CADENAS NEWS

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.