New member of HKI: CADENAS simplifies starting the creation of 3D BIM data for all CAD/BIM systems in the area of commercial kitchens

Manufacturers of architecture components benefit from the membership of the Augsburg software manufacturer

Since May, the software manufacturer CADENAS from Augsburg has been a member of the industrial association of House, Heating and Kitchen Technology (HKI).

Since May, the software manufacturer CADENAS from Augsburg has been a member of the industrial association of House, Heating and Kitchen Technology (HKI) and makes its know-how and many years of experience available in the creating of Electronic Product Catalogs. The cooperation aims at giving technological advantages to manufactures who are members of HKI.

Why HKI members benefit from CADENAS

HKI members benefit in particular by the Augsburg software manufacturer CADENAS joining the association. They have access to current and future-oriented solutions in the area of intelligent engineering data and digital product catalogs. This makes it possible for the manufacturers of architecture components and commercial kitchens to support their customers optimally with planning. Members of HKI as well as their customers also have the option to test CADENAS technology free of charge. Thus, upcoming new developments in the sector can be taken into ongoing processes and implemented. In addition, the Augsburg software manufacturer guarantees special conditions to the association members for the creation of a new Electronic Product Catalog based on the eCATALOGsolutions technology.

The multi CAD pro has a lot to offer

Via the portal, the Augsburg software manufacturer provides architects and planners with suitable 2D and 3D BIM engineering data of well-known manufacturers as multi CAD in over 100 native formats and versions for all common CAD systems, such as Autodesk Revit, Nemetschek Allplan and GRAPHISOFT ARCHICAD.

In addition, manufacturers can expand their BIM engineering data with classifications of the International Food Service Parameter List (IFSE) and the European Federation of Catering Equipment Manufacturers (EFCEM BIM). It is thus possible for the manufacturers of commercial kitchens to make their 3D BIM CAD data accessible to architects and planners throughout Europe. Moreover, the product data is available in more than 15 European and international languages.

"We consider HKI and the EFCEM, with its database EFCEMBIM, to be one of the most important associations in the area of commercial kitchens. We are happy to be a part of it and to make our contribution to a strong partnership", affirms Jürgen Heimbach, CEO of CADENAS.

With over 20 years of experience as a leading provider of 3D & 2D manufacturer catalogs, CADENAS has adapted the proven technology of manufacturer catalogs to the BIM and architecture sector. Read here about the advantages an Electronic Product Catalog offers for architects, planners and any more:

What is the HKI?

The HKI industrial association of House, Heating and Kitchen Technology has been serving the interests of two sectors nationally, Europe-wide and internationally for over 60 years now. The trade association of commercial kitchen facilities includes the manufacturers of coffee machines, fryers, cooking blocks, combi steamers and ventilation systems for industrial kitchens. The members of the trade association Heating and Cooking Appliance produce single-room firing systems such as fireplaces, pellet stoves, fireplace inserts, tiled stove inserts but also stoves for gas, coal and wood.

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