Customer Use Cases

At the CADENAS Industry Forum, well-known companies demonstrate how marketing possibilities of their products can be expanded by using the Electronic Product Catalog eCATALOGsolutions in best practice presentations.


Extension of Balluff's Electronic Product Catalog with CAE data

Idea and first experiences
Technical and organizational implementation
CAD, CAE, Rendering - three sides of a process

Barrier-free design with manufacturer models

Fast finding of the right components & documentation
Fusion of CAD & CAE
Boosting efficiency potentials through digital collaboration

20 years of eCATALOG - 20 Powerful Ideas to take your Business to the Next Level

Curiosities and interesting facts from 20 years of eCATALOGsolutions
Hidden Stars - Unknown but valuable features brought in front of the curtain
CADENAS Backstage - Behind the scenes of the Innovation Company

The Digital Product Catalog powered by CADENAS as strategic sales and marketing tool at ERO-Führungen GmbH

eCATALOGsolutions as marketing tool for the website presence
The CAD catalog as a pre-sales service tool for the sales department
Topics to consider when using eCATALOGsolutions

PARTcommunity – Innovations for Manufacturer Portals

New functions for PARTcommunity 9.0

Digital Services with eCATALOGsolutions - The Vision of Digitization Becomes Reality

Disruptive change in digitization as a game changer
Digital Services for the entire life cycle of the plant
Digital Services as real added value

LOD / LOI and the „I“ in BIM

History / regional specification / standards
Differentiation LOD, LoD and LOI
Use-cases today and outlook to the future

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Interoperable data = BIM for manufacturers

Data and geometry
Why, how and what next for data and manufacturers
Case study: Wienerberger, CADENAS & coBuilder - a new approach to product data and geometry

BIM-compliant operation with Design2Cost

Integrated BIM solution from project development, preliminary drafts to complete quantity determination at item level
Components from will be intelligently integrated into the BIM model in the future and will be available for all evaluations in Design2Cost
Analyses for the open BIM workflow (e.g. energy certificate, structural planning, TGA planning, etc.) are available in IFC-compliant form

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BIM in the Sanitary, Heating and Air-conditioning Industry Supported with CADENAS Technology

Current status
The "ARGE" working group portal
Examples from members & next steps

Providing Multi BIM data models with CADENAS and ARGE, a user story from a member's perspective

Challenge for manufacturers: In addition to geometric data, structured product master data for common BIM CAD systems must also be provided
New possibilities through the cooperation of ARGE Neue Medien with CADENAS
Presentation and discussion of a successful user story for different business types


Digitization of "Modular Assembly Automation" as a system configurator with CADENAS

High number of variants, showing the possibilities and finding the appropriate, individual solution
Time and cost savings in engineering allowing SCHUNK to focus on their core competences as a manufacturer
Integration of new variants - Time to Market - constantly updated
Parallel creation of BOM lists and goods baskets
Available in various communication channels

Making Product & CAD Selection Fast & Easy for Customers by Intelligent Systems from CADENAS

Product Selector - System recommends product to use based on client application details
CAD Configurator - Dynamically configure CAD for products directly or via product selector
Integration of selector & configurator into one system

How to leverage your eCATALOGsolutions investment. Learn how PHD, Inc. continues to “Future Proof” its CAD 25 years later

CAD models need attention. Pull the weeds and add fertilizer
Having an eCatalog is just the beginning. Adding support systems around your Electronic Product Catalog
Utilize a trusted partner who shares the vision

Digitization with photorealistic rendered product images based on the Electronic Product Catalog eCATALOGsolutions

Requirements for the rendering of product images
Implementation and organization at Afag
Experiences and recommendations

PARTcommunity – Innovations for manufacturer portals

New functions for PARTcommunity 8.0

The Electronic Product Catalog as an efficient marketing tool at Otto Ganter

Development of Ganter since 1970 and close partnership with CADENAS
Process to develop optimal CAD data for maximum customer service
Dynamic product dimensioning and its benefits
Implementation in other companies of the Ganter Group

Data-driven BIM is as complicated or as simple as we want it to be

Standards put forward by CEN 442 (PPBIM & PDT)
Product Data Templates
Delivering manufacturers' data to objects using CADENAS & coBuilder CAD enrichment features

BIM requirements and objectives for BIM planning from a constructor's perspective

