Find 3D CAD models quickly by means of a simple sketch in the PARTcommunity download portal

A picture says more than a thousand words!

The only download portal where you get to the desired part without words, just by means of a sketch: With a simple sketch, engineers can quickly find the desired 3D CAD models on CADENAS 3D CAD download portal PARTcommunity under Although engineers know most of the time what they are looking for, they might not know how it is explicitly called. To find the necessary part, it is sometimes easier to draw than to express it with words. With the PARTcommunity search function of using a sketch, this is made possible: Users can find the right part for their design easily and without search terms among millions of 3D CAD models from more than 400 catalogs of renowned manufacturers.

A simple sketch quickly leads to the part you are looking for

Search by Sketch powered by CADENASSpecially for the sketch search function, there is a Cube Sketcher available to the users of the 3D CAD download portal PARTcommunity under It can be used to simply draw the necessary part with the mouse and totally without a CAD system. To do so, at least one side view has to be sketched. To get the closest search results, the Cube Sketcher allows sketches of up to three side views. Moreover users can also upload the sketch of a part from the Internet or a picture of the component and use it for their search.

Afterwards the geometrically corresponding search results are displayed in a list and the user is immediately transferred to the download page of the respective part on the PARTcommunity (

The advantages of a search by sketch are obvious:

  • Engineers do not have to know the precise part or article description in order to find the part they have been looking for.
  • Global Manufacturer parts can be found quickly without a command of the respective language.
  • For the search, a sketch of a part from the Internet or a picture of the part can be used as well.

Find your desired part in a matter of seconds by means of a simple sketch on:

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