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CADENAS and Kubotek Partner to Enhance KeyCreator Efficiency

CADENAS and Kubotek Partner to Enhance KeyCreator Efficiency


With the 3Dfindit.com integration, KeyCreator users have now access to millions of 3D CAD models from renowned manufacturers.


Kubotek3D and CADENAS announced a partnership to provide KeyCreator mechanical and manufacturing design users access to an enormous selection of 3D and 2D component geometry from 3Dfindit.com, the technical search engine powered by CADENAS. From a function built into KeyCreator Pro, the data for millions of parts, from thousands of manufacturer catalogs, is available for download directly into an active KeyCreator session.

Free access to thousands of CAD catalogs speeds up design process

By incorporating accurate models of components from up-to-date catalogs directly into designs, KeyCreator users save hours and potential mistakes over drawing the components manually. The extensive 3Dfindit.com catalogs, preview and search capabilities save further time over hunting for data across various component manufacturer sites. “KeyCreator users will appreciate the flexibility afforded by the 3Dfindit.com integration,” says Ram Eswaran, CTO at Kubotek. "This integration will be a productivity boost for many KeyCreator users who will also appreciate the flexibility afforded by the simple implementation."

Downloaded component data is opened into a new CKD file to allow users to insert it directly into designs and save into a library as needed with just a few clicks. Insertion could be as a simple copy of geometry onto a layer or as multiple linked part references to reduce assembly size. Either way, the user can quickly re-define the insertion origin point and orientation during the insertion/copy step using standard KeyCreator capabilities. The direct open of a CKD file also saves hassles with updating file paths or copying files from the browser’s download folder.


Visual search engine 3Dfindit.com helps to reduce time-to-market significantly

Engineers are often tied up with time-consuming non-constructive tasks. They spend approximately 27% of their time searching for product information. 3Dfindit.com, the search engine for digital component data, was developed to significantly reduce search times and to increase efficiency in engineering. “With 3Dfindit.com inside KeyCreator, engineers gain 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. The search functions are tailor-made to suit the needs of CAD users and therefore saves valuable time by enabling engineers to find and deploy approved parts instead of recreating them manually. “3Dfindit.com ensures that users of KeyCreator can concentrate on developing innovative products instead of manually entering and verifying metadata,” explains Heimbach.

About 3Dfindit.com

3Dfindit.com is a visual search engine developed by the expert for digital CAD catalogs CADENAS. Engineers, purchasers, and architects worldwide use the search engine to find and download millions of manufacturers verified 3D CAD and BIM models. The site experiences over 600 million CAD downloads each year.