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Simplified Finding/Downloading 3-D CAD Engineering Data



Downloading 3-D CAD engineering data is easier and more comfortable with the new PARTcommunity 7

Fix the product preview on the right

Notice to update the preview image

Calculation module for dimensions

Downloading 3-D CAD engineering data is now easier with PARTcommunity 7, CADENAS' latest 3-D CAD download portal.

PARTcommunity 7 features include:

  • A clearly designed user interface
  • New tools to better locate and select components
  • Additional features for more transparency when downloading
  • A new help assistant
  • The direct integration of the desired catalogs function into the search for components.

"At www.partcommunity.com there are millions of 3-D CAD models from over 400 product catalogs of well-known component manufacturers available to download free of charge," said a company spokesperson.

A central point of the new Version 7 of the PARTcommunity download portal is the improved user-friendliness. The header of the portal is designed to be more narrow and compact and suitable for use with mobile devices, due to its responsive design. In addition, the header and the important information it contains, such as the manufacturer logo and the tab with user profile, remains visible at the top of the browser.

Component manufacturers can fix the preview images of their products on the right. This means that the preview image of the component also stays in view while scrolling through the product details.

The preview images of the components are greyed out with the PARTcommunity Version 7 as soon as the selected component no longer matches the preview image. The user then receives a notice to update the preview images via a button in the middle of the preview.

Engineers and purchasers are supported better now in their component search. While entering the search term, as of now other languages are automatically added. If the user is searching for the word "cylinder," the same word in German, French and Italian is included automatically in the results. Thus, components can be located from catalogs where the description is not in one's own native language.

In addition, the new PARTcommunity 7 is a tool made available to users for the simplified entry of value ranges of components. With the help of the calculation module, users can enter, for example, metric dimensions, and then change over to the imperial system. Values are automatically converted.

In Version 7 there is a new assistant available for users of the 3-D CAD download portal. By clicking "Help" in the header, all of the important functions of the PARTcommunity download portal are clarified via the info box.

Some manufacturers limit the number of downloads possible per day on their own download portals. The new PARTcommunity version helps users to keep an overview of how many downloads are still available for a certain period of time.

For the first time, each user at the PARTcommunity download portal can see his or her own download statistics. Besides the number of completed downloads, the statistics also contain an estimation of time and cost savings based on the user's downloads in the past year.

With the preferred catalog function, users can request 3-D CAD engineering data from the manufacturers who were previously not available on the PARTcommunity download portal. CADENAS contacts that manufacturer and makes sure the desired components are provided for free download as quickly as possible. This popular function is integrated into PARTcommunity 7 directly in the search for components. Along with the search results, users can also display the search term for suitable components, which had previously not been available at the download portal but are subsequently desired.

To ensure the best possible security for PARTcommunity users, only Internet Explorer 10 or above of the Microsoft browser is supported by the new Version 7. All users still using Internet Explorer 8 and 9 will be notified that changing to a current and thus safe browser is necessary.

The 3-D CAD download portal PARTcommunity can be found at www.partcommunity.com.

For more information contact:

CADENAS PARTsolutions LLC

400 Techne Center Drive, Suite 301

Milford, OH 45150

513-453-0453

info@partsolutions.com

www.partsolutions.com

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