2011

CADENAS GmbH offers intelligent CAD models that go beyond pure geometry and contain important metadata such as kinematics information. While many competitors still rely on technologies from the last century and offer neutral CAD models, CADENAS makes Smart Catalogs available with 3D CAD data in native format.

Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Industry Automation Division and a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced a new supplier parts catalog web portal for Solid Edge® software – including the latest release, Solid Edge ST4 – that provides access to a massive number of commercially available and purchasable components and assemblies, in 3D native Solid Edge format. Eliminating the time needed to manually model purchased, supplier or catalog parts, the new on-line catalog – enabled through a new partnership with CADENAS GmbH – helps Solid Edge customers significantly improve product design productivity, quality and time-to-market.

Brandaktuell ist das erste 3D Journal für CAD Modelle in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Fachmagazin :K und ausgewählten CADENAS Kunden erschienen. Erfahren Sie mehr über die ePRODUCTplacement Strategie im aktuellen CADENAS Beitrag des ersten 3D Journals in der Oktober Ausgabe 2011 der :K

CADENAS PARTsolutions USA announces the release of the Hub City Inc. online product catalog containing more than 10,000 products. Hub City, a leading manufacturer of gear drives, gearmotors and related power transmission components, has web-enabled its product line in a searchable 3D digital catalog to enhance the design experience and increase sales.

The new version 2.0 of the 3D CAD download portal PARTcommunity is online! It has never been so easy to find and download 3D CAD models. By means of the geometric similarity search, as well as searching with a 2D sketch you will find 3D CAD models in the absence of words and can integrate them directly into your CAD system.

CADENAS PARTsolutions USA and Colder Products Company have furthered their six-year partnership. In order to further enhance customer service and increase sales, Colder has embedded its 3D part catalog directly into its new e-commerce enabled website, making CAD a more integral part of its customers' product selection and design processes.

CADENAS PARTsolutions USA and MISUMI Corporation, the world's largest supplier of fixed and configurable components for the manufacturing industry, today announced that CADENAS PARTsolutions is the company's exclusive 3D part catalog technology partner. MISUMI exclusively leverages CADENAS' technology to host its 3D product configurator for its Factory Automation (FA) division's products, which integrates directly with its e-commerce solution.

The CADENAS subsidiary PARTsolutions, LLC, and Sheffer Corporation, a leading cylinder manufacturer, today announce the completion of a 3D CAD catalog and interactive configurator, which are combining to substantially increase sales, while drastically shortening the design cycles of its customers.

RS Components GmbH, a leading distributor in the areas of electronic and automation, is immediately making its product data available in digital form for the strategic parts management PARTsolutions. PARTsolutions is a software solution designed by CADENAS GmbH, the Augsburg software manufacturer, and it contains a certified interface to SAP material management.

The CADENAS subsidiary PARTsolutions, LLC, and NKK Switches, the world's leading designer and manufacturer of electromechanical switches, today announce that NKK has made single-click 3D CAD model links of its switches available on the websites of top electronic components distributors Digi-Key and Mouser Electronics, in order to make 3D CAD more accessible to the engineering community.

Festo AG & Co. KG makes their patent for the process of the product configuration with CAD automation available to customers of CADENAS GmbH. The Festo process of product configuration with CAD automation has already been under protection of the European Patent EP 1 251 444 B1 since October 12, 2005.

The CADENAS subsidiary PARTsolutions, LLC, and wheel and caster manufacturer Albion Industries Inc., announce they have furthered their long-standing partnership. Albion Industries has embedded the CADENAS 3D sales configurator solution directly into its newly designed website, enabling customers to search for parts in 2D, 3D and CAD with greater ease and efficiency, while allowing Albion to capitalize on increased leads.

Tim Thomas, CEO of PARTsolutions LLC, the American CADENAS subsidiary company, will be featured speaker at the Collaboration & Interoperability Congress from May 23-25, 2011 at The Inverness Hotel and Conference Center in Denver. The two and a half day international conference provides a unique opportunity for design, engineering and manufacturing professionals to interact, learn and share experiences in interoperability and collaboration with 3D data

The CADENAS subsidiary PARTsolutions, LLC, a global provider of 3D part catalogs for manufacturers and enterprises, announced today that The Boeing Company (TIC) has been selected as a winner of Managing Automation Media's seventh annual Progressive Manufacturing 100 (PM 100) Awards for its implementation of its CADENAS 3D Part Catalog Management Software. Honored in the Innovation Mastery category, judges concluded that Boeing has achieved a breakthrough in product concept, design production or ability to deliver to customers.

CADENAS GmbH today announces becoming a Foundation Partner in the Siemens Solution Partner Program. CADENAS will work with Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Industry Automation Division and a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, to help customers optimize their business processes for engineers and purchasers while eliminating cost-intensive redundancies across the enterprise.

