Classification Systems & eCl@ss

CADENAS advises you when choosing the most suitable classification system for your company, e.g. eCl@ss and we also support you when building up your own class system.

Introductory counselling eCl@ss by CADENAS


CADENAS has been a member of the registered association eCl@ss e.V. since April 2008 and uses eCl@ss for classification projects, etc.

CADENAS successfully classified single parts, assemblies, machine and plant systems in numerous industrial customer projects according to the eCl@ss standard. CADENAS´ software solution provides many important features, like the textual and geometric clustering.

eCl@ss, an incorporated association,  is the international, cross-industry product data standard for classification and clear description of products and services, which is promoted by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Labour (BMWi).

During an introductory counselling for one day, we answer the following questions:

  • How and when can you use eCl@ss in your company?

  • Which departments/sectors are affected by a changeover or should be integrated in such a project?

  • Are customer-/supplier relations already affected?

  • Which software decisions have to be made?

  • How can CADENAS, being an experienced eCl@ss/BMEcat IT service provider, support the implementation?

  • Practical examples for your orientation

  • Roadmap to approach the introduction of eCl@ss

Working group "Geometric Attributes"

Adding geometric attributes to components only requires a little extra effort when creating a new CAD part. However, the engineer saves a tremendous amount of time for placement or exchange of this component within construction.

CADENAS GmbH cooperates with eCl@ss in the field of mechatronics and is entrusted with the management of the working group "Geometric Attributes". The aim of this cooperation is to define a standard based on eCl@ss for the data transfer of CAE system attributes.

Classification 2.0 Motivation

Success Stories

Wanzl Metallwarenfabrik GmbH
Wanzl Metallwarenfabrik GmbH

Wanzl shortens research and design times for the development of a new shopping cart by more than 2 hours with the Strategic Parts Management PARTsolutions powered by CADENAS.

MAN Truck & Bus AG
MAN Truck & Bus AG

By means of PARTsolutions by CADENAS all parts including complex geometries are traceable across different system and locations of the MAN Truck & Bus AG

SMS group
SMS group

SMS group avoids duplicates and offers the best possible data quality through PARTsolutions.

Starlinger & Co. GmbH
Starlinger & Co. GmbH

High reuse of parts in the product development process based on PARTsolutions.