2018

Through the cooperation with CADENAS, users get access to millions of 3D CAD models from well-known component manufacturers with the current update of XEOMETRIC's planning software ELITECAD Mechanics 14.

The connection and automation specialist Weidmüller is strengthening its long-standing collaboration with software partners Zuken and CADENAS. The collaboration will focus on the supply of standardized product data.

Within the framework of its digitalization strategy, SCHUNK rapidly expands its range of digital tools based on eCATALOGsolutions technology from CADENAS: After the successful start of the SCHUNK online configurator for assembly automation, the world's first 3D configurator for gripper/swivel units is now set to follow in its footsteps.

CADENAS and C3D Labs, the fast-growing provider of 3D software development toolkits, today announced their partnership in technology integration: 3D CAD models are now available for free in C3D formats Renga and KOMPAS-3D on the CADENAS download portals BIMcatalogs.net and PARTcommunity.

The new UK BIM Alliance report “A fresh way forward for Product Data” identifies some of the key challenges to the digitaliation of product data and explains why the process is far from ready to use. In order to help building component manufacturers master these challenges, CADENAS provides a comprehensive BIM solution.

Butterfly caterpillars are very picky and usually prefer only a single fodder plant. As if that's not enough, another criterion is their concrete location. Also with the development of new products, the step by step narrowing down of right components by the engineer can often be helpful, which is made possible by PARTsolutions filter assistants.

Schiedel adds the 3D BIM engineering data of their energy-saving chimneys of the ABSOLUT series as well as the entire range of Kingfire stove and heating systems to their Electronic Product Catalog powered by CADENAS. Architects and engineers can now configure and download even more products of the European market leader for chimney and flue gas systems and add to their design in the respective CAD system.

RAILBETON HAAS has been specialized in the planning and production of concrete components for industrial and traffic-facilities construction. For the upcoming age of BIM, a digital 3D BIM CAD catalog has been prepared together with CADENAS. Architects, planners & civil engineers can now download 3D BIM CAD models of concrete bases for signaling equipment at http://railbeton.partcommunity.com.

At Digital Construction Week (DCW) 2018 in London, Wienerberger has demonstrated the organisation’s BIM-readiness by launching their new product data platform Wienerberger Connect – a result of a collaboration between coBuilder and CADENAS. Paul Surin, Head of Built Environment at Wienerberger AG provides insights into the manufacturer’s side of BIM and the decision making process at Wienerberger UK in an interview.

Component manufacturers can now enrich their 3D CAD models with individual textures and material properties and let the digital product data of their Electronic Product Catalog look deceptively real.

CADENAS and coBuilder promote their collaborative BIM solution at the Digital Construction Week 2018 in London: Together the software companies provide a collaborative solution, which allows manufacturers of construction products to control and manage their product data and objects in real-time and automatically link a single-source of data to other systems.

The Department of Computer Graphics Technology at Purdue University has partnered with CADENAS to implement their Strategic Parts Management software PARTsolutions to expose students to industry-leading technology and real-world applications for careers in design engineering.

MOVET® introduces its new product catalog based on the eCATALOGsolutions technology by CADENAS. Thanks to the new Electronic Product Catalog, 3D models of the blue flange bearing product is available to engineers and designers for the development of hygienic conveyor systems for the food and pharma industries.

Pictures say more than 1,000 words - Although engineers usually know exactly which components they need for their product, but they cannot describe it. With CADENAS' 2D Sketch Search, you get to the desired component without any words. Check out our video.

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.

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.

The German newspaper DIE WELT reports on current trends and developments in the construction sector in its special supplement Analyse Wirtschaft (Analysis Economy) in August, reaching over 670,000 potential readers. This includes, among other things, how digital 3D BIM CAD product data of component manufacturers can speed up their construction projects and the benefits that manufacturers as well as architects, civil engineers and planners have from the BIMcatalogs.net platform by CADENAS.

Qosina launched its all-new, interactive catalog of 600 configurable 3D CAD models, built by CADENAS. The configurator enables customers to instantly download thousands of 3D models of medical components directly from Qosina’s website.

The German major newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung has published a special supplement entitled FOKUS BIM in August. Included is an article by CADENAS entitled "Why BIM begins with the communication between planners and manufacturers".

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.

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.

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“.

The female peacock demonstrates the best way to go about finding a partner: The beautiful eyes on the tail of a peacock are decisive for finding the right partner. As also in engineering, the search for the right component is often much faster when the focus is on a certain subsection.

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.

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.

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.

Helix Linear Technologies launched an online product catalog of 3D CAD models for their popular configurable products, including lead screw technologies and PRA actuators. Built by CADENAS, the configurator enables customers to instantly find, configure and download a digital 3D CAD model of the Helix product they need.

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.

In order to track the complex data structure requirements involved with planning large residential or single-purpose buildings through Building Information Modeling, eCl@ss established a BIM taskforce focused specifically on this issue within the construction sector. Leading companies are committed to world-wide open standards and welcome the new cooperation between eCl@ss and buildingSMART.

Many animals communicate by the way they look at you. Dogs, for example, can let their masters know that they are hungry with their famous "begging look". Our four-legged friends can often get what they want without words. The intelligent finding method LIVEsearch works in a similar fashion by anticipating the (component) wishes of engineers, entirely without words.

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.

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.

It won't be long before that special day for fathers is here. For those who wish for something different this Father's Day on June 17th, instead of the same old case of beer or the cup with "World's Best Dad" written on it, we have a nifty little gift idea: How about an app for dear old dad this year?

