AIA NAS Catalog of 3D Models featured in Fastener Technology Magazine


Authorized 3D CAD Models of Critical AIA / NAS

Innovative tool enables engineers to quickly configure and download 3D native CAD models of NAS and NASM fastener components. (Download Fastener Technology Magazine PDF article)

Engineers are now able to quickly locate the appropriate NAS and NASM standard and then use the integrated PARTsolutions configuration tool to define, visualize and refine the required part before generating a 3D model. The model can be saved into more than 150 native and neutral CAD and graphic formats, versions and revisions, and then inserted into a computer design to be tested for form, fit and function as well as  included in a bill of materials within the CAD software.

AIA NAS Catalog

Benefits of the AIA NAS Catalog for Aerospace and Defense Industry

The key benefits of the solution resulting from the partnership of CADENAS PARTsolutions, IHS and AIA include the following:

  • Reduced modeling and design cycle times.
  • Improved engineering productivity.
  • Elimination of duplicated effort and rework.
  • Assurance of quality through the use of authorized CAD models.
  • Increased consistency in parts used on projects.
  • Greater accuracy in bills of materials.

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“AIA has a long and proud history serving the needs of the aerospace and defense industry through our National Aerospace Standards program,” commented AIA President and CEO, Marion C. Blakey. “The AIA NAS 3D catalog allows us to provide solutions that will help the industry design and manufacture products faster and at a lower cost.”

The AIA NAS 3D standards capabilities are now available as a catalog within the PARTsolutions parts management solutions, with available integrations to all major CAD and PLM applications. The NAS 3D Catalog is also currently available in IHS Standards Expert and IHS Standards Expert with Goldfire.

AIA NAS Catalog

Authorized digital standards are now available as configurable 3D CAD models, providing a valuable new tool for engineers. With direct integrations to all major CAD & PLM applications including: Autodesk AutoCAD®, Autodesk Inventor®, Dassault SolidWorks®, Siemens Solid Edge®, PTC Wildfire® and PTC CREO®, Siemens NX®, Dassault CATIA®, and many more. Engineers can now instantly find, configure and deploy these digital standards directly into their design.


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Adam Beck

Director of Marketing at CADENAS PARTsolutions | A Marketing graduate from the Miami University, Farmer School of Business in Oxford Ohio, Adam has years of experience in marketing and design for a variety of industries.