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2005 Digital Parts Catalogs Roundup Product Reference Guide

August 2005

Engineering productivity has been profoundly enhanced

by the technology behind Digital Parts Catalogs—an increasingly important element in the world of product design, engineering, and manufacturing.

The ConnectPress, Ltd. 2005 Digital Parts Catalogs Roundup provides perspectives on current issues and trends in this exciting field. This Roundup consists of an introductory story, two articles contributed by industry experts, and this Product Reference Guide which lists specifications for 3D model and 2D drawing services and products. The solutions listed address a range of functionality for both designer and vendor needs–whether for fully defined 3D representations or "lean" translations using industry standards such as STEP and IGES. Our associated feature articles—What to Look for in Digital Parts Catalogs and CAD Issues Challenge Parts Vendors—may be viewed in Community Features and are linked from the article The 2005 Digital Parts Catalogs Roundup: An Introduction. These articles may be easily located using the Search utility by entering the keyword: dpcatalogs2005 The data provided on the following pages was compiled using submissions from participating companies. It is not exhaustive, nor does it include all the products and services of each company. However, we have attempted to include the major software solutions and services. ConnectPress, Ltd. cannot guarantee the accuracy of this data; we suggest you contact the participating companies for further information, particularly to confirm technical specifications.

Our thanks to these participating companies: CADCells.com CADParts, Inc. CADSymbols Catalog Data Solutions PARTsolutions, LLC Solid Engineering Solutions SolidWorks Corp. TraceParts S.A. web2CAD (TracePartsGmbH)

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Is 2D and 3D preview of catalog part available? Are models generated just-in-time or predefined and stored individually? Are product part numbers calculated? What 2D native formats are available)? What neutral 2D formats are available? www. VRML. ACIS STAT. auto insert in Bill of Materials. To mate. Inventor. knobs. PAR.878. STL. Civil. CGM DGN and DWG DWG DXF What 3D native formats are available? Part history. IPT. Exec VP Bmayer@imsisoft. Yes.95 www.000. DCD. assembly hierarchy included in 3D native files? What neutral 3D formats are available? 3D single parts. TurboCAD.DGN. AutoCAD for Architectural.95.com Bob Mayer.00 www.000 standard fasteners and most Pem fast. DWG. Electro-Mech. pipe fits. CADParts. select edge in model where fastener inserted. STEP AP203/AP214.CADCells.95 www. who certify catalogs? What is the price range of your product? Web address Contact Email Phone SolidWorks SLDPAR. offer products to use w/ MicroStation Free to $5. Descriptions of all symbols are included. Archi: TCW.95. TCW Yes. I’d team w/some.cadparts.com 412. All Rights Reserved. Fastener Library Over 11. Subscribebased.com Dave Richins. Sales drichins@cadparts.cadcells.com Product Name Product Description MicroStation.com 801. None.com Thomas Forsythe support@cadcells.html Stored as individual files on CD N/A Number and description stored 3D file properties. bearings $149.cadsymbols.com 415. branded symbols. just 3D N/A No DGN and DWG DXF.html www. Architecture. Piping Civil/GIS. AutoCAD based symbol libraries 2D and 3D symbols for MicroStation. SolidWorks format. Process Piping. WoRLd. Structural Steel.376.cadparts. DXF Yes Yes None Included in each file N/A Yes Only if in other catalogs. Thomas Registry Each image can be previewed before downloading Models are stored individually.5307 Month: $29. in some No. Solution Partner. IGS. compatible w/SW 98-2006.cadparts. CADSymbols CADsymbols. SolidWorks IGES Parts only No Solid Edge. free access to all mfgr. assemblies supported? Does product manage multiple catalogs? Member CAD vendor partner programs? Contracts w/parts mfgs.296. 6 mo: $99.com/library. Year: $149. SAT.com/program. DCW. DesignCAD No No. Trial downloads are on website with samples Predefined and stored into cell libraries..8627 1st McMaster-Carr 2D & 3D parts. All native SolidWorks files.com Source of CAD symbols Mech.4268 Page 2 Digital Parts Catalog Guide © Copyright 2005 ConnectPress. 2 . HVAC. Inc. chassis slides. Ltd. Parasolids. AutoCAD. and Electrical disciplines.

