Engineering Working Group was founded within the VDMA. The aim is to create increased awareness for the entire technical building equipment in the BIM planning process. CADENAS is a founding member alongside many companies, universities and institutes.

Metaphase Technologies' new online catalog impresses with its wide range of configuration options and now enables engineers to find the most suitable LED lighting product for their application.

CADENAS updated the Universal Plugin for Allplan 2022, Archicad® 25, AutoCAD® 2023, BricsCAD® V22, Tekla 2021, Revit® 2023, Vectorworks® 2022 as well as as well as the separate Plugin for AVEVA E3D Design (Version 2.1 or higher).

Optics company Theia Technologies has launched a 3D CAD product catalog and on-demand configurator for industrial lenses, offering interactive 3D previews and CAD models for free download for six product families.

A new 3D CAD product configurator from a visionary in emergency lighting is online: INOTEC Sicherheitstechnik now offers configurable, multi CAD and BIM capable 3D CAD models of its escape sign and emergency luminaires. The high-information product models make lighting design more efficient & precise.

CADENAS is part of the KOGNIA research project with the goal of developing a "Machine Learning-based Recommender System for Mechanical Design". The project was showcased in the famous Golden Room of Augsburg's City Hall to visitors of the Long Night of Science.

netwykZOLL is a cloud-based SaaS solution for individual and mass determination of customs tariff numbers according to current specifications. This time- and nerve-saving tool is now integrated into the Strategic Parts Management PARTsolutions by CADENAS via an interface.

ETA is an established manufacturer of enclosures and cabinets for automation applications. Always focused on innovation, ETA has just implemented a new 3D CAD product catalog based on eCATALOGsolutions.

The new 3D CAD product configurator from exaKT Hydraulik GmbH is one of the first fully comprehensive configurators for hydraulic power units with multi CAD output.

Kubotek3D and CADENAS have partnered to provide KeyCreator mechanical and manufacturing design users access to an enormous selection of 3D and 2D component geometry from, the technical search engine powered by CADENAS.

Mink Bürsten has published an online product configurator with 3D CAD models in cooperation with CADENAS. Engineers and planners can now configure their desired brush product directly on the manufacturer's website and download the product data in the appropriate CAD format.

Bornemann Gewindetechnik GmbH has introduced a new product configurator based on CADENAS technology to optimally support their customers in customizing lead screws., a distributor specializing in solenoid valves and automation products for engineers and OEMs, has released an online 3D CAD product catalog of solenoid valves. The library serves the website’s growing customer base by making the customer journey online and on demand.

brandgroup releases its new product configurator for arc springs based on the eCATALOGsolutions technology by CADENAS. With the help of the new tool, engineers and designers can easily customize the geometric and functional features of the arc springs.

CADENAS with its expertise actively contributed as co-author to the German standardization roadmap BIM, which was published at the end of 2021. Find out what concrete recommendations for action the German strategic plan for standardization & digitization in the construction industry entails and how component manufacturers can prepare their product data.

Rohde AG is now represented with a 3D CAD product catalog on the CADENAS download portals. More than 4000 models of industrial and functional handles can be downloaded free of charge in the required CAD format.

For the 9th time, the international Engineering Newcomer competition offers budding engineers a stage for their creative project designs. Cash prizes worth a total of €7,500 await the winning teams and their educational institutions in addition to the title.

Standardization is a necessary but time-consuming topic in which information has to be digitized manually on a large scale. In a free webcast on 17 February 2022 at 3 p.m. CET, IHS Markit and CADENAS show strategies on how to bring standardization into the digital age by effectively linking information.

The coalition agreement of the new German traffic light government announces a digitalization offensive in the construction industry. Standardized BIM procedures with Open-BIM are to reduce bureaucracy and thus enable construction projects to be implemented faster, more efficiently and more sustainably in the future.

Pressure sensor manufacturer Superior Sensor Technology has released a 3D CAD configurator to enhance the digital customer experience for design engineers. The new service expands the company's online presence and helps generate more qualified leads.