CADENAS Newsletter

Q2 | 2016
CADENAS BIM operations
continue to grow
 in the UK
Introduction IN THIS ISSUE

Dear Sir or Madam,

CADENAS has also quickly become a big player in the BIM market. Gillian Smith will support the CADENAS team as the new UK BIM Director additionally, The BIM Hub® and CADENAS have signed a significant partnership agreement.

CADENAS is proud to announce it will be attending the Farnborough International Airshow (FIA) on the 11th and 12th of July in Farnborough. The event will see more than 1,500 exhibitors from around the world come together to discuss the world’s aerospace industry. CADENAS will be there to talk about the impact 3D CAD manufacturer catalogs can have on standardization and product development. Please feel free to contact to receive a personal visit at the event from Colin Johnson, CEO of CADENAS UK



CADENAS BIM operations continue to grow - new employees and partners in the UK 


Gillian Smith will support the CADENAS team as the new UK BIM Director working together with the flagship in Bristol, UK and Headquarters in Augsburg, Germany.

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And The BIM Hub® and CADENAS signed a significant partnership agreement to combine their expertise and to provide the best possible service for architects and engineers. 

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“Engineers are also consumers”

Engineer are also customer

UK supplier websites are not currently measuring up to engineers expectations. 75% of interviewed engineers said that if a particular product was not available in 3D format that they would chose an alternative supplier.

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Realize and utilize potential: M + S Hydraulic relies on CADENAS’ eCATALOGsolutions technology

MS Hydraulic

The ISO 9001:2008-certified manufacturer turned to CADENAS to market their products on a broader and more international basis with the Electronic Product Catalog.

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Now don’t get jealous, dear market admirers!

Download Record

In March it was that time again: Downloads on the biggest 3D CAD model download portal PARTcommunity reached record figures. With a great leap to nearly 23.5 million downloads, the figures exceeded all expectations and the limit has not yet been reached by a long shot.

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CADENAS continues pioneering role: First 3D CAD model app for Windows 10 is now available

App Win 10

Since 2012, there has been the “3D CAD model mechanical engineering“ app from CADENAS. Due to the growing popularity and the increasing download figures in the Google Play and iTunes Store, the software developer now decided to offer the app also for Windows 10.

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Do you have any idea how high your parts costs actually are?

parts costs

In a survey among 70,000 engineers, CADENAS found out how high companies estimate life cycle costs (creating data, warehousing, fixed capital, end-of-life replacement, etc.) for components. We show you the exclusive results.

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“We consider a 3D CAD catalog as a step towards Industry 4.0“

pepperl + fuchs

The new electronic Pepperl+Fuchs catalog, based on eCATALOGsolutions technology, is online.

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Schiedel offers powerful customer service for BIM, architecture and plant engineering with 3D CAD BIM library from CADENAS


The company was founded in 1946 and is one of the leading manufacturers of exhaust gas systems in new buildings. Energy efficiency is of primary importance. Therefore efficiency should also be possible for the customers’ design process. This is why the company decided for CADENAS’ Electronic Product Catalog, to improve its BIM area for tendered architecture projects, plant engineering etc.

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CADENAS Partners With Onshape, the First Full-Cloud Professional 3D CAD System


CADENAS has fully integrated its millions of part models into Onshape, a new cloud-based CAD system that runs on any computer, tablet or phone. Engineers, designers and builders can now access over 400 3D CAD manufacturer catalogs for free from directly within Onshape.

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Create your free Onshape Account! 

10. – 13.10.2016: MOTEK 2016


CADENAS will be showing the innovative products of Afag in Hall 4 at Booth 4212 at the MOTEK 2016 in Stuttgart .

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17. - 19.10.2016: PLM Europe 2016, SIEMENS PLM Connection

plm europe

CADENAS will participate at the PLM Europe 2016 from the 17th - 19th October 2016 in Berlin/Germany.

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bradley Bradley
debrunner Debrunner Acifer
easymoov Easy Moov'
woerner WOERNER
emc EMC
ABB ABB Low Voltage & Systems
buerkert Bürkert
bessey Bessey
bossard EPS
strack Strack
flexicon Flexicon
parker Parker-Automation
aventics Aventics
festo Festo
hettich Hettich
smc SMC
rittal Rittal
hummel Hummel
ifm IFM Electronic
wago Wago
schiedel Schiedel

Download now: The app for 3D models free of charge

Now the free PARTcommunity 3D CAD models app by CADENAS is available for Android, iOS and Windows 10.

3D CAD Models in the AppStore
3D CAD Model in Google Play
3D CAD Models at Windows 10
Pick of the month PICK OF THE MONTH

Tips & Tricks

Tip of the month

New every month: Practical tips for using PARTsolutions.

This time:

- How can I check the installation history of projects?
- Can I save search settings for repeated usage?