Vero Software is collaborating with Cadenas, an external library of 3D standard components. Cadenas PARTsolutions has more than 500 library suppliers, covering thousands of components for multiple market sectors, the company says. The integration of Cadenas PARTsolutions into VISI17 enables toolmakers to shorten design times by providing access to readily available standard components for their mold and die assemblies.
VISI 17 already contains intelligent 3D catalogs with more than 50 dedicated suppliers to the tooling industry. The partnership further extends this capability and ensures that Vero customers have access to thousands of additional components, the company says.
Two levels of integration are available: The first level includes access to online catalogues via the Cadenas PARTserver portal. Catalogs are continually updated and can be downloaded directly from the Internet in a number of CAD formats including a new native VISI *.CVF format.
The second level of integration is a direct plug-in for VISI and requires a licensed installation of PARTsolutions on the host machine. In this case, the selected library component is immediately available and loaded directly into the current CAD session. According to the company, the data provided by PARTsolutions when loaded by VISI is not a “dumb solid”—the data contains all of the BOM attributes and associated cavities allowing the designer to use the catalog data more efficiently.