Catalog Data Solutions Launches First CAD Model Search Engine for PTC© Pro/ENGINEER® Wildfire
San Jose, CA, January 16, 2008 - Catalog Data Solutions Inc. (CDS), a leading provider of online product selection tools for industrial suppliers, today announced the launch of the 3DModelSpace for Pro/ENGINEER. 3DModelSpace is the first CAD Model Search Engine for Pro/ENGINEER linking directly to manufacturers and distributors web pages that offer 3D CAD models.
3DModelSpace is built into Pro/ENGINEER, providing direct access to hundreds of thousands of 3D CAD models.
3DModelSpace provides vertical search specific to manufactured parts and deep links directly to appropriate parts on manufacturers and distributors web sites. The 3DModelSpace search engine includes direct links to six Pro/LIBRARYACCESS Catalogs complete with CAD downloads for Pro/ENGINEER and Pro/ENGINEER Student Edition. 3DModelSpace for Pro/ENGINEER will continue to grow with new content.
"Engineers search online for manufactured part content more than ever before," said Michael Campbell, senior vice president,
Product Management, PTC. "With 3DModelSpace embedded within Pro/ENGINEER, designers can search across manufacturers and go directly to specific parts of interest that have downloadable CAD models. The result is that they can focus on designing and innovating new products instead of spending time and effort modeling parts they don't manufacture."
Within our long term partnership with PTC we are delighted to make www.3DModelSpace.comavailable from within Pro/ENGINEER, said John Major, CEO of Catalog Data Solutions. With more than 90% of engineering designers now searching for parts online, the 3DModelSpace site is the perfect place to search and be assured of finding a 3D CAD model.
About Catalog Data Solutions (CDS)
Founded in 2005 with headquarters in San Jose, CA, Catalog Data Solutions enables industrial suppliers products to get found and selected online. CDS hosted solutions include CDS ModelServer, CDS Catalog, CDS Spare Parts Catalog, CDS Configurator and CDS Services to build CAD models and customize the software to suit your customers needs. For more information, visitwww.catalogdatasolutions.com.