3DfindIT.com Directly Integrated into FreeCAD
New add-on for 3D open-source CAD software accelerates engineers' designs with engineering data and digital twins.
December 21, 2020
CADENAS and the parametric, programmable 3D open-source CAD software FreeCAD collaborate to provide engineers and designers access to millions of 3D CAD models from over 2,500 manufacturer catalogs within the new FreeCAD version 0.19, companies say.
Thanks to the new, deep integration of manufacturer-verified component information from CADENAS 3DfindIT.com visual search engine into FreeCAD, users now have the possibility to find the desired CAD components directly within the 3D open-source CAD software, configure them according to their needs and then transfer the free engineering data into their designs with a few clicks. The intuitive search methods, such as the 3D Shape Search, the Sketch Search, the Color Search or the Function Search, are specially adapted to the needs of CAD users.
Accelerated Product Design
The new add-on from FreeCAD and CADENAS is now available free of charge to users of the 3D open-source CAD software version 0.19 in the AddOn Manager within FreeCAD or here. After successful installation, users can directly select the menu item “3DfindIT” in the FreeCAD software and then access millions of 2D and 3D CAD data verified by the component manufacturers.
Depending on the catalog, the digital components are enriched with extensive metadata, such as mass centers, materials, environmental standards, part numbers, etc. By using 3DfindIT.com and the digital component information, engineers no longer have to manually design the required components in a time-consuming manner, companies say.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.
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