Native CAD Content: CADENAS Expands Manufacturer Catalogs with New Formats

CADENAS has completed the yearly update to eCATALOGsolutions portals, enabling engineers and architects to download native CAD content in the newest versions of popular CAD and BIM tools. This update is done seamlessly to the underlying structure of the portals, ensuring the content manufacturers provide is always up to date. This is one of the many ways CADENAS “future-proofs” the content they deliver for manufacturers, providing a fast, flexible, secure platform that is designed to grow.


Native CAD Content: CADENAS Expands Manufacturer Catalogs with New Formats


Native CAD Content: New eCATALOGsolutions format updates for 2023

CADENAS has added native support for the newest versions of Autodesk AutoCAD, Dassault CATIA, PTC Creo Parametric, PTC Creo Direct Modeling, Autodesk Inventor, Siemens NX, Autodesk Revit, Siemens Solid Edge and Dassault SolidWorks. This will be active on engineering portals such as, as well as hundreds of portals embedded into manufacturer websites.


Updated Native CAD formats for 2023:

CAD Format Version
AutoCAD 2019 – 2023
CATIA V5 and V6
Creo Parametric 5 – 9
Creo Direct Modeling 19.0 – 20.5
Inventor 2019 – 2023
NX 12.0 + 1847 – 2212
Revit 2019 – 2023
Solid Edge 2019 – 2023
SolidWorks 2019 – 2023


Manufacturers enjoy worry-free technology with CAD / BIM compatibility by eCATALOGsolutions

By maintaining the underlying catalog technology and keeping the formats current, CADENAS has ensured manufacturers have one less thing to worry about. With eCATALOGsolutions, the content is built to last for years into the future. Each manufacturer’s 3D content works with the latest CAD and BIM versions, formats, and revisions because CADENAS continually maintains compatibility. The content infrastructure also keeps pace with changes to browser technology, new devices, and operating systems, providing stability for manufacturer websites delivering 3D visualization and configuration.


Meet Customer Demands & Keep Them Coming Back for More

Getting “designed-in” is key for manufacturers because up to 82% of downloads ultimately convert to a sale. Designers, engineers, and purchasers need the ability to configure and download product data, and they want it to come directly from manufacturers in the native CAD formats they prefer. When manufacturer information is embedded into the product model and identified within the bill of materials, products are easier to source and become specified sooner in the design process.


CAD / BIM Outputs to 150+ Formats and Versions

By providing content in the native CAD / BIM formats, manufacturers can meet the needs of a wider audience across a variety of industries. Engineers, architects, and designers need high-quality product data in the native format of their design system for a variety of reasons. Aside from providing a better experience, delivering native CAD content also benefits the manufacturers. Providing these native formats ensures a manufacturer’s brand name and part number are delivered within the CAD or BIM model and placed within the BOM, so purchasing knows where to buy the product when the project is complete.


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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.