The visual search engine of the next dimension

New CADENAS platform opens unique search functions for engineers to find and download millions of 3D CAD & BIM models from manufacturer catalogs available worldwide If one is looking for information, search engines are often the first point of contact nowadays. When looking for a desired component, engineers and planners quickly reach the limits of conventional search engines, the results of which are usually too general and do not lead to the desired goal. The reason is obvious: Popular search engines are not focused on the technical sector.

CADENAS has now developed a visual search engine of the next dimension: With, engineers, purchasers and architects can find millions of 3D CAD & BIM models from hundreds of manufacturer catalogs available worldwide, including architecture, engineering, electrical engineering and electronic products, then download and use for their design. The search results consist of the digital product data of components that are made available by the manufacturers for engineering, design and planning. Many catalogs offer more than 150 different native and neutral CAD formats such as Autodesk Revit, Nemetschek ALLPLAN, ArchiCAD, Autodesk Inventor, NX, Solid Edge, PTC Creo Parametric, AutoCAD, CATIA or SOLIDWORKS.

Unique search functions enable smart finding instead of searching Engineers & architects spend 27% of their time searching for information., the search engine for digital component data, was developed to significantly reduce search times and to increase efficiency in engineering and building planning. With intelligent functions that go far beyond the mere full-text search, is the indispensable platform for architects, planners, engineers and designers. The following search functions are available to users:
• Parametric Text Search
High-performance full-text searches
that offer proposals and
corrections and logical operators
(e.g.: allowing D < 12)
• 3D Shape Search
Finding geometrically similar
parts based on a reference component
• 2D Sketch Search
Receiving suitable results by
sketching a simple 2D drawing
• 2D Photo Search
Finding similar components by
uploading a component photo
• Color Search
Filtering components within the
parts library based on the color
• Feature / Topology Search (coming
Finding components that have the
same properties and dimensions
• Search by Category like DIN /
ISO / eClass (coming soon)
Filtering components according
to certain categories
• Class 2.0 Search / Reverse Search
(coming soon)
Find a match to an existing component
in the components library