CADENAS Newsletter

Q3 | 2018
Tata Steel HOT TOPIC
Take a look at the new Tata Steel BIM tool: “DNA Profiler”
Introduction IN THIS ISSUE

Dear Sir or Madam,

In our video, we show you the new pioneering BIM Tool the "DNA Profiler" and product catalog powered by Tata Steel. Learn more about the product configurator of Tata Steel as a flexible tool for today’s needs and future developments.

The 3D CAD models download portal powered by CADENAS convinces with increased user numbers and high number of page visits: In June, 28,008,211 CAD models were downloaded by engineers and purchasers - more than ever before. We have put together all the interesting facts and figures about PARTcommunity in an infographic for you.



Tata Steel launches their pioneering BIM tool the “DNA Profiler” and product catalog built by CADENAS
tata steel

Tata Steel launched their pioneering BIM Tool the "DNA Profiler" and product catalog, granting engineers and architects easy access to configurable products and instant BIM CAD downloads, right from Tata Steel’s website.

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German newspapers DIE WELT & Süddeutsche Zeitung inform in BIM special supplements 1 million potential readers about by CADENAS
die welt

The German daily newspapers DIE WELT and the Süddeutsche Zeitung move the topic of BIM and the current challenges for the construction industry into focus with their special supplements to 1 million potential readers. Included is an article by the software manufacturer CADENAS on the topic of: Why BIM begins with the communication between planners and manufacturers.

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Good reason to be astonished: PARTcommunity achieves more than 28 million CAD model downloads per month
pcom record

All component manufacturers who offer their products with an Electronic Product Catalog on the 3D download portal PARTcommunity by CADENAS can rejoice: In the month of June,
28,008,211 CAD models from over 500 PARTcommunity manufacturer catalogs were downloaded by engineers and purchasers - more than ever before.

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Do You Play in the League of Technology Champions?

In times of digitization, companies are faced with countless challenges. Walter Leder, authorized officer at CADENAS, takes you through the exciting journey of the industrial revolution in his commentary and explains how companies can benefit from the latest developments in digital twins, IIoT and Industry 4.0.

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PLÜMAT introduces Geometric Similarity Search by CADENAS with SolidWorks and keytech PLM integration

PLÜMAT will be introducing the Strategic Parts Management PARTsolutions by CADENAS to its business units of engineering, development and work preparation in the course of 2018. The Geometric Similarity Search GEOsearch of PARTsolutions will increase the reuse of components in the company and save costs.

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The Strategic Parts Management PARTsolutions by CADENAS is now available in Aras PLM
focus plm

Focus PLM, a Gold Partner of Aras, and CADENAS have launched a solution that integrates the Strategic Parts Management PARTsolutions into Aras Innovator PLM. Aras users can now easily find parts, increase reuse and minimize duplicate parts.

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OpenBOM announces part catalog functionality enhancements powered by CADENAS

OpenBOM introduced a new catalog integration function in their part catalog user interface. Users are now able to access an ever-increasing number of standard and purchased parts of more than 500 manufacturer-certified product catalogs powered by CADENAS.

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60 Years of CAD: These milestones shape the success story of Computer Aided Design since 1957
history of cad

Over 60 years ago Dr. Patrick Hanratty created the first numerical control system, which would later become Computer Aided Design or CAD. Meanwhile, the idea of CAD has grown from simple 2D designs into complex, multi-layered 3D structures with kinematic-movement and detailed meta-data, bringing with it new challenges for component manufacturers.

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230% increase in CAD downloads and 30% increase in sales leads in the last 12 months
power jacks

Through the innovative online product configurator, CAD data is always just a few clicks away from Power Jacks' customers. Learn how the Electronic Product Catalog by CADENAS empowered Power Jacks’ customer service, in the latest featured story from „Made in Britain“.

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Current BIM trends that are important for component manufacturers
bim trends

Everyone is talking about BIM these days. The BIM Product Manager of CADENAS, tells us in an interview what component catalogs should look like in order to optimally support the planning process and which BIM trends are on the horizon.

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Future-proof and backward compatible: Ensure your CAD models work for every customer, forever

When it comes to creating a comprehensive digital customer experience, manufacturers must invest in technology that has a future… and a past. Forward-thinking component manufacturers can have it all.

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Ready for the green roof planning of the future with ZinCo and CADENAS

To ensure architects and planners a comfortable workflow for their construction projects, ZinCo GmbH now provides 3D BIM CAD models of its systems and products for roof greening in a 3D BIM CAD download portal based on CADENAS technology.

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L.J. Star Inc. provides 3D CAD models with all-new online configurator built by CADENAS
LJ Star

Answering the needs of today’s online engineering customers, L.J. Star has launched its all-new online configurator, giving customers instant access to 3D CAD model downloads. Built by CADENAS, the catalog of configurable 3D CAD models streamlines the process for engineers and designers to find, configure and download products on-the-fly, directly from L.J. Star.

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17. - 18.10.2018: Digital Construction Week

digital construction week

The Digital Construction Week (17 & 18 October 2018) is the only event series in the UK dedicated to innovation and technology in the built environment. CADENAS & coBuilder show how to enable component manufacturers to better cater to the needs of the changing architectural sector with an Electronic Product Catalog for their 3D BIM CAD data, enriched with attribute data.

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29. - 31.10.2018: PLM Europe 2018, SIEMENS PLM Connection

siemens plm

The SIEMENS user conference from the 29 - 31 October 2018 in Berlin/Germany offers excellent networking opportunities for decision makers, users and service provider in the context of PLM.

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13. - 15.11.2018: Autodesk University 2018


CADENAS PARTsolutions LLC will participate as an exhibitor at the Autodesk University Event 13 - 15 November 2018 in Las Vegas, USA.

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27. & 28.11.2018: BIM WORLD MUNICH 2018

bim world

The BIM World MUNICH event will return on the 27th and 28th November 2018 in the ICM International Congress Center Munich. The conference and tradeshow with various workshops will embrace the newest trends and innovations of the digitalization of the AEC sector.

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ahp AHP Merkle
ggb Gressel
festo Festo
elesa-ganter ELESA + GANTER
eaton-moeller eaton-moeller
rose-krieger Rose + Krieger
balluff Balluff
spelsberg Spelsberg
exmar Exmar
schunk Schunk
fibro Fibro
ganter Ganter
rittal Rittal
hbm HBM
buerkert Bürkert
hettich Hettich
kistler Kistler
smc SMC Europe
wago Wago
zimmergroup Zimmer Group
sick Sick
wuerth Würth
robotunits Robotunits
kipp Kipp
norelem norelem
afag AFAG
siko Siko
hepcomotion HepcoMotion
ifm IFM
imi IMI Precision
lypsis Lypsis
numatics ASCO Numatics
samtec Samtec
turck Turck
thk THK
parker Parker Pump and Motor Division Europe
bimba Bimba
abb ABB
skf SKF
alfalaval Alfa Laval
Colson Group Colson Group
Eaton B-Line Eaton B-Line

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Pick of the month PICK OF THE MONTH

Tips & Tricks

Tip of the month

New in each newsletter: Practical tips for using PARTsolutions.

This time:

Can I combine Full-text search and Topology search?
How can I specify a part uniquely (send an identifier) for communication purposes?