The CADENAS subsidiary company PARTsolutions, LLC today introduces its eCATALOGsolutions 3D website solution at Welker Engineered Products, a leader and innovator in automation components. In addition to web-enabling its entire product line in 3D native CAD using eCATALOGsolutions technology, PARTsolutions LLC completely overhauled Welker Engineered Products' website by adding a product configurator and e-commerce solution.

AirTAC International Group is specialized to provide customers pneumatic control elements, pneumatic actuators, air preparation components, pneumatic auxiliary components, and other pneumatic equipment, services and solutions. In 2009, AirTAC created their product catalog with the CADENAS eCATALOGsolutions, which is currently one of the most professional tools for creating and marketing electronic product catalogs.

CADENAS GmbH's software solution PARTsolutions has been certified for Autodesk Inventor 2012 3D mechanical design software under the Autodesk Inventor Certified Applications Program. Digital Prototyping with Autodesk Inventor software gives manufacturers the ability to digitally design, visualize and simulate how a product will work under real world conditions before it is built, which helps reduce cost and increase efficiency.

PARTsolutions LLC, the US subsidiary company of CADENAS Technologies AG announces that Milwaukee Valve, a leader and innovator in the valve manufacturing field, has web-enabled its most in-demand products using CADENAS 3D native CAD technology.

ZW3D 2011 Beta boasts two new exciting CAD/CAM breakthrough technologies that will definitely enhance user experience and productivity. Furthermore it provides now an integrated PARTsolutions library.

The 3D CAD download portal PARTserver Community is becoming more popular for engineers. For the first time, over 5 million 3D CAD parts and components were downloaded from CADENAS PARTserver Community in the month of March 2011. Within a year, the number of downloads increased 25%.

Stay up to date anytime and anywhere: As of now, you as a manufacturer can have a look at the statistical data of your 3D download portal via your mobile devices as well.

The Electronic Product Catalog based on the eCATALOGsolutions technology by CADENAS GmbH is being implemented at Schneider Electric Motion Deutschland since 2004. Now Schneider Electric Motion and CADENAS GmbH are publishing a brochure highlighting the joint success story of eCATALOGsolutions at Schneider Electric Motion.

On the 8th and 9th of February 2011, CADENAS GmbH hosted the 12th Industry-Forum at the Chamber of Industry and Commerce in Augsburg, Germany for around 250 professional visitors of the mechanical, plant, and electrical engineering industries. Over 20 presenters from well-known companies gave visitors of the international convention lectures covering the topics of cost reduction with strategic parts management, and innovative marketing strategies for component manufacturers with electronic CAD product catalogs.

PARTsolutions LLC, the US subsidiary company of CADENAS Technologies AG today announces a record number of CAD downloads in 2010. 48 million 3D CAD product models – or an average of 4 million per month – were downloaded by designers and engineers across the globe from a vast number of web properties enabled by CADENAS' unique technology

In a world where products are ever increasing in complexity, component manufacturers are looking to make product selection as easy as child’s play. The Electronic CAD Product Catalog eCATALOGsolutions of CADENAS GmbH can help with its Interactive Product Configurator.

PARTsolutions LLC, the US subsidiary company of CADENAS Technologies AG and a global provider of 3D part catalogs for manufacturers and enterprises, today announces the completion of the Thomas & Betts Corporation online product catalog containing over 2,300 products.

The CADENAS subsidiary company PARTsolutions, LLC and U.S. Tsubaki Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of power transmission and motion control products, announce the launch of the U.S. Tsubaki Attachment Chain Configurator. Created for the company's Roller Chain Division, the U.S. Tsubaki Attachment Chain Configurator contains many of the most common attachments used in a wide variety of conveyor and packaging applications, and automates a process that has traditionally been manual and prone to errors.

MAN Truck & Bus AG successfully implemented CADENAS' strategic parts management PARTsolutions in order to be able to manage and reduce parts worldwide, thus increasing the reuse of existing parts. Now MAN Truck & Bus AG and CADENAS GmbH are publishing a brochure highlighting the joint success story about the use of PARTsolutions at the commercial vehicle manufacturer of buses and trucks.

On the 8th and 9th of February 2011, CADENAS GmbH is hosting the 12th Industry Forum at the Chamber of Industry and Commerce in Augsburg, Germany for professional visitors of the mechanical, plant, and electrical engineering industries.

SKF Lubrication Systems Germany AG publishes their new electronic CAD product catalog based on the eCATALOGsolutions technology provided by CADENAS GmbH. The centralized lubrication technology for machines and systems supplier's product catalog is now available on the website http://skf-lubrication.partcommunity.com.