CAD components Siemens embeds part library from Cadenas into software
Siemens Digital Industries Software has deployed an all-new visual search engine to source CAD components for its Capital software for electrical/electronic (E/E) design. The search engine, known as 3Dfindit.com, was built and developed by Cadenas to enable engineers to more quickly find and source components for their designs.
A new search engine embedded in Siemens’ Capital software provides manufacturer component data with intelligent part information consolidated under one easy to navigate structure. Additionally, manufacturers such as Phoenix Contact, Weidmüller, Wago or Harting, have seen this as an opportunity to provide rich product data to their customers, ensuring their products provide necessary digital functionality and are specified more often.
The Siemens Xcelerator portfolio from Siemens combines the software tools, including Capital software, for digital transformation on a single platform. A key element of this strategy is to provide intelligent part data to cover the design, manufacture, and service of electrical systems as well as encompassing E/E system and software architectures to efficiently engineer today's smart products.
In the past, Siemens’ Capital software users needed to manually create library parts and symbols by referring to websites of part manufacturers or part distributors to provide the required electrical data. Even when users wanted to compare different parts from different vendors, they had to go through individual websites and datasheets. This process of manual creation and maintenance of library parts and symbols involved a huge amount of time and effort.
“In order to drive the advanced automation delivered by the Siemens E/E systems development portfolio of tools including Capital software and, Solid Edge software even further, high quality electrical part data is needed. That’s why Siemens teamed up with Cadenas, an expert for intelligent CAD catalogs and Digital Twins,” says Glenn Reynholds, Senior Product Marketing Manager at Siemens Digital Industries Software. “By adding 3Dfindit.com to Capital software, users save valuable time by reducing administrative and search overhead, which they can use to develop creative products and accelerate time to market.”