CADENAS eCATALOGsolutions at Schneider Electric Motion
CAD Data of Complex Products in the Digital Age
eCATALOGsolutions is a software solution for creating, managing and marketing 3D CAD product data and catalogs. It enables the international company Schneider Electric to make 2D and 3D models of standard products available to its customers and interested parties quickly and easily in numerous current CAD formats. eCATALOGsolutions is a marketing instrument that further expands the products on the market and thus increases the customer platform.
Schneider Electric Motion Deutschland in Lahr/Black Forest, a company of the French Schneider Electric Corporation, develops and produces motors and drive units for the automation and control technology. This includes highly complex products such as multi-axle Cartesian robots which enable numerous configurations and thus cannot have any pre-fabricated 3D CAD models.
3D CAD Data in the Digital Age
In an increasingly digital world, 3D CAD models are becoming increasingly more standardized in the construction area. "Engineers' mode of operation has significantly changed in the last few years. Today it is matter-of-fact that CAD models of products are offered for download on online portals and are then downloaded by buyers." Martin Geiger, Product Manager of Linear Motion of Schneider Electric Motion Deutschland GmbH is convinced of this.
"Today, the Schneider Electric Motion Deutschland's CAD product catalog encompasses about 98% of our entire product palette", says Rolf Dautel, Offer Information Manager of Schneider Electric Motion Deutschland GmbH. Excluded are the electronic and customized products.
Online Download is an Important Marketing Instrument
"The Electronic Product Catalog and the online download portal of CADENAS are an interesting and very important marketing instrument for our company with which many internal and external processes were improved", says Markus Moser, Development of Mechanics at Schneider Electric Motion. Both customers and employees of the supplier from Lahr benefit from the solution. "We only hear positive feedback from our customers. With the CADENAS solution we are ideally prepared for the digital age and can offer our customers the maximum service," confirms Martin Geiger, Product Manager at Linear Motion.
CADENAS is a leading software manufacturer in the areas strategic parts management and parts reduction (PARTsolutions) as well as electronic product catalogs (eCATALOGsolutions). With its customized software solutions, the company acts as a link between the component manufacturers and their products and the purchasers.
With its 300 employees in 12 locations worldwide, the name CADENAS (Spanish for "process chains") has stood for success, creativity, support, and process optimization for over 18 years.
In the role of initiator and mastermind, CADENAS has already established many innovations and trends in its two business areas:
- Search of CAD parts using topologies
- CAD parts similarity search runs automatically in the background
- CAD parts search through sketching
- Search of 3D CAD parts on Smartphones
- Use of the Quick Response Codes
- Use of 3D glasses to present CAD models
- Control of 3D CAD parts with the help of Wii remote control
- Support of Augmented Reality Technology
More information about the newest innovations as well as the company can be found on our homepage under: www.cadenas.co.uk.