Siemens, Cadenas team for digital twin data

July 16, 2020 //By Nick Flaherty
Siemens, Cadenas team for digital twin data
Components such as switches, controls and relays from Siemens NX, Solid Edge and Teamcenter tools can now be used with the Cadenas portal to develop digital twin models

German CAD specialist Cadenas has added planning data for automation and switching technology products from Siemens for 3D digital twin tools.

Users of Siemens PLM solutions will now have direct access to digital Siemens components such as switches, controls, relays etc., which are available within Siemens NX, Solid Edge, Teamcenter as well as the Cadenas portal, enabling engineers to quickly integrate them into product designs.

Siemens is a key developer and user of digital twin models for Indusgtry 4.0, using a portfolio of hardware and software products that enable a seamless data link between development, production and suppliers. "Siemens plays a pioneering role when it comes to comprehensively representing constructions as digital twins. Intelligent, native 3D CAD data of the individual components are required to simulate and optimize the virtual representation of a design in advance. Here Cadenas, with its many years of know-how in the creation of digital parts catalogues, makes another important contribution to the holistic implementation of the Industry 4.0 strategy of Siemens," said Thorsten Reichenberger, Senior Business Development Digital Business at Siemens.

There are over 50,000 automation and low-voltage switchgear products and systems from Siemens, and access to planning data and CAD data for these components was previously only possible via Siemens' own online platform, the Siemens Industry Mall. In order to use the planning data in NX, Solid Edge or Teamcenter, a manual import was necessary. The planning data itself was mostly available in the neutral STEP format.

As part of the cooperation between Siemens and Cadenas, the first step was to make the basic data available within the Cadenas platform which is also integrated directly into NX, Solid Edge and Teamcenter as a component library. Users of the Siemens PLM solutions can now find these components with just a few clicks and insert them directly into their product design without changing systems or the need to store the files locally.

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