PARTsolutions - Strategic Parts Management

Engineers waste on average 70% of their time on searching, configuring and unnecessarily recreating new components. This adds up to be thousands of work hours a year being wasted on non-constructive activities that have no monetary value. On top of that, each newly created component carries an expense of its own. Such uneconomical practices hinder innovative products to be made and brought to market in a timely fashion.

Most frequent problems

Save Time & Money with Strategic Parts Managment

How to jump these hurdles and score more free time for developing innovative products in your company can be seen in our short video.

Find, Reuse & Control Parts


Find components quicker with the help of intelligent search methods - Geometric Similarity Search, Text Search, Sketch Search and many more


Spare yourself the construction and purchasing costs through reusing instead of recreating parts


Make smart and economical decisions through controlling the component selection options or defining preferred parts

Benefits for...

70 % potential cost reduction at the engineering stage


  • Over 700 manufacturer certified product catalogs available
  • Intelligent 3D CAD models in native CAD formats
  • Intelligent search methods for components
  • Extensive meta data & kinematic information
  • Seamless integration in CAD & PLM


  • Perfect master data for CAD, PLM & ERP to reduce the number of parts
  • Easily find existing parts in PLM systems to avoid duplicates in the data bank
  • Support of classifications

For Purchasing

  • PURCHINEERING (Cooperation between purchasing and engineering)
  • Define preferred parts and suppliers
  • Define the approval process for creating new parts to help reduce the number of parts in the data bank

Success Stories

Wanzl Metallwarenfabrik GmbH

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.

MAN Truck & Bus AG

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

SMS group avoids duplicates and offers the best possible data quality through PARTsolutions.

Starlinger & Co. GmbH

High reuse of parts in the product development process based on PARTsolutions.

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The Strategic Parts Management

Sustainable cost reduction of standard-, supplier- and company parts for engineers and purchasers.


Finding instead of searching

Find standard-, supplier- and company parts in a simple and fast way with CADENAS’ intelligent search methods.



Our solution meets the highest requirements from Microsoft and has been successfully certified for Windows 10.


CIO Engineering Design Solution Provider


The CIO Review Magazin awarded CADENAS as one of the ten most promising „engineering design solution providers”.