Definition of roles and requirements for constructors
BIM product configurator VARICON powered by CADENAS

Motivation and first steps towards digitalisation with at HELLA Sonnen- und Wetterschutztechnik GmbH

Need for 2D & 3D Multi CAD BIM data for optimal sun shading customer service
Sun protection = high configuration complexity (hidden in detail)
First implementation steps and outlook

AutomationML as a description language for components

AutomationML as a data exchange format
Information volumes covered by AutomationML
Possible role of AutomationML based component descriptions in the design process


Continuous process chain from the planning to the realisation with the digital twin

Import CAE
Processing in terminal block configurator
Export individual component or terminal strips in the favoured CAD format through PARTcommunity

How IMI Precision have developed a “Best In Class” online user experience that is fully integrated with a CRM lead nurturing process to drive increases in sales with CADENAS technology

Addressing the needs of the different potential customer
Providing real time 3D product configuration
The importance of an Integration sales lead follow up CRM process

Photorealistic product pictures with eCATALOGsolutions and Maxwell Render

Requirements for the rendering of 3D geometrics
Implementation and organisation by Balluff
Experiences and recommendations

PARTcommunity – Innovations for manufacturer portals

New functions for PARTcommunity 7.0
Assistents & Configurators
Statistic Dashboard

Electronic Product Catalog by CADENAS as the beginning of Industry 4.0

Benefits for integrators in the robotic area
Benefits for LUCAS sales through automatic quotation generation
Future developments

BIM (Building Information Modelling) digital phasing and construction plans from the BMVBS (Federal Ministry for Transport, Building and Urban Development)

Content of the phases
Potentials and objectives
Current phase development
Implementation with CADENAS

Do not overload the donkey - Perfect multi-CAD data for AEC & BIM components

Which requirements are expected from manufacturers for their architectural components?
What sets CADENAS apart from other service providers?
What the optimal solution looks like

Digital planning / construction in Autodesk Revit and usage of manufacturer components through the CADENAS seamless Plugin

Construction of a building in Revit
Development of a subject specific planning method
Using of the CADENAS Plugin for products in the construction sector

mS3 publish - Produce print catalog with added value with eCATALOGsolutions from CADENAS

Automatic generation of print catalogs in InDesign including index, table of contents etc.
Simple creation through templates and a direct connection to eCATALOGsolutions
Direct production of catalog pages with a pairing link to the webshop


The Electronic Product Catalog by CADENAS as a marketplace for a company

Complete portfolio with BMEcat importer
Configuration of rotary encoders as a novelity

Construct quickly & efficiently through HellermannTyton's 3D data created by eCATALOGsolutions technology

Easy system handling
Improved search ability
Increased customer satisfaction

Smart Sales – Know who and where your customers are with eCATALOGsolutions

Offer the right product to the right person at the right time
Indentify sales potentials
Optimize your field sales

PARTcommunity – Innovations for manufacturer portals

New functions for PARTcommunity 6.0

BIM compatible Electronic Product Catalog powered by eCATALOGsolutions

What is BIM?
New possibilities for eCATALOGsolutins in the buidling industry
PHILIPP product catalog for prefabricated construction

Marketing opportunities for manufacturers of building elements with

What is
Roadmap BIM
Differences to industry solutions

The Importance of ‘I’ in BIM

How supports The BIM Hub with embedded intelligent 3D BIM CAD supplier catalogs
Digital construction is happening now with BIM the construction is waking up to a digital world
More than visualisation and clash detection construction industry is now ready for the next step

BIM from the architects' point of view

What does BIM mean for architects and designers
The OPEN BIM Workflow
BIM Objects at the architectural office

Sexy and innovative marketing for technical products

Trade show entertainment for more attention
Make components come to live with virtual reality
The perfect illusion with hologram technology


Simplicity pays off in designing

Practical use of eCATALOGsolutions
Insights all around our CAD data creation process
Fast, reliable and efficient when designing in 3D and ordering

Implementation of the SKF App Lubcad with eCATALOGsolutions technology by CADENAS

App usage of SKF customers
Application, advantage and limitations of the App
What are the next steps?

Multi-channel marketing in the industrial sector with the Electronic Product Catalog by CADENAS

Specific targeted customer contact with eCATALOGsolutions
Catalog on PARTcommunity as pre-sales-service
Who makes the buying decision?

