CADENAS and Kubotek3D partner to enhance KeyCreator efficiency with digital catalogs of purchased components

With integrating, users have now access to millions of 3D CAD models from renowned manufacturers

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. From a function built into KeyCreator, the data for millions of parts, from thousands of manufacturer catalogs, is available for download directly into an active KeyCreator session.

Free access to thousands of CAD catalogs speeds up design process

By incorporating accurate models of components from up-to-date catalogs directly into designs, KeyCreator users save hours and potential mistakes over drawing the components manually. The extensive catalogs, preview and search capabilities save further time over hunting for data across various component manufacturer sites. “KeyCreator users will appreciate the flexibility afforded by the integration,” says Ram Eswaran, CTO at Kubotek. "This integration will be a productivity boost for many KeyCreator users who will also appreciate the flexibility afforded by the simple implementation."

Downloaded component data is opened into a new CKD file to allow users to insert it directly into designs and save into a library as needed with just a few clicks. Insertion could be as a simple copy of geometry onto a layer or as multiple linked part references to reduce assembly size. Either way, the user can quickly re-define the insertion origin point and orientation during the insertion/copy step using standard KeyCreator capabilities. Opening a CKD file directly also saves the hassle of updating file paths or copying files from the browser's download folder.

Visual search engine helps to reduce time-to-market significantly

Engineers are often tied up with time-consuming non-constructive tasks. They spend approximately 27% of their time searching for product information., the search engine for digital component data, was developed to significantly reduce search times and to increase efficiency in engineering. “With inside KeyCreator, engineers gain intuitive search methods such as 3D Shape Search, Sketch Search, Color Search or Topology Search, making it easier to find the exact part they are looking for,” explains Jürgen Heimbach, CEO of CADENAS. The search functions are tailor made to suit the needs of CAD users. This saves engineers valuable time by enabling them to find and deploy approved parts instead of recreating them manually. “ ensures that users of KeyCreator can concentrate on developing innovative products instead of manually entering and verifying meta data,” explains Heimbach. is a visual search engine developed by the expert for digital CAD catalogs CADENAS. Engineers, purchasers, and architects worldwide use the search engine to find and download millions of manufacturers verified 3D CAD and BIM models. The website records over 600 million CAD downloads every year.


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