Tuesday, September 26, 2023

CADENAS Enriches its 3D Models with Product Manufacturing Information

AUGSBURG, Germany, Aug 18, 2023 – For Industry 4.0, the Digital Twin is of elementary importance. In preparation for the digital transformation, CADENAS is now expanding its CAD, CAE and BIM-capable 3D models to include Product Manufacturing Information. This opens up new possibilities for companies. 

In the past, CAD-based design has already evolved from 2D to 3D. Now the next revolution is imminent: the intelligent Digital Twin with additional information, the so-called Product Manufacturing Information (PMI) for automation. 

What is PMI?

This concerns non-geometric data that depicts the manufacturing process and the properties of a product. This includes technical drawings including dimensions, tolerances et cetera, bills of material, material data, quality standards and other information on the entire life cycle of a component. 

How do customers benefit from PMI?

Digital Twins are based on part geometries and contain all relevant information. PMI add another useful level to this data set. When manufacturers provide PMI to their customers, all data is clearly available to them.

Customers can thus select the part more precisely according to their application, integrate it more easily into their designs, use it more sustainably and maintain it with more foresight. This is because PMI not only provide planners with detailed information about the technical specifications of a component. PMI also refer to the origin and quality of a product. In this way, PMI simplify and accelerate the design process and subsequent operation thanks to additional data. 

Browse for components with PMI on 3Dfindit!


CADENAS is a leading software manufacturer in the areas of Strategic Parts Management and Parts Reduction (PARTsolutions) as well as Electronic CAD Product Catalogs (eCATALOGsolutions). With its customized software solutions, the company acts as a link between component manufacturers with their products, and their customers. Since 1992, the name CADENAS (Spanish for process chains) with its 380 employees at 17 international locations has stood for success, creativity, consulting, and process optimization. For more information, visit

Nitin Patil
Nitin Patil
Editor and Director of Content, Nitin completed his Master's in Mass Communication & Journalism and having 13 years of work experience as an editor, content writer with renowned international technical magazines and media companies. He is associated with CAD,CAM industry since 2008.

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