CDS CAD Download Solution Integrated in New Dorner CAD Configurator

Allows Users to Build Complete Conveyor Assemblies to Exact Specifications and Download CAD models

San Jose, CA, November 13, 2012.  CDS (Catalog Data Solutions, Inc.), a leading provider of online product selection tools for industrial suppliers, today announced that Dorner Manufacturing Corporation has integrated the CDS ModelServer with their new CAD Configurator to enable creation and download of exact CAD models of custom conveyor assemblies.

Dorner designs, manufactures and integrates conveyor systems. “ Our new Configurator is an intuitive 2D and 3D CAD platform that allows users to build complete conveyor assemblies to their exact layout dimensions. The CAD tool is an industry first providing the download of a single CAD model of the complete
assembled conveyor, dramatically saving the time spent matching up individual files,” said Mike Hosch, Director of Product Development, Dorner Manufacturing. “The Configurator is engineered with tool guides and uses conveyor logic to only place applicable matching conveyor components together; if a system can’t
be designed and built for actual use, the Configurator will not design it. This intuitive feature saves user’s time by alerting them of an erroneous design, allowing them to make the necessary adjustments before proceeding. When the design is complete, customers receive part numbers and detailed descriptions of
all the components in the build, information to receive a quote, along with the CAD and 3D PDF files.”

Features of the new Configurator include:

• Eliminates design time spent assembling separate CAD models

• Improved accuracy of 3D CAD models

• Provides 3D PDF files for visualization by non-CAD users

• Download the exact conveyor assembly to specific layout dimensions

• CAD requests emailed in minutes

• Available on 2200, 3200 and 5200 Series conveyors (other conveyor platforms will be added in the coming months).

“CDS is delighted that Dorner Manufacturing chose our leading SaaS CAD download solution ( CDS ModelServer) and integrated it with Dorner’s online configurator,” said John Major, CEO Catalog Data Solutions. “CAD downloads save designers lots of time that they would otherwise have to spend drawing.
Coupling them with an online design configurator as Dorner has done saves designers even more time. The result is a highly efficient and effective website visitor conversion tool that results in Dorner products being included directly in customers’ design or specification documents.”

Catalog Data Solutions helps industrial suppliers and distributors grow sales and strengthen customer loyalty through interactive online catalogs, ecommerce, 3D CAD model delivery and product configurator solutions.

About Dorner Mfg. Corp.:

Dorner Mfg. Corp., founded in 1969 and is based in Hartland, Wisconsin, solves industrial, packaging, and sanitary conveyor automation needs. Dorner is a privately held world leader in the design, applications, manufacturing, and integration of conveyors. Companies from over 1,200 different industries worldwide use Dorner to achieve improved efficiency, productivity, and a positive ROI. For more information, call 800.397.8664 or visit

About CDS (Catalog Data Solutions, Inc.):

CDS is a leading SaaS provider of product search, configuration, and online CAD solutions for manufacturers and distributors. Founded in 2005 with headquarters in San Jose, CA, CDS enables industrial part and building product manufacturers and their distributors to increase sales by enabling their
products to be specified into new designs, improve website conversion rates, generate high quality sales leads, and improve customer service. CDS SaaS solutions include the CDS ModelServer™, CDS Catalog™, CDS CAD Configurator™ and CDS Content Manager™. CDS’s skilled and experienced professional services team provides CAD modeling and implementation services for the successful deployment of CDS SaaS solutions. The company’s customers include the world’s leading manufacturers and distributors in the building products, high tech and industrial manufacturing industries. For more information, CDS can be reached at 408.550.8820 or by visiting

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