and ties many collections of part info from within ERP or LM Yes. All Rights Reserved. STEP. Pro/E Wildfire. Metafile 3D (PS3) Yes. SAT. SVG AutoCAD. IRONCAD. main in rec. VX.com John B. MegaCAD. Inventor. TurboCAD.000. CATIA V4&5. EDRW. crossreferenced. eCATALOGsolutions Suppliers deliver elec. DXF. CIP.. CATIA Facets. Ltd. download scaled down version from website Just-in-Time PARTsolutions. IGES. compared. Parasolid.539. LLC Solid Engineering Solutions. SolidWorks. LSTL Yes Yes PTC Partner Gold. Mech Desktop. Dassault CAA V5 Adopter. 2D views w/dimensions. ACIS. SW Solutions Partner. I-deas. UGS Fdn.korneffel@partsolutions. Autodesk Auth. JT. TIFF. 3D dynamic viewing models Just-in-time based on features and options selected Prod #s generated on the fly. markup and collaborate Just-in-time and predefined.0453 Is 2D and 3D preview of catalog part available? Models generated justin-time or pre-defined and stored individually? Are product part numbers calculated? What 2D native formats are available? Yes.000+ configs Yes. but generic. who configures features. view. stored individually Product # calculated for non-standard or configurable prod DWG. assm avail.com Aaron Smith. Solid Edge. VRML. SolidDesigner.com 513. DWG. Caddy. IGES.Catalog Data Solutions Product Name Product Description 3D CAD Model Server Suppliers provide online cat. BMP.7. who certify catalogs? Price range? Web address Contact Email Phone No $5. Autodesk Inventor. DXF. Contact PARTsolutions www. CATPart Part history. CAD Multiple catalogs managed. Sales/Mkt asmith@catalogds. XGL. Metafile 2D. I-deas. SE Voyager.414. options.solengsol.catalogds.com 920.: users configure.500. HP ME 10. JPEG.com 408. MegaCAD. DXF. PTC Partner. VRM. STL. assembly hierarchy included in 3D native files? What neutral 3D formats are available? 3D single parts. assembled by features. assembly hierarchy available when native geometry requested IGES. developer Yes. think 3 2005 No None CATIA V5. Geometric Software Sols tech partner Yes.com Doug Korneffel Doug. Ford FIDES. 3 . can measure. and download 3D CAD models to CAD system 2D & 3D preview. & binary. cats built under dir supervision of mfgs. HPGL. VDA. catalogs to cust. Ea catalog contains 3. UGS NX. I-deas. part history. UGS NX. LLC V5 Fastener Catalog Inch R1 & Metric R1 Completely native CATIA V5 fastener catalogs. VX. DWF-ASCII.partsolutions.7121 None N/A N/A None Contracts w/parts mfgs.00 . EPS Pro/E.453. user selection optional DWF-comp. Medusa. Pro/DESKTOP. CATIA V5.. PDF PARTsolutions. single parts or mult comp.9148 Page 3 Digital Parts Catalog Guide © Copyright 2005 ConnectPress. Yes. SolidWorks.00 www. PS TIFF. assemblies supported? Does product manage multiple catalogs? Member CAD vendor partner programs? Yes STEP. Solid Edge. Solid Edge. with all upps responsible for content and verify it. Intelligent parts mgmt. eDrawings. CATIA. CADKEY. Start at $500 per year www. Cearns jbcearns@solengsol. JPEG. Parasolid Txt & Binary . TopSolid. catalog intended as seed for specific fasteners None What neutral 2D formats are available? What 3D native formats are available? IGES.

JPEG. TIFF. Pro/E Wildfire. Desktop. IGES. TopSolid Part history. Solid Edge. Desktop. Inventor. WMF.SolidWorks Corp.NET3D ContentCentral. Part history not included. SolidWorks. Director gg@trace. ACIS Yes. STEP.com 978.streng@web2cad.com Gabriel Guigue. UGS Yes $900-1560 USD. 1 nodelocked license. Mech. IGES. 2D and 3D preview of catalog part available? Models generated justin-time or pre-defined and stored individually? Are product part #s calculated? What 2D native formats are available? Yes.web2cad. Pro/E Wildfire. Dassault. Mechanical Desktop. PS. assembly hierarchy included in 3D native files? Neutral 3D formats available? 3D single parts. Ashlar. SolidWorks.COM 3D PartStream. CATIA.traceparts. dep. BMP. config tool facilitates selection of parameters DWG.com Heike Streng.com Jonathan Jewett jjewett@solidworks. Pro/E. PCX. 3D Content Central offers access to CAD models from leading component mfgs Yes 3D models and 2D drawings are generated just-in-time.solidworks. assemblies supported? Does product manage multiple catalogs? Member CAD vendor partner programs? Contracts w/parts mfgs. HPGL AutoCAD (3D). SW. DXF. both Yes Spatial (ACIS) What neutral 2D formats are available? What 3D native formats are available? DXF. SE. 4 . 2D + 3D. Ltd. ME10. web2CAD (TracePartsGmbH) powerPARTS Only 100% free parts library w/ 50 million CAD drawings from 120 cats. SolidWorks. think 3. Generated on-fly per user's selection of parameters Yes.de 49 9621 917 312 Page 4 Digital Parts Catalog Guide © Copyright 2005 ConnectPress. Spatial. CATIA V5. Assembly hierarchy + native features incl in 3D native files. All Rights Reserved. PNG. Smartsketch. Inventor. 2D Mech. cust. IronCAD. TIFF CATIA V4 & V5. cust. TGA.. TraceParts Extensive parts library (25+M ref) integrated w/main CAD software & ERP/PDM. 2D SE. both Yes. TIFF. who certify catalogs? Price range Web address Contact Email Phone At the discretion of the customer Assembly hierarchy + native features included in 3D native files.A. think3. AutoCAD.5074 Yes Free for CAD users. Yes N/A TraceParts S. on CAD software www. think 3. JPEG. N/A Yes. TopSolid. Inventor. 2D TurboCAD DXF. Mng. eDrawings.fr 33 232 794 438 N/A Yes Yes SolidWorks Yes Contact SolidWorks www. PDF Anvil. Sales/Mkt heike. 2D + 3D Generated on-fly per user's selection of parameters Yes. IntelliCAD.371. Product Name Product Description 3D PartStream. UGS BMP. config tool eases selection of parameters AutoCAD (DWG). & internal cats. Desktop. Mech.NET offers downloadable CAD models. TurboCAD. PTC. CADKEY. Missler. Solid Edge. product classifications Autodesk. Part history not included. online & CD-based libs www. DWF Yes.