Encouraging young students to study engineering and science is a pursuit that will benefit all of us as we move into the future. The world we live in today is driven by technology and the need for creating scientists and engineers who will be empowered to steer that technology in beneficial directions is vital to us all.
The engineers and scientists we educate today are the ones who will tackle current challenges such as global warming and other environmental issues, spur the development of renewable energy sources, and possibly spearhead efforts to cure cancer and other now-incurable diseases. Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education, therefore, is critical to creating professionals in the future that will solve the complex problems of today’s world and the future.
STEM students and educators now have free access to huge catalog of 3D parts
Siemens’ product lifecycle management (PLM) software business unit announces today that it will partner with CADENAS PARTsolutions to provide students and educators in STEM-related fields with free access to millions of 2D and 3D CAD parts from more than 400 global manufacturers.
This popular design productivity tool, used widely by the global manufacturing industry, will enable students, researchers and educators who are part of the Siemens PLM Software’s Academic Program to quickly and efficiently find and download standard parts from a massive digital database based on CADENAS’ widely used PART community technology.
Using real-world tools will produce stronger engineering graduates
When manufacturers design new products, many of the parts they use are standard parts available from multiple sources; however, often these parts are difficult and time-consuming to locate. To resolve this issue, manufacturers worldwide have used tools, such as CADENAS PARTsolutions online catalog, to quickly locate and download standard parts so they can spend more value-add time on product designs.
This partnership means that same level of product design productivity will be available to engineering students worldwide at no cost. Through geometric similarity searches, intelligent search systems and access to sensibly structured catalog data, the online catalog exposes students to concepts of mass customization and CAD model reuse, both of which are keys to productivity for future employers.
The CADENAS catalog supports all relevant 3D data formats, including those formats associated with Siemens’ NX software, Solid Edge and the JT data format. Want to learn more, visit: siemensacademic.partcommunity.com/