PARTcommunity – Innovations for manufacturer portals

New functions for PARTcommunity 4.0
Search Engine Optimization
Statistics tool with infografics and optimized search functions

Innovations and outlook in app developement

Why you need an app
Native app, mobile app, available modules and possiblities
More and more mobile

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The Electronic Product Catalog by CADENAS as strategic sales concept in small businesses

Introduction KSM Preisser
Interactive sales with eCATALOGsolutions
The aim of the partnership with CADENAS

Smart Parts – Intelligent CAD models for the engineering process

What are smart parts
Why decision makers need smart parts
Possibilities for smart parts with eCATALOGsolutions

3D Product configuration for modular tooling systems with eCATALOGsolutions

From print catalog to the 3D Configurator
Conceptual design, functions, GUI and interfaces
Implementation, GoLive and first experiences


The AMF Media Center as sales tool

CAD data and sales
Working methods of the future?
Opportunities and threats of the new media

Supporting industry customers with CADENAS eCATALOGsolutions including eCl@ss 8 information

Get an Electronic Product Catalog within a few hours
Automated PIM data diversion as basis for eCATALOGsolutions
eCl@ss 8 Advanced as integrated data element

Calculation assistants and specialized apps

Calculation assistants in manufacturer catalogs
Apps for calculations
Specialized apps for in-house process improvement

Balluff catalog on PARTcommunity with product selectors

Structure and functionality of product selectors
Advantages and prospects

PARTcommunity 3.0 – Innovations for manufacturer portals

Create a calculation assistant yourself without programming effort
Simplified search functions (auto fill, highlighting search results, drag and drop, etc.)
Individual design adaptions (transparencies, color gradient, etc.) and revised statistic queries

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The 3D Part Sourcing Revolution for Manufacturer Parts in the UK

Relationship between and CADENAS
How it works
Using eCatalog data to generate global sales leads
The powerful benefits of 3D part sourcing

NOROs successes through the use of CADENAS eCATALOGsolutions

Why eCATALOGsolutions?
Benefits of the solution today
Future expansions and upgrades

Kill two birds with one stone: Create print & web from one data source

News and possibilities in the field of print catalogs
Using media data for the web as well
Embedded technology for Content Management Systeme (CMS) for instance Contao

More efficiency with online portal for spare parts

Using master data and CAD design data to create a spare part catalog


Customized App – Use your creative moments!

Motivation for a company specific app
New communication channels
Be closer to the customers

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Smart Catalog: The Print Catalog Goes Digital

Download CAD models from paper catalog directly per APP with one click
Fast access to offer info, technical documentation and user cases

Make tradeshows and product launches more successful

Tradeshow cooperation with CADENAS
Use eye catchers successfully
Restage product services

Innovations and planned functions of the 3D CAD Downloadportal PARTcommunity by CADENAS

Developing designs, drafts and offers, even if you're not an CAD expert, with SpaceClaim and CADENAS PARTcommunity

Fast modelling
Intuitive surface
Using PARTcommunity

Innovative Knowledge database with use examples for engineers and purchasing

Experience products from component manufacturers in use
Engineering challenges motivate engineers to make their knowledge readily available
Manufacturers receive suggestions for new products and product optimization

Online connection to PARTcommunity

New functionality in the internet shop
Just one login for both platforms
Direct link from the product to the CAD file

The New Appliance Butler - Using the entire solution eCATALOGsolutions

The other kind of product configurator
Quick and safely to the needed appliance
Efficient and correct design
Direct use of the CAD construction


ahp.advanced & ahp.price

Enhanced settings for internal use
Improved 3D PDF datasheet

eCATALOGsolutions & PARTcommunity 2.0 at Balluff GmbH

PARTcommunity 2.0 – individually customized communication platform
Internet statistics for CRM - important marketing instruments

eCATALOGsolutions & PARTcommunity, the course of development at RK Rose+Krieger GmbH

From the issue of measurable benefits to an integral part of project workflows
Creation of in-house components for the 3D catalog, but always under the guidance of CADENAS

Print Catalog on the basis of eCATALOGsolutions and asim publish

Data enrichment, consistent data storage, complex table functions
Innovative functions (integration of rendered product images, etc.)
Outlook and further steps

eCl@ss 7.0

Innovations and upgrades of eCl@ss 7.0
What advantages does an Electronic Product Catalog offer that is classified in accordance with eCl@ss?
How do CADENAS and eCl@ss cooperate?

