3Dfindit.com: CADENAS search engine honored with 2020 Design World LEAP award

Online 3D search engine recognized for its innovative ability to help engineers find and source design components

CADENAS has been awarded a 2020 silver LEAP award for 3Dfindit.com, by Design World Magazine and WTWH Media. 3DfindIT.com was recognized within the software category for its ability to help engineers to search, find, and download components they need for use within their designs.

3DfindIT.com is the 3D search engine for engineers, architects and designers to quickly find, configure, and download manufacturer-certified CAD and BIM models. With eight different ways to search millions of 3D CAD & BIM models, from 2500+ manufacturer catalogs, 3DfindIT.com has transformed how designers source and specify components for their designs. Once the desired component is found, users can configure and download in more than 150 native and neutral CAD and BIM formats, ensuring the model works seamlessly with their specific design application. Since all content is provided directly by the manufacturers, the end-user knows the data is accurate and up-to-date.

Available search methods:

  • Parametric Text Search
    High-performance full-text search by manufacturer, type or part number
  • 3D Shape Search
    Find geometrically similar parts based on a reference model

  • 2D Sketch Search
    Find parts by sketching a simple 2D drawing of the component

  • 2D Photo Search
    Find similar components by uploading a reference photo

  • Color Search
    Filtering components with the parts library based on their color

  • Topology Search
    Find 3D components that have the same properties and dimensions as a reference part

  • Category Search
    Filtering components according to certain classification schema like DIN, ISO or ECLASS

  • Reverse Search
    Find a match to an existing component in the online 3D component library

The 2020 LEAP (Leadership in Engineering Achievement Program) awards celebrate the most innovative and forward-thinking products serving the design engineering space. This year’s winners were chosen by an independent judging panel of 14 engineering and academic professionals.