What’s the difference between a CAD catalog and a CAD library? The difference will impact your business.
It’s a question I hear almost EVERY day, “what’s the difference between a CAD catalog and a CAD library” or “I already have a CAD library, why do I need a CAD catalog?”
Well, it’s as simple as this: Why is an iPad better than a huge bookshelf?
A bookshelf is this huge piece of furniture, full of old, dusty books. You know there is information in there but you only have an idea where to find it. Not to mention the data is old and out of date because once the book is printed, that’s it. This is the CAD library.
In contrast, the iPad is a tiny piece of equipment which allows you to store 1000 times more books than the bookshelf. Not only is it convenient and compact, but you can search by a variety of criteria and the dynamic information ensures you always have the most current edition; anytime and on-demand. This is the CAD Catalog.
Below I have created a checklist of features to help you compare your CAD library to a CADENAS PARTsolutions CAD Catalog.
Limited by storage capacity
Unlimited – Models generated on-demand
Configurable CAD Models?
No – all models are pre-designed
Models available in 150+ formats?
No – models only available in select formats
Downloadable lead reports with email address?
Files dynamically updated?
No – all files are built once and stored in system
Yes – file data can be
Geometric Search Capability?
Yes – files can be searched by size, shape
Yes – Static
Yes – Models can be dynamically generated from website
Output to dynamic PDF Data Sheet
Output models to “Photo realistic” images
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