Multi CAD Engineering Data
Optimal data for all CAD systems
Most engineers and designers have long ago accepted that productivity loss due to lacking CAD interoperability has become normal. According to a survey among German companies, 61% of all interviewed persons said that they are confronted with more than one CAD system in their company.
Typical Multi CAD Scenario
Reasons for Multi CAD environment i. a.
- Due to mergers and acquisitions with other companies, further CAD systems are introduced into the organization
- Conscious decision to support different design processes in the best possible way
(e.g: mechanical design, electronic design …)
- Customer specifications make the use of certain CAD systems mandatory
Difficulties due to Multi CAD in the daily design work routine
Despite the multitude of different CAD systems global development teams are supposed to develop a product from a single source. Such a Multi CAD system environment involves problems for the user as well as the company:
- Every CAD location has its own CAD specific data pool, data can not be exchanged with other locations or systems, causing unnecessary additional effort when maintaining data
- Several autonomous CAD data pools result in redundant parts creation and parts being procured several times in different ways which leads to higher procurement and storage costs
For companies this means a significant time and cost effort especially in the follow-up processing of CAD models.
How we support you
CADENAS has a high performing data model which makes it possible to generate native CAD data for all CAD systems. As soon as more than one CAD system is used in a company, the internal maintenance effort is reduced significantly, thus your product development team can increase the productivity.
Intelligent 3D CAD models in 380+ CAD formats
This is made possible by the intelligent CAD data of the manufacturer catalogs which are integrated in PARTsolutions. The components are available as native 3D CAD models in more than 380 different file formats of current CAD systems, such as Solid Edge®, NX™, Creo Parametric™, Autodesk® Inventor®, AutoCAD®, CATIA® or SolidWorks®.
Your benefit with PARTsolutions
- CAD Models supply intelligent information in all CAD formats, e.g. kinematics
- The effort caused by complicated data conversions and creating new CAD models is significantly reduced
- Errors and delays are minimized
- Allows optimized workflows, better cost control and a shortened time-to-market
Wanzl shortens research and design times for the development of a new shopping cart by more than 2 hours with the Strategic Parts Management PARTsolutions powered by CADENAS.
By means of PARTsolutions by CADENAS all parts including complex geometries are traceable across different system and locations of the MAN Truck & Bus AG
SMS group avoids duplicates and offers the best possible data quality through PARTsolutions.
High reuse of parts in the product development process based on PARTsolutions.