CADENAS Newsletter

Q1 | 2017
SMC Product Configurator combines Big Data Technology and CADENAS know-how
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Dear Sir or Madam,

with the air conditioning configurator, engineers can find products from the SMC Air Equipment area, which they can configure according to their requirements. Future oriented, SMC builds on Big Data and CADENAS technology.

As a globally company, the SMS group has set itself the goal of integrating all SMS companies worldwide into their SAP catalogs, manufacturers and standards by 2020. How the SMS group effective parts management is operated and the challenges of parts management in a global company can be found in the success story.



Interactive Product Configurator in combination with Big Data Technology for SMC maintenance units


Customers of SMC, worldwide leader in the drive and control technology of pneumatic and electric systems, have had access to an air treatment configurator based on CADENAS technology since the end of 2016.

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Global parts managment at SMS group


Since 2006, PARTsolutions from CADENAS has been providing central access to all parts of the SMS group to identical parts information. SMS companies worldwide are now to be integrated into SAP with their catalogs, manufacturers and standards.

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Future-oriented technology at the CADENAS Industry-Forum 2017


The 18th Industry-Forum of CADENAS GmbH welcomed over 200 national and international visitors from the areas of machine and plant engineering, electrical engineering as well as architecture, who were informed about trends and developments in Strategic Parts Management, Electronic Product Catalogs and Building Information Modeling (BIM).

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“CADENAS is a key element in making IMI Precision Engineering an online world class experience”


An eCATALOGsolutions Electronic Product Catalog by CADENAS was seamlessly integrated into the existing website, CRM and eShop. Customers can select the product, configure, and then check the availability and price before buying it directly online.

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Why a Multi CAD environment means no loss in productivity

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A Multi CAD system environment presents enormous difficulties for engineers as well as for the respective companies. With PARTsolutions as a real multitalent for Multi CAD, effective parts management is achieved.

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easyRoute from PFLITSCH enables efficient planning of cable ducts directly in the customer environment


Planning and configuration of cable routing for systems and machines is time-consuming and complex. PFLITSCH has developed the tool easyRoute to optimize cable planning.

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So Autodesk Fusion 360 users can now do their design work even faster


A new version of the cloud-based CAD solution Autodesk Fusion 360 for 3D modelling has been available since the end of 2016. Thus, a completely new user interface of the 3D CAD models download service “parts4cad” from CADENAS was introduced.

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Do you already know the latest features of the 3D CAD models download portal PARTcommunity?


CADENAS has provided users of the 3D CAD models download portal PARTcommunity with a number of new functions that lead more quickly to the needed standard and purchased parts.

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Just a few clicks to your desired energy chain


Murrplastik Systemtechnik GmbH, as one of the worldwide leading system providers of professional cable management, simplifies the configuration of energy chains with ChainBuilder 2.0.

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HiCAD Architecture Format available on


Architects and civil engineers can download needed 3D BIM CAD models in various native CAD formats on the BIMcatalogs portal. Another format has now been added: HiCAD (3D) from Version 2011 on is available now and that since December.

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Coming Early 2017: Parker's T-Slot Aluminum Design Architect


Parker’s new T-Slot Aluminum Design Architect created with CADENAS’ Interactive Product Configurator is a 3D software tool for assembling profiles and accessories into a design. With the new solution, engineers can quickly turn their concepts into completion.

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2016 Record Breaking Year for Manufacturers with 212 Million Digital CAD Model Downloads from CADENAS


CADENAS provides a new download record: In 2016, more than 212 million digital engineering data were downloaded from the extensive selection of manufacturer catalogs.

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23. – 27.04.2017: COE 2017 Annual PLM Conference and TechniFair


CADENAS PARTsolutions LLC will participate as an exhibitor at the COE 2017 Annual Conference & TechniFair on April 23rd - 27th, 2017 in Orlando, USA.

As a partner of Dassault Systèmes, CADENAS will present innovative solutions for implementing the PURCHINEERING concept with the Strategic Parts Management PARTsolutions.

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08. – 11.05.2017: Siemens PLM Connection 2017

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CADENAS PARTsolutions LLC will participate as an exhibitor at the Siemens PLM Connection on May 8th - 11th, 2017 in Indianapolis, USA.

As a partner of SIEMENS PLM, CADENAS will present innovative solutions for implementing the PURCHINEERING concept with the Strategic Parts Management PARTsolutions.

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22. – 25.05.2017: PTC LiveWorx 2017


CADENAS PARTsolutions LLC will participate as an exhibitor at the PTC LiveWorx 2017 on May 22nd - 25th, 2017 in Boston, USA.

CADENAS will present innovative solutions for implementing the PURCHINEERING concept with the Strategic Parts Management PARTsolutions

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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
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