Reid Supply launches online catalog with interactive 3D preview, configurable PDF datasheets and CAD downloads in 150+ formats

Industrial component supplier offers 3D CAD downloads and digital resources to help engineers quickly find and specify products into their designs

Reid Supply has relaunched their online catalog to update and upgrade the digital representations of their products with new features and functionality. Built by CADENAS, the new tool simplifies the process for engineers to find, configure, and specify components. Now engineers can access an interactive 3D viewer and share configurable PDF datasheets. Plus, free CAD downloads are available in more than 150 file formats. Best known for their automation, workholding, knobs, handles and tooling components, Reid Supply is an essential partner to industrial manufacturers and machine builders throughout North America. This online CAD technology gives customers easy access to nearly 40,000 digital samples on 3Dfindit.

“This tool enables our clients to save time and save money,” says Mike Evans, Senior Product Manager at Reid Supply. “By virtually testing digital components in their CAD environment, engineers can reduce the need for physical samples and that will streamline the design process significantly.” A new feature of Reid’s digital catalog is the ability to create PDF datasheets that engineers can easily reference and share with their purchasing team. Now product images, specifications, and other relevant information can be quickly downloaded from the website into a single PDF file. The datasheet also contains a portable 3D viewer so that the user can view and interact with the part from within the PDF file. “Our new datasheets take the guesswork out of the handoff between engineering and procurement. When an engineer finds the specific product they need, they can simply download a 3D PDF datasheet along with a CAD model. The PDF has all the key information about the product so they can easily share it with purchasing and say, ‘We need this.’ It really makes the process so much simpler.”

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