Industrial hydraulic at hand

CETOP/ISO international norms for the interchangeability of hydraulic components
Guideline for the definition of our component descriptions
Configurator for hydraulic cylinders

Online Supplier Portal PARTcommunity Enterprise Version 2.0

Improved communication with external service providers
Limitation of multiple parts of external suppliers
Data set which is highly up-to-date, for external service providers

ePRODUCTplacement – bring products right into the spotlight

Expand marketing opportunities with Electronic Product Catalogs
Products are always available to engineers & purchasers
Context-sensitive information

Evaluation of 3D CAD downloads

Product management

eCATALOGsolutions goes APP

Analysis of portal activities on the road
Individual (catalog-)APP for the end user


CADENAS eCATALOGsolutions with the Demag Product Configurators

Live presentation

Development and Implementation of a System Configurator for Efficient Support of Customer Management in the Difficult Presales Phase

SIKLA-specific field and sales structure and back office structure
Problem with technical support within this structure
Range of activities of system configurator, implementation and chances

eCATALOGsolutions - the integrated solution with addded value

The revolutionary improved print solution eCATALOGsolutions/publish base
Cross Media Publishing

PARTcommunity 2.0

Quick access to the selected part
Create comprehensive data sheet online
Integration of a wizard

e-Shop B2B and B2C Solution for PARTcommunity 2.0

E-shops in the industrial sector? E-commerce as win-win solution for manufacturers and convertors
Sales channel e-shop: Fast-selling items at minimal costs
Chances and perspectives in E-commerce

PARTcommunity 2.0 - Paradigm Change for Online Product Catalogs

New potentials and ideas for manufacturers
Perspectives of further development

Augmented Reality - One Year and Many Interesting Use Cases

Use cases

Worldwide Introduction of the (Multi-)CAD Service: CAD@TURCK

Technology and supplier selection
Project implementation and experience
BMEcat data exchange between PIM and eCAT

MAN 3D Engine Viewer Advantages and Disadvantages of an Online Model Configuration

Range of application and implementation
Model structure and variant multiplicity
Compare static pre-configured bitmaps with online model configuration

CAPTRON offers new service for its customers

Retrospect and preview of the project
New ways with Electronic Product Catalog
A year of successful tradeshow entertainment


New Afag axes on PartCommunity - a customer's view

Afag axes for faster solutions
Closer to customer with PARTcommunity
Graphical support for easier selection

Product Catalogs are More than Just 3-D Data– Manufacturer data with additional benefits for customers

3D PDF datasheet
2D drafting with fully-automatic dimensioning
Shortened parts for very long geometries and much much more

Successful tradeshow-entertainment with CADENAS

Advantages of additional functions and eye-catchers at tradeshows
Presentation of the innovative entertainment package by CADENAS
Insight in present tradeshow co-operations

The new PARTserver community and the 3-D model download service 2.0

New potentials and ideas for manufacturers
Survey, forums, discussions and news
Please bring your own contents
Create your own CAD model download area according to your wishes

MISUMI presents MISUMI 24/7 e-Commerce: Now launched in Europe in 5 languages (Speech in English!)

E-Catalog evolution: From the paper catalogue to configurable components Online
Technical realization of the QCT (Quality, Cost & Time) concept
Paradigm resolved: Configurability and Usability

Success Stories

Univer S.p.A.

Modern marketing methods and increasing awareness with eCATALOGsolutions.


Toshiba International Corporation has enhanced its digital customer experience with a product catalog powered by CADENAS, increasing its online CAD downloads by 360%.

Power Jacks

Power Jacks sparked a 230% growth in CAD downloads and 30% growth in sales leads within one year thanks to the outstanding online service powered by CADENAS.

IMI Precision Engineering

IMI Precision Engineering is seeing a huge increase in customer satisfaction all thanks to the first ever integration of eCATALOGsolutions into an eShop.

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The Electronic Product Catalog

Far beyond 3D CAD Models

Smart Parts: Intelligent CAD Models

eCATALOGsolutions enriches 3D
CAD Models with intelligent
information like kinematics,
materials, collision spaces, center
of mass, custom tariff numbers and
many more

Ideas for marketing

Sexy and innovative marketing for
technical products