March 2015

How do manufacturers draw the connection between the 3D CAD downloads from their website and a real cash sale? Many manufacturers who already use a digital parts catalog have seen the results reflected in their sales. Another way is to go ask engineers, the consumer of 3D CAD downloads, and that’s exactly what we did.

Imagine if someone told you, “Your engineers are going to each take a 59 day paid vacation…to start every year!” You, your management team and your bottom line would probably have a major issue with that, but that is exactly what we’ve found. Engineers are wasting so much engineering time searching for and redesigning supplier parts that they may as well just report for work at the end of March instead of January 1.

CADENAS presents the newest version 3.3 of its 3D CAD download portal PARTcommunity. New features, like a faster search for 3D CAD models or the option to place several components in the shopping cart at the same time, significantly increasing the operating ease for the user.