Industry Forum 2017: Review

On March 15th and 16th, 2017 more than 200 international visitors from the mechanical, plant, and electrical engineering industries informed themselves about trends and developments of sustainable cost reduction with Strategic Parts Management, about sales opportunities with Electronic CAD Product Catalogs and Building Information Modeling (BIM).

The opening keynote presentation of the 18th Industry Forum is available upon request.

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Thorsten Müller

Parametric Technology Corporation

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Florian Harzenetter

Parametric Technology GmbH

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Collaborative Parts Management with PTC Navigate and PARTsolutions from CADENAS

  • PARTsolutions integration in Windchill based on PTC Navigate
  • Usecase example for Role Based Apps GEOsearch, Parts catalog, Classification assistance

Simone Brinkmann-Tewes

WAGO Kontakttechnik GmbH & Co. KG

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Continuous process chain from the planning to the realisation with the digital twin

  • Import CAE
  • Processing in terminal block configurator
  • Export individual component or terminal strips in the favoured CAD format through PARTcommunity

Graeme Klim

Ryerson's International Hyperloop Team

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Ryerson's International Hyperloop Team uses AIA NAS 3D digital standards to accelerate design process

  • Hyperloop
  • 3D Digital
  • Standards

Michael Eder

Haas Food Equipment GmbH

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Intelligent finding of parts by the HAAS-Gruppe powered by CADENAS

  • Parts reduction and parts reusage
  • Geometric similarity search regarding Geo and Windchill
  • Fit for Future

Ciaran Crowley

IMI Precision Engineering

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How IMI Precision have developed a “Best In Class” online user experience that is fully integrated with a CRM lead nurturing process to drive increases in sales with CADENAS technology

  • Addressing the needs of the different potential customer
  • Providing real time 3D product configuration
  • The importance of an Integration sales lead follow up CRM process

Thomas Hecky

BHS Corrugated Maschinen- und Anlagenbau GmbH

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Intelligent finding and classification in PARTsolutions as shown in the example from BHS Corrugated Maschinen- und Anlagenbau GmbH

  • Optimisation of the search time in the construction
  • Synchronise classifications of SAP in PARTsolutions
  • Forecast

Anatol Kligermann

Balluff GmbH

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Photorealistic product pictures with eCATALOGsolutions and Maxwell Render

  • Requirements for the rendering of 3D geometrics
  • Implementation and organisation by Balluff
  • Experiences and recommendations

Marco Kobylka

WOLF Verpackungs­maschinen GmbH

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Implementation of repeated parts management and GEOsearch at Wolf Verpackungsmaschinen GmbH

  • Optimisation of company parts searching with SolidWorks & ePDM via GEOsearch
  • SAP link to PARTsolutions purchased parts management (Coupling between engineering & purchasing)
  • New workflow and resulting benefits

Stefan Waldner


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PARTcommunity – Innovations for manufacturer portals

  • New functions for PARTcommunity 7.0
  • Assistents & Configurators
  • Statistic Dashboard

Alen Blechinger

CADENAS Solutions GmbH

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Shaping standard part managment for a large enterprise with PARTsolutions by CADENAS

  • Deployment
  • Strategy
  • Enterprise

Dr. Arne Gaiser

DSC Software AG

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Efficient parts managment with SAP Engineering Control Center and PARTsolutions from CADENAS

  • Parts management in SAP
  • Managing standard and catalog parts in SAP
  • Reusing of standard parts
  • Management of parts in a Multi CAD environment

Stéphane Lucas


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Electronic Product Catalog by CADENAS as the beginning of Industry 4.0

  • Benefits for integrators in the robotic area
  • Benefits for LUCAS sales through automatic quotation generation
  • Future developments

Alen Blechinger

CADENAS Solutions GmbH

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Overview of the latest innovations of the Geometric Similarity Search GEOsearch by CADENAS

  • Attachment Parts Search & Partial Search
  • Classification of self-designed parts
  • Live Search
  • New duplicate reports
  • Benefits proven through user statistics

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Peter Carrol

IHS Markit

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Jürgen Thome


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IHS Markit & CADENAS Partnership - Industry Standard Parts

  • IHS Markit products for engineering
  • Partnership IHS Markit and CADENAS
  • Benefits for the users in PARTsolutions with Live Demo

Arnim Spengler

bimNRW Cluster

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BIM (Building Information Modelling) digital phasing and construction plans from the BMVBS (Federal Ministry for Transport, Building and Urban Development)

  • Content of the phases
  • Potentials and objectives
  • Current phase development
  • Implementation with CADENAS

Jürgen Heimbach


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Do not overload the donkey - Perfect multi-CAD data for AEC & BIM components

  • Which requirements are expected from manufacturers for their architectural components?
  • What sets CADENAS apart from other service providers?
  • What the optimal solution looks like

Oliver Langwich

Contelos GmbH

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Stefan Günter


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Digtial planning / construction in Autodesk Revit and usage of manufacturer components through the CADENAS seamless Plugin

  • Construction of a building in Revit
  • Development of a subject specific planning method
  • Using of the CADENAS Plugin for products in the construction sector

Andreas Höfig

Stämpfli GmbH

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mS3 publish - Produce print catalog with added value with eCATALOGsolutions from CADENAS

  • Automatic generation of print catalogs in InDesign including index, table of contents etc.
  • Simple creation through templates and a direct connection to eCATALOGsolutions
  • Direct production of catalog pages with a pairing link to the webshop

Frank Epple


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Innovations in PARTsolutions version 11 and outlook to future versions

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