Cadenas and Kubotek3D Partner to Improve KeyCreator Efficiency with Digital Catalogs of Purchased Components

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Cadenas and Kubotek3D Partner to Improve KeyCreator Efficiency with Digital Catalogs of Purchased Components

Using to access OEM 3D CAD models

Posted: Wednesday, July 27, 2022 – 11:59 AM

(Kubotek3D: Marlborough, MA; Cadenas: Augsburg, Germany) — Kubotek3D and Cadenas have partnered to provide KeyCreator mechanical design and manufacturing users access to a wide selection of 3D and 2D component geometries from , the technical search engine powered by Cadenas. From a feature built into KeyCreator, data for millions of parts, from thousands of manufacturers’ catalogs, is available for download directly within an active KeyCreator session.

Free access to thousands of CAD catalogs speeds up the design process

By incorporating accurate component models from up-to-date catalogs directly into designs, KeyCreator users save hours and potential errors of drawing components manually. The extensive preview and search capabilities of the catalogs save time when searching for data on the various component manufacturer sites.

“KeyCreator users will appreciate the flexibility offered by the integration,” said Ram Eswaran, CTO of Kubotek3D. “This 3DfindIT integration will be a productivity boost for many KeyCreator users who will also appreciate the flexibility offered by the simplicity of implementation.”

Downloaded component data is opened in a new CKD file to allow users to insert it directly into designs and save it to a library as needed with just a few clicks. The insertion can take the form of a simple copy of the geometry on a layer or several linked part references to reduce the size of the assembly.

Either way, the user can quickly redefine the insertion origin and orientation during the insertion/copy step using standard KeyCreator functionality. Opening a CKD file directly also avoids the hassle of updating file paths or copying files from the browser’s downloads folder. visual search engine helps dramatically reduce time to market

Engineers are often taken up with time-consuming and unconstructive tasks. They spend about 27% of their time searching for product information., the digital component data search engine, was developed to dramatically reduce search times and increase engineering efficiency.

“With integrated with KeyCreator, engineers benefit from intuitive search methods such as 3D shape search, sketch search, color search or topology search, making it easier to find the exact part they are looking for”, explains Jürgen Heimbach, CEO of Cadenas.

Search functions are tailor-made to meet the needs of CAD users. This saves engineers valuable time by allowing them to find and deploy approved parts instead of manually recreating them.

“ allows KeyCreator users to focus on developing innovative products instead of manually entering and verifying metadata,” Heimbach says. is a visual search engine developed by Cadenas, an expert in CAD catalogs. Engineers, buyers and architects around the world use the search engine to find and download millions of manufacturer-verified 3D CAD and BIM models. The website sees over 600 million CAD downloads each year.

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