CAD Product Configurator: Zierick Manufacturing Launch 3D Parts Catalog Powered by CADENAS PARTsolutions

Milford, OH – Feb 11, 2013 – CADENAS PARTsolutions, a global provider of 3D parts catalogs and CAD product configurators, and Zierick Manufacturing Corporation, a leading manufacturer of solutions for complex interconnection requirements, launch Zierick’s online 3D CAD sales configurator. Zierick is filling a common need seen by electrical engineers and circuitry designers who require high quality CAD models. Offering downloadable 3D models from the new CAD configurator enables designers to quickly and accurately place, fit and specify Zierick components within their CAD system. Not only does this save the engineer design time but allows Zierick to reach a greater audience.

Using the eCATALOGsolutions software platform, Zierick is able to author 3D components themselves.  Those CAD models can then be published for users to download online in more than 150 native and neutral CAD and graphic formats. Downloadable models are certified by Zierick to ensure accuracy for engineers incorporating into their designs.

cad product configurator

Zierick products are used in a wide range of industries, including Industrial Controls, Automotive, HVAC, LED Lighting, Wireless Controls, Appliances, Security, Medical and Electronic Devices. Known as interconnection specialists for a variety of markets, Zierick Manufacturing provides wire-to-board as well as board-to-board connectors for both surface mount and through-hole printed circuit boards.  A pioneer in the Surface Mount market, Zierick has won many awards for its innovative designs. Learn more at

“We chose CADENAS PARTsolutions because their technology makes it possible for our customers to download the CAD format that best meets their needs,” says Gretchen Zierick, President of Zierick. “We were impressed with the assistance we got in quickly developing the initial release of models, and offering us the freedom to work within eCATALOGsolutions authoring software to create our own 3D models. We didn’t find that option anywhere else.”

Zierick is replacing an aging solution for their web configurator with the more advanced eCATALOGsolutions platform, says Sharon Harvey, Marketing Manager at Zierick.

Zierick CAD product configurator

“Our prior configurator became cost prohibitive in the long run, because we had no access to update and modify our own data.  We wanted to be able to create our own downloadable CAD models, and that has become a reality with CADENAS PARTsolutions,” says Harvey. “Our goal is to make it easy for customers to do business with Zierick,” adds Harvey. “By offering CAD downloads we are helping electronic designers and engineers to improve efficiency, significantly shorten design and production cycles, and reduce design and engineering costs.”

CADENAS PARTsolutions is the only catalog platform offering a commercially available product, eCATALOGsolutions, for development and maintenance of 3D enabled catalogs supporting all major CAD systems with native file integrations, as well as publishing options for mobile devices, print catalogs and others.  Many clients prefer that CADENAS PARTsolutions create the CAD models using eCATALOGsolutions.  Some, like Zierick, prefer to work within the authoring platform to create and maintain their own models.

“CADENAS PARTsolutions is pleased to welcome Zierick as a new client, adding very intricate, specialized electronic components for circuit boards.  Electromechanical products are an area of rapid expansion to the eCATALOGsolutions family of customers,” adds Jay Hopper, President and COO of CADENAS PARTsolutions.  “We look forward to providing the best solution available to Zierick and their customers, by helping them increase sales and provide unmatched customer satisfaction by using our interactive CAD product configurator.”

About Zierick Manufacturing Corporation
Zierick Manufacturing Corporation is the leading source of solutions to complex interconnection requirements and challenges.  From standard products to custom-made goods, Zierick has invented and produced technologies which have become the industry standard and which will continue to shape the industry in the future.  Zierick also provides its customers with assembly equipment, interconnection hardware, and taped terminals.  Since 1919, Zierick has maintained custom stamping capabilities, setting the standard in both design leadership and quality tooling and stamping.Learn more at

About CADENAS PARTsolutions
CADENAS PARTsolutions is a leading provider of next generation 3D part catalog management and CAD product configurator 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 catalog with CAD download technology to increase sales lead generation and to ensure that components get “designed in” to OEM products.


Get the Free eBook

See how the world’s top manufacturers sell more products by creating an exceptional digital customer experience.

The following two tabs change content below.

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.