To simplify and accelerate the aerospace design process, AIA has partnered with CADENAS PARTsolutions and IHS to offer 3D models of the NAS parts standards. Under the partnership, the advanced PARTsolutions eCATALOGsolutions™ tools are integrated with IHS Standards Expert® and IHS Standards Expert® with Goldfire®, the market-leading engineering knowledge management solutions from IHS. The NAS 3D catalog is also available as a catalog within the PARTsolutions parts management solutions, with available integrations to all major CAD & PLM applications.
Using the web-based IHS solutions, engineers can quickly locate appropriate NAS, NASM, NA and NAM standards and access the integrated PARTsolutions configuration tool to define the required parts based on parameters such as thread size, length, materials, finish and locking type.
The engineer can visualize and refine the specific configured model as necessary before generating a 3D model that can be saved into more than 150 native and neutral CAD and graphic formats, versions and revisions, including all major design applications such as Dassault Systèmes CATIA®, Siemens NX®, PTC Creo®, SolidWorks®, Autodesk Inventor® and Siemens Solid Edge®, among many others. The engineer can then insert the model into a computer design, where it can be tested for form, fit and function, as well as included in a bill of materials within the CAD software.