CADENAS Offers Support via eCATALOGsolutions Platform
How component manufacturers can provide their digital product data for common CAE systems like EPLAN, Zuken e3.series, NX Electrical, Automation Designer or AutoCAD Electrical.
November 23, 2020
CADENAS now offers component manufacturers support in implementing their digitization strategy using the eCATALOGsolutions platform. With a digital product catalog, component data can be managed centrally and enriched with information for electrical planning in addition to data for mechanical engineering.
Digital product information for an electrical engineer’s designs can be instantly generated in native formats for common CAE systems such as Zuken e3.series, EPLAN, NX Electrical Routing, Siemens Automation Designer, autoCAD Electrical, ECLASS ADVANCED and WSCAD. For a maximum coverage of all major electrical planning tools available on the market, CADENAS is continuously working on the integration of further CAE systems.
Interdisciplinary Product Data for Digital Twins
Now available with CADENAS’ eCATALOGsolutions for digital product catalogs, technical components with electrical functions can be enriched with all necessary CAD and CAE information to serve digital twins.
“In the past, we have already supported our customers not only in CAD but also in CAE planning with extensive technical and commercial product data. These were created either in-house or in cooperation with external service providers. However, updating the product data was time-consuming and error-prone, since various data sources and output formats had to be supported,” explains Simone Brinkmann-Tewes, head of Smart Data Engineering at WAGO Kontakttechnik GmbH & Co. KG.
“With CADENAS’ solution, we now gather all the necessary information in one central system and process it to the standardized ECLASS ADVANCED format as required. In this way, we can guarantee that the digital product data for all current CAD and CAE systems are consistent and up-to-date as digital twins. This enables us to cover our customers' needs completely and to react more flexible to future requirements.”
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.