CDS CAD Download Solution Success for Kurt® Workholding

San Jose, CA, July 10, 2014 -- CDS ( Catalog Data Solutions), a leading provider of online solutions for industrial suppliers, today announced success details from its Ecreativeworks built Kurt Workholding website.

Minneapolis, Minnesota based Kurt Workholding manufactures vises and workholding products for clamping workpieces. “We added product CAD models to our website because the industrial buying process has changed. Industrial Designers, like the rest of us, now search online for what they need. Our product CAD models save designers time by enabling them to download models rather than building them from scratch!  We’re delighted to note how appreciated they are, on average over 750 product CAD models are downloaded each month, nearly 17,000 in total already,” said Steve Kane, Global Sales and Marketing Manager, Kurt Workholding, Inc. “This is enables our products to be ‘designed in’ to new customer CAD designs and then later purchased.”

“Our vendor evaluation looked at 3D CAD Solution providers that can meet the specific needs of Industrial Suppliers. CDS was right up-to-date technically and highly responsive to work with,” said Bret Olseth, President, Ecreativeworks. “We have formally partnered with CDS, and in projects that require this type of functionality we are delighted to recommend their CAD as a Service™ solution.”

“We’re delighted by Kurt Workholding’s success,” said John Major, CEO CDS. “As product selection and buying continues to change and evolve, sales and marketing organizations need to continually come up with ways to get in front of the selection and buying cycle. Kurt Workholding has done just that, with CAD downloads that ensure their products both remain in contention and get designed in during the design process. Of the many types of online marketing content (e.g. white papers, case studies, brochures, videos, demos, recorded webinars, reviews, CAD model downloads, etc.) only one is known to lead to a sale nearly 50% of the time!  CAD downloads may be the most efficient online marketing tool available.”

CDS enables growth through industrial B2B e-Commerce and strengthen customer loyalty for its clients through interactive online catalogs, configurators, 3D CAD & BIM model delivery and e-Commerce solutions.

About Kurt Workholding
Kurt Workholding, part of Kurt Manufacturing, manufactures Kurt Vises and Workholding Products for clamping workpieces in a high production machining environment. Kurt products increases productivity, reduce labor costs and scrap by providing many options for configuring the right workholding system for a single machining center or a multi-pallet cell. Kurt vises have grown to become the industry standard for quality and reliability for machining or other applications - no other vise source can offer the variety, reliability, or precision. Kurt vise products include general purpose vises, high density vises, high precision single station vises, modular vises, hydraulic vises and specialty vises. For more information, visit or call +1-877-226-7823.

About Ecreativeworks, Inc.
Ecreativeworks is a full service provider of website design and development services, including web applications and industrial internet marketing. Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota and in Southern California, we work with clients across the country, helping them take their websites and online businesses to new heights. Our extensive experience developing industrial websites and search engine optimization programs enables our clients to have a partner who can take care of all their online needs. Please visit our portfolio to view some of the websites and applications we’ve designed, as well as the variety of industries with which we’ve worked. For more information, visit or call 888-234-5071.

About Catalog Data Solutions, Inc. (CDS)
CDS serves Industrial Suppliers by providing B2B e-Commerce solutions - 3D Catalog, Configurator, CAD model and eCommerce - that get their products found, designed-in, and purchased. Founded in 2005 with headquarters in San Jose, CA, CDS enables building product and industrial parts 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 Catalog as a Service™ and CAD as a Service™ solutions include the CDS ModelServer™, CDS Catalog™, and CDS Configurator™ products.  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 call +1.408.550.8820 or visit

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