Also at PARTcommunity it is true: All good things come in 3(.0)
CADENAS' 3D CAD model download portal PARTcommunity offers numerous improvements and convenience functions in its newest version 3.0
Since January the 3.0 version of CADENA'S PARTcommunity 3D CAD download portal is online. The new version impresses with numerous new convenience functions that helps to find parts even easier and faster.
More adjustment possibilities for portal providers
For eCATALOGsolutions customers with a PARTcommunity download portal, the new version offers many improvements. Without any programming effort it is now possible to create filter and calculation assistants in your own design, which are then also available in a perhaps existing app. The assistants impress with a process-oriented workflow where search results and a suitable parts selection are also directly displayed.
Moreover specific catalogs for certain end customer groups can be created. For instance, a catalog can be created containing only automotive parts for a automobile manufacturer which are also equipped with the corresponding identification numbers of the automobile manufacturer.
WebGL 3D Visualization
One of the most striking innovations is the WebGL 3D visualization, based completely on HTML 5: thus the 3D CAD model download portal PARTcommunity can display 3D objects directly in the browser without needing additional extensions like ActiveX, Java™ or Adobe Flash®.
This innovation is especially beneficial when using Firefox and Chrome, since these browsers block most plugins by default for reasons of security, according to the trade magazine Heise. At the same time the portal of course stays compatible downwards and allows the use of the previous Active X Viewers. This way users with older browser versions are still able to access the electronic manufacturer catalogs.
The focus is on the search function
Not only with regard to the design, there is a greater focus on the search at PARTcommunity: is on the search: By drag&drop the 3D CAD model files can now be entered via the geometrical 3D search function for comparison. Thus it is no longer necessary to tediously navigate through the data directories and the user finds parts even faster which are similar to the entered part.
The full-text search is now equipped with a auto completion feature, giving a fast overview of the possible search terms before the search has even been conducted.
Also with the search results, small design adjustments ensure a better overview. The entered search terms are highlighted yellow in the results and when you scroll down, the table description is visible at any time.
The new update is only another step in a long row of consistent advancements, where CADENAS has been adjusting the 3D CAD model platform to the demands of the users and is continuously setting new trends. This way the free download portal– in 1998 released under the name PARTserver – has been extended with innovative functions for 15 years. The vision CADENAS pursued when founding the download portal always stayed the same, however: Bring engineers easier and faster to the desired component.
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