CADENAS Clients See Record 106 Million 3D CAD Downloads in 2014 Representing $83 Billion in Revenue for Manufacturers

With 85% of Downloads Resulting in a Sale, Native Digital Product Downloads Drive Big Business

PARTcommunity Downloads per Month

CADENAS, provider of digital part data and 3D CAD downloads, had a record year helping manufacturers deliver more than 106,000,000 digital product models to their customers. CADENAS clients have seen a 23% increase in digital part downloads over 2013, representing more than $83.2 Billion in estimated sales of industrial components, proving more and more engineers are looking to save time and money by sourcing manufacturer certified digital product models.

“We’re excited to be one of the leading providers of digital parts for manufacturers,” says Rob Zesch President and COO of CADENAS PARTsolutions LLC. “This achievement really shows that the demand from engineering community for digital product data continues to increase, and manufacturers are seeing huge results in return by delivering an exceptional digital customer experience.”

Unabated upswing at the beginning of 2015

The 3D CAD download portal PARTcommunity had a succesful start into 2015 with more than 10.45 million 3D CAD downloads in January.

Digital Part Downloads Are A Strategic Sales Driver

A recent survey of engineers from more than 500 companies shows that 85% of digital part downloads result in the purchase of that product, making the ability to provide digital parts a strategic sales driver for manufacturers.

“This is where we really excel,” said Zesch. “Our expertise is providing the technology to help manufacturers sell more products. By providing high quality data that customers need to purchase their products, we get to play a big part of manufacturing growth. That feels good.”

CADENAS have also seen a total of 494,000 mobile downloads of their 3D CAD models app from the Apple App store and Google Play store.

Peace of Mind For Manufacturers

CADENAS is known for powering the sales and marketing engines of some the world’s largest manufacturers, enabling businesses to provide access of digital products files to their customers.

One of the reasons CADENAS clients continue to see significant growth is their ability to stay current with the rapidly evolving CAD landscape and engineering design tools. Their close relationship with many of the leading CAD providers ensures manufacturer parts are compatible when new platforms are released, says customer Steve Gilliom, Vice President of Information Technology at PHD Inc.

“The great thing about working with CADENAS is we no longer need to worry about our product models being compatible with the latest and greatest CAD systems. CADENAS handles it all. With CADENAS, our files are both forward and backward compatible with nearly every CAD platform on the market enabling us to meet customer needs, and leaving us the time and ability to focus on our business,” says Gilliom.

Native CAD Formats Are The Key to Reaching Customers

With 106,000,000 parts downloaded in 2014, CADENAS is one of the world’s leading provider of digital product downloads by volume. More importantly, a majority of the models were downloaded in the true native CAD formats provided by CADENAS, illustrating the importance of delivering the exact formats in any flavor engineers want.

CADENAS technology platform enables manufacturers to deliver product models in more than 150 native and neutral formats, including Autodesk AutoCAD®, Autodesk Inventor® and Revit®, SolidWorks®, Solid Edge®, PTC Wildfire® and CREO®, Siemens NX®, CATIA®, and more.

“The ability for our technology platform to deliver native CAD is a key differentiator for us and also the manufacturer’s we support, and the numbers prove it,” says Zesch. “We love helping our customers grow their businesses.”

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