MILFORD, OH--(Marketwire - Feb 19, 2013) - CADENAS PARTsolutions, a global provider of 3D part catalogs and digital standards for manufacturers, and SAI Global, a worldwide distributor of information services and solutions for managing risk, today announced an agreement to distribute the ASME B18 Digital Fastener Catalog worldwide. SAI Global and PARTsolutions will work together in pursuit of other digital industry standards as a part of their strategic relationship.
ASME, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, is a not-for-profit organization promoting engineering around the globe, focusing on education, knowledge and standardization to further the engineering profession.
The ASME B18 Digital Fastener Catalog is a result of collaboration between ASME and CADENAS PARTsolutions to fill a need within the engineering community. Now using SAI Global's market leading Standards Management Platform called i2i, the ASME B18 Digital Fastener Catalog can be linked to national and international engineering standards from ASME and other leading organizations.
The 3D catalog replaces several painstaking manual tasks with a few point-and-click selections, placing CAD models of ASME B18.24 fasteners right at the engineer's fingertips.
Engineers are accustomed to referencing ASME standards as text or a static PDF, which could be labor intensive when incorporating into a digital design. CADENAS PARTsolutions takes the ASME standard fastener catalog to a new level by enabling engineers to integrate 3D CAD models directly into their design to test form, fit and function and for inclusion in the bill of materials for purchase.
Making use of the 18 digit ASME PIN code (part number), the 3D Parts Catalog can be utilized as a digital reference guide or as a powerful addition to an engineering CAD system, with the ability to automatically provide the CAD model for ASME B18.24 standard fasteners. Although the catalog runs completely independent of any CAD system, the catalog itself can generate 3D solid models of fasteners in virtually any native CAD format. This drastically decreases design time while increasing design and bill of materials accuracy.
- Configure a new fastener and PIN by selecting all the possible features and options
- Assign material and finish properties
- Provide 3D dynamic visualization of fastener before placing into design
- Automatically download native CAD model of any fastener in virtually any CAD system, 2D views or 3D models. Graphics formats for documents and illustrations can be created as well.
- Decipher existing 18 digit PIN codes into a complete description of fastener.
- Link to the actual Standard document within the i2i Platform.
"We are excited about the opportunity to work with SAI Global to promote and distribute our ASME B18 Digital Fastener Catalog," says Rob Zesch, President and COO of CADENAS PARTsolutions. "SAI's team of industry experts has well established relationships with many engineering organizations that use these standards every day. Our product enables those teams to access ASME fasteners as 2D & 3D CAD models within their designs, streamlining their process, saving time and money."
Anne Scorey, SAI Global President of Information Services, EMEA and US, says "Our clients are increasingly looking for more integrated online solutions to manage regulatory and compliance information and now with PARTsolutions we have a unique offering providing industry wide documents alongside 3D parts guides!"
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About CADENAS PARTsolutions
CADENAS PARTsolutions is a leading provider of next generation 3D part catalog management and sales configuration solutions. For large manufacturers, CADENAS PARTsolutions provides centralized 3D standard part catalogs making it easy for global design teams to find, reuse, and control standard and proprietary parts. For component manufacturers, CADENAS PARTsolutions provides 3D part catalogs with CAD download technology to increase sales lead generation and to ensure that components get "designed in" to OEM products. www.partsolutions.com