Festo SE & Co. KG was awarded the Golden Catalog Seal by CADENAS GmbH for its comprehensive digital 3D CAD product catalog. Festo has been successfully using the digital product catalog based on the eCATALOGsolutions technology from CADENAS for many years, creating the basis for digital twins of its products. The Festo product catalog fulfills several important criteria such as the integration of a product configurator, automatic 2D dimensioning for CAD components, and product data in at least three languages. These features are checked by the CADENAS quality assurance department. Up to now, the golden catalog seal has been awarded to 24 of the more than 800 product catalogs in the Strategic Parts Management PARTsolutions as well as the 3D CAD download portal PARTcommunity.
Intuitive configurators facilitate product selection in addition to providing intelligent 3D CAD models as digital twins in over 150 common native and neutral CAD formats. This way, engineers and designers can easily and quickly select Festo automation components according to the modular principle and put them together for their specific requirements, despite the immense number of variants. The Festo Design Tool 3D, for instance, enables designers, purchasers and fitters to design, order and put together Festo product assemblies quickly, reliably and efficiently, and to obtain transparent prices and delivery times.
The Festo product catalog contains comprehensive engineering data, such as weight, kinematics, coloring, end-of-life, eCLASS classifications, etc., in addition to 3D CAD geometries of the components. They provide maximum convenience and functionality for product development. On the top of that, the product catalog supports the company’s international orientation by making all product information available worldwide in 15 languages.
“Thanks to CADENAS’ technology, we can offer our customers CAD data in all relevant file formats for more than 33,000 products in several hundred thousand variants,” said Jürgen Herr, Head of Customer CAD and Digital Media at Festo SE & Co. KG. “In addition to pure CAD geometry, we place great emphasis on kinematics functions, discontinuation information, product-specific links to our product catalog, and seamless integration into product configurators during the creation process. As a result, we support our customers with consistent and high-quality CAD data even in the early stages of product selection and design.”
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