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.

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.

eCl@ss meets the needs of the growing importance of BIM and provides the AEC area the subject area 22, entitled construction technology. CADENAS is also very active as a proper eCl@ss member in BIM and improves with the download platform BIMcatalogs.net the communication between the manufacturer of construction components and architects, planners and civil engineers.

TENADO und CADENAS are now working hand in hand: Under the name TENADO PARTS, an ADD-ON software will be available starting in June 2018, which will supplement the TENADO programs for the intelligent engineering CAD data of components.

PUTZIN Maschinenbau GmbH provides intelligent 3D CAD models of its gear pumps, simplifying the design of complex lubricating systems. The Electronic Product Catalog is based on eCATALOGsolutions technology by CADENAS and has now been enhanced with important metadata such as weights and tariff numbers:

Environmental protection is also an issue in the development of new technical products in engineering. Since 2017, the so-called RoHS Directive also pertains to mechanical engineering and construction. We give tips on how component manufacturers can use environmental standards as a competitive advantage.

Sparks Belting Company has launched an all-new online catalog of 3D CAD models built by CADENAS for their popular Dura-Drive Plus motorized pulleys.

With the first rays of sunshine in spring, plants begin to sprout everywhere. Very similar to the CADENAS 3D CAD models download portal PARTcommunity: In March 2018 for the first time within a month, over 25.9 million 3D CAD models were downloaded by engineers and purchasers.

In order to make the finding of existing components in the company not a stroke of luck, PARTsolutions by CADENAS provides engineers extensive search methods. Therefore, they have more time for creative design.

The latest issue of the annual CADENAS customer magazine "Joint Success 2017" provides exciting insights into successful projects with customers and partners.

Since February of this year, engineers not only have access to the extended Electronic Product Catalog of RK Rose+Krieger but also to the new interactive product configurator of Move-Tec "E" assembly for linear units with spindle drive, lifting columns and electric cylinder.

Shadow plays in engineering:  Nature shows how a simple 2D image can be made from any 3D object by shadowing. If you could reverse the process, you would easily obtain a corresponding 3D object. Luckily there is the 2D sketch search by CADENAS for this purpose.

Teaming up allows both companies to reach their common goal: allowing AEC professionals to freely access high-quality BIM content and tools.

The design competition Engineering Newcomer, organized by CADENAS GmbH, norelem Normelemente KG, Bundesarbeitskreis Fachschule für Technik and Solidpro GmbH, offers pupils as well as students of technical subjects a platform to show their talent and at the same time serves as a career springboard.

Viessmann Group provides its digital catalog on the CADENAS 3D CAD models download portal PARTcommunity. Architects, planners & civil engineers can download 3D BIM engineering data of hot water boilers, gas condensing boilers, block heat and power plants, etc. free of charge.

Brother International Corporation has launched an all-new online catalog of digital part models for their popular line of gearmotors and reducers. Built by CADENAS, this powerful new tool places the power in the hands of Brother’s customers.

Thanks to its Electronic Product Catalog, the French manufacturer NORCAN provides engineers and purchasers with intelligent engineering data of its products on the 3D CAD models download portal PARTcommunity by CADENAS. NORCAN is a component manufacturer in the field of customized, purely mechanical-connected design solutions on the basis of aluminium profiles.

AVENTICS USA, a manufacturer of pneumatic and hydraulic products, has recently launched an all-new catalog of configurable NFPA cylinders. Built by CADENAS, the new catalog provides on-demand access to design NFPA cylinders directly within the AVENTICS website.

HUGRO-Armaturen GmbH registered a significant increase in 3D CAD downloads of more than 56% in 2017 compared to the previous year. The German company wishes to expand that great success and, in the age of digitalization, is going a step further to digital twin.

Güvenal Die & Mould Components offers their customers product information in all current 3D CAD formats with the help of an Electronic Product Catalog based on eCATALOGsolutions from CADENAS.

Colson Group, has launched an all new digital caster catalog, built by CADENAS. The catalog, which features more than 100,000 individual sku’s, has been designed to help engineers and specifiers quickly and easily navigate the Colson Group product portfolio to find and download a trusted caster solution for their specific application.

The ABB division of electrification products now offers an interactive version of a flip catalog for the SNK series terminal blocks. Here the customers and interested parties can access intelligent, technical product information such as 3D CAD models, PDF data sheets, product videos or other websites with a click.

The CADENAS 19th Industry Forum will take place in the WWK Arena in Augsburg on the 7th and 8th of March 2018. Engineers, purchasers and marketing specialists can find out about trends and innovations in the area of Strategic Parts Management, Electronic Product Catalogs as well as BIM.

An old Indian parable tells a story that can easily apply to the topic of classification. Some men stand in complete darkness opposite an unknown object and try to find out what it is. In doing so, each man only examines a certain part of the whole and draws his own conclusions. Trunk, brush or sail?

It keeps on going! Due to last year's active participation in the PARTcloud.net Weekly Challenge, the concept will be continued in 2018. The members will now be taking part in the "PARTcloud.net 3D Modeling World Championship".

Worldwide digitalization is in full swing – the company Afag attaches great importance to the topic and relies on CADENAS as a long-standing partner. Thanks to the Electronic Product Catalog, a so-called digital twin of Afag components is provided and fast and cost-effective photorealistic product pictures become reality.