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  • (EN) Win big at the new CADENAS Challenge 2018! Become a PARTcloud.net 3D Modeling World Champion now

    Posted January 22, 2018 by Annika Litzel

    New challenges await the members of the CADENAS exchange platform PARTcloud.net It keeps on going! Due to last year's active participation in the PARTcloud.net Weekly Challenge, the concept will be continued in 2018. "We've modified our challenge a bit. The members will now be taking part in the "PARTcloud.net 3D Modeling World Championship". While the logo and group are new, the rules stay the same. There will be a lot of great prizes and t...

  • (EN) Industry Forum 2018 Workshop: PURCHINEERING – Business Intelligence mit PLM-Synchro

    Posted January 19, 2018 by St Be

      Do you already analyze the components designed in your company?   Our workshop shows you how to use PLM-Synchro to make your company parts available in PARTsolutions that are stored in your PLM/PDM system, check them for duplicates and analyze them for possible suppliers.   The Industry Forum offers you two days packed with exciting presentations and workshops. And better yet, book your ticket now and benefit from the...

  • (EN) Festo Design Tool 3D Online: Configure assembled products in a matter of seconds

    Posted January 18, 2018 by LiNa

    CADENAS develops new web application for the error-free configuration and order of Festo pneumatic systems Festo AG & Co. KG publishes the new online version of their configuration software Festo Design Tool 3D, which was developed in cooperation with the German software manufacturer CADENAS. As of now, Festo customers can also use the Festo Design Tool 3D online at www.festo.com/FDT-3D-online, without installation or plug-in and independe...


    Posted January 17, 2018 by Beyond PLM

    IoT became a huge buzzword over the past few years. I’m following this topic and sometimes I feel lost in the number of trends, products, technologies, opportunities and… failures. Yes, failures are quite popular in IoT space as much as many fast promises to deliver fast IoT ROI. It didn’t happen yet. Matt Turk, VC at FirstMark published a very interesting overview – Growing Pains: The 2018 Internet of Things Land...

  • (EN) PARTcloud.net member: Drazen Vorih

    Posted January 16, 2018 by Dalibor Pejicic

    We would like to introduce our most active members on PARTcloud.net every two weeks. The goal is to find out more about them, but also to show our appreciation for their contribution. January 2018: Drazen Vorih   https://b2b.partcommunity.com/community/profile/530303       1. Can you tell us a little bit more about yourself and your background? I finished the high school of electrical engineering. My great passion ...

  • (EN) Reliable helper without grumbling or complaining

    Posted January 15, 2018 by Annika Litzel

    The Electronic Product Catalog can be extended to assistants and calculation tools. With stored formulas, you support engineers in avoiding pitfalls and in creating components correctly. Example: https://www.industry-forum.biz/rueckblick/2014/vortraege/ahp

  • (EN) In the course of digitalization, Afag relies on CADENAS rendering

    Posted January 11, 2018 by Annika Litzel

    Digital twins make fast and cost-effective photorealistic product pictures of Afag components a reality        Worldwide digitalization is in full swing – the company Afag attaches great importance to the topic and relies on CADENAS as a long-standing partner. As a leading manufacturer of high-quality pneumatic and electric handling components, feed components and solutions for assembly automation, Afag has a...

  • (EN) Mencom now offers unique Inside-Outlet GFCI Power Port for Panel Interface Connectors

    Posted January 10, 2018 by Eddie Choi

    Mencom’s unique Inside-Outlet (GFDP1) Power Port features three GFCI-protected receptacles; two outside and one inside the panel to provide a simple solution to comply with NFPA 79, The Control Panel Utility Receptacle Standard. In order to comply with the standard, 1. All utility receptacles must be GFCI Protected. 2. All External Utility Receptacles must be covered. 3. All covers must maintain enclosure rating. 4. OSHA (Occupational S...


    Posted January 10, 2018 by Beyond PLM

    In a lexicon of CAD and PLM marketing “intuitive” talk is cheap. You can find it everywhere. Google “intuitive PLM” and you will find long list of websites, brochures, videos and other materials claiming one or another PLM product or technology “intuitive”. Here are few examples from vendors, customers and analysts: Siemens PLM: Active Workspace is an innovative interface for Teamcenter that provides yo...

  • (EN) Industry Forum 2018: Das Abendeventmotto steht fest | Get to know our evening event theme

    Posted January 9, 2018 by St Be

    Zünftig werd’s heier auf unsra Hüttngaudi. Obs’D ez Ski narrat bist oda Di zwengs am Spoat liaba belzd, mia ham uns fia a mords Gaudi awidoa. Neben zwei geballten Tagen mit spannenden Vorträgen ist das #TheIndustryForum Abendenvent wieder mal die Adresse zum Networking! Oiso melds eich glei o https://www.industry-forum.biz ----------------------------------------------------------- This year it's time for our hut ...

