Digital partnership between AUSSCHREIBEN.DE and CADENAS combines product information, tender texts and BIM CAD data on one platform

Cooperation simplifies processes in digital building planning for both planners and manufacturers

More than 1 million tender texts and additional product information are available for download on the online portal for tender texts AUSSCHREIBEN.DE. Thanks to the new technology partnership between CADENAS and AUSSCHREIBEN.DE, building products can now be displayed as illustrative 3D graphics and offered for free download in various native and neutral CAD formats. The new cooperation simplifies processes in digital building planning and offers many advantages to both planners and manufacturers of building products.

Anyone planning a construction project is faced with countless challenges while being under a great deal of time pressure. An effective workflow becomes the deciding factor, especially when in product research and the selection of suitable construction solutions. By providing high-quality, digital data on AUSSCHREIBEN.DE, architects, engineers and planners can achieve maximum efficiency and security in this respect. AUSSCHREIBEN.DE now provides numerous CAD & BIM data free of charge in addition to tender texts and product information such as images, videos, assembly instructions, certificates and drawings. This data is based on CADENAS technology, a specialist for 3D CAD product catalogs. The data is created in cooperation with the respective component manufacturer and is therefore manufacturer-verified. After registering on the platform, users can view selected products in the integrated 3D viewer, check them by zooming in and download them in most common CAD formats. These include cross-manufacturer formats such as IFC, DWG or DXF as well as numerous native formats for CAD systems such as ARCHICAD, Allplan or Revit. The desired product can then be imported directly as a component into the CAD design. This procedure ensures that the product is suitable for the respective project, saves time and increases the accuracy of detailed planning, especially for configurable products.

"Together with CADENAS, a specialist for 3D engineering data, AUSSCHREIBEN.DE not only offers a comprehensive service for the integral and productive planning of construction projects. It also opens up far-reaching opportunities and added value potential for product manufacturers," says Manfred Scholz, Managing Director of ORCA Software GmbH, which manages the platform for tender texts.

Digital transformation as a competitive advantage for product manufacturers

Manufacturers of technical components who make their product data available to engineers, architects and planners digitally and in high quality significantly strengthen their position in the market. According to a CADENAS survey of 128,000 engineers and architects, planners are the driving force behind product decisions since the selection of a specific component already takes place in the planning phase. Once a component has been added to the design, it is very likely that it will subsequently be procured. 82% of CAD & BIM downloads lead to actual product sales, according to the survey. (Source)

One manufacturer that has recognized this potential and optimized its digital services and product data for the target group of architects, engineers and building services planners is strawa Wärmetechnik GmbH. The specialist for heating technology is one of the pioneers who provide CAD & BIM data of their products on the search engine for 3D CAD manufacturer components by CADENAS as well as on AUSSCHREIBEN.DE. As a manufacturer of technical components, the company's product data is available to planners 24/7 and thus always in the right place at the right time. Sebastian Jeschke, head of Data Management, is pleased about the new cooperation between CADENAS and AUSSCHREIBEN.DE: "We have been waiting for this as a manufacturer. This is an important signal for the entire industry. By providing high-quality information and relevant metadata on one platform, we are offering our customers excellent service and real added value. We will continue to successively expand the digital catalog so that we can offer our customers maximum convenience."

The strawa catalog on AUSSCHREIBEN.DE comprises 6,570 items, 9,180 images & videos as well as 11,010 documents, including CAD & BIM data. A hotspot of information which benefits not only planners but also the executing trades in the further project stages. This is an example that shows a pioneering step towards digital transformation.

"The cooperation between AUSSCHREIBEN.DE and CADENAS is an important step to further advance the digitalization offensive in the construction industry," Jürgen Heimbach, CEO of CADENAS GmbH, is convinced. "Together with the manufacturers of building components, we are creating the basis for supporting architects, planners as well as the trades involved with digital product information for the most error-free object planning possible."

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