  • (EN) Record year for PARTcommunity: 2017 repeats record numbers of 260 million 3D CAD model downloads

    Posted January 8, 2018 by Annika Litzel

    Thanks to excellent product catalog data, PARTcommunity registers a continuous growth in users and downloads The number of downloaded 3D CAD engineering data has been on the increase since the beginning of 2017. There has been a steady number of downloads recorded of over 20 million parts per month. PARTcommunity is pleased to announce an increase over the previous year of nearly 25% of up to 260 million downloaded 3D CAD models. There have ...

  • (EN) Managing Director of CADENAS Solutions UK sets up a Visually Impaired running group in Bristol

    Posted December 21, 2017 by Presseservice CANVAS

    “Working together with the community is a passion of mine”, Colin Johnson, MD Normally Colin spends his time helping engineers and component manufacturers with their products and 3D CAD catalogs, but in his spare time he is a long distance marathon runner. Recently he has decided to help others to start running and to share his passion. He founded a running group with the sole purpose of encourage the visually impaired/blind to try...

  • (EN) Ranco expands its ecommerce service with PARTcommunity Embedded Technology from CADENAS

    Posted December 20, 2017 by Presseservice CANVAS

    The Italian manufacturer of tooling, injection molding and die-cutting integrated a 3D CAD product catalog into its ecommerce website The Italian company Ranco was founded in 2007 and sells standard parts as well as guide elements for plastic mold making and die making. In addition, Ranco offers sheet metal, springs, steel plates, self-lubricating slide elements, custom machining, cooling elements, electrical components, clamping technology an...


    Posted December 20, 2017 by Beyond PLM

    PLM people always had a big vision. How to build a PLM for a whole company. For entire supply chain. PLM for extended enterprise. PLM for downstream and upstream processes. How to include non engineers in PLM activities. How to make all people in the company to use PLM. These and many other similar questions were on the list of PLM strategists, vendors and service companies for many years. For long time, the vision of PLM was to create an ulti...

  • (EN) PARTcloud.net member: Marco Huijbertsen

    Posted December 19, 2017 by Dalibor Pejicic

    We would like to introduce our most active members on PARTcloud.net every two weeks. The goal is to find out more about them, but also to show our appreciation for their contribution.   December 2017: Marco Huijbertsen   https://b2b.partcommunity.com/community/profile/687329       1. Can you tell us a little bit more about yourself and your background? I studied mechanical engineering. In 1997 I had an accid...

  • (EN) The Industry Forum presentation list just keeps building and building

    Posted December 18, 2017 by Presseservice CANVAS

    #TheIndustryForum presentation list just keeps building and building. Look forward to Stadler Bussnang AG, Afag Automation AG, Prechtl Engineering GmbH and Otto Ganter GmbH & Co. KG, amongst others. More presentations to be announced in the new year so stay tuned! https://bit.ly/2iGY9jN ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------...

  • (EN) A clean solution: MOVET opts for the CADENAS Electronic Product Catalog

    Posted December 14, 2017 by Presseservice CANVAS

    3D CAD engineering data from the manufacturer of hygienic components and conveyor technology will soon be available to download MOVET® will soon be providing 3D CAD models of its products to download in a CADENAS Electronic Product Catalog. First, the area of flange bearings will be added to the product catalog, which is based on the eCATALOGsolutions technology from the German software manufacturer. Included are the process-reliable housing...


    Posted December 13, 2017 by Beyond PLM

    For the last few years, Aras made a story in PLM world. Aras was founded in 2000 and had a turbulent story until coming with the business model of enterprise open source- a mix of free license combined with community building and subscription model. Last week I learned that Aras made it to the top list of Forrester research. See my blog few days ago for more details – What I learned about PLM leaders from Forrester research. Among al...

  • (EN) DESTACO use Virtual Reality to Design and Simulate Projects Before They Build

    Posted December 13, 2017 by Presseservice CANVAS

    Industrial component manufacturer leverages virtual 3D models to accelerate design process Virtual reality goggles and two handheld controllers can assist the design process tremendously, as part of DESTACO’s new Accelerate Digital Solutions System with its Vision Virtual Reality build tool. When placing the goggles on, the customer is transformed to a virtual manufacturing world, where they can place their parts and build their model...

  • (EN) With the CADENAS solution, MTF Technik offers customers an efficient tool for the configuration of conveyor belts

    Posted December 11, 2017 by Annika Litzel

    Product configurator for design engineers is available on the MTF website and on the PARTcommunity portal The owner-managed family company MFT Technik Hardy Schürfeld GmbH & Co. KG produces conveyor belts, separation systems and automation solutions for many different industries. MTF Technik improves customer service and work efficiency by making the CADENAS Product Configurator available on its website for all design